Archive

Peace – the foundation of faith

(June 2008) The book of Daniel relates a special vision Daniel had. In this vision he saw a man and heard a voice: “Then again, the one having the likeness of a man touched me and strengthened me. And he said, ‘O man greatly beloved, fear not! Peace be to you;... more ...

The house upon the rock

(May 2008) In the Sermon on the Mount the Lord Jesus referred to two types of people. The one accepts the word and acts accordingly. The other also hears it but does not act in accordance with it. And the Lord drew a vivid comparison to two men who each built... more ...

Theology

(April 2008) The term “theology” has been surfacing lately in our literature. We talk about theological insights and knowledge, and even analyse our doctrinal statements from a theological perspective. I can well imagine that this has been received with some... more ...

Renewal

(March 2008) Renewal plays a special role in nature. In many regions things begin to look bare in winter, and life seems to die out. But in spring there is a renewal: everything awakens to new life. Renewal is a repetitive and constant process. It happens every... more ...

The Good Shepherd

(February 2008) In the parable of the lost sheep (cf. Matthew 18: 12-13; Luke 15: 4-6) the Lord Jesus portrayed, in very vivid and beautiful words, how a good shepherd acts: he leaves the 99 sheep where they are – together in the fold – and turns all his attention... more ...

Greeting for the New Year

(January 2008) With all my heart I wish you rich blessings and all the best for the New Year. May each one of you experience the Lord in many diverse ways! I call upon all of us to go into the New Year with great trust in the Lord. Recently I read a nice little... more ...

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 ...
Displaying results 133 to 144 out of 267 articles

Word of the Month

The best rankings

(August 2019) Rankings are tremendously popular in the news media, and are among the most frequently read and... more ...