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Increase

(March 1999) Increase means that a number or an amount is enlarged. The Acts report: "But the word of God grew and multiplied" (Acts 12:24). Since the Apostles of that time proclaimed the Word of God on a broader and broader base, it gained in intensity and... more ...

Always the same?

(February 1999) A young man, having built a successful career and who was now strongly challenged in his job said to his parents: "I am carrying on attending divine services, but not every single one. It is enough for me, if I attend service every two or three... more ...

A Blessed New Year

(January 1999) We have already crossed the threshold of the year 1999. Nobody can stop the transition from the old year to the new one. Time pushes forward irresistibly. The question; "How will circumstances develop", cannot be answered conclusively by any of us;... more ...

God Incarnate

(December 1998) At Christmas we remember the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. It is nice that there is a day in our calendar that reminds us of it. The important thing is that in Jesus Christ, God took on flesh, and by His sacrifice at the cross, created the... more ...

Recognition First

(November 1998) The recognition of God and his Son Jesus Christ, is the key to grace and peace. The apostle Peter pointed to this in his second letter, as found in scripture, where he gave voice to his wish: "Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the... more ...

Profession of faith

(October 1998) "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)" (Hebrews 10:23) What is the profession of our faith and what is our hope directed at? Towards redemption, through the supreme sacrifice of Jesus... more ...

Dangers of our time

(September 1998) We are living in the time in which God will complete his redemption work, and we know that the Lord will redeem the elect shortly, they who call to him day and night: Come Lord Jesus! The Son of God himself said quite clearly of what circumstances... more ...

Light and life

(August 1998) Light and life are bound together inseparably, and both have their origin in God. After God had lifted the earth out of its primordial state of darkness, the Creator spoke the words "Let there be light!" (Genesis 1:3). With this God began his... more ...

To be in the Lord

(July 1998) To be in the Lord, in other words to take on the spirit, the mind and attitude of Jesus, one must keep God's Word. The Apostle John describes it as being an absolute prerequisite, and adds: "...in him verily is the love of God perfected." (1. John... more ...

Works of Faith

(June 1998) When the Apostle James points out that faith without works is dead, just as the body without the spirit (cf. James 2, 26), this also has special significance for the life we lead in faith. How does our faith come about in the first place? It is not... more ...

Heavenly Blessing

(May 1998) The source of all blessing is God. There is no doubt about this, and truly blessed is the one, who as a child of God acquired spiritual riches in his life of faith. This possession is not transitory, but remains for all eternity. What is the... more ...

Comforted and Fortified

(April 1998) Who is there amongst us that has never been weary and depressed from bearing a cross and sorrows? And how comforting is the promise of the Lord: "For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul" (Jeremiah 31:25). What... more ...
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Adjusting

(May 2019) In order for a society to function, a minimum degree of adjustment is necessary. The more diverse... more ...