Peace until the End – The Alpha & The Omega

“I am the Alpha and the Omega.” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty”. ~ Rev 1:8 AND …. so we reach the last day of the old year, through his grace.  There are many things we are ashamed of, but there are also many things we are … Continue reading

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God’s Perfect Method

    God speaks to us in many ways, but He speaks most clearly to us through His Son and through His Word.  With the Word before us, we have to look back on the road we have travelled and ‘beg is friendly light’  to illuminate the road stretching out ahead of us.  On New … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ is ALWAYS available

” …. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age ~ Matthew 28:20   One of the glorious truths of the gospel is that He is always available for his followers who need Him.  This is a comforting knowledge in these last days of the old year, when we … Continue reading

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Joyous Christianity

” … My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour …” Luke 1 46-47 Many people view their religion as a heavy and sometimes even unbearable burden.  They easily frown upon any semblance of light-heartedness in spiritual matters.  They stoop sombrely under the heavy burden of their spiritual conscience.  This … Continue reading

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Liberating (your soul)

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.   See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting ~ Psalm 139:23-24   It is that time of the year when we should take stock and examine our soul. Some prayers make … Continue reading

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The afterglow of Christmas

Each one of us experiences something of the miracle of Christmas every year, in the Christmas carols, colourful lights and in the gifts that we receive.  There should be a spirit of love and goodwill everywhere. After the song of the angels have died down, after the stars have disappeared from the skies, only then … Continue reading

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Christ is Born!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlehem It is an irrefutable historical fact that Jesus was born in Bethlehem.  Through this physical birth, God revealed Himself to all of humanity.  The fact that humanity found it hard to accept this fact does not affect the authenticity thereof. He was born in Bethlehem, more than two thousand years ago, is still being … Continue reading

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Our Choices

Our choices and focus in life determines our direction and masters we are going to serve today and God promises to keep us in peace IF … we have faith in Him above all else in heaven and earth.

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Looking Back – Looking Forward

As I have aged, I’ve become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I’ve become my own friend. I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon –  before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging. Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play on the … Continue reading

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God with US

” …… and they will call him Emmanuel” – which means, “God with us” ~ Matthew 1:23 Christmas reminds us of the fact that God is with us, so that our imperfect love may be purified.  Christmas teaches us the truth of self-sacrificing love.  Christ came to his own property and his people rejected Him. … Continue reading

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A sign of God’s Love

“This will be a sign to you:  You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger” Luke 2:12 As with the arrival of a baby in a family, thousands of people yearned for the coming of the Child of Bethlehem;  the prophets and the Old Testament believers, his parents and the … Continue reading

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Tender comfort

There is a lot of sorrow surrounding Christmas-time. Some people are gravely ill, others have to come to terms with the effects of old-age, for others Christmas will never be the same again because the family circle has disintegrated irreparably through separation or death.  There is much grief because death performs its grim task mercilessly … Continue reading

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Nature, Scripture and Flesh!

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory … ~John 1:14 Of all the ways  in which God reveals Himself to us (in nature and in the Scriptures), the revelation of God in the flesh is the most wonderful.  Christ became man! The three wise men searched for … Continue reading

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Do YOU have room for Jesus?

“In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I am going there to prepare a place for you” ~ John 14:2 And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room … Continue reading

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Are you still blind to Gods Light

“But for you who ever my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in it’s wings …” ~ Malachi 4:2 The sun shines in glory and majesty, high in the firmament, far and inaccessible in its reign. The eye cannot look at it directly without being blinded.  As the sun is, so is … Continue reading

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Jubilation, with a False Note

We must not forget the coming of Christ to our souls, to our hearts.  We dare not stop at the material appearance of Christ in the world as if this is ‘the most important event of the year’.  We must not only testify with our mouths that He came to the world to take the … Continue reading

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From the Star of Bethlehem to The Word

The wise men were initially guided by a star, but when they arrived in Jerusalem, the Word of God lit their path to Christ. In Jerusalem, everyone was expecting a King, but they did not know where to find Him.  The teachers of the law were reflecting on the meaning of the Word of God. … Continue reading

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Christmas: The Christ Child

At Christmas-time we all become children once again. (Well, I do ….) In our hearts we relive the timeless adventure of unquestioned faith, where all things are immediately possible and where the child Jesus is in the centre of everything.  The stable is transformed into a palace and kings from the east kneel in worship … Continue reading

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A Child of ‘The King’

There is a world of difference between confessing that you are a child of God and living a life as child of God.  Many people profess faith and yet live in constant fear.  They suffer from a destructive sense of inferiority and they are unable to deal with life’s problems.  There is such a gap … Continue reading

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The promise of a new life

A long time ago the royal house of David stood in the centre of the entire country like a proud tree-trunk with a high top.  All of this beauty was felled in the fullness of time.  The house of David was dilapidated and its glory had wained.  All that remained was to be found in … Continue reading

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Close to God – The reason for the Season

Christmas-time (the month of December) is Advent-time! The term “advent” derives from the Latin word “adventuske”, which means “arrival” or “appearance”.  In the terminology of the general church it is used to refer to the four weeks preceding Christmas:  the joyous time when we commemorate the coming of Christ to this world of Humanity.  The … Continue reading

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The gospel in a nutshell

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life“ ~ John 3:16 Jesus Christ had an exceptional ability to express the gospel in the simplest terms possible so that even the simplest person could understand it, and yet, … Continue reading

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You are watched .. continually ..

  Unless you are a hermit, you constantly live under the scrutiny of many people.  You are part of a family circle or of a business world in which you deal with different kinds of people.  You live as part of a community and you many even be part of a sports group.  Wherever you … Continue reading

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