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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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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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this Pastoral Ministry myself.
But now I need your 
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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 Wednesday, February 03, 2016 5:15:59 AM
 It is no longer I that liveth
but Christ that liveth in me.
He lives, He lives,
Jesus is alive in me.
It is no longer I that liveth
but Christ that liveth in me
.

By Andries on Thursday, January 14, 2016 2:13:24 AM
We need to admit what we feel. Denial of our feelings will simply suppress them and not allow us to deal with them in a healthy way. Even if we try to suppress our emotions, it will eventually surface again and then it could return in destructive outcomes. 
By Andries on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 2:28:55 AM
We all know that both positive and destructive emotions are part of being us and being human. Joy, pleasure, love, pity, compassion and optimism are positive, motivating experiences. Loneliness, confusion, sadness, despair, anxiety, anger, and even hatred are destructive emotions and can ruin lives if not dealt with positively. 
By Andries on Saturday, January 09, 2016 3:46:30 AM
The five things that make a good church leader, written by the Rev Sue Washburn, bi-vocational minister at Reunion Presbyterian Church in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania  (slightly South-Africanised!)

By Andries on Thursday, December 10, 2015 5:12:26 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 6:34:34 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 Saturday, November 28, 2015 1:27:55 AM
 First Advent Sunday: Lighting the candle of hope.  

 

By Andries on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 3:50:30 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 02, 2015 3:02:14 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 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! 

List of more recent Posts

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2022 – Seeking God’s will only.
2022 – Resolve that Jesus must become more.
2022 - God will grant us what we need.
Fourth Advent Sunday: It is all about love!
Third Advent Sunday – Experience Joy!
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.

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