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"Unto us a Child is born..."

(December 2005) How casually we celebrate Christmas! Few people even consider the fact that around two thirds of all people on this earth do not even know the feast of Christmas. This celebration is completely foreign to large world religions such as Islam,... more ...

Let us discern things spiritually!

(November 2005) "But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God." This is how a very clear and powerful letter written by Apostle Paul to the Corinthians begins (1 Corinthians 2:14). Doesn't this already explain why we find so little resonance... more ...

Put gratitude first

(October 2005) At the beginning of this year I firmly resolved to make gratitude the focal point of my life of faith. Does it not happen that our thankfulness sometimes falls short? We live in a time that places great demands on us, a time that is filled to the... more ...

What do you have your heart set on?

(September 2005) We live in a time of many offers, also in the spiritual domain. And it is a sign of our time that many people no longer hunger for the word of God. This not only applies outside of God's work, but unfortunately also to many from the ranks of God's... more ...

Give thanks to the Lord!

(August 2005) It is befitting for us to continually thank God, our heavenly Father, because "of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace" (John 1: 16). In the 107th psalm it says: "Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures... more ...

Divine dimensions

(July 2005) Even in our time, the end time of the work of redemption, the wish expressed by Apostle Paul in his letter to the Ephesians has lost none of its significance: Christ must live in our hearts through faith, and we should be rooted and grounded in love... more ...

I shall not want

(June 2005) If we take a good look at the days, weeks, and months of our lives, and contemplate all the problems and critical moments that assail us, we find there is indeed much that torments us, brings us discomfort, hurts us, frightens or saddens us. Yet no... more ...

Spiritual blessing

(May 2005) Before returning to His Father in heaven after His sacrificial death and resurrection, Christ blessed His disciples: "Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven" (Luke 24: 51). Today too the... more ...

Peace with God

(April 2005) Wars and terror, revolutions and military coups, epidemics and diseases, storms, floods and earthquakes - there are indeed a great many things that could cause us to take fright. But the Son of God gave us His peace - not as the world gives - and... more ...

God's call of love

(March 2005) God calls on us to love Him, He calls us to have fellowship with Him, and He calls us to His service! The entire plan of salvation is a single call of God's love. All who have been invited to God's altar by His messengers have been called - they... more ...

Holy in our conduct

(February 2005) Apostle Peter admonishes: "But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct" (1 Peter 1:15). But then the question arises: "Is that even possible in the first place?" We are quite aware of all our weaknesses, we commit errors... more ...

For the New Year

(January 2005) A new year, a new period of time, lies ahead of us. We have concluded the old year with thankfulness, and now look into the time ahead with expectation. We have reason to rejoice because we are not embarking on a journey into the unknown. The eye of... 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 ...