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September 2022: Chosen to serve

September 2022: Chosen to serve

The topic of election is something that has really been on my mind. We are still inclined to think that we have been elected only to be saved at the end of time. God has chosen us, we will be saved and all the others not. But things are not that simple. Let’s take a...

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August 2022: Support

August 2022: Support

When the Israelites fought against the Amalekites, Moses went to stand on the top of a hill with the staff of God in his hands. As long as he did this, and the staff in his hands was visible to the people, Israel was winning. Whenever he lowered his hands, the tide...

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July 2022: See the beauty

July 2022: See the beauty

In Isaiah 43:19 it says: “Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Unfortunately, ugly and negative things tend to be far more apparent and easier to see than...

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June 2022: Unity

June 2022: Unity

One of Jesus’ biggest concerns is the unity of those who believe in and follow Him. He makes this very clear in His intercessory prayer in John 17. For many, unity is synonymous with uniformity: no differences, everyone is the same. In an ideal world, we ourselves are...

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May 2022: A message to all

May 2022: A message to all

Even today the Apostles, in fact, all of us, are sent by God to proclaim the gospel. The gospel is there for all people, because all suffer from sin. When Jesus read from the Torah in the synagogue in his hometown of Nazareth, he read Isaiah 61: 1–2: “The Spirit of...

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April 2022: Staying with Him

April 2022: Staying with Him

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, He had just brought the dead Lazarus back to life and thus aroused many hopes among the people. When the people noticed that He was not about to fulfil these hopes, they dropped Him like a hot potato. But not His disciples, they stayed...

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March 2022: Self-denial

March 2022: Self-denial

Lent is about to begin. Many people try to give up certain things in the weeks leading up to Easter to sharpen their senses for the things that are essential. What do we give up? Jesus once said: “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself” (Mark 8: 34)....

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February 2022: Do whatever He tells you

February 2022: Do whatever He tells you

Our earthly life is not always easy. We all have our difficulties and problems so that it is not possible to sing a cheerful alleluia every day. Yet God wants to give us deep and lasting joy in every divine service. How does He do that? Does He take away all our...

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January 2022: Together in Christ

January 2022: Together in Christ

No matter what the coming months may hold in store for us, let us focus on the day of the Lord in faith! We firmly believe that the Lord will come in order to take us to Himself. Hence our motto for 2022 is: Together in Christ. Let us examine this togetherness a...

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December 2021: Promise

December 2021: Promise

A promise is a declaration or assurance, stating a commitment to give or do something specific. Whether what has been promised is actually done is a different question. The first message for Advent, however, is: God keeps what He has promised! After the fall, He...

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November 2021: Comprehension

November 2021: Comprehension

What God does is often incomprehensible to us humans. We ask ourselves why He allows the one or other thing and does not prevent it. We do not agree with God at all. We humans also tend to overestimate ourselves and believe that we can do things better than God. Was...

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October 2021: Essential for salvation

October 2021: Essential for salvation

The question of what really matters often crops up in the course of a human life. And often the following recommendation is given: let’s concentrate on the essentials. Even the disciples had to learn this: if the message they were proclaiming was to reach the people,...

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September 2021: Representation

September 2021: Representation

When athletes take part in the Olympic Games, they also represent the country under whose flag they are competing. The symbols of the different nations are omnipresent, especially at the awards ceremonies. For many this is a huge additional motivation not only to...

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