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God Incarnate

(December 1998) At Christmas we remember the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. It is nice that there is a day in our calendar that reminds us of it. The important thing is that in Jesus Christ, God took on flesh, and by His sacrifice at the cross, created the... more ...

Recognition First

(November 1998) The recognition of God and his Son Jesus Christ, is the key to grace and peace. The apostle Peter pointed to this in his second letter, as found in scripture, where he gave voice to his wish: "Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the... more ...

Profession of faith

(October 1998) "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)" (Hebrews 10:23) What is the profession of our faith and what is our hope directed at? Towards redemption, through the supreme sacrifice of Jesus... more ...

Dangers of our time

(September 1998) We are living in the time in which God will complete his redemption work, and we know that the Lord will redeem the elect shortly, they who call to him day and night: Come Lord Jesus! The Son of God himself said quite clearly of what circumstances... more ...

Light and life

(August 1998) Light and life are bound together inseparably, and both have their origin in God. After God had lifted the earth out of its primordial state of darkness, the Creator spoke the words "Let there be light!" (Genesis 1:3). With this God began his... more ...

To be in the Lord

(July 1998) To be in the Lord, in other words to take on the spirit, the mind and attitude of Jesus, one must keep God's Word. The Apostle John describes it as being an absolute prerequisite, and adds: "...in him verily is the love of God perfected." (1. John... more ...

Works of Faith

(June 1998) When the Apostle James points out that faith without works is dead, just as the body without the spirit (cf. James 2, 26), this also has special significance for the life we lead in faith. How does our faith come about in the first place? It is not... more ...

Heavenly Blessing

(May 1998) The source of all blessing is God. There is no doubt about this, and truly blessed is the one, who as a child of God acquired spiritual riches in his life of faith. This possession is not transitory, but remains for all eternity. What is the... more ...

Comforted and Fortified

(April 1998) Who is there amongst us that has never been weary and depressed from bearing a cross and sorrows? And how comforting is the promise of the Lord: "For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul" (Jeremiah 31:25). What... more ...

Healthy Souls

(March 1998) Surely it is the wish of all human beings to be healthy. How many would give a fortune for that! The healthy person often does not know what riches he possesses. But what about the longing for spiritual health, for the salvation of the soul? In fact... more ...

Treasures Eternal

(February 1998) The Lord knows all of our days; our days of joy and happiness are known to Him just as are the days of mourning, of suffering, of temptation and of sorrow. Whatever we have to go through, the Lord knows precisely what is ahead of us. And we... more ...

For the New Year

(January 1998) "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever." (Hebrews 13:8) It is something very specific to man that he always wants to look into the future. Many people at the threshold of a new year ask themselves what it will bring. And then... more ...

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 ...