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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 ...

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 ...
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