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Isolation

(June 2017) Differences among human beings can be very enriching and fruitful. The diversity arising from the various characters, gifts and talents, and life experiences can bring delight and help us expand our horizons.  However, otherness can also be... more ...

Surprises

(May 2017) Sometimes it happens that we hear a passage from Scripture—one we know by heart by now since we have already heard it for the fiftieth time—and suddenly God puts something special into this text which we have known since childhood. Suddenly the... more ...

Recognising God and His creation

(April 2017) The motto for the year—“Glory be to God, our Father”—incorporates three tasks that we have resolved to perform in 2017. It begins with recognising God’s glory and activity. Recognising the glory of God in all its magnitude is a very demanding task.... more ...

Hey, I know that fellow!

(March 2017) Curiosity is a familiar human trait. We always want to know who it is we are meeting, the person who lives next door or works with us, the individual whose photo we see in the newspaper or whose name we read in the news, the politician beside whose... more ...

That wouldn’t be anything for me

(February 2017) When you talk to other people today—be they colleagues, friends, neighbours—about your faith, your commitment to Church and the congregation, your convictions, and so on, you often hear things like, “I really admire you, but that would not be... more ...

Glory be to God, our Father

(January 2017) “Glory be to God, our Father”—so says Apostle Paul’s letter to the Philippians. It`s a very old idea, to glorify the one God who has made and created everything - in other words, to publicly praise His power and proclaim His immeasurable kindness.... more ...

Sharing with others

(December 2016) Before the people of Israel entered into the Promised Land, God gave them a special instruction as to how they were to express their gratitude: they were to share. Out of thankfulness toward Him they were to give the poor and the stranger something... more ...

A troubled relationship

(November 2016) When the Israelites were taken captive to Babylon, they had no more opportunity to worship in the temple and bring their offerings there. Divine service, as they knew it, was no longer possible for them because they had been cut off from the temple.... more ...

A meal that strengthens

(October 2016) After having enjoyed a good meal, one usually feels strengthened, and can once again pursue one’s work with new energy. Although it may still take a little bit of time for the body to digest the food and convert it into energy through the metabolic... more ...

Use the weapons of God

(September 2016) The story of Gideon is likely familiar to all of us: Gideon went into battle against the Midianites, the enemies of Israel, with a great army. His army was originally comprised of 32,000 soldiers. But God spoke to him and said, “The people who are... more ...

What does God want?

(August 2016) In the divine services we often hear about the will of God: we are to align ourselves with the will of God. We are to subject ourselves to the will of God. In the Lord’s Prayer we say, “Your will be done!” But do we actually know what God wants?... more ...

Sticking to it is everything

(July 2016) In the letters of the New Testament we find many references as to how we can gain victory with Christ. For one thing, we read how Apostle Paul takes stock of his life: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.... more ...
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Word of the Month

A little sin

(July 2017) Anyone who tries to eat somewhat healthily will do their best to keep to certain rules. Once you... more ...