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Past, Present, Future

As a child, we as a family went on one holiday. I was 4 years old when dad took mom, my sister and myself from Cape Town to Florida, Johannesburg by train to visit my uncle (dad’s brother) and his wife. Picture a four year-old farm boy jailed in a small four-sleeper compartment for two […]

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Christian Relationships

Relationships are always challenging because at some stage or the other something goes wrong … and the reason is that when you put two or more sinners together there will always be friction of some sort and at some stage. Look around the world as you read newspapers and magazines and watch TV news. See […]

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Fishing

Those who grew up during the “Depression” (August 1929 to March 1933) and lived through the Second World War (1 September 1939 to 2 September 1945) knew what survival was all about. Both periods were extremely hard financially, emotionally and relationally. During these periods people would have to supplement their income or create an income […]

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The Name Christian

I was quite interested in two articles today that have a serious note as well as a humorous touch. The first one relates to Springbok and Lions rugby star, Elton Jantjies. Let me say straight away that I think Elton is a great player and also a reserved and respectable man as far as I […]

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Themes of Colossians

If you have the time now and then, it might a great idea to read through a sort book of the Bible and collect the themes it addresses. Naturally it will help you get a handle on the Book’s main message and the subsidiary messages that flow from the primary message. I want to consider […]

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Remembering Your Salvation

As followers of the Lord Jesus we need to be very cautious that we don’t be familiar with our salvation. By this, I mean that once we are saved we are so excited about the new life that we can’t talk enough about what Jesus has done for us … and then after a season, […]

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Devotionals Seven Precious Blessings for the Believer

Glory with Christ Jesus

We have considered six of the Seven Precious Blessings for the Believer. They are Salvation, Forgiveness, Justification, Peace, Eternal Life, and the Sealing of the Holy Spirit. The seventh is “Glory with Christ Jesus”. The whole Bible and the Gospel’s benefits will all be void if the promise of glory was just a pipe dream. […]

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Devotionals Seven Precious Blessings for the Believer

The Sealing of the Holy Spirit

In considering the Seven Precious Blessings for the Believer, we have dealt with five so far. Salvation, Forgiveness, Justification, Peace, and Eternal Life. Today we deal with “the Sealing of the Holy Spirit”. As you grow and mature in Christ, so these blessings become more and more precious because you know you cannot take your […]

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Devotionals Seven Precious Blessings for the Believer

Eternal Life

I wanted to ask a question about whether you are happy as a Christian, but decided to make a statement rather. As a Christian, you are happy in Jesus because of the radical change that has taken place! He saved you, forgiving you of all your sins, justifying you before His Father so that legally […]

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Justified

In our short series of Daily Notes on the Seven Precious Blessings for the Believer, we have considered the fact that a believer is saved and forgiven. Both these studies ought to generate tremendous joy within the heart of the believer because we are now right with God and our sin will never be held […]