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Instruments in His hand

July 3, 2018 - 5:48 pm in Meditations

Throughout the history of the church, Christ has worked faith in His people and used the simple obedience of members of his church— sometimes even through political functions—to further His church gathering work and the glory of God’s name. The end of…

Colonists with Heavenly Citizenship

June 1, 2018 - 5:57 pm in Meditations

“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ…” (Phil. 3:20) When Christ ascended into…

He who is unjust …

April 7, 2018 - 11:13 am in Meditations

He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy,…

“You do not answer”

March 29, 2018 - 10:17 am in Meditations

Can you imagine anything worse than crying out to God in distress, in anxiety and fear, and receiving no answer? There is nothing a believer can imagine as being more terrible than to be shunned by God. King Saul experienced it just before he was killed in…

The battle is the Lord’s

February 14, 2018 - 12:26 pm in Daily Life, Meditations

There is a tendency for church members to think that if only we had more numbers we could really achieve something for God’s kingdom. This sentiment is so strong that members will engage in political and social activities with Christians from various churches…

The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord.

January 3, 2018 - 12:00 pm in Meditations

The news media expresses concern about what 2018 will bring in international relations. The ABC quotes North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un saying he has nuclear missiles covering the USA and that “the button is on his desk”.[i] The Australian newspaper…

What do we go by?

November 25, 2017 - 11:42 am in Daily Life, Meditations

Ted Richards loves parrots.  Ted is a lonely man who knows almost nobody. He does not know whether his parents are still alive. For years he's had no contact with them. He only has contact with two other people.  At some point in his life he decides that…

No Partiality

October 21, 2017 - 1:03 pm in Church doctrine, Meditations

A wealthy, well-dressed dignified man in fine clothes and wearing gold rings comes into church. The sexton respectfully ushers him in and gives him a seat in a place of honour. Then a poor humble man in old, stained clothes comes in. The sexton tells him to…

Two Communities

October 14, 2017 - 9:52 am in Meditations, Uncategorized

“No one likes be made an object of ridicule. No one likes to be hated and attacked. People were made by God to live in communion and we instinctively seek that,” says Rev J Kroeze in a recent meditation on Hebrews 10:32-39. But after our fall into sin,…

No Coalition in Denial of Antithesis

October 7, 2017 - 11:52 am in Church History, Meditations

In 1946, two years after the church Liberation of 1944, K Schilder published the following meditation (here translated). [i] It has a context. The ‘synodical’ churches, which had suspended and deposed faithful people because they refused to teach Kuyper’s…