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The Joy of Christmas

(December 2000) How happy it makes us, when peace and joy quicken our heart and soul. Especially at Christmastime, many people long for this. However, we cannot overlook the fact that two thirds of mankind does not celebrate Christmas; they follow other religious... more ...

Strengthening our Faith

(November 2000) Strengthening our Faith In our days, the time before the promised return of Christ, unbelief is spreading, superstition is frequently supplanting the good tidings of Christ, temptations are becoming more menacing and doubt is growing. It was not... more ...

A Temple of God

(October 2000) The Apostle Paul strengthened his warning against idolatry and the fellowship with unbelievers in his second letter to the Corinthians with the admonishment "for ye are the temple of the living God." (cf. 2 Corinthians 6:16). This word also applies... more ...

The Lord enters into our hearts

(September 2000) In each divine service, the Lord Jesus enters into the hearts of God's faithful children. He comes as a helper, as the just one and as a victorious Saviour. The prophet Zechariah already described Jesus long before his birth: "Behold, thy King... more ...

Miracles in our Time

(August 2000) The Lord reveals himself to his people in miracles even in our time; to recognize them, however, requires Godfear. Whoever wants to see signs first and then believe, misunderstands the Godly order of precedence. If one approaches the altar of God... more ...

Christ in the midst of His Congregation

(July 2000) When the Apostle John received the Revelation on the Isle of Patmos, he was shown a vision that showed our current time, the time before the coming of Christ. The Apostle saw "...seven golden candlesticks; and in the midst of the seven candlesticks... more ...

Forget not the Lord!

(June 2000) When things are going well, we often forget why things are going well; because we are flush with good fortune and success, we no longer remember that everything comes from God's blessing. But also in times of affliction and suffering, when barely a... more ...

Healed through his wounds

(May 2000) In the course of the history of mankind, many sacrifices were brought, but none can be compared to the sacrifice of Christ. When people risk their lives to help others, whether due to catastrophes, floods or other dangers, they deserve our deepest... more ...

Patience and Comfort

(April 2000) It is wonderful and magnificent: God does not withdraw his love and grace from us - he has patience with the sinner. We are all sinners from time to time and come short of the glory that we should have with God (cf. Romans 3:23). However, he does... more ...

To do the Truth

(March 2000) As the Lord Jesus stood before Pilate and testified that he had come into the world to bear witness unto the truth, the Roman governer asked "What is truth?" (cf. John 18:38). This distinguished Roman had already experienced many intrigues and... more ...

God's Fountains of Strength

(February 2000) God's fountains of strength are inexhaustible, multifaceted and have an unmeasurable effect. Out of them flows the ability to recognize the truth of the joyful tidings of Christ, to follow Jesus, the Prince of Life, and his ambassadors faithfully... more ...

For the New Year

(January 2000) The transition from 1999 to 2000 is an event of special significance to many people. This change of an era has given rise to many interpretations. For example, tradition tells us that the year 1000 had been interpreted and considered to have been... 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 ...