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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 ...

“Behold, I am coming quickly!”

(December 2006) The Revelation of John contains a multifaceted passage that refers very directly to the return of Christ: “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work” (Revelation 22: 12). It begins with the... more ...

The fire of the gospel

(November 2006) Jesus Christ kindled the “fire of the gospel” and commissioned His Apostles to carry this fire into the entire world. It is for this reason that the “fire of the gospel” is again today – and still – burning around the world. Wherever we come into... more ...

Praising God

(October 2006) The Psalms often speak of praise. I think in particular of the following verse: “Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits” (Psalms 103:2, NIV). When children achieve good grades at school their teachers and parents usually praise... more ...

A devilish strategy

(September 2006) Satan, the adversary from the beginning, practises a devilish strategy. This was already evident in the Garden of Eden. At that time the serpent in which the Devil was embodied awakened the thought: “Has God indeed said? Are things really the way He... more ...

The walls of Jericho

(August 2006) At the time of Moses and Joshua, Jericho was a fortified city, a veritable fortress. And here the Israelites, a nation of half-nomads without any sort of military knowledge or training, had just come out of the wilderness and wanted to – had been... more ...

Do not hesitate

(July 2006) The Holy Scripture relates the story of Lot’s rescue from Sodom. According to God’s will, Sodom was doomed to destruction because of its sinfulness. Two angels came to Lot and told him to flee the city. Lot must have recognised these two men as... more ...
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The best rankings

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