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Christmas Joy

(December 2003) How beautiful it is when one has preserved the fundamental principles of the gospel and continues to acknowledge them with a joyful faith. These include the incarnation of God‘s Son, as well as His act of redemption and His promised return! This... more ...

God's help

(November 2003) "He may not help just when we plead, yet still God helps in time of need." This bit of wisdom has proven itself time and again, because our faithful God is only too glad to help. Often we do not even notice that He has helped. Even when we feel... more ...

Believe in the gospel

(October 2003) When the Lord Jesus spoke about the fact that the time had been fulfilled and the kingdom of God was at hand, He exhorted: "Repent, and believe in the gospel!" (cf. Marc 1:15) showing how much importance He attached to the belief in the gospel, in... more ...

Sought out and not forsaken

(September 2003) The city that had been sought out and not forsaken, to which the Prophet Isaiah referred in days of old (Isaiah 62:12), is an image of the congregation founded by Jesus Christ on the rock of the Apostles' ministry. That is where the altar of God... more ...

Beaming with joy

(August 2003) Already the psalmist David professed: "They looked to Him and were radiant." (Psalm 34:6). Thus it is important to look to the Lord. Whoever is able to recognize Him in His word, in the activity of the Spirit, and in the grace out of the sacrifice... more ...

Now I know in part

(July 2003) As long as we are on this earth our understanding of the works of God will never be complete. That is why Apostle Paul also wrote to the Corinthians: "Now I know in part." But then he added, in view of the day of Christ's return: "But then I shall... more ...

Every good gift

(June 2003) Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above. Even in the physical creation there are examples of this divine law: the sunlight, which brightens and warms the earth, making life on earth possible, comes from above as does the rain, which... more ...

Promises

(May 2003) Marvellous things are written in the book of promises, the Holy Scriptures. The greatest is and remains Jesus' promise that He will come again to take His own unto Himself in glory. The Lord also promised to send a Comforter, the Holy Spirit, and to... more ...

Good Friday

(April 2003) It is not the suffering of Christ that is central to the gospel, but rather the triumphant Christ who resurrected, who ascended to heaven, and who will return one day. In accordance with the plan of salvation, however, it was necessary that He die... more ...

A precious possession

(March 2003) Every person on earth owns something very precious: the life granted by God. A much greater treasure, however, is the childhood in God, which is attained through the rebirth out of water and the Spirit. It is important that we preserve this gift of... more ...

Purification process

(February 2003) If a vine is to bear exquisite fruit it must be pruned in the spring: dead wood and wild shoots are removed by the vintner, along with any superfluous shoots, in order that the vine's energy may be focussed upon the branches promising the best... more ...

For the New Year

(January 2003) Already the first few days of the new year have passed. In the time lying before us - most of whose contents is still concealed from us - it is important to orient ourselves continually in order to determine the proper directions for our life on... more ...

Word of the Month

Without words

(September 2017) What a shame—yet another minister is retiring. And this one really had something to say! No one... more ...