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Can We Fully Know Jesus Alone?

Over the last few days I have been re-reading part of Timothy Keller’s great book, “Prayer”, focusing particularly on his chapter entitled “The Prayer of Prayers”. As you would expect, it’s about the Lord’s Prayer.

Keller reminds us that the Lord’s Prayer was given to us in plural form. We ask God to give us what we need, meaning that, as much as possible, “the prayers of Christians ought to be public . . . to the advancement of the believers’ fellowship.”

Eternal Legacies

Eternal legacies

You only get one shot at life. There are simply no re-starts. And when the end of your life on earth has come, people will attend your funeral and they will remember you for who you were and what you did. You will leave a legacy.

Redemption-tinted Spectacles

Redemption-tinted Spectacles

There are many different reactions when bad things happen. Many become angry because of the sheer injustice present. Some become frustrated with a seemingly endless run of evil in the world. Still others feel depressed from the overwhelming helplessness felt in such situations. Whatever the response, I’m sure we can agree that most of the time we get it wrong. We fail to respond in a Godly and Biblical way.

Healthy Marriages

5 Common Causes of Marriage Breakdowns

One of the most common problems that we see at the counselling centre are people who are struggling with their marriages. Marriages are under increasing pressure, and there are a number of reasons for this.

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Wait Patiently

“Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him…” (Psalm 37:7)

We were warned, before coming back to South Africa, that starting up OMF Southern Africa (OMF ZA) would be slow. We were told to take it slow, not be too hard on ourselves, to allow ourselves time, even as long as 18 months to settle. They said that if we were busy in the beginning it may just be “busy” work, not kingdom work.

Significant Community

Earlier this year in our Basic Training series I quoted John Stott on the subject of community: