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Deciding

(December 2007) Holy Scripture reports that Jesus was carried into the temple after His birth in order to be presented to the Lord. This was a prescription of the Mosaic Law. There were some individuals among the people of the Jews who assessed this event properly.... more ...

Light of the Spirit

(November 2007) Every letter in the Sermon on the Mount has its own special weight. The words of Jesus contained in this sermon are timeless in their application. His instructions were addressed to the people, but some of them applied particularly to the disciples... more ...

Little victories

(October 2007) When Apostle Paul made the congregation in Corinth aware of Christ’s victory over death and our hope in the resurrection, he concluded with the statement: “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians... more ...

Helpful and useful

(September 2007) Even during their captivity in Babylon God, the Holy One of Israel, turned to His people and promised them that He would guide and teach them. This has not changed. He still works the same way today. God always teaches His own: on the one hand... more ...

The Lord knows everything!

(August 2007) On a number of occasions, the Old Testament relates that the Lord God came down to the earth in order to examine certain situations a little more closely. For example we can read about Sodom and Gomorrah, two cities dominated by sin. The Lord told... more ...

Comfort in the Psalms

(July 2007) Whenever I talk to people in distress, who are going through difficulties and are in search of divine comfort, I draw their attention to a passage from the Psalms where it says: “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in... more ...

Not gold, not silver but freedom!

(June 2007) I recently read about a wonderful occurrence from the time of the Lord Jesus. A boy suffering from seizures was brought to Jesus. As soon as the father and the boy had come close to Jesus, a fit seized the boy and he fell down on the ground and... more ...

Ascension and fellowship

(May 2007) It is striking that Scripture does not report as much about Christ’s ascension as it does about other important events in the divine plan of salvation. In so far as the letters of the Apostles refer to it, we find a number of beautiful references.... more ...

Easter blessing

(April 2007) The Lord is resurrected! “Jesus lives, with Him live I,” it says in a hymn. The resurrection of Jesus as portrayed in Holy Scripture was accompanied by many peripheral events which are very significant and have a great deal to tell us. While... more ...

Living in the light of the coming day

(March 2007) When night nears its end, there is no holding back the new day. And before you know it, the day has dawned. It is with this image that Apostle Paul describes the imminent return of the Lord in his epistle to the Romans: “The night is far spent, the... more ...

Food for the Soul

(February 2007) We come to the divine services in order to have fellowship with the triune God, to receive grace, and to nourish our soul by listening to God’s word. Let us concentrate on that which God gives us and not be distracted by earthly matters. Let us open... more ...

For the New Year

(January 2007) My dear brothers and sisters, As this New Year begins I express my heartfelt best wishes for the time ahead. At the same time I thank you for your love and loyalty. May our heavenly Father reward you richly for everything you have done in love for... 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 ...