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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 ...

Our Strength

(August 1997) "Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee!" Unfortunately, not all people take this advice from Psalm 84 to their hearts. Instead, they rely on their own strength. In earthly life, it may be possible to build on one's own strength, yet, when it... more ...

Who are we?

(July 1997) When the Lord Jesus entered Jerusalem just a few days before he gave his life in sacrifice, the entire city was in uproar, as we read in the Holy Scriptures. The people in the streets cheered, but they also asked "Who is this?" After the powerful... more ...
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The best rankings

(August 2019) Rankings are tremendously popular in the news media, and are among the most frequently read and... more ...