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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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The sun rises over everybody

As you go deeper into Africa it seems as if the beauty and colour of the sunrise grow deeper and deeper. Everything looks so much clearer. Everything looks so clean. It’s as if it announces a new beginning. As if yesterday has been blotted out and we are getting a brand-new chance to try again. […]

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God’s grace is enough

Many, many times I am amazed by God’s grace. The immensity of God’s grace is simply too awesome for me to understand. How can God love a sinful guy like me, just like that? But even more, how can God take the punishment for all the wrong things I have ever done? And for all […]

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In need of pruning

Something about verse 21 bothers me. Even after writing about it a few times, there is still something missing. It’s all very well hearing about how we are a bowl and that God wants to use us right there where we live, work and play. But there is a condition: 21Become the kind of container […]

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To be freed from your chains

The town where I live is shocked by a number of murders. It is horrible and I can’t imagine how afraid the victims must’ve been. I simply cannot make sense of how a son could kill his father and mother and then his brother with an axe. He is found guilty and sentenced to many […]

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Hold on in hard times

A while ago, a friend of mine asked me to pray with him for wisdom. The work they do is very hard to find and they needed to land a big contract to survive. He asked for wisdom, so that they could enter the correct figure in each block of the tender. They calculated everything […]

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