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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 ...

Healthy Souls

(March 1998) Surely it is the wish of all human beings to be healthy. How many would give a fortune for that! The healthy person often does not know what riches he possesses. But what about the longing for spiritual health, for the salvation of the soul? In fact... more ...

Treasures Eternal

(February 1998) The Lord knows all of our days; our days of joy and happiness are known to Him just as are the days of mourning, of suffering, of temptation and of sorrow. Whatever we have to go through, the Lord knows precisely what is ahead of us. And we... more ...

For the New Year

(January 1998) "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever." (Hebrews 13:8) It is something very specific to man that he always wants to look into the future. Many people at the threshold of a new year ask themselves what it will bring. And then... more ...

Joy of Christmas

(December 1997) "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." (Luke 2:14) Is this message still appropriate today, considering all the war, persecution, torture, starvation, need and misery, even at Christmastime? And yet we come across... more ...

Watch and Pray!

(November 1997) We live life as it comes, battling with the problems we encounter each day. Each of us is a citizen of a country, and has corresponding duties and tasks to perform. No-one these days goes through life in complete seclusion. Many have to get results... more ...

Help from above

(October 1997) When Gideon was given the task of leading the people of Israel to victory over their enemies, he asked God for confirmation. As a sign to be sure that God had chosen him to be their commander, he asked that a fleece of wool he had put on the... more ...

Happy Shalt Thou Be, And It Shall Be Well With Thee

(September 1997) When we think of the troubles of everyday life, the challenges and the stumbling blocks, then it seems to us that what the psalmist has to say "Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee" is not appropriate for each moment and for each... more ...
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Loving and suffering

(October 2019) In the spectrum of human feelings and emotions, love and suffering constitute two opposing poles.... more ...