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God’s faithfulness leads us into fellowship with Him

(October 2020) Dear brothers and sisters, “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord” (1 Corinthians 1: 9). Whenever I read this Bible passage, I think about all of you. We each lead our own lives. We live... more ...

A question of credibility

(September 2020) In today’s media and social networks, we are constantly bombarded with false information that has been deliberately spread, a phenomenon that has come to be known as fake news. Reports are completely fictitious, many speculations are made, and facts... more ...

Professing Christ

(August 2020) There are many reasons for attending a divine service: the desire to experience the nearness of God, to hear His word, to praise and glorify Him, and to enjoy fellowship with our brethren, as well as the longing for forgiveness of sins and Holy... more ...

In joy or sorrow: simply trust!

(July 2020) In situations of urgent need when human beings are confronted with seemingly insurmountable problems, they call out to a mighty God. “Lord, help!”—Such is the content of their prayers in uncertain times. I am reminded of a Bible passage from Exodus... more ...

Nothing you can do about it?

(June 2020) Often we find our way into circumstances over which we have no control or influence. We might suddenly fall ill, or perhaps become involved in an accident through no fault of our own. We might unexpectedly receive notice that we are about to lose... more ...

Just throw it away!

(May 2020) You go to the refrigerator, take out a jar that you opened not too long ago, and happen to notice that there is a little bit of mould near the rim! It is only a tiny amount—you can barely see it. It isn’t any bigger than the head of a pin. You are... more ...

Being happy as we follow Jesus

(April 2020) Dear brothers and sisters, Our greatest wish is to have fellowship with God and with one another forever. Jesus Christ has created the conditions required for this. His life and death, His resurrection, ascension, and return are geared toward... more ...

Meal plan

(March 2020) No matter whether it is in a gourmet restaurant or in the company cafeteria, the preparation of a meal plan is a challenge for any cook who wants to offer his guests a rich variety of delicious fare.  Sometimes a meal plan is not so easy to... more ...

Everything will be all right

(February 2020) “Everything will be all right”—there is likely no other turn of phrase that attempts to calm and comfort in such simple words as this. How often were we comforted by these words as a child—even when we quietly suspected that things were going to be... more ...

Christ makes free!

(January 2020) Dear brothers and sisters, Hopefully the year that lies behind you was a good one! It is my hope that you will always find enough reasons to give thanks to our Lord for all of His benefits! Now the New Year has dawned. It has become a tradition... more ...

“Should have” versus “have”

(December 2019) The last page of the calendar reminds us that the year will come to an irrevocable end in a few days. Whatever we have not managed to achieve in the past eleven months will not likely be achieved in the remaining three weeks either, barring any... more ...

At work with all His might

(November 2019) The Holy Spirit acts powerfully—this was the case in the past, it is also the case today, and it will also be so tomorrow. The Holy Spirit admonishes, strengthens, comforts, and inspires. He is our constant companion in all situations of life. We... more ...
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