God's word in today's world

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Don’t lose to realise

You always have to lose something before you realise what you actually had. I’m privileged to hardly ever fall ill, but about once in about every three to four years the flu strikes me down. Because I’m so restless at night, I decide to sleep in isolation in one of the children’s bedrooms. In my […]

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Jesus brings change

Change is part of life. Just look back at your childhood. We didn’t have screens. We didn’t even have a TV. To be honest, my dad said it was from the devil and that he would never buy one. When he accepted a call to a new congregation, the previous one gave him a big […]

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Forever

Look, I’m going to use a simple example now, but I hope it will knock the last nail in well and deep so that us ordinary people can understand. With the drought in the Western Cape everybody bought tanks to store water. Most people probably did this just to ease their conscience, because you won’t […]

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Mindful about Jesus

A friend of mine told me about a course he did to help him see the small things in life again. We become so used to things that we forget to look around us and then we miss out a lot. We live in a trance and life slips by unnoticed. The course, which is […]

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Last and final sacrifice

(Read Hebrews 7:1-25, preferably in The Message, to get a good idea of the Old Testament priests.) The priests in the Old Testament basically had two functions. The first was to be the middleman or mediator between God and the Israelites. The priest talked to God and then conveyed His message to the people. In […]

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Live like God sees me

How would you answer this question: What did Jesus do for you on the cross on Golgotha? Most people say that He died for their sins or that He was punished for the sin they had committed. Those answers are correct, but Jesus actually achieved much more on the cross than just dying for our […]

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To personally experience Jesus

Three years ago my friend bought himself an UP! (My cousin always said it like: “UP exclamation mark”.) When I met up with him for the first time after he had bought the car, he couldn’t stop talking about it. Immediately after the  meeting, we had to go down so that he could show me […]

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Peace drowned by waves of fear

My son competed in a 10-kilometre swim in a dam near Worcester. For the first time I’m acting as feeder – that’s the person on the boat who leans far over the side and uses a long pole to hand the swimmer water, bananas or some kind of energy bar. As we came over the […]

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Extreme makeover

It was a wonder, the greatest wonder the world had ever seen! It is the day that Jesus died on the cross and made it possible for sinners like you and me to escape eternal damnation and instead find eternal rest in heaven. Lots of things had to happen behind the scenes for this wonder […]

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You and your debt

God is a doing God. God is a God who keeps his Word. If He decides to do something, He doesn’t throw in the towel at the halfway mark. When He realises how huge the act is and how much it will demand of Him, He doesn’t reconsider and go against his Word. Jesus is […]

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