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The Gift of God

(December 2001) When we look at the events of this world, surrounded as we are by poverty and misery, unrest and injustice, famine, war and violent death, then the proclamation of Christmas almost seems strange: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace,... more ...

Abide in My Love

(November 2001) God is the original source of love and life. Although mankind, who was created in His image, was sinking ever deeper into sin and thereby immeasurably widening the separation from God, He did not withdraw His love from them. Instead, He gave His... more ...

The Garden of the Lord

(October 2001) So many people's inner life resembles a wilderness and so many hearts resemble a desert, because they close themselves off from God's activity. It does not have to be nor remain like that, for the Prophet Isaiah already indicated that the Lord "will... more ...

Sacrifices of Joy

(September 2001) We want to join in the song of the Psalmist: "...Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord" (cf. Psalm 27:6, NKJV). We have been able to preserve our faith through all circumstances... more ...

Building and preserving

(August 2001) "Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established." This realization of Solomon (cf. Proverbs 24:3, NKJV) does not only apply to earthly buildings, but instead, in a special measure, to God's work of salvation. Right after... more ...

To remain healthy in faith

(July 2001) We have not yet seen God, but have experienced him a thousand times in our walk of faith. Apostle John writes that "it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He... more ...

Just a whisper

(June 2001) Many people would like to see God intervene with thunder and lightning, to put order back into the wild tumult on earth, and to show mankind once again, who is Lord of creation. But that does not lie in his nature, his work of completion is done in... more ...

Defending the faith

(May 2001) Without faith in the omnipotence of God and the act of salvation of Jesus Christ it is impossible to enter into eternal fellowship with God and his Son. That is why it is so important to preserve our faith through all circumstances of life. Whoever... more ...

The Resurrection Life

(April 2001) The Son of God, who had triumphed over hell, death and the grave with his resurrection, gave his Apostles the full authority and commission to baptize with water and spirit on earth, prior to his Ascension. Through the sealing, the Holy Spirit... more ...

Lord over the Dead and the Living

(March 2001) When in his letter to the Romans the Apostle Paul stated that Christ had died "that he might be Lord both of the dead and living" (cf Romans 14:9), then the envoy of Jesus also outlines the fullness of the power that the Son of God had won with his... more ...

The Most Valuable Pearl

(February 2001) The greatest that mankind can acquire on earth is to become a child of God. The Lord Jesus once compared the Kingdom of Heaven unto a merchant who sought good pearls. After he had found a particularly precious pearl, he went and sold all that he... more ...

Grace and Peace

(January 2001) Grace and peace are gifts that are offered to mankind by God and Jesus Christ. The willingness to accept grace and peace requires the recognition that we have need thereof. The Apostle Peter also made mention of this relationship (cf. 2 Peter... more ...

Word of the Month

Proclaiming His glory

(November 2017) This year’s motto “Glory be to God, our Father” will accompany us throughout the year. In fact, it... more ...