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The Rev Andries Combrink is a Presbyterian Minister of the Gospel. He lives in Centurion, South Africa.  He is amongst others a blogger and lyrics writer. To teach the Word of God is his calling,  based on the Reformed tradition. 

 

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John 8:31-32 Jesus said, “If you continue in
My word, you really are My disciples.
You will know the truth,
and the truth will set you free."

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Author: Andries Created: Saturday, March 09, 2013 3:57:44 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 Monday, December 28, 2015 7:20:00 PM
In Church tradition, where the birth of Christ is celebrated on December 25, the visit of the Wise Men is celebrated on January 6, and it is called the Feast of Epiphany – where epiphany means enlightenment and revelation.
This feast had been celebrated for a long time before the Church decided to remember the birthday of Jesus on 25 December. 
By Andries on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 3:52:30 PM
There is a lot of lip service paid to Christ during the Festive Season.   As the time for the holidays approaches, most people begin to have Christmas parties, celebrating in the name of Christmas and even sing Christmas carols. Celebrities who would usually never say the Name of Christ – except when swearing - enthusiastically sing his birthday songs on prime time TV. And after the Season is over, continue to act as if nothing significant happened. 
By Andries on Thursday, December 10, 2015 3:12:26 AM
I find it hard to focus on joy and gladness right now!  Deep concerns about the way our country’s finances is managed, the plummeting of hope that our politicians will be wise and good in handling anger and despondency as a result of poverty and hunger, inequality and corruption – and many other issues - cloud my vision of a congregation passionately singing “Joy to the world, the Lord is come”, with sincerity! 
By Andries on Wednesday, December 09, 2015 4:34:34 AM
Rev 12:12:  Therefore rejoice you heavens and you who dwell in them!
But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.
By Andries on Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:11:31 PM
Jewish believers always greeted each other with the word “shalom” which means peace and they wanted to say – may the peace of God be with you.  And the prophet Isaiah in chapter 9 calls the awaited Messiah amongst other titles “the Prince of peace”!

By Andries on Friday, November 27, 2015 11:27:55 PM
 First Advent Sunday: Lighting the candle of hope.  

 

By Andries on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 1:50:30 AM
We must know that people have to, and try to touch Jesus.  It is not always so visible, so obvious.  They may say quite the opposite.   But people need God and the power of God in their lives.  The only way that the Bible shows us to receive and live by the power of God, is to touch Jesus.  This means, to have an intimate relationship with him. 
By Andries on Monday, November 09, 2015 3:16:14 AM
Psalm 73: 26: “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”  My flesh and my heart may fail" defines despondency, meaning an experience of failure, unhappiness, sadness, hopelessness and misery. 
 
By Andries on Monday, November 02, 2015 1:02:14 AM
The good news about God’s supernatural interventions begins by the Gospel telling us about the death of Christ. The Gospel teaches that Christ died in our place and for our benefit and victory.

 

By Andries on Sunday, October 04, 2015 1:13:50 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! 

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