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September 13, 2019

Imitating Jesus' leadership style

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We look forward to the time, according to the Scriptures, when we will do what we have been called to become – kings and priests (civil and religious leaders) in the Kingdom of God (Revelation 5:10). (more…)

August 30, 2019

If you could make a wish

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If you could chose whatever you want for this life, what would you choose? (more…)

August 16, 2019

Our "high calling" together

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Do we appreciate the calling God has given to all His firstfruits? We are all called to be part of team to serve with our Lord and Master Jesus Christ. (more…)

August 9, 2019

Can you make a difference?

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During the Second World War the situation was hopeless for many in the Third Reich. Those who rebelled against the Nazi party were mercilessly punished. But there was one man who got away with it. His name was Albert. He lived in Austria. (more…)

July 26, 2019

Do you have a "doctrinal drawer?"

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You probably have never heard of a "doctrinal drawer." But all Christians need one in their walk with God – and one another. (more…)

July 12, 2019

"Self-praise stinks"

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"Eigenlob stinkt" — that's what a German proverb says. It may not only stink, it also does not promote harmony within our Christian fellowship. (more…)

July 5, 2019

Between the festival seasons

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Last month Pentecost marked the end of the spring festival season. The autumn festivals are now three months away. As we know, Feast of Trumpets symbolizes the return of Jesus Christ. Pentecost commemorates the day when the New Testament Church began. How do we "bridge" the time — symbolically speaking — between the festival seasons? (more…)

June 28, 2019

Dying for someone else

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In early June the news media in the state of Iowa hailed a 33 year old father a hero after he saved his daughter from an attack dog that had mauled her. The police were called to the house, and when they arrived, they found the father lying on his back in the front yard as the dog attacked him after he had gotten the dog off his daughter. The attack dog had locked his bite on the father and would not let go, so the police had to use their pistols to free the man from the dog's grip. (more…)

June 21, 2019

Being "one": Honoring God

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Are we in the church "one" as Jesus and His heavenly Father are? Jesus Christ set us an example of being "one" and showed us how we can be "one" with another and work well with others as He and His Father did — and do. (more…)

June 14, 2019

Preaching the gospel: sowing the seed

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Just a few days ago on Pentecost we were reminded of the birth of the New Testament church. With the outpouring of the holy spirit God fulfilled Jesus’ promise to His disciples. Jesus had told them that they would receive "power from on high" (Luke 24:49). Shortly before His ascension to heaven, just ten days before Pentecost, Jesus associated this power with the preaching of the gospel (Acts 1:6-8). (more…)

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