Viewing Entries Posted In 2013

“SO THAT THEY MAY BE ONE…”

When I attended school many decades ago, one thing was sure to happen sooner or later. There would be an argument between Catholics and Protestants in the classroom.

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How to resist temptation

Satan tempted Jesus in the desert, and Jesus responded by quoting scripture (Matthew 4). However, as you have probably noticed, just quoting scripture does not make temptation go away, and...

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Radical Love

The love of God is Foolishness. Don’t blame me for saying this; blame the apostle Paul.

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Is positive thinking the answer?

‘What a wretched person I am!’  These words of anguish uttered by the apostle Paul epitomised the ongoing inner struggle between his love for God’s law and the law of...

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I am not 100% Venda

Politicians like former president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela have been quoted in South African media lamenting the rise of tribalism.

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The humble King

Studying the Bible should be like a good meal - savoured and enjoyed!Can you imagine how boring life would be if we only ate to stay alive, just gulping down...

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Cinderella and You

Will you go to the ball?Have you read Cinderella? Surely most people know the plot. A pretty young girl’s mother dies, the father marries someone else who already has two...

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Confession is it just a four-letter word?

Of course it has 10 letters, but for some Christians it might just as well be a four-letter word, that is, a swear word or an insult.

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Believing what comes naturally

Is it unnatural to believe in God? Atheists confidently claim that atheism is the only logical and natural position for a human being, unless his or her mind has been...

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The Law Love it or hate it?

Sometimes, the apostle Paul can be quite confusing.For example, Paul may say that the law is holy, righteous and good, and in another breath seems to argue that it is...

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The good samaritan revealed

One of the best parts of my job as a Regional Pastor with Grace Communion International is to visit our churches.

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LET’S TALK ABOUT OUR EMOTIONS

My wife, Debbie, and I were strolling along a Cape West Coast beachfront recently when she noticed a little red book lying on the grass verge.

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Thanks for the Bread

Dear friend,I’m writing to say thanks. I wish I could thank you personally, but I don’t know where you are.

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If I were a rich man

For those who have had the pleasure of watching the movie ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ one of the most endearing and catchy songs to emerge from it has got to...

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God is faithful

My dad always had a soft spot in his heart for the elderly and the widowed.

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MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?

It was one of the defining moments in all of history. Jesus crucified. During those approximately six hours that he hung on the cross, many memorable events took place.

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BECAUSE HE’S THERE

I’m a confirmed travelogue addict, and find myself glued to the television when fascinating, far-away places are featured.

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A Tail of Two Trees

I recently watched a video clip of a crazy dog chasing its tail. On and on he went in wild circles, faster and faster, yet never getting any closer to...

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Cloud Protection

“Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.”Romans 12:2 (NLT)I recently renewed the Internet...

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King Solomon's Mines Part 16

 

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What is so great about Jesus?

The other day I was driving home from work and noticed a newspaper poster advertising one of the main articles for that day.

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Birthday candles

One of the hardest things we as Christians have to believe is that God has forgiven us.

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Did the devil really make me do it?

It’s usually a relatively harmless or funny story that ends with “the devil made me do it.” Something you couldn’t resist – like sneaking the last slice of chocolate cake...

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When fisherman don't fish

They were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their...

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Can you believe it?

 

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Spiritual warefare and you

Rita was confused. She had been a believer for over three years, and now a leading minister in her church was telling her that she was possessed by a demon.

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Is change really possible

‘Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.’ (Romans 12:2 NIV).These are words written by St Paul to...

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Praying for Parking

Recently I joined in on a conversation between two of my friends talking about the fact that they would always pray for parking when going somewhere by car, like to...

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Faith Revisited

A year ago, I started preaching a series through the book of Hebrews. It has been an exciting journey of discovery.

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Mercy for all

 

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A heart like this

 

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Does God have an ego?

“Let’s face it; God has a big ego problem. Why do we always have to worship him?  In all the religious books I have read God proclaims himself as a...

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What rings your bell?

 

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Love story

 

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Butterfly wings

 

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A New Heart

“I will give you a new heart—I will give you new and right desires—and put a new spirit within you.

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A Study of 1 Timothy 3

Paul gives Timothy instructions about how the church should function and how to address some problems in first-century Ephesus.

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A wonderful thing

Do miracles still occur today? In fact, did they ever occur?

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Jesus is alive

If you could only listen to one song what would it be?

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I will give you my robe

But Christ without guilt … took upon himself our punishment, in order that he might thus expiate our guilt, and do away with our punishment (Augustine).

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