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Assurance of Salvation

Many years ago, we planted a church in a township outside of the city of Bloemfontein, known as Bloumanda. Bloemfontein was popularly and poetically known as “the city of roses” because of the abundance of these flowers and the annual rose festival held there. The city’s Sesotho name is Mangaung, meaning “place of cheetahs”. Today, […]

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Healing

Today I was chatting with a woman whose mother has been hospitalized and is on oxygen due to COVID-19. If I understand it correctly, this mother has been ill for the past 30 years and in a frail care facility for the past 20 years. Fifteen of the seventeen patients tested positive for COVID some […]

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The Work Party

Today was the first time in over a year that I participated in a work party at a church. As you are aware, a church is no different to a house … there are always things to do. For 40 years, I have participated on many occasions, sometimes with many men and women helping, sometimes […]

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Precious in God’s Sight

I met some dear people today to arrange a funeral. The wife, daughter and her fiancé and aunt are in shock and pain because the death was extremely sudden. I am aware that so many people at this present time are in bereavement due to the loss of a loved one, friend, neighbor and colleague […]

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Prepared for Death

When you hear of deaths, often the news comes flooding. Three high-ranking officials died in two weeks. On January 6th the BaPedi king Thulare Victor Thulare III died. Yesterday, January 20th Chief Billy Mampuru died, also in Limpopo. Today, Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu died. Two died of COVID-related complications and the other of […]

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Inauguration

Today is a great day for the United States because Joe Biden has been installed as president … but the greatness of the day is shadowed by the Coronavirus pandemic, with four hundred million Americans succumbing to the virus, and the previous president Donald Trump, who was accused of inciting insurrection about two weeks ago. […]

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Holiness

Does holiness and the need for holiness ever bug you? Many surrender to Jesus as Saviour, but the last thing they want to do is to surrender to the Lordship of Jesus. They want to get into heaven, but they want to get to heaven their way and not God’s way. Why? Because God’s way […]

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Gimmicks

Have you ever confronted yourself with this question: “Why is Christianity at such a low ebb when it comes to Bible knowledge?” It is … and I’m sure you will agree with me. By lack of Bible knowledge, I am not talking about where to find a Book of the Bible, or what the Old […]

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Darkness and Death

If living with COVID-19 is not sufficient, we have to live with power outages due to Eskom’s load shedding program. We have absolutely no clue where we’re going with the Coronavirus. No one knows what is happening, as it has returned in a second wave, seemingly more aggressive than the first. Will the vaccine work? […]

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The Fling

I travelled through to Benoni for a church council meeting this morning. The roads are free flowing on a weekend, so the journey was easy and enjoyable. Yet, being so quiet, some drivers of powerful cars must have thought the open highway is license to speed. I was doing 120 kph, and these cars sped […]