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To flee

(December 1999) In his gospel, the Apostle Matthew did not only describe the joy that reigned in heaven and on earth as a result of the birth of Jesus, the saviour and redeemer, but also that the life of the newborn child was in the gravest of danger. King Herod,... more ...

Faith helps

(November 1999) "Thy faith hath saved thee!" The Lord Jesus addressed these words to the woman who anointed his feet (cf. Luke 7:50). This is also valid today: faith helps - always, and in many different ways. When our intellect no longer knows how to go on, faith... more ...

Blessing goes deeper

(October 1999) The Lord blesses! However, we should be clear about the fact that God's blessing does not always bring an increase in earthly goods, health, fortune or the fulfillment of all our wishes. Of course, it is nice to also be blessed in this manner.... more ...

Peace be unto you

(September 1999) Children of God have a special peace. It is that peace, that Jesus Christ once brought to his own, when he entered into the circle of his disciples after his resurrection with the greeting: "Peace be unto you!" In his parting remarks, the Son of God... more ...

Gifts of God

(August 1999) In his letter to the Romans, the Apostle Paul wrote that God did not spare his own son, but instead delivered him up for us all (Romans 8:32). Thereby, God gave everything that was necessary for mankind to attain redemption and salvation.... more ...

Rejoice!

(July 1999) Even though not everything that we experience gives immediate occasion for joy, we want to take to heart the call of the Apostle Paul in his letter to Philippians: "Rejoice!" (cf. Philippians 4:4). There are so many things which can cause us to... more ...

Godly food

(June 1999) God once gave the Prophet Ezekiel the commission to proclaim the word and the will of God to the Israelites. In addition, the Almighty also gave his servant the instruction to open his mouth and eat a book that "was written within and without", and... more ...

To love Jesus

(May 1999) The Lord Jesus once pointed out an interaction which we do well to recognise: If one loves him, then one keeps his commandments, and one keeps them, because one loves him. The many laws and commandments, given to the people of the first covenant,... more ...

God's Word

(April 1999) The Word of God contains great power; whosoever listens to it and takes it to heart is revived and fortified so that, step by step, one may proceed in faith. This was already experienced by prophet Ezekiel for he declared: "And the spirit entered... more ...

Increase

(March 1999) Increase means that a number or an amount is enlarged. The Acts report: "But the word of God grew and multiplied" (Acts 12:24). Since the Apostles of that time proclaimed the Word of God on a broader and broader base, it gained in intensity and... more ...

Always the same?

(February 1999) A young man, having built a successful career and who was now strongly challenged in his job said to his parents: "I am carrying on attending divine services, but not every single one. It is enough for me, if I attend service every two or three... more ...

A Blessed New Year

(January 1999) We have already crossed the threshold of the year 1999. Nobody can stop the transition from the old year to the new one. Time pushes forward irresistibly. The question; "How will circumstances develop", cannot be answered conclusively by any of us;... more ...

Word of the Month

Surprises

(May 2017) Sometimes it happens that we hear a passage from Scripture—one we know by heart by now since we... more ...