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Test Your Bible knowledge BIBLICAL JOURNEYS
See how many of these you can fill in before checking the answers on page 69. After you test yourself, try reading the questions aloud to a friend or family member and see how they do! 1. Where in Galilee did the wedding take place at which Jesus
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2021 Hope for the New Year
2 may have turned out differently to what you u had had initially planned as the Covid pandemic caused a major major disruption in our lives, providing challenges to countless ntless people around the world. As we begin this new year, let’s refocus o
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About The Programme
While serving as a missionary in Senegal, the programme author, Paul Bramsen, saw the opportunity to build a bridge between the Old Testament prophets and the coming of Jesus Christ. He developed 100 radio programmes, 15 minutes each, that take the l
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Pooch Parables
Ican’t claim to have tasted dog food, but I suspect that it is a little bland because whenever Sandy gets a taste of my cooking, which is well salted, or I slip her a piece of biltong, she gobbles it up. I have also noticed that when I return from an
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Humpty Dumpty and Hermeneutics
At first glance, this brief dialogue above from Alice in Wonderland may seem to be word games from the mind of Lewis Carrol. Unfortunately, however, we’re living in that reality. Postmodern philosophers and linguists tell us “there are no absolute tr
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From Professional & Missionary to RESEARCHER
Many any years years ago ago, , God G told M me me that that He He d did not want want me me bearin bearing office in in any any denomination denomination as as He was going going to to use use me me interdenomi interd - nationally nationally. . Duri
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Unusual Experiences with Animals
We are missionaries waiting to acquire land in Botswana for God’s purposes. Towards the end of 2020 when we were finally granted permission to cross the border into Botswana, which was closed to the public, we were overjoyed. On arrival we self-isola
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CHARACTERS OF THE BIBLE Lot
By the time you read this character profile, many of you have already had New Year’s resolutions made and broken. Perhaps you wanted to exercise more, or lose weight, or read through the Bible in a year. But the initial exuberance of the new year gav
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CANCER Suggestions For Effective Treatment
Why is cancer such a big health problem in our society today? Statistics show that one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer. Throughout my book, Go Natural, I repeatedly point out the exponential exposure to carcinogenic (cancer-causing) mod
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It Is For Freedom That Christ Has Set Us Free
The Holy Spirit recently reminded me that “it is for freedom that Christ has set us free” – Galatians 5:1, NIV. This reminder came after I witnessed cameras being installed high on the corner of an intersection near my home. Driving a further 1km dow
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How Amazing is God’s Grace A New Life! A New Start!
Mourriso was a third generation Rastafarian. Born into a strong Rastafarian family and culture, all Mourriso knew was a strong brotherhood between the men. His hair was never cut, as he was sworn into this lifestyle. With an absent father and mother,
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Sodom And Gomorrah As Examples Of Judgement
God’s judgement of Sodom and Gomorrah is one of the most-used ed examples of judgement in the Bible. It is used to speak against foreign nations like when Isaiah declares God’s judgement over Babylon (Isa 13:19) and Zephaniah over Moab and Ammon (Zep
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Are We Called To Be LIBERAL Or CONSERVATIVE Christians?
In the run up to the 2020 USA elections, I became increasingly puzzled by terminologies that started bombarding the internet. The Body of Yahshua was divided into “Conservative” and “Liberal” Christian camps. I tried to search the scriptures to get b
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How Well Do You Know The Word Of God?
A preacher was talking with a man when he asked him, “Do you know the Bible?”The man said, “Yes, sir.” He said, “What part of the Bible do you know the best?” The man said, “The story of the Good Samaritan.”The preacher said, “Tell me that story.” Th
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Part l THE OTHER SIDE
Have you ever had the question throbbing in your mind of how to get to the other side of a crisis? It doesn’t matter how big or small the crisis may seem to those around you, it consumes your thoughts and time and swallows your peace for an unwelcome
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Joy! News
Scan this QR code on your smartphone to sign up to our newsletters Over 300 300 3 Ethiopian Jewish immigrants arrived in Israel last month, many of them kissing the ground in thanks when they came off the plane at Ben-Gurion International Airport.
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Salvation Prayer
Jesus, I believe that You died on the Cross for me. There You were wounded for my transgressions, You were bruised for my iniquities; and the punishment for my peace was upon You. I have been like a lost sheep, I have turned to my own way, but I beli
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Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for revealing Your thoughts and Your ways to us. Thank you for giving us Your Word, written on the pages of the Bible, so that we can read it, study it, meditate on it, and learn more about You. Men and women have been martyred to make su
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THE BOOK OF REVELATION REVEALED Part VI – Thyatira
The fourth church of Revelation is Thyatira (Rev 2:18 – 29). The Thyatira-style church is a busy, active church. Something is happening in this church every day of the week, and it is filled with active programmes. Jesus praises this church for its l
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5 Steps Of Growth In 2021
In this column Mark Hewett, CEO of Legion of Lions, will answer five key business questions. The first two questions are covered in this issue and the last three will be addressed next month: • What should be our readers’ approach to 2021 for their
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Xhosa
Yesu, ndiyakholwa ukuba wandifela emnqamlezweni. Apho walinyazwa ngenxa yeziphoso zam, Walinyazwa ngenxa yobubi bam, ubetho loxolelo lwam lube phezu kwakho. Ndifana nemvu elahlekileyo, ndiye ndalahleka, kodwa ndiyakholwa ukuba uThixo walibeka phezu k
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Ask Val
I am a widow and very lonely. I have met someone but if we marry, I will lose my pension. May we live together under the circumstances without a formal marriage legalised by the State? We are both believers. A. The Bible is clear that ‘fornication’
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What is God Saying?
2021 is the beginning of a completely new year for those who follow the Gregorian calendar. God reveals His plans and purposes to us for preparation, warning, and adjustment. 2021 will not ease the pandemic, which has changed the course of our nation
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God's Wrath For Sin Made Known In The Gospel
Over the last few issues we’ve been working through Romans 1. So far we’ve learnt this: all people know about God through the witness of creation, and all people have a sense of the wrath and coming judgement of God through the witness of conscience.
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So Many Plans, So Little God
What is it that distinguishes disciples of Christ from the world in how we approach a New Year? God Himself. Truth be told however, we often look to the pundits and influencers as they gaze into the crystal ball of future trends. Alternatively, we sp
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Amir Tsarfati Sharing God’s Plan for the End Times
A respected authority on Israel, the Middle East and Bible prophecy, Amir Tsarfati has seen his ministry expand globally over the last decade. Amir joined the Israeli army in 1990 and underwent basic training during the first Gulf War. He served almo
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Midgey's Moments
A happy and blessed New Year to you all! I expect that many of you will be wondering what 2021 will be like after 2020? My Arnie (Aunty Trish) told me that there are many encouraging and inspiring verses in the Bible for a new year, or new beginning
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Jesus Is Coming Back Soon! Are You Ready ?
Happy 2021! 2020 was such a historical year and now we find ourselves es facing facing this this new new year year. . Uncertainty U Uncertainty has has abounded abounded but we have this certainty: Jesus Christ is coming back soon. There are re three
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Married to Miriam for 25 years • They have 4 children: Ariel (23), Maayan (21), Elad (15) , Eilon (7) • Amir has been a believer for 30 years • His favourite Scripture is: Exodus 33:13, “If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I
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