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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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The last move

The international evangelist, Tony Anthony, recounts the legend of Friedrich Moritz August Retzsch’s painting Die Schachspieler (The Chess Players) often known today as Checkmate. In the painting, two chess players sit at a chess board. One is the devil, very confident, and the other, an ordinary man who looks quite anxious. The winner’s prize? The […]

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The recovery plan!

This one verse sums up the whole Gospel. When someone asks you what makes Christianity tick, just read them this verse: 10Since the appearance of our Saviour, nothing could be plainer: death defeated, life vindicated in a steady blaze of light, all through the work of Jesus. That’s all, all that the gospel is about. […]

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Dancing and free!

Sometimes I wonder why God still wants to have anything to do with me. Really. I feel I simply don’t make it. I pull in the wrong direction too often. I often fail the keep calm test. I’m more lukewarm than hot. I often do wat I know I shouldn’t do. Then I wonder why […]

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Just live …

I think we don’t always realise what impact the sin had that occurred in the Garden of Eden. It was the greatest disaster that ever befell mankind. Yes, the world has experienced terrible disasters. All the great wars, all the enormous natural disasters, and much more. However, these disasters affect only those who are involved. […]

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God saves you – that’s enough

Suddenly, a strange verse pops up. As if Paul reconsiders. He knows he has taught Timothy so much already, and maybe he has talked a bit too much – maybe it is a bit too much for Timothy to take in with everything he had already written to him. Therefore, this verse: 9You can count […]

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Jesus builds a bridge

The crux of our faith is so simple: … 5that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, 6who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. That is the best news that we, as sinners, could ever hear. We simply cannot get […]

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What’s going to happen on the last day

I’m a very good-natured person and I don’t like confronting people. I will rather impair myself than confronting others. But sometimes we need to deal with others and tell them the truth. That may save their lives. God’s Word sometimes confronts the readers and it does not play around. Especially those who are on the […]

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