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Marriage Covenant

The Marriage Covenant

“The strength of a nation lies in the houses of its people” —Abraham LincolnThe Hebrew word for covenant is beriyth, which means “a solemn agreement with binding force.” Though its etymology is uncertain, beriyth may come from a root word meaning “to cut.” The connotation is that of a cutting of the flesh causing blood to flow out; thus…

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God favours the not-good-enough

God favors the not-the-good-enough! David was not Samuel’s first choice. (1 Sam 16) Paul reminds the church in Corinth, “Not too many wise and noble” (1 Cor 1:26) The disciples Jesus chose did not make the mark of the Rabbi’s who would visit every town, searching for possible young candidates to follow in their…

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Eternal Perspectives – Eternal Judgement

Eternal judgment is one of the basic doctrines of the church of God. Hebrews 6:1-2. Eternal judgment is equal in importance to repentance, faith, baptism, etc. Webster’s New World Dictionary defines judgment as “a legal decision, order or sentence given by a judge.” In eternal judgment, God decides a person’s reward or punishment for all eternity…

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Eternal Perspectives – Generations

ETERNAL GENERATIONAL MULTIPLICATIONGod’s grace is always in the now. (Every day has its own trouble Mat 6:34 His mercies are new every morning Lam 3:22-23) The truth is a paradox where two opposing truths are equal in value and importance. The opposite truth to living in the now is focusing on eternity.  We are living…

Marriage Covenant

Hou verhoudings heilig deur die Leiding vd Heilige Gees

Ek is met ’n man getroud wat regtig die 1 Kor 13 pad van die liefde stap. In ons bediening het ek dit al telkemale beleef (hy is geduldig, vriendelik en soms uiters lankmoedig)l. En dit het my tot die besef laat kom, ons stap nie graag weg van mense nie, maar hulle kan (vir watter rede ook al…

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What to do when God feels distant

We all regularly experience moments where God feels distant. There is a difference between sin and sins. Ultimately sin is our arrogance to break relationship and union with God, thinking we can live without Him. Sins are the things we do as a result of a broken relationship. But we have made peace with God through Christ Jesus. Rom 5…

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WALK – Holiness, poverty, and relationship-reform

Caring for the Poor, Biblical Mandate: Summery of “When helping hurts” How to alleviate poverty without hurting the poor and yourself. Steve CorbettWhat was the focus of Jesus’ Ministry? Luke 4:17–21 NKJVAnd He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written…

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STAND – Resurrected into a new Life in Christ

Elijah – stood for justice but most of all he was a prophet calling his people from backsliding to devotion and holiness unto God. Often he laments; “GOD I am standing alone”When studying this passage it becomes clear that this wonderful miracle of God vindicating his faith was initiated by God. ‘Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people…