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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 ...

All for the congregation

(June 2006) In one of his letters Apostle Paul writes: “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men … for you serve the Lord Christ” (cf. Colossians 3: 23-24) With these words the apostle summarises his principles on the Christian home,... more ...

Trust – the path to blessing

(May 2006) Year after year we await the return of God’s Son with unwavering patience. And there is really no sensible reason for our becoming faint-hearted in this. The promise of the Lord still stands: He will return in order to take His own to Himself. We... more ...

How is your work?

(April 2006) In the last chapter of Revelation the Lord emphatically underscores the promise of His imminent return with the words: ?And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give every one according to his work? (Revelation 22:12). Here the... more ...

The cloud of witnesses

(March 2006) The letter to the Hebrews speaks of a "cloud of witnesses" that surrounds us (cf. Hebrews 12: 1). These witnesses are the souls who are already in the beyond and have long completed their life on earth. The eleventh chapter of the epistle to the... more ...

The works of God

(February 2006) The Lord was once asked: "What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?" (John 6: 28). We can imagine that there were many expectations associated with the response the Lord Jesus would give. Perhaps one or the other sought self-affirmation... more ...

For the New Year

(January 2006) We perceive that we live in a very restless time. Every day there are new reports about tragic accidents and even catastrophes. These events do not leave us indifferent. We notice that it is becoming more and more difficult to find peace and... more ...

"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 ...
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