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ARTICLES
These are various series of special daily thoughts that will assist you, and/or your family, to increase your knowledge if a study is made of each series. It will further enrich your life if you meditate on these Scriptures and comments given during your personal time of Bible reading. As a guideline, it is suggested that you take a few weeks to study each series.

Hier is 'n verskeidenheid van dagstukkies wat jou en / of jou familie kan help om jou kennis te vermeerder wanneer dit bestudeer word. Verder sal dit jou lewe verryk as jy oor die gegewe Skrifgedeeltes en gesegdes nadink tydens jou persoonlike stiltetyd. As riglyn word aanbeveel dat jy 'n paar weke spandeer op elke reeks.

Heaven and Hell Download/Print
Lutheranism Download/Print
Emotional drainage Download/Print
Wearing the Disguise of Faithfulness
(Homosexuality)
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Starting Anew Download/Print
ELK Nuusbrief (1972) Download/Print
Empty Promises? Download/Print
Kairos Theology Download/Print

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SERMONS
Sermon about John
Manfred Grosser Youthpastor of the Pommeranian Church (Greifswald) John 16, 16-23a
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18TH DIOCESAN SYNOD
WATCHFUL SERVANTS ARE KINGDOM DWELLERS
RT. REV. W.R. BOWLES
Luke 12: 32-40
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17th Synod (Sermon 1)
Rev. Dr. W.L. Willemse
Acts 9:1-17
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17th Synod (Sermon 2)
Rev. Dr. W.L. Willemse
Luke 9:51

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17th Synod (Sermon 3)
Rev. Dr. W.L. Willemse
Jeremiah 1:4-10
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17th Synod (Sermon 4)
Rev. Dr. W.L. Willemse
1 Kings 19:11

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17th Sunday After Trinity
Rev. Newton Brandt
Matthew 15:21-28
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Jesus Altyd By Ons
Rev. Kathleen Prinsloo
Matthew 28:16-20
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Jesus Ons Toevlug & Redding
Rev. Kathleen Prinsloo
Luke 19:1-10
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Sacrificial Compassion for my Neighbour
Isaiah 53: 1-10 - Matthew 27:27-31 - 1 Timothy 1:15-17
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Goeie Vrydag Waartoe is die mens in staat?
Rev. Kathleen Prinsloo
Matthew 28:16-20
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Nader tot my, o God!
Matthew 28: 16-20
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Any which way you win!
Mark 12:28-34
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Her-aktiveer die Gebedskrag!
Eksodus 32: 7-14 * John 16:23B-28, 33 * 1 Timothy 2:1-6A
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Bringing Sinners to Christ
Mark 2:1-12
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Getrou aan die opdragte van God
Luke 12:35-40
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OLD YEARS EVE
We are called to be watchfull 2009

Rev. A.S.Kgosiemang
Luke 12:35-40/48
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The First Advent
Rev. A.T Khunou Mathew 21: 1-9
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Tien (10) Verskillende Preke
E-Bishop AJ Fortuin
Various
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3rd Advent
Sue Brittion
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HEROES IN CHRIST
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR HEROES-IN-CHRIST
(PAST & PRESENT)
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
(Matt. 28:19-20)

ALBERT LEOPOLD MAX
BRUNKE

H J Bahr HERBERT JULIUS
BAHR
E F Gottschling ERNST FRIEDRICH
GOTTSCHLING
D F H Heese DANIEL FRIEDRICH
SIEGFRIED HEESE
W Karallus WILHELM
KARALLUS
F E Leistner FRANS ERICH
LEISTNER
J F Petrick JOHANNES FRIEDRICH
PETRICK
F C Scheffler FRIEDRICH CARL
SCHEFFLER
E F Tscheuschner ERNST FRIEDRICH
TSCHEUSCHNER
G J Zittlau GUSTAV JOHANN
ZITTLAU
G A Zollner GERHARD ARTHUR
ZOLLNER
S P B Mokwai STEPHAN PAUL BASSIE
MOKWAI
S R Nthuping SAMSON RATHULE
NTHUPING
D H Swannepoel DANIEL HENDRICK
SWANNEPOEL (DAAN)
G De Vries GERHARDUS
DE VRIES
J De Vries JOHANNES
DE VRIES
R S Ntshabele RAPULA STEPHAN
NTSHABELE
J M Rasego JOSIAH MOOKETSI
RASEGO
D Hendricks DAVID
HENDRICKS
M E Rasego MARUPING EPHRAIM
RASEGO
KARL RUDOLF
KLAUSE
ERNST ALBERT
KELLERMANN
FREDRICH WILHELM
PRIETSCH
JOHAN CARL
PROZESKY
KARL GUSTAV ADOLF
KOHL
REINHARDT HEINZ
SCHULTZ

WALTER GERHARD
HILDERBRANDT
JOHANN GOTTLOB
GROSSKOPF
ANDREAS JOHANNES
ABRAHAMSE
ERNST HEINRICH
SIEGFRIED GROSSKOPF
JOHANNES ROBERT
GOLDNER
DUBISENG MOSHOESHOE ISAAK ZEEKOE
   
   

 

Alexander J. (Rev)

Broekstein C. (Dean)

 

Boikanyo (Rev)

Davids H. (Rev)

Dire (Rev)

Draai A. P (Rev)

Eksteen .G (Bishop)

Graaf A. (Rev)

Greeff R.  (Rev)

Groenewald  D. (Rev)

Greef H. P. (Rev)

Hart D.S. (Bishop)

 

Heradien M. (Dean)

Howley  (Rev)

Jantjies  A. (Rev)

Jeftha A. D. (Dean)

Jonker  M.(Rev)

Jonker H. E. (Rev)

Kellerman E. (Rev)

King A. (Rev)

Klaus C. (Rev)

Kok J. (Rev) Kweqa S.  (Dean)

Kutu (Rev)

 

Le Roux W. (Rev)

Letlhage D. (Rev)

Mabille M. (Rev)

Manong J. (Dean)

Mathobie A.J. (Rev

Mathane I. (Rev)

Maree C.A.L. (Rev)

Mess J.G (Rev)

Mokuchwane T.A. (Rev)

Moela. O. (Rev)

Mosime S. (Rev)

Motsamai A.B  (Rev)

Motsamai D. (Rev)

Mothlasedi J. (Rev)

Ntamo I.B. (Rev)

Ntswahlana  R.D. (Dean)

Rasego E. (Rev)

Rasego J.M. (Rev)

Richards M.C (Rev)

Sijam P. (Rev)

Smart J. (Rev)

Steneberg H.P (Rev)

Steenkamp. J.A.J  (Rev)

Swarts P.B. (Dean)

Schultz. R. (Rev)

Tlhole. J. (Rev)

 

Van Wyk P. (Rev)

Zeekoe D.I. (Dean)

 


   
 
A J Fortuin

ANDREAS JOHANNES
FORTUIN

JOHANNA GERTRUIDA
BEUKES
   
   
   
   
   
   

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CHRISTIAN HUMOUR
"Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy" (Psalm 126:2)
'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.'   When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better.  'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

Cat and Mouse:  A cat and a mouse died on the same day and went up to Heaven. At the top they met God and he asked them 'How do you like it so far?' The mouse replied 'It's great, but can I get a pair of roller skates?' God said 'Sure', and he gave him a pair of roller skates. The next day God saw the cat and asked him 'How do you like it up here so far?' and the cat replied 'Great, I didn't know you had meals on wheels up here!'

A Special Hymn:  A Pastor was completing a temperance sermon; with great expression he said, "If I had all the beer in the world, I'd take it and throw it into the river." With even greater emphasis he said, "And if I had all the wine in the world, I'd take it and throw it into the river." And then finally, he said, "And if I had all the whiskey in the world, I'd take it and throw it into the river." He sat down. The choir leader then stood very cautiously and announced with a smile, "For our closing song, let us sing Laudate 365: "Shall We Gather at the River."

Jesus died between two thieves:  An old preacher was dying. He sent a message for his banker and his lawyer, both church members, to come to his home. When they arrived, they were ushered up to his bedroom. As they entered the room, the preacher held out his hands and motioned for them to sit on each side of the bed. The preacher grasped their hands, sighed contentedly, smiled, and stared at the ceiling. For a time, no one said anything.Both the banker and lawyer were touched and flattered that the preacher would ask them to be with him during his final moments. They were also puzzled; the preacher had never given them any indication that he particularly liked either of them. They both remembered his many long, uncomfortable sermons about greed, covetousness, and avaricious behavior that made them squirm in their seats. Finally, the banker said, "Preacher, why did you ask us to come?" The old preacher mustered up his strength and then said weakly, "Jesus died between two thieves, and that's how I want to go."

Moses and Bush:  One day, two planes land at an airport. President George W. Bush gets out of one. A man wearing a white robe gets out of the other and starts walking away. The Pesident catches up to him, and says, "Excuse me sir. Are you Moses?" the man keeps walking. The president follows him. "Excuse me sir. Are you Moses. The man keeps on walking. The president runs ahead of the man and stops him, repeating himself once more. "Excuse me sir. Are you Moses. finally, the man stopped and replied, "Yes, but the last time i talked to a bush i ended up wandering the desert for 40 years."

Which sermon to deliver?:    One beautiful Sunday morning, Pastor Joe announced to his Congregation: "My good people, I have here in my hands, three sermons...a R1,000.00 sermon that lasts 5 minutes, a R500,00 sermon that lasts 15 minutes, and a R10 sermon that lasts a full hour. Now, we'll take the collection and see which one I'll deliver."

Christian Home:  After the christening of his baby brother in church, little Johnny sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car.  His father asked him three times what was wrong.  Finally, the boy replied, "That priest said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home, and I want to stay with you guys!"

How Many Wives:  A little boy was attending his first wedding.  After the service, his cousin asked him, "How many women can a man marry?"  "Sixteen," the boy responded.  His cousin was amazed that he had an answer so quickly.  "How do you know that?"  "Easy," the little boy said. "All you have to do is add it up, like the Pastor said: 4 better, 4 worse, 4 richer, 4 poorer … that gives you 16."

The Bishop and a Game of Golf:  The Bishop – not Bishop Bowles – wakes up on a Sunday morning and is definitely not in the mood of conducting the Sunday Service.  So he asks the Vicar who only is too willing to help out.  Shortly after 10 o’clock, when all were in church, the Bishop takes his car and drives off to the golf course.

Peter, who has observed all this, says to God: "You won’t let him get away with it, will you?"  “Well, of course not”, the Lord replied.  So the Bishop is standing at a par-5 hole.  He hits the ball, and the ball just flies and flies and flies – right into the hole on the green.  With one single shot!  Peter complained to the Lord: "What is this now?  Do you call this to be a punishment for him?”  "Well," God replied with a smile, "who do you think he can possibly share this with?"

New Pastor in Town:  A new pastor moved into town and went out one Saturday to visit his parishioners.  All went well until he came to one house.  It was obvious that someone was home, but no one came to the door even after he had knocked several times.  Finally, he took out his card, wrote on the back "Revelation 3:20" and stuck it in the door.  The next day, when the offerings were counted, he found his card in the collection plate.  Below his message was notation "Genesis 3:10".

Revelation 3:20 reads: "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any one hears my voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me."
Genesis 3:10 reads: "And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked."

Enough Money: There is the story of a minister who got up one Sunday and announced to his Congregation: "I have good news and bad news. The good news is we have enough money to pay for our new building project.  The bad news is it's still out there in your pockets."


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LUTHER'S COAT OF ARMS
Luther's Coat of Arms Luther's Seal   Luther's se Seel

Luther’s prince, John Frederick, appointed Lazarus Spengler at Nuremberg to make a ring for Luther.

Spengler sent Luther a preliminary sketch of the coat of arms, asking for Luther's approval.

Luther wrote the following reply:

 

Luther se prins, Johannes Frederick, het Lazarus Spengler van Nuremberg aangestel om ‘n ring vir Luther te maak.

Spengler het vir Luther ‘n voorlopgige skets van die wapenskild gestuur vir goedkeuring.

Luther het die volgende antwoord geskryf:


English Version

 

Afrikaans Version
Grace and peace in Christ, Honoured Dear Sir and Friend:
Since you wish to know whether they have got my seal right, I will tell you how I originally planned my coat-of-arms as a symbol of my theology.

The first thing should be a cross, black, on a heart retaining its natural colour, to remind me that it is faith in the Crucified that saves us. A person can only become righteous when he believes with his whole heart. And though it be a black cross, mortifying the flesh and purposely inflicting pain, it does not change the colour of the heart nor destroy its nature. It does not kill, but rather preserves life. For the just shall live by faith, namely, faith in the Crucified.

This heart should be set in the midst of a white rose, to show that such faith yields joy, peace and comfort such as the world cannot give. That is why the rose is white and not red, for white is the colour of spirits and angels.

This rose is placed on a field of heavenly blue, because such spiritual joy and faith are a beginning of heavenly joys to come, which are even now possessed by faith and understood in hope, although they are not yet evident to the outward eye.
And, encircling this field is a ring of gold, to signify that this bliss of heaven endures forever, and is more precious than all earthly pleasures and possessions, even as gold is the most precious of metals.
May Christ our dear Lord be with your spirit until it attains to that life. Amen.


[N.B.  The Latin legend “Vivit” means:
“He (Christ) lives!”]
 

Heil en vrede in Christus, Geerde Geliefde Heer en Vriend:
Aangesien u wil weet of hulle my seël reggekry het, sal ek u vertel hoe ek my wapenskild oorspronklik beplan het as ‘n simbool van my teologie.

Die eerste ding behoort ‘n kruis te wees, ‘n swarte, op ‘n hart van natuurlike kleur, om my te herinner dat dit geloof in die Gekruisigde is wat ons red. Iemand kan net geregverdig word indien hy (of sy) met sy (of haar) hele hart glo. En alhoewel dit ‘n swart kruis is, wat die vlees kasty en doelbewus pyn veroorsaak, verander dit nie die kleur van die hart en vernietig ook nie die aard daarvan nie. Dit maak nie dood nie; dit hou eerder lewe in stand. Want die regverdige sal uit die geloof lewe, naamlik geloof in die Gekruisigde.

Hierdie hart moet in die middel van ‘n wit roos geplaas word, om te wys dat sodanige geloof vreugde, vrede en troos bring soos die wereld nie kan gee nie. Dit is waarom die roos wit is en nie rooi nie, want wit is die kleur van geeste en engele.

Hierdie roos word geplaas op ‘n hemelsblou agtergrond omdat sodanige geestelike vreugde en geloof die begin is van hemelse vreugdes in die toekoms, wat ons nou reeds in die geloof besit en in die hoop verstaan, alhoewel ons uiterlike oog dit nog nie kan sien nie.
En rondom die agtergrond is daar ‘n goue ring, om aan te dui dat hemelse saligheid ewig duur, en selfs kosbaarder is as al die aardse plesiere en besittings, net soos goud die kosbaarste metaal is.
Mag Christus ons Here met u gees wees totdat dit daardie lewe bereik. Amen.

[N.B.  Die Latynse randskrif “Vivit” beteken:
“Hy (Christus) lewe!”]

 

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BIRTHDAYS

William R. Bowles - 04th
Adam T. Khunou - 08th
Jacques A. Grispe - 09th
Dualaneo J. Prins - 10th    
Motsamia Z.  Manong - 18th 
Alison C.Williams - 19th
Zipho F. Danise - 29th
Edwina Letshwiti - 30th  

Madimetja A. Monama - 02nd 
Mzamo L. Maho - 11th
Nare N. Mokobane - 17th
Joseph A. Standaar - 17th

Patrick Godana - 05th
Sophia G. Olifant - 10th
Darryl Abrahams - 13th
Earl Frans - 17th
Nkululeko A. Khumalo - 20th
Sophia Bock - 27th
Karen. C. Fourie - 31st

Otto Kohlstock - 29th
Sandra M. Vorster - 12th

Gerhardus De Wee - 01st
Richard M. Broekstein - 15th
Willie Chakane - 30th

Ruth Adams - 07th
Mandisa Mbiza - 07th

David M. Dinale - 09th

Zaihita - 04th
Sidwell Carelse - 08th
Smith R - 09th
Siyabulela Mcoyana - 13th
Hendrik Matthys - 14th
Willem E. Pieterse - 29th
Jacobus Bezuidenhout - 30th
Anna M. Muller - 30th
John Drude - 30th

Johan R. Krotz - 01st
Cynthia Davids - 02nd
Victor T. Tshipi - 12th
Charltone Broekstein - 12th
Stephanie Calvert - 13th         

Andile Godana - 02nd
Amone S. Kgosiemang - 04th
Newton Brandt - 12th
Langelihle M. Biyela - 12th
Jonas Khumalo - 23rd
Michael Jacobs - 25th

Mark Lakey - 14th
Constance van Wyk - 22th

Gerhardus de Vries Bock - 07th
Athur Mandleleni - 21st
Adam Matthys - 27th
Kathleen Prinsloo - 31st



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