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Silence before God

(December 2011) The year that is drawing to a close was a turbulent one. In the news, one negative report followed hard on the heels of the last. There were natural disasters, including earthquakes with some very serious consequences, and there was also great... more ...

God determines the time of harvest

(November 2011) In his letter to the Galatians, Apostle Paul writes: “… in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” When he wrote this, things were not going as he had hoped in this congregation in Galatia, a region in Asia Minor (modern day Turkey). The... more ...

Filled with things divine

(October 2011) The letter to the Ephesians expresses the wish that the Ephesians might be “filled with all the fullness of God” (cf. Ephesians 3: 19). There are so many things that can fill us human beings: sporting activities, politics, our careers, and even our... more ...

Exercise yourself in godliness

(September 2011) In contrast to today, sport was not a big issue in biblical times. At the time of Jesus, it merely served as a form of exercise and training for war or as a performance in the worship of pagan gods. Apostle Paul once contrasted this physical... more ...

Put Christ in the centre

(August 2011) Apostle Paul once wrote to the Corinthians: “And He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again” (2 Corinthians 5: 15).   Paul comes to the following conclusion: if this... more ...

Love conquers all

(July 2011) When Apostle Paul gave his farewell address to the elders of Ephesus he concluded by quoting the words of the Lord: “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (cf. Acts 20: 35). Thereafter it says that Paul knelt down and prayed with all those... more ...

Transformation process

(June 2011) In speaking to Saul on one occasion, the Prophet Samuel made reference to the Spirit of the Lord. This is the same Spirit who was poured out over the assembled disciples in Jerusalem on Pentecost. In his day, Samuel had been given the commission to... more ...

Reminding – awakening – keeping alive

(May 2011) When you read the letters of the Apostles in the New Testament, you cannot help but be surprised that preserving, keeping alive, and reminding the believers of important insights and beliefs was already an issue then. When we consider that these... more ...

The Lord is risen indeed!

(April 2011) Easter is the feast of the Resurrection. Although everything seemed to have come to a bitter end after Christ’s death on the cross and His subsequent entombment, Easter morning brought a great turn in the tide. The message: “The Lord is risen... more ...

Making clear decisions

(March 2011) Jesus once said that a kingdom divided against itself will fall apart (cf. Matthew 12: 25). History proves this. How many kingdoms and countries have not fallen apart already because no consensus could be reached on key issues? Marriages have fallen... more ...

Overcoming

(February 2011) Overcoming is a major theme in Revelation. In the letters to the seven churches, great promises are given to those who overcome. They are crowned by the assurance: “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My... more ...

Let us do good works!

(January 2011) The year 2011 lies ahead of us. Let us have confidence in God throughout this New Year and continue to strive to be worthy for the return of His Son. I would like to issue a special motto for the New Year: “Let us do good works!” In this context I... 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 ...