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Greatness in God’s Kingdom

Preachers have different styles of presenting their material to congregants. Whilst it is true that not all preachers are called to preach, the first visible aspect of preaching must be the call of God with the Spirit’s anointing. The greatest work in all the world is to present God’s Word before people. There is nothing […]

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Faithful to Fulfil

How faithful are you to the promises you make? The sad reality is that so often we fail. We make promises and mean them … and mostly want to see them realized but there are times when we either forget the promise or can’t get to seeing it through to the end. I recall three […]

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Idols of Israel

Swaziland is a small country, situated within the borders of South Africa. Everything in the country is about the king. After independence from Britain in 1968, King Sobhuza II dissolved parliament and repealed the constitution. From then, he made all decisions relating to the country’s economy, justice system and education. In his opinion, political parties, […]

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Kings of Israel

There are many eventful days in your life. We experienced one today. Our shipment arrived from South Africa. The truck was to arrive between 9 and 10am … it was here before 8.30am. The crew removed all our goods from the container, placed it in the driveway, checked it, carried it into the house, had […]

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Judges of Israel

Relocating to a new country has many exciting aspects … one of which is that everything starts anew. Although, transferring money from one country to another has proved challenging. Mistakes have been made, slowing down the process. At the bank where an account was opened, some mistakes were made as to my name, as well […]

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A Sermon from the Bible

The sermon today at our Church was given by a young married man, who is a student at seminary and an intern at a Church some 20 minutes away. He started off in the US Marines, and used his suffering during basic training as his opening illustration as he preached on suffering God’s discipline, for […]

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Speak

It is seldom today that when you visit a Church you will be invited to speak to the congregation, especially if you are a stranger to them and have never set foot in that Church before. Years ago, a stranger came into one of our Sunday night services. This was about two months into my […]

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Conflict

I have yet to see a Church or a pastoral team where there are no interpersonal conflicts. I know this ought not to be the case because Jesus requires a “holy, united” Church and pastoral team, but the reality is that indwelling sin causes us to become selfish, demanding, arrogant and lose focus on the […]

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Opening Up the Word

I was pushed a little to return to Church because according to my wife, our eldest son (then our only child) needed to attend Sunday School. My wife came from a Roman Catholic background. What did she know about Sunday School? She never attended Sunday School and when I met her, she was “a non-practicing […]

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Remedial Action

When I was a child at school, they had remedial classes for the children who did not achieve a certain standard in a particular subject. The intention was three fold. (i) Punishment … most children who landed up in the remedial class after school could do better but would not. (ii) Correction … this class […]