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Pre-emergent sin-killer

Bradley helped by giving me this simple picture of sin: As sinner, you can compare yourself to a pig and sin is the mud. And as we know, pigs like rolling around in the mud. That is the condition of the sinful nature. When we’re saved, however, we get a new nature and that is […]

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Walking the dog or the dog walking you?

I think in pictures and see verses playing in my head like a movie clip. What does the picture of the following verse look like? 24Some men’s sins are evident, pointing to judgment, but other men’s sins are revealed later (Modern English Version). The first picture I see is of a man walking a dog. […]

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Learning from my mistakes

Life changes super-fast. I was telling my son how I became the main man among the 17 guys in our student house when I got a brand-new computer – had two floppy drives with an amber screen. As my son’s eyes glassed over, I could see him wondering from what planet I was. The conversation […]

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A stupid voice and stupid thoughts

Gretha Wiid once wrote: A daughter wanted to do something her mom really did not approve of – not so much because it was a sin, but rather because it wasn’t right according to her norms and values. Stubbornly the daughter continued arguing about her intentions and her mother’s opposition. One evening they were sitting […]

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Without a speck of sin

At the beginning of the letter Paul said that he was praying for the readers, the people of Thessalonica. Now he puts it in practice: 23May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together—spirit, soul, and body—and keep you fit for the coming of our […]

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Go-to-heaven card

When I was a child, Monopoly was one of my most favourite board games. We could play for hours to acquire the most property. The main objective was to own a couple of hotels on Eloff Street. With hard work, good planning and a bit of luck here and there you could eventually become a […]

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“I have nowhere to go”

We’re spending some time on the crux of the Gospel. All of us have a responsibility to spread this message of salvation. All of us do it in different ways. I just have to share this comic story about Johan with you: My wife and I have been involved with a homeless man who drinks […]

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For every action, a reaction, except when it comes to God

Many things happen in our lives, but we can’t remember everything. I suspect that if we remembered everything, the hard drive in our brain would fill up quickly. Fortunately, we only remember those things that make a significant impact in our lives. The really major stuff. Beautiful things, but also those that aren’t so good. […]

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Sin lulls you to sleep

I like food. I like eating – that’s why I look like I do. For me, every meal is an opportunity to get together and enjoy one another’s company. A friend of mine is fasting. Immediately, I wanted to tell him that I would never be able to do it, because you see, I like […]

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We all make mistakes

We all make mistakes. Some of us a lot, and to refer to it so lightly is an abuse of the truth. Yes, it’s true – most of us struggle with some sort of sin that plagues our lives on a regular basis. We know we shouldn’t let it in, but unfortunately, before we know […]

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