God's word in today's world


Bless the wilted flowers

Things are hard in the world out there. Each of us has our own story to tell. Some have it really hard, like Christie (not her real name): You try so hard to keep to the right road – I know one shouldn’t ask questions – although we don’t know the reasons why right now, […]

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God’s picture becomes true

If you were able to see God’s view of the world, what do you think would you see? When will 2… so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation, become true in our world? When will peace and calm ever descend on us? Will it happen when a new […]

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We, the imperfect Christian heroes

A common theme in movies is to portray the ultimate of humanity. The most perfect human being is the one that survives and reigns until the end. We went to see Wonder Woman. The message corresponds significantly with that of the Gospel. Wonder Woman is indeed wonderful and close to being the perfect human. In […]

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Stand up and pray for our country

When injustice occurs far away, it doesn’t really affect you, but it’s different when it’s closer to home. A farmer is shot dead in a cold-blooded attack in his own home just on the other side of Stellenbosch. His young daughter sees her dad lying in a pool of blood. Their lives destroyed forever by […]

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Pray, petition and say thank you

Philippians 4:1-9 At a school function I was talking to business man who had gone through hard times in the past year. Others had almost stolen his business from under him. He knows about hardship. He knows about people you have trusted with your whole life who kick you in the stomach. He knows about […]

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Pray, because prayer works

It’s time for a confession. No, not to confess what I believe in. No, this is a confession about something that I struggle with. I struggle to pray. I have done so my whole life. I think it is something to do with the fact that I struggle to concentrate. When I come to a […]

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Kneel to look up

The new Christians did not live during an easy period. If they did not believe what the church and the government believed, they were persecuted. Paul frustrated the leaders so much that he was repeatedly thrown in prison. It’s not easy to keep believing when your life is in danger. It’s not easy to hear […]

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