God's word in today's world

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Please pray for me

Paul was an ordinary man. He was scared. He was tempted and had to fight hard not to give in. Sometimes he became discouraged and he certainly must’ve asked himself whether it was all worth it. Sometimes it must’ve seemed to him that it was not worth it and then he was on the brink […]

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Pray for one another!

Paul is praying a beautiful prayer for his fellow believers in Thessalonica. The reason he is doing so is not only because he always does this to end off his letters. Even less is he doing so because it is the right thing to do. He does it because he really cares for the people […]

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Talk to the Lord

Like it happens in all marriages, my wife and I sometimes also argue. Often about the smallest of things and then a cold war threatens. No one enjoys it. Then one of us will make a weak joke and when the other one can’t help laughing, we raise the white flag. I’ve thought about this […]

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Pray for one another. It works!

I remember the time I was working at the factory. Early in the morning, when I couldn’t sleep, I would start praying for all the people who worked with me. I couldn’t even remember all of their names, but then I would refer to those six men who took the products out of the molds, […]

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Pray for one another

I believe in prayer. It was my mom spending so much time on her knees praying for her children that prevented us from losing the way big time. Only my mom’s prayers protected us. Paul also believes in prayer and that is why he asks the other Christians in Colossae: 3Don’t forget to pray for […]

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Fueled by prayer

Corrie Ten Boom said prayer is the engine room of every congregation. If a congregation doesn’t pray, it’s going one way – downhill. A believer is fueled by prayer. With no fuel, they come to a standstill. Prayer is the beginning and the end of every believer’s existence. I sometimes wonder out loud whether the […]

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Think, talk and act like Jesus

I look up to my mentor. I wish I could be more like him. He does so much for everybody. When he is with you, all his attention is focused on you, making you feel so special. When he talks about God, he speaks with authority. You can ask him virtually everything about the Bible […]

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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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My power source

In the previous section we heard that like Paul, we must go all out to share the Gospel. Like an athlete goes all out to win a race, we must use all our energy to make a difference wherever we go. The question is: How do we do this? Even Paul couldn’t do it all […]

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Pray to call reinforcements

Ester tells the story of the seven-year old who prayed: “Lord, please be with those people who are less privileged than us and also those who are more privileged than us.” What an insight from this young person! Everybody needs prayer. Every day each and every person on this earth is faced with many, many […]

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