Jelte Numan

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The unchanging Christ in a changing world

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). The changing world The Lord has ushered in a new year and, as Rev R Bredenhof said in...

May we ask the Lord to forgive others?

We have a family ‘Whatsap’ and the day after Christmas one family member posted a “thought for the day … Job 1:5”. This text speaks of Job...

The Magi from the East and the Word of God

East and west are relative terms. Hence, when we read that the wise men, those magi, came from the east they came from east of Bethlehem. They’d...

Mixed Courtship

Ministers of the Word and elders have, over the years, stressed that young church members should not court boys and girls outside their church or a recognised...

Open the School Doors?

The early migrants who instituted the Free Reformed Churches of Australia (FRCA) and the Canadian Reformed Churches (CanRC) saw the great importance of establishing schools for the...

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Church Services – the new (ab)normal

Unsurprisingly our Canadian sister churches have also moved to live-streaming the church services. I pass on (below and slightly updated) a pertinent...

Lack Wisdom? Ask God.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given...

Pastoral Encouragement

The federal government’s decision to ban gatherings of people in public buildings has meant that churches have had to resort to livestreaming...

The coronavirus and prayer for repentance

Revelation 9:20,21 shows that the plagues God unleashes upon the world have as purpose the repentance of mankind. So, we should pray...

Psalm 91 and the Coronavirus

  “A thousand may fall at your side,And ten thousand at your right hand;But it shall not come near you…No evil shall befall...