Viewing Entries Posted In 2013

Scripture: God’s Gift – Part 3

Guidelines for approaching Scripture reverently with prayer by faith Since, as we have been discussing, Scripture is the gift of God, where God has graciously promised to speak to us through...

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“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).

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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.

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King Solomon’s Mines - Part 17

What is the theme, motto and key thought of the book of Proverbs? What is the very heart of our walk with God revealed to us in the book of...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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King Solomon's Mines Part 16

Recently I visited my childhood home and school. The memories came flooding back, and I found myself longing for some of those “good old days”.

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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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Scripture: Gods Gift - Part 2

In the first article on Scripture (Face to Face vol. 5 no. 3), we considered how Scripture is a gift of the living and speaking God.

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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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