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Andries Combrink, our blogger and head of the Pastoral Portal, is a retired Presbyterian Minister of the Gospel. He lives in Centurion, South Africa. To teach the Word of God is his calling,  based on the Reformed tradition. 

 

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It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, 
but on every word
that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matt4:4

 
 

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For more than 10 years
I financed this
Pastoral Ministry myself.
But now I need your 
urgent financial support
to continue, boost and expand this work.

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Standard Bank, Savings Account,
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Account number: 015373126
Account holder: Combrink AJ
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By Andries on Friday, June 28, 2013 4:09:56 AM
 When you visit churches, you realise that most churches, especially “big” ones, place a lot of emphasis on worship through singing and that a common practice seemed to have developed to lead people in worship.  It consists first of all of songs of thanksgiving, followed by praise and finally worship. It seems that the extent of the success of this process is believed to be largely determined by the way the worship team leads them.  Is there still an expectation of a gracious touch of Gods Spirit left, with so much emphasis on the technique of musicians and the skill to engage emotionally with people?
By Andries on Saturday, June 22, 2013 5:33:20 AM
 In Ps. 145 David praises God for his greatness in the area of redemption.  It is redemption that David has in mind in verses 4-7:
(Ps 145:4-7) One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. (5) They will speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. 
By Andries on Monday, June 17, 2013 3:27:36 AM
 Elijah means "My God is Yahweh" meaning “I serve the LORD, the God of Israel”
In chapters 16 and 17 of the Book of 1 Kings we see the universal scope of the struggle between good and evil, light and darkness, the kingdom of God and Christ and the dominion of wickedness.

List of more recent Posts

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Merely God’s children, by his grace and love.
What is the Bible? Confession of a faithful reader.
Can you afford to follow Jesus Christ?
Joy comes from being in the presence of God.
Holy Spirit gives us the mind of Christ.
Receive hope in God when life is hard!
Living a positive and exciting life for God
Pentecost and the quest for courage
Jesus is alive and he still works in and through us.
Resurrections are rare, exciting events.
Lent teaches: Jesus is the rock on which we stand.
Our “New Day” can begin (again) during Lent.
Lent – both repentance and praise are required.

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