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Protected from the evil one

(March 2016) Human beings are exposed to many influences, especially those from their surroundings. The world into which they are born, in which they grow up and make their experiences, defines their nature and personality—whether for good or ill. No matter how... more ...

Doing what is good

(February 2016) A well-known author once coined the phrase, “There is nothing good unless you do it.” Nicely put. Anyone would immediately agree with that statement. But the question remains: what is good? Just because I do something I think is good does not... more ...

An answer to all questions?

(January 2016) In many Christian circles, the prevailing view is that the Bible contains answers to all questions, and that one can take precise instructions for one’s actions from its pages for any conceivable situation of life. Anyone who uses that argument... more ...

Oneness

(November 2015) Whenever I return home from my travels, I often bring an especially beautiful impression back with me: how colourful and diverse our Church is! However, it is not always easy to live in such diversity. We can find New Apostolic believers in almost... more ...

Praising God — A mission for the whole congregation

(October 2015) It is one of the tasks of the church of Christ to bring adoration and praise to God. All believers whom Jesus Christ has called together, and who have become part of His church, have been given the mission to praise and glorify God, each one of us... more ...

His work - or our work?

(September 2015) When you identify with a cause, you make that cause your own. This was also how it was for David, who made it his cause to bring back the Ark of the Covenant and build the temple.  That was how important the sanctification of the people through... more ...

Tribiulations

(August 2015) How can this be? Here a work which God Himself has established, which He Himself leads and guides, and in which His own Spirit gives direction and instruction, is moving toward completion—and yet we cannot help but notice difficulties and sobering... more ...

Unnecessary burdens

(July 2015) During a stay in Africa on one occasion I made a notable experience. We were driving along a street in a small truck and saw an elderly woman carrying a heavy burden on her head. “The poor woman! Just look at how she has to toil,” we thought, and so... more ...

The nameless messenger

(June 2015) Naaman, an army captain and presumably the commander of the forces of the King of Aram, was suffering from a skin disease. From his Israelite slave girl, he happened to learn about the Prophet Elisha, who was able to heal him. After a few... more ...

What am I supposed to do with this?

(May 2015) Coming up with a suitable gift for young girls and boys on their confirmation is not always easy. After all, they aren’t little children anymore, but they aren’t quite grown up yet either, and at that age in life, wishes and preferences are quick to... more ...

Resurrection

(April 2015) What does the resurrection of Jesus have to do with my life? This is a question that often occupies the minds of many Christians. Perhaps this is because people always associate resurrection with death: “But I am not dead,” they say, “I’m still... more ...

Where there’s smoke…

(March 2015) …there’s fire. So goes a familiar proverb which refers to the simple fact that one can, as a rule, judge an underlying reality by its outward manifestations. For example, if you make your way through the deepest forest, then smoke is an unmistakable... more ...
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True wealth

(April 2019) As Luke reports in the book of Acts, the Apostles testified of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus... more ...