God's word in today's world

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Peace beyond the noise

Life is not easy. It’s rushing from one day to the other. Now it’s Sunday evening and we all have a hollow feeling in our stomachs thinking of the week ahead and before we know it, we receive strange pictures of little monsters announcing the weekend. Time flies by. It’s all a rush. No time […]

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Forward into life with peace

Ephesians 6:10-20 Whether we realize it or not, we’re engaged in a battle every day. All the time the devil and his cronies are trying to entice us from the road. They use clever tricks to get us away from God. To be prepared for the fight it is so important to put on the […]

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Swearing and cursing – no peace

Jesus’ greatest work on earth was that of reconciliation. 14The Messiah has made things up between us … and all over the place, around every corner, He looked for instances where He could make peace and did so. 15… He created a new kind of human being, a fresh start for everybody. 16Christ brought us […]

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Swimming in peace and mercy

Many times we read the Bible so quickly that we don’t really see all that is there. Often we just want to get to the end, and in the process we miss a lot. Take the third last verse of the whole Galatians letter: 16Peace and mercy on them! Paul speaks a blessing over the […]

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Fruit of the Spirit is … peace

Many people do not have peace, because they’re not satisfied. They’re not satisfied with the way they look or with what they have. They’re not satisfied with their house, car or work and not with their children or spouse either. Most things in their lives bring them only discontent and that is why they’re always […]

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Who is stealing from you?

Everywhere I go it feels as if someone is taking something that doesn’t belong to him. Once when I was still working at the factory, I got the impression that the small screws were being used up really quickly. After looking into it, I discovered that every day after a supervisor had pulled screws from […]

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Love, peace, joy – no pie in the sky

Paul concluded his letter to the people of Corinth with a wish. He wished them joy and he wished them a lot of peace and real love: 11 And that’s about it, friends. Be cheerful. Keep things in good repair. Keep your spirits up. Think in harmony. Be agreeable. Do all that, and the God […]

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