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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 ...

Our responsibility to future generations

(February 2015) Do the churches even have a future anymore? Is the Christian faith in Europe nothing more than a discontinued model? Such questions are on the minds of many people. The answer to this is quite clear: the church of Christ will remain to the end. This... more ...

An answer to all questions?

(January 2015) In many Christian circles there is a prevailing view that the Bible contains the answers to all questions and that it is possible to infer specific instructions from it for our conduct in every conceivable situation of life. Anyone who espouses this... more ...

Let yourself be called into question!

(December 2014) We know that attending the divine services is associated with special blessing. We also know that we can experience the Lord Jesus there in a special way. He offers us the word of God in the sermon, He grants us forgiveness of sins, and He... more ...

To serve is to testify

(November 2014) One day the Lord went to Galilee with His disciples. There He told them that He would have to suffer and die. The Lord also told them that He would resurrect a short time later. In Mark we read that the disciples did not understand Him. The... more ...

A small contribution

(October 2014) Harvesting is always a beautiful thing: a seed has grown, has brought forth fruit, and can now be enjoyed or made into a noble beverage, a delicious loaf of bread, or a delightful meal. Some fruit requires a great deal of care and patience, and a... more ...

The Lord knows your story!

(September 2014) You and I, we have been called by God. We cannot yet truly fathom the full scope of what this actually means, but we know that God also knows those whom He calls. God knows us. He knows you and He knows me—inside out. He knows your entire life. He... more ...

Proclaiming the gospel with the Lord

(August 2014) Recently I found an astonishing passage in the gospel of John. Here Apostle Thomas says: “Let us also go, that we may die with Him” (John 11: 16). These words are not terribly encouraging. They do not offer a very happy outlook, and yet they are... more ...

Jesus Christ, our example

(July 2014) Naturally we want to take Jesus Christ as our example and grow into His nature—always bearing in mind that we cannot compare ourselves with the Lord. But what does this really mean? Allow me to illustrate this using the example of the sufferings of... more ...

The weapons of the Holy Spirit

(June 2014) We celebrate Pentecost in commemoration of the day when God poured out the Holy Spirit upon the believers in Jerusalem. We fondly refer to this event as the “birthday of the church of Christ” and as a feast of joy over the fact that the Holy... more ...

Hope in God!

(May 2014) In the Psalms we often find passages that attest to the fact that things are not going well for the psalmist. Often he is in distress and turns to God with the words: “Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning?” He complains that his enemies... more ...
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