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Begin at the beginning

Timothy’s calling was to proclaim the Gospel of God. He had to go to a world that has not yet heard Jesus’ message of salvation. He was instructed to: 13Stay at your post reading Scripture, giving counsel, teaching. If this verse is translated directly from the original text, it sounds like this in English: Give […]

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Prayer changes you

Summer mornings in the Western Cape are so refreshing. Early in the morning there is no traffic noise, no noisy people. The birds sing and jump from branch to branch and the turtledoves coo high up in the trees. My wife and I sit silently to pray and l am overcome with emotion. Gratitude flows […]

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Between heaven and hell, a thank you

What does sin try and do? Sin tries to take the fun from life. First, he tries to tell you a lie by saying he knows where the real fun in life can be found, but before you know it, you have more problems than anything else. Or he tries to tie you up with […]

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Before God, just as you are

We must pray continuously. Praying must form part of our lifestyle. And we must believe that God hears us and that He wants to answer prayers within his will. But I do know that we ourselves are not always in a good space when we pray. At times we don’t even have words to pray. […]

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Speak less

Paul cannot write a letter without including prayer too. He believes in and has experienced the power of prayer too much to let it slip. Therefore the following instruction: 1Here are my directions: Pray much for others; plead for God’s mercy upon them; give thanks for all he is going to do for them. 2 […]

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Prayer changes you

All Crossroads devotionals are also distributed on the social networks. There one can see how many people are exposed to the message as well as the number of people that respond to it. With the three-time-a-week devotionals we reach three to five thousand people. With the coloured picture and short message that lands on Facebook […]

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Spreading like a wildfire

We often underestimate the powerful effect of prayer. Prayer is the vehicle for interceding for one another, where God hears, and where He makes things happen. Prayer is the place where we really care for each other. It’s the place where we can be honest, and even if it is only a mumble, God understands […]

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Pray all out

I believe in prayer. I believe that prayer is a conversation with our living Father and that He hears us. I believe that prayer has a powerful impact. I believe that prayer changes people. I believe that prayer can change circumstances, because an almighty God is involved. We pray too little. That’s why we are […]

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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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