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The Rev Andries Combrink is a 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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 Advent and Christmas
are not sentimental feasts
around a helpless babe.
They proclaim: The King was born!
The King conquers!
The King is coming! The King is coming indeed!"

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Author: Andries Created: Saturday, March 09, 2013 5:57:44 AM
Devotional thoughts for most days, for those who depend on the grace and mercy of God in Jesus Christ. These thoughts are Bible based and inspired by my Reformed tradition.
By Andries on Sunday, October 04, 2015 3:13:50 AM

James asks an important question. What causes fights and quarrels among you? It is certainly a relevant question. It is as relevant today as it was when James wrote his letter.   There is an attack om marriages!  On family relationships!  Amongst friends and comrades!  There even are a variety of conflicts within churches!    Conflict may be one of the biggest causes of emotional distress:   Fear, feelings of inferiority, loneliness, lack of purpose and grateful, joyful living!   Conflicts of various kinds may be one of the main causes of depression and burn-out! 

By Andries on Friday, September 11, 2015 4:02:31 AM
It is, by God’s grace, our birthright and our inheritance to know that although I am in need of salvation, I am redeemed in and through Jesus, my Lord.  
By Andries on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 4:27:49 AM
Disappointment is often what lies at the heart of depression: We have had certain expectations and reality did not come to the party. If this is intense or happens repeatedly, it can affect our emotions, appetites, sleep and quality of life. 
By Andries on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 5:08:53 AM
 A second narrative of Jesus multiplying bread and fish to feed 4000 men plus women and children, is found in Matthew 15: 29 – 39.
 
By Andries on Sunday, August 09, 2015 4:41:36 AM
2 Cor 5:  21:  God made him who had no sin, to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
  
By Andries on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:36:51 AM
Jesus gave us a clear command when he said that we must “do this in remembrance of him.”  To stay away from the Lord’s table, without any reason, or rather good reason, is to shun the Lord and his plan and intention to comfort us and build us up in our holy faith at his table!  It is the Lord who invites, no, urges us, to share in this means of his grace. 
By Andries on Thursday, July 30, 2015 4:58:13 AM
The Word of God praises the role of the mind as an essential part of doing what is right and our growing through sanctification. Our faith emphasises the truth that how we behave and what we think (believe) influence each other. What we think and believe and what we do, act on each other.  
By Andries on Friday, July 17, 2015 1:58:37 AM
Excuses cannot redeem us from what angers God. 
By Andries on Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:12:49 AM
Firstly that God will in grace receive all who repent of their sins, to partake of the Supper of our Lord Jesus Christ. And even when we realise that we are still weak and find it hard to live according to God’s will and law, we accept in faith that our human nature cannot prevent us to receive the food that Jesus, our Host at the table, wishes to share with us. 
By Andries on Monday, June 01, 2015 4:11:59 AM
By baptism in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, we are ordained into fellowship and service of the most Holy Trinity!   (Matt. 28: 16 – 20) 

List of more recent Posts

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The Season of Advent is also about Peace!
Celebrating Christ the King.
Where shall we go – and what shall we eat?
Prayer can change everything
Celebrating Reformation Day, 31 October
The Great Commission – saying YES to Jesus.
The Great Commission: We are God’s ambassadors!
Celebrate Jesus, our King, Lord and Redeemer.
Jesus, Redeemer of the bruised!
The powerful Gospel stored in jars of clay.
True Freedom – to be free as a Child of God.
August is women’s month.
We clearly cannot remain silent.
Our battles belong to the Lord.
Repent!
Receive a new life through the living Word.
Always reflect when you engage with God.
Remember the power of prayer

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