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Into Passion Week (Part 4)

The abuse of people arrested carries uncomfortable memories of what happened during Apartheid Polices’ use of the wet blanket / electric shock treatment … and if the allegations are true, the same thing happens today. If the allegation are true of what the Russians troops are accused of in the Ukraine, it is nothing short […]

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Into Passion Week (Part 3)

I have not studied law. I am not an attorney nor am I a court judge … but having glimpses of our past president wanting “his day in court” and being granted it, he has, over a lengthy period tried every trick in the law book to either delay the trial or have it removed […]

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Into Passion Week (Part 2)

A number of great Evangelicals from the early Reformation Days, into the Puritan Days and when George Whitefield ministered, would sing hymns and pray after a meal. I wonder whether they took their cue from the Lord Jesus and His disciples. After the “Last Supper” they sang a hymn: Mt 26:30 When they had sung a […]

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Into Passion Week (Part 1)

As we enter into the “passion week” with tomorrow being “Palm Sunday”, I thought we ought to look at a few Scriptures leading up to, and including Jesus’ brutal death and miraculous resurrection. Permit me to say that the concept of “Easter” is pagan. Be it the Easter Bunny, Hot Cross Buns, Chickens and Easter […]

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The Beatitudes (Part 12)

The intention of Jesus as He preaches the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chapter 5 to 7, is to hit hard. No one then and no one today can walk away from this teaching and not have had the finger of God pointed towards them. No one! As the beatitudes progress in chapter 5, […]

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The Beatitudes (Part 11)

Many people are persecuted for a host of different reasons. It has been like this since man was banished from the Garden and it continues today. In 2020 the “World Watch List” provided an assessment of 50 countries where Christianity faces the most severe types of persecution. At the very top of the list where […]

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The Beatitudes (Part 10)

Like it or not, Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk were peacemakers. Certainly they had negotiators assisting them, but as opposing leaders they saw beyond themselves and their political groupings to a people and a nation that were literally on the verge of war. I am aware how many people from my ethnicity feared 1990 […]

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The Beatitudes (Part 9)

Not many Christians realize how serious God is with what He permits His people to do and what He bans us from doing. Have you ever wondered why God gave us a Bible? Yes … it was to reveal His Rescue Plan in Jesus Christ. He did this over thousands of years. But why the […]

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The Beatitudes (Part 8)

The late American singer who was blind, Roy Orbison sang a song known as “Pretty Woman”. At the end of the first verse he uses the word mercy … “Pretty woman, walkin’ down the street. Pretty woman the kind I like to meet. Pretty woman I don’t believe you, you’re not the truth. No one […]

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The Beatitudes (Part 7)

Contrary to the way the world thinks and works, we find God thinking and working differently in the Bible. I don’t know the history of your life and neither do you know mine, so let me say that I have never been hungry and thirsty in my life! Yes I have been hungry for the […]