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Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:24:19 -0600


Jesus Takes Our Punishment

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:27:53 -0600

This is what God did for us through Jesus. He allowed Jesus to die on the cross so that we didn't have to be punished for all the sins that we have committed. This summarises what we believe. This is all that we have to remember, just this: Jesus took our punishment.

Christmas and Christianity in Vietnam

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:11:42 -0600

Christianity has failed to become the world's universal religion but Christmas is well on the way to becoming a universal commercial festival. In Vietnam, a Communist country with a Buddhist traditional culture, Christianity is a minor residue of the French colonial era, but the shops sell Christmas trees, the sales staff wear little red Father Christmas hats and the background music includes crooning versions of Christmas carols. Businesses work hard to promote the event as a shopping bonanza even though the population at large is trying to save its money for the much more popular Tet holiday to follow in the new year.

Going in the Right Direction

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:29:28 -0600

Simple message: Be on the lookout! Be on your guard! Keep going! Walk towards God! That is the only direction you should go!

Jesus Christ: His Intimidating Appearance

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:10:09 -0600

What image comes to your mind when hearing the name Jesus Christ? Some picture passive weakness. Others see those renowned images of a fair-haired, blue-eyed, feminine Anglo; images seemingly influenced by the illegitimate son of Pope Alexander VI, Cesare Borgia, a 16th century Spanish-Italian.

Never Be Confused About What The Bible Really Says Again

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:49:28 -0600

If you have any confusion about a particular teaching, read about it in the Bible. Because if you know what is in the scriptures you will never be confused.

Mormon Polytheistic Theology by Any Other Name, Such As Deification, Is Equally Unchristian

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:17:44 -0600

William Shakespeare poetically said, "A rose by other name smells as sweet." The theme of this line from "Romeo and Juliet" can be applied differently to say that, Mormon polytheistic theology by any other name, such as "deification" proves to be as heretical and unchristian. For when did the Salt Lake City, Utah Mormon hierarchy begin using the term "deification" to apply to worthy Mormon elders becoming Mormon father-gods, with a capital G? Was the term "deification" used in the 19th and 20th Centuries to equate Mormon polytheism, or is it a 21st Century apologetic response to the Internet publication of the 1984 Melchizedek Priesthood Study Guide Lesson-21 "Man May Become Like God." Read on for an explication of this issue...

Witnesses - Really?

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:29:31 -0600

The nice, zealous, earnest folks that show up at your door from time to time may have a deficit or two. Are they really "Witnesses" of "Jehovah", or something else?

Love Never Ends

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:23:10 -0600

Maybe we should decide to let love live again. Maybe I should be the least and pour a little water on the roots of wilted love. Love will get up again! Love never dies!

Searching for Waldo

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:22:33 -0600

One of the things that I enjoy doing to watching people. Actually, what I do is play a little game. The object of my fantasy experiment is to guess if someone is a Christian or not. I know this might seems to border on judgment, but it is just a game with no ill intent.

The Best Is Yet to Come When Christ Returns

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:00:33 -0600

In a world full of hurt and pain, Isaiah reminds us that we are children of God. We as Christians have seen the fulfillment of the hope promised by the Second Coming, so we can and should proclaim this passage from Isaiah as our hope for salvation peace to be realized in the future.

Love Forever and Ever

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:57:23 -0600

Love always looks for that little bit of good in others. Together with hope, love looks for the potential in others. Together with hope, love believes there is a little bit of good in everyone, even if they have messed up again. Love builds bridges where there has always been an abyss between people. Love breaks down boundaries and tries one more time.

Child Support From The Heavenly Father

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:46:51 -0600

We all know about the "Three Wise Men" in the Christmas story. Actually, the Bible does not say how many wise men came, just that wise men brought three gifts to the Holy Family. We assume three gifts equal three wise men. Not necessarily. It was a nice thing for those wise men to do, perhaps a socially accepted thing to do in that age. But I see a greater purpose that is not so obvious. Let me show it to you.

The Proverbs 31 Man

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:46:12 -0600

Solomon ended his book of Proverbs describing an exceptional woman. She has become known as "the Proverbs 31 Woman" by the biblically literate. Though the story focuses on that woman, there is a man in the story that is often missed. If you do not know him, allow me to introduce you to him. He is an important character.

A Lesson in Love From Road Rage

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:38:32 -0600

Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth. Too easy to point a finger at someone else, forgetting about the three pointing back at yourself.

God's Existence: Bob Dutko's Proofs Refuted

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:51:46 -0600

Radio host and Christian Apologist Bob Dutko has given ten proofs for God's existence, which is five more than professional philosopher and theologian William Lane Craig gave! Anyway, here are Dutko's ten arguments for God and my rebuttal to them.

Your True Love Is Measured in Others

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:51:27 -0600

But love breaks down boundaries. Love swims against the stream. Love makes you behave differently from normal people out there.

Are You Offended?

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:47:34 -0600

Why is it when we have been offended or feel that we have, we take it out on our relationship with God? Why is it that we take more seriously the words of people than the Word of God? How can what people say have more influence than what God says?

Light Up a Place Where There Is No Love

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:31:23 -0600

Even if I'm devout and give away everything I own, no, even more, even if I'm nailed on a cross giving my life for the cause, but the people around me do not see my love, it's useless. Then we're not on the love bus.

Some Anti-Theist Religious Bits & Pieces: Round Nine

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:10:31 -0600

Philosophical concepts that surround life, the universe and everything, including those realms of theology, religions and the nature of deities continue to fascinate. Opinions proliferate. There's the theist pro side; there's the atheist anti-side. There aren't too many fence-sitters. I'm still in the anti-camp as the following ninth helping of "Religious Bits and Pieces" illustrate.

Be Prepared for Christ's Return

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:02:57 -0600

When Jesus returns, will we recognize him? The only way to know for certain is to get lots of practice doing what he wants us to do. In other words, we are to show his love to a hurting world be serving the less fortunate.

Part of the Master Plan

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:01:45 -0600

Find your talent and look after it. Develop it. Use it to make a difference. Remember: the idea is to work towards the benefit of others - where you stay, work or play or any other place where the Lord may send you.

Your Gifts - Your Impact

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:01:24 -0600

Father, thank you for giving me gifts. I know I've hidden them sometimes, but the time has come to take them out, dust them off and use them to make an impact in your new world. Take my hand and show me how to use them. Amen.

Our Firm Foundation

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:25:31 -0600

Every building has a firm foundation. Without it, the building would fall down. Similarly, our faith has to have a firm foundation. That foundation is Jesus. Anything else will fail-even the church.

Looking For The Meat

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:09:53 -0600

Diet preaching has caused many people to become dissatisfied with their church. Some members are even searching for a church were they offer deeper teachings. Why is there such a divergence to preaching/teaching?

A Dozen Reasons To Question Christianity's Bona-Fides

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:54:22 -0600

Christians, True Believers one and all (well most anyway) believe that Christianity is the be-all-and-end-all of theology - the one and only one true religion. True Believers belonging to hundreds of other religions would of course take issue with that Christian point of view. They have good reason to do so.

Issued With Another Body

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 07:10:35 -0600

It was difficult for the people of Corinth to accept that one receives a glorified body after death. I still remember how afraid I was and how strange it was for me to leave my mom behind at Youngsfield when I had to get on the train for two years' army training.

Reasons Why The Heavenly Kingdom Is The Best For Humans

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:18:09 -0600

Every successful government must be fully able to address the problems faced by its subjects. It is, however, regrettable to know that the various forms of government have failed as humans in their attempt to arrest their maladies. Humans have tried autocracy, democracy and other forms of governance, but all of them have not been able to hit the needy spot of mankind. Thus, clearly outspoken, humans cannot govern themselves because we were not given that responsibility by our creator.

America Is Racist Because The Church Is Racist

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:09:38 -0600

Sadly, racist behavior and racial prejudice is alive and well throughout America, including within The Church. We cannot simply ignore it; pretend it does not exist and hope it goes away.

Communion Reminds Me

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:22:37 -0600

Jesus' blood flowed for me. His body was broken so that I no longer have to be punished for my sin. If I confess my sin, God will forgive me. Communion says so.

In Search of Purpose

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:21:31 -0600

Young people today are looking for their purpose in life. The World offers external stimuli that caters to the feelings and emotions of the younger generation. The problem with the secular approach is the ever changing satisfaction level of the recipient.

Weeping for Jerusalem

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:17:44 -0600

Jerusalem represents all of our hometowns. Have you ever wept or shown concern for your own hometowns? We could weep for our neighbours who don's know how to have the peace of Christ. They don't know the cure for the loneliness that results in destructive patterns. If we knew the heartbreak in our hometowns, we would weep too. Every city and town can be blessed with Jesus' presence, but the leaders must invite Jesus into the city or town before God's peace can be experienced.

Why Is The Cross Being Forgotten?

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:20:25 -0600

The cross is the most widely recognised symbol of Christianity, but it is also a symbol, once tolerated, or even respected, that is openly despised and scorned by a Christ-rejecting world. But there's nothing new about that. What is new is the sheer scale of the loss and abandonment of the central truths of the cross by people who claim to be Christians. Let me explain what I mean.

Cremation, Catholic Doctrine & Freedom of Choice: Religious Dogmas and Liberty Are Incompatible

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:04:46 -0600

The new rules set out by the Vatican restrict the choices Catholics have concerning the disposition of ashes of loved ones and others. This seems to be a flagrant overreach into a personal matter. It is justified by Church authorities in the weakest possible ways, namely, ancient superstitions and jejune core beliefs. A REAL wellness perspective and action course is recommended.

Can Violence Ever Wipe Out Heresy?

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 06:59:45 -0600

The Albigensian Crusade and subsequent Inquisition has been called the world's first "ideological genocide." It is estimated that as many as half a million Cathars lost their lives and all of their teachings were destroyed in a futile hope of eradicating the Gnostic heresy for once and for all.

The Holy Spirit Switch

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:14:16 -0600

The Holy Spirit lives in each of us. He gives each of us gifts that we have to use. The idea is that others, not us, should benefit from these gifts. Our fingers are on the switch. The question is whether we are prepared to switch on the power so that others can experience the wonder of the work of the Holy Spirit through you.

The Spirit in Us

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:14:13 -0600

Know that if you say Jesus is Lord, it is actually the Spirit of God speaking through you. You can relax about that. God's Spirit lives in you.

Anything That Takes You Away From God Is Idolatry

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:56:48 -0600

May God's Spirit quietly show us what He doesn't like and what it is that steals our time with Him. And may He help us to change it so that we can spend enough time with God again!

A Brief Description of Hinduism

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:23:13 -0600

Hinduism is the oldest and possibly the first religion practiced on Earth, the followers are innumerable. To call Hinduism a religion is not justified, as it is more than that, it is a way of life. It is Sahdeva Kutumbekam: "Hinduism" is a blanket term covering several religions and does not refer to a single religion.

Be at the Door

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 11:55:10 -0600

Sometimes we'll have to take the consequences. But still we can hold on to the knowledge that God will never let us go. We must believe that He will open doors for us again.

Planting The Right Seeds

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 09:44:45 -0600

What kind of seeds are Christians planting? The seed we plant must always be able to produce a result that will bring honor to God. When the Church plants the seed of God's unaltered Word, it will experience phenomenal growth, both numerically and spiritually.

Don't Become Too Unconcerned

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 09:20:35 -0600

Watch out. Be serious about this warning and look for those things that steal your time with God. Make sure that you're going in the right direction. Be on the lookout for temptations.

Christ, Our Firm Foundation

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:48:36 -0600

Every house has a firm foundation. Without it, the house would quickly fall down. Similarly, our faith has a firm foundation-Jesus Christ. That foundation can never be shaken.

Predestination Is Created by Us, Not God

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:33:55 -0500

Predestination to my own understanding means our lives from birth to dead has been fixed, preordained or determined by an unseen God, without inputs whatsoever from us. Therefore, all our efforts in thought, words or deeds cannot change the roadmap God created even while we were in our mother's womb. Honestly, I do not think this is right.

Keeping the Right Winning Post in Sight

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:38:49 -0500

It's not always easy to remain on course here where we're running the race in the world. Therefore it's important to train hard, and, yes, to sometimes keep away from the things not beneficial to our purpose and to do our utmost to finish the race successfully. Let us do everything possible every day to do God's will so that at the end of the day we can receive the winner's prize in God's arms..

Why Has Christianity Said No to Reincarnation?

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:03:13 -0500

It sometimes seems to me that the Church has directed entirely too much time and energy towards figuring out which truths are acceptable for Christians to believe and attempting to eradicate those it deems to be heresy. However, I'm also aware that if we don't honor a common set of beliefs and traditions, the Christian faith will ultimately dilute and dissipate. So I've tried hard to understand why the Church came down so strongly against the idea of reincarnation.

Go for Gold Now

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:57:19 -0500

Go for gold! Let's become charged up to train and live the life out there at full speed. Let's run flat-out in Christ's race and let's stretch forwards to be the first to break the winner's ribbon.

Being Together Now

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:56:19 -0500

Even to listen to Steve Hofmeyr was evil. Well, yes. Like many of us Steve wasn't an angel, but I'm sure that to listen to Steve won't take away your place in heaven!

It Is That Simple

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:38:47 -0500

There are many roads that have veered away from the foundational truths of God's Word. A plethora of doctrines and beliefs have led to a widening of separation between Believers. What can the Church do to regain its faltering position in the Gospel promotion.

Encouragement in the Face of Problems

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:31:36 -0500

Have you ever wished that someone had given you encouragement when you really needed it? A few words of encouragement can really make our day brighter. We see an example of this in the reading from 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4,11-12.

Involved in the Work of 666

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:57:19 -0500

Who would suspect that the American Election is under the control of a long ago deceased Roman Emperor? Who could comprehend how money, wealth, and religion are so intertwined that only a genius could unravel the source? Who would ever understand how the Spirit of the Universe is making these things known and is unlocking the secrets of how and why the world is spiralling into the last days and the end of civilisation?

Church Leaders Must Confront the Racism in the Church and Unite the Body of Christ

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:17:30 -0500

Let's confront the racism in the church. Church leaders have a moral and spiritual obligation to end racism in the church.

I Proclaim the Gospel Because I Have to

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:22:50 -0500

I realise I don't do enough to live God's Gospel in the world so that others can see God. And worst of all, I forget to be sensitive as well.

The Day I Gave My Lunch Away

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:07:20 -0500

Is there ever really a 'free lunch'? Some say, 'There's no such thing as a free lunch', which means, even if it is given free to me, someone really did have to pay for it. But, thinking of a free lunch, there is a story in the New Testament of a lad who gave away his lunch. The day was full of surprises, to say the least. Here is the story as the lad might have told it to his mother later in the day.

In Someone Else's Shoes

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:04:24 -0500

Please help me to have the guts to use my gifts to go and make a difference where You want me to do so. Please help me to be sensitive to other people's way of thinking and doing. Amen

Jesus - Who Really Is He?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:40:42 -0500

Jesus of Nazareth, to use one of his common biblical names, is still a leading figure of world interest. Despite other contestants, and the humanistic and atheistic rejection of Christianity, I am taking a look here, based on the witness of the New Testament, about how you would get to know who Jesus really is.

A Concern for Israel's Premature Return (Aliyah)

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:23:15 -0500

Jewish return to the land of Israel premature from a biblical view. With hostile forces threatening its existence, a fresh look at the biblical basis of their return is needed.

9 Highlights of the Dolyatra Festival

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:16:35 -0500

Dolyatra is essentially seen as the variant of Holi festival that is celebrated across India. It is also a festival of colours. However, the theme of the celebration is different in this case. Here, the festival highlights the love between Lord Krishna and his better-half Radha. In this article, we would be looking at the important highlights of Dolyatra festival.

How I Do Things

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:13:58 -0500

People watch us to see whether it is worth the trouble taking to road to God. The question is: Do I push people away or do I encourage people when I return the earphones that aren't working?

Faith Without Secular Evidence

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:02:16 -0500

Faith is not contingent on evidences, but on the reality of His Word. Faith is not activated on feelings, but on spiritual assurance. Faith is not set on the things seen, but on the things not seen. Faith sees beyond the evidence to the fulfillment of the Word.

God Knows It All

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:52:17 -0500

Therefore it is so important that we keep other people and their needs in mind at all times and that we shall love others with all we have. Put love first, because then we will be in God's love.

Some Anti-Theist Religious Bits & Pieces: Round Eight

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:50:15 -0500

Philosophical concepts that surround life, the universe and everything, including those realms of theology, religions and the nature of deities continue to fascinate. Opinions proliferate. There's the theist pro side; there's the atheist anti-side. There aren't too many fence-sitters. I'm still in the anti-camp as the following eighth helping of "Religious Bits and Pieces" illustrate.

Final Thoughts

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:14:15 -0500

What would you say to someone if you knew you were speaking to them for the last time? What advice would you give?

How Not to Get Caught Up in What Is Wrong

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:01:33 -0500

Let's work hard on putting God first in our lives. Let's make doubly sure that other things do not steal our time with God. Let's live a life where our marriage and relationships help us to become more intimate with God.

Four Keys to Improving Your Prophetic Gift

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:16:15 -0500

Do you have a prophetic gift? Have you ever felt led by the Holy Spirit to speak a word of prophecy over another person? Have you ever wanted to increase your anointing as you give a word from God to someone? Do you want to improve your gift?

I Want To Come To Christ, But Don't Know How

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:28:04 -0500

Many people have heard the gospel. They know they need God's forgiveness and need to come to Christ, but they don't seem either able or willing to take that vital next step. Often there is an intense struggle, and a fear that all control of life will be lost keeps them from taking that step. Often there is a fear that life will become deadly dull and religious, which keeps people from the all-important step. Sound familiar? This article aims to make the issues clear.

For Believers Only

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:27:17 -0500

There is one passage of scripture where no one was in earshot of Jesus except His true disciples. We can take great encouragement from what He said in this passage.

Choose to Follow

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:27:06 -0500

Public figures are eager for a following on social media. People are fickle, though, and they can choose to "unfollow" whenever that figure is out of favor. When you decide to follow Jesus, it is eternally life changing.

God Is Still Calling You

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:06:45 -0500

God is calling loudly to us this morning in the words of Paul: 24 Friends, stay where you were called to be. God is there. Hold the high ground with him at your side.

With Jesus' Body

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:13:53 -0500

Don't just think of yourself and simply want more and do things with your body that makes it dirty. Do things that will make you and Jesus proud of your body.

Release Your Handbrake

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:55:39 -0500

We must get rid of all the wrong things inside us. They hold us back. They stand between us and our blessings. God will provide the power to get rid of them.

Practising for the Parkrun

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:55:36 -0500

We talk a lot about God and church and doing good, but the question is whether God's power is active in us. Do other people see and feel God's power when you're with them?

Parts That Must Be Severed

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:54:22 -0500

Sin prevents you from experiencing total peace and joy. Therefore, I must let go of it immediately.

Your Calling Now

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:54:17 -0500

Know that God wants to use you to make a difference where you are. You are His chosen one. Become still, be sensitive and listen. Look for places where God wants to use you today and do it, because then you are exactly living your calling. Do what God would like to do to other people.

Celebrate the Difference

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:54:06 -0500

We shouldn't mess with what God gives us. One day we'll be held accountable for it and we'll have to take a beating for what we did to our children.

Washing on the Line

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:54:02 -0500

In a way God's holy water will wash through your and He will wash away the dirt. Now you can live fully for Him. You can avoid the mud pools and make a real difference in His kingdom.

The Spirit Moves in

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:53:38 -0500

Take care of your body. Clean the rooms well. Make your little house a cosy and warm one for the Spirit to live in.

Sexuality Under Scrutiny

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:53:35 -0500

Could you ever imagine your parents having intercourse? When my brother was still quite young, the mayor's son told him about the birds and the bees. (With six children my mom and dad couldn't keep up with who they had told the story to and who not.

The Yeast and the Handbrake

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:52:23 -0500

A small bit of sin is like yeast and gradually works through your whole life, with the result that the handbrake is pulled up. Loosen the handbrake. Throw away the yeast. Clean up and brush sin from your life. Then you will become a link in God's kingdom.

Where Have All the Clowns Gone?

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:54:24 -0500

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were getting ourselves situated in the living room with some after supper coffee while watching the little bit of TV. These days, a little bit of TV is about all a person can handle. Nothing quite measures up to a nice hot cup of coffee after a scrumptious supper and if anybody can scrumpturize a supper, it is the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Every once in a while she will point out the fact that I am not as skinny as I once was. My response to her is simply this, "It's your fault for being such a wonderful cook."

Difficulties With Calvinism?

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:45:18 -0500

Names which identify systems of Christian belief have at times become the simplistic label of orthodoxy for different groups. John Calvin, the 16th century French Protestant Reformer, is a marked example. Some of what is popularly taken to be 'Calvinism' still causes misunderstanding among Christians. Here, is why I think it is not especially helpful to describe oneself as a Calvinist.

Pope Says Trump is Not a Christian, But the Bible Offers a Warning to Popes - Catholics May Be OK

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:06:05 -0500

The Bible implies that anyone following truth to the best of their ability is following Christ because He said, 'I am the Truth.' The problem comes with religions that don't teach Bible truth or they change it to suit culture and their own practices. Christ who loves everyone is judge, but He implied that many who are religious are self-deceived in Matthew 7.

Jesus Was Not a Racist

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:14:36 -0500

Jews always considered Samaritans the worst racists. This reference is because the Samaritans were very hostile and inhospitable towards the Jews.

The Fourth Commandment

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:46:16 -0500

Across America, Believers are resurrecting the exhibiting of lawn sighs that depict the Ten Commandments. So many Christians are having trouble with the fourth one, for they believe it is not valid for the Church today. If that is so why not erase it from their placards and promote just the Nine Commandments? Really?

How God Sees Me

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:44:19 -0500

When the new smoking legislation was passed, I was still a full-on smoker. The new law forced manufacturers to inform all smokers in no uncertain terms about the dangers of smoking. I didn't take much notice.

The Inspector Will Inspect Your Building Work

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:44:18 -0500

Jesus must be the foundation of our lives. We shouldn't chase after fame, money or happiness. No, Jesus must be at the centre of our lives.

Sow the Gospel

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:44:14 -0500

Find the open door where God wants you to plan the seed of the Gospel. You don't have to be afraid. God will take you by the hand. Know for sure that God will do His part and that the miracle will happen. The seed will germinate and the sprig will start to grow

First Milk, Then a Piece of Steak

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:44:12 -0500

We spent Easter Weekend with friends on the river at Swellendam. Next to us was a couple with a small baby. As I watched them I realized that I'd forgotten how much a small baby depends on his parents.

Get Off the Chair

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:44:11 -0500

Chase the own self from the chair and put your neighbour there. Live for your neighbour, because then you are living precisely according to God's will for your life. Real joy and happiness will bowl you over.

The Spirit Helps With Understanding

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:44:10 -0500

Outside the world is making a big noise and the Holy Spirit's voice is soft. Actually, everything is working against the Spirit and we must become quiet to hear the Spirit. We must realise that we must make space for the Spirit inside us. We must allow the own self to get off the chair to make space for the Holy Spirit. Then we'll experience His impact on our lives. Then we'll get to know God. Then we'll know what His will for our lives is. Then we'll be able to make a real impact on the lives of others, because we know God and we know this is precisely what He wants us to do. And all thanks to the work of the Holy Spirit inside us.

Find True Wisdom in God Only

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:41:56 -0500

Be wise and give God more space in your life. Make God a part of your life 24 hours a day. In a way this is a kind of insurance that we take out against stupid decisions.

Prizes at the Prize-Giving

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:41:28 -0500

Rather do your work to the best of your ability. Make sure that no fingers can point at you or at your work.

For the Sake of the Kingdom

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:39:44 -0500

It's not always easy to live your calling. But every child of the Lord is expected to work in the Kingdom.

Witness: God Speaks!

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:39:40 -0500

God still speaks through His Word today! We must believe this with all of our hearts. We must go to His Word with this expectation. Somewhere around the corner God will surprise you.

A True Prophet Forsaken By God? Surely Not!

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:56:39 -0500

One of the experiences of Jesus that has, for many, ruled him out of being the final Great Prophet is the story of his crucifixion. A widespread belief holds Jesus was merely one in a line of prophets and who escaped death at the last minute as God saved him by getting someone else to die in his place. Does it matter, what difference would it make between his actual death and his being swapped for someone else?

Division Leads to Tears

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 08:48:37 -0500

We miss the target so easily. It is often about me and my way of believing. Let it go and use that energy to take Jesus' message of salvation to the people out there.

God Is Busy With You

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 08:48:34 -0500

Often things happen to us that we don't understand. Sometimes we throw a little tantrum, because we feel wronged and it's not funny, because everybody has it, only we don't. Then it is time to remember this one. God is busy protecting you and equipping you. He is in the process of giving you everything you need. Even if He does it in a strange way, like through a dream, you simply have to be sensitive. And listen. God will provide everything you need. Just wait!

Blessings Pouring Down

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 08:48:31 -0500

If you are worrying about something or do not know how you will cope, or don't know where the money for the next instalment is coming from, God promises you this: He will never leave you. God will give you what you need! Just remember, this is not always everything that we want, but rather what we need.

Holy and Perfect in God's Eyes

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 08:48:28 -0500

Paul wrote to the congregation in response to the news that he had received about them. A letter addressing these irregularities and also reprimanding them. But he also teaches and encourages them and discusses those topics about which they were not clear.

Holy and Perfect in God's Eyes

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 08:48:23 -0500

Justified can be defined as follows: a state of moral perfection or flawlessness. Jesus made it so that the picture that God has of us is a perfect picture. This is where Jesus puts the sunglasses before God's eyes so that He sees only people without sin.

Bridge of Faith

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 08:48:19 -0500

We have a responsibility of faith in God. We must put energy into our relationship with God. How do you really get to know someone? Spend time with him. Walk the roads that he walks through the world, then you will understand that person's being. Then you will understand God's plans for your life. Then you will in a way experience God's awesome power in your own life. Then you will easily run across the bridge of faith.