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Leave the world behind!

(May 2012) Ascension is a celebration that moves our hearts. It was on this occasion that the Lord completed His course upon the earth and was caught up into heaven out of the circle of His Apostles. Suddenly – as Scripture relates – He was taken up into... more ...

Remember Jesus Christ

(April 2012) Apostle Paul counsels Timothy: “Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel” (2 Timothy 2: 8). This is not only meant as a simple reminder to think about it once in a while! Rather it is a call... more ...

Jesus Christ in us

(March 2012) Apostle Paul’s letter to the Colossians contains a passage that, in very concise terms, describes our goal, how our life of faith is to be defined, and how the two belong together: “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1: 27). The epistle... more ...

The right way to follow

(February 2012) Jesus once spoke of the two ways and the two gates (cf. Matthew 7: 13-14). The one gate is wide and there is a broad way that leads to it. The other way is narrow and difficult and leads through a narrow gate. This narrow way leads to life, but the... more ...

Serve the Lord!

(January 2012) As I reflect upon the year ahead, I find myself thinking about the Lord’s parable of the talents. There we read of a nobleman who travelled to a far country, but before leaving entrusted each of his servants with one mina (= 100 denarii) and... more ...

Silence before God

(December 2011) The year that is drawing to a close was a turbulent one. In the news, one negative report followed hard on the heels of the last. There were natural disasters, including earthquakes with some very serious consequences, and there was also great... more ...

God determines the time of harvest

(November 2011) In his letter to the Galatians, Apostle Paul writes: “… in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” When he wrote this, things were not going as he had hoped in this congregation in Galatia, a region in Asia Minor (modern day Turkey). The... more ...

Filled with things divine

(October 2011) The letter to the Ephesians expresses the wish that the Ephesians might be “filled with all the fullness of God” (cf. Ephesians 3: 19). There are so many things that can fill us human beings: sporting activities, politics, our careers, and even our... more ...

Exercise yourself in godliness

(September 2011) In contrast to today, sport was not a big issue in biblical times. At the time of Jesus, it merely served as a form of exercise and training for war or as a performance in the worship of pagan gods. Apostle Paul once contrasted this physical... more ...

Put Christ in the centre

(August 2011) Apostle Paul once wrote to the Corinthians: “And He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again” (2 Corinthians 5: 15).   Paul comes to the following conclusion: if this... more ...

Love conquers all

(July 2011) When Apostle Paul gave his farewell address to the elders of Ephesus he concluded by quoting the words of the Lord: “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (cf. Acts 20: 35). Thereafter it says that Paul knelt down and prayed with all those... more ...

Transformation process

(June 2011) In speaking to Saul on one occasion, the Prophet Samuel made reference to the Spirit of the Lord. This is the same Spirit who was poured out over the assembled disciples in Jerusalem on Pentecost. In his day, Samuel had been given the commission to... more ...
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Word of the Month

Speech

(July 2019) Our speech tells others a great deal about us. The manner in which we speak, the words we employ,... more ...