"Count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations. Knowing that the trying of your faith worketh patience." - Jas_1:2-3. WE ARE bidden to count our trials as pure Joy, since our patient endurance leads ultimately to the finished product of a holy character. All the trials and afflictions that beset us are seen … Continue reading Joy in the Hour of Trial.
He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy. - Proverbs 14:21 God has been so gracious to us! Think of all the different ways he has blessed us - some financially, others with great opportunities for service, others with deep personal relationships that are eternal, and for all … Continue reading God has been so gracious to us!
Sowat twaalf jaar gelede het ek gestaan en kyk hoe my studente die klas instap vir hulle eerste lesing van Die Teologie Van Geloof. Daar het ek vir die eerste keer vir Tommy gesien. Ek het my oë geknip om seker te maak ek sien reg: hy was besig om sy lang hare te kam … Continue reading Maar Hy sal JOU vind.
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’” (Isa_52:7) Thank you, Paul. And thank you all for you enthusiastic applause. We always open with Brother James, because if you can endure his … Continue reading The Good News of God’s Empowering Presence
How Deep The Father’s Love For Us
If a truth is unpopular, often it is a sign that it calls for our closer scrutiny of why it may be unpopular. Is it because it is not truth? Or, more importantly, is it because it causes a general discomfort in many? If it is discomforting, it begs our investigation into WHY do so many find it uncomfortable? Often we find that it is discomforting because so many prefer anything that makes them feel good over truth. Even if it is a false sense of well-being. The burgeoning drug/alcohol culture bears witness. -g.w
What does ‘Many are called but few are chosen’ in Matthew 22:14 mean?”
This statement is the conclusion to the Parable of the Wedding Feast. Jesus spoke this parable to show what the kingdom of heaven will be like when the end of the age comes. In the…
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Lord, all my desire is before You; and my sighing is not hidden from You. My iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. § O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? The whole creation groans and labors with … Continue reading We who are in this tent groan, being burdened.
Galatians 2:20 NIV We live in a time of commitment-phobia. We want to get as much as we can while giving back as little as possible. We want to be there for others in good times but not bad ones. And our lack of commitment is reflected in the statistics. The marriage rate is down … Continue reading Radical commitment
"And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life." - 2 Kings 25:30 Jehoiachin was not sent away from the king's palace with a store to last him for months, but his provision was given him as a daily pension. … Continue reading We have a sure portion
“Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!” - Ps 66:5 NIV To understand the greatness of God, Christian believers need to be aware of what other religions were about in Biblical times. Most of them created gods with mythical stories about their doings. They used images carved from wood so that … Continue reading The GOD Who Does Things
Charles Blondin was ’n baie bekende Franse balanseer kunstenaar. Hy was die eerste persoon wat in 1860 op ’n tou oor die 340 meter Niagara valle geloop het. Amper 50 meter in die lug het hy ’n paar keer heen en weer geloop. Elke keer met ’n groter uitdaging: op stelte, op ’n fiets, in … Continue reading Om in die kruiwa in te klim