Psalm 100: 1-2 : Juig tot eer van die Here, almal op aarde! Dien die Here met blydskap! Kom voor Hom met gejubel!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Faith and Reason conference

Op 12 Mei is daar 'n debat tussen professore William Lane-Craig en Michael Lacona van Amerika aan die een kant, en professore Sakkie Spangenberg en Hansie Wolmarans aan die ander by Tukkies se Musaieon saal om 7 pm. Toegang R20 by die deur.
Lees meer hier:

Tot wederzien....

Dankie Liza! Terwyl ons so vreemde tale praat:

Tot wederzien, tot wederzien.
Eens kom ik weer terug.
Dus wees niet bang het duurt niet lang.
De tijd verstrijkt zo vlug.
Tot wederzien, tot wederzien.
Al weet ik niet wanneer.
Maar niet getreurd wat opgefleurd.
Wij zien elkander weer.

Bon Voyage


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

“Once saved, always saved”?

Is it possible for a child of God to sin in such a way that he/she falls from grace? What does the Bible teach?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Revival in the time of Andrew Murray

In 1860 Andrew Murray accepted a call to pastor the church at Worcester. His induction to the church coincided with a revival and missions conference made up of 374 South African ministers. The conference was planned for the specific purpose of encouraging spiritual revival and recruiting new workers and missionaries for the Dutch Reformed churches of South Africa.

Shortly after the conference, a meeting of young people was held at the church on a Sunday evening. It was at this meeting that the Spirit of revival unexpectedly broke out. The meeting moved along as expected, until an unassuming 15-year-old black girl stood up to pray. Mr. Murray’s associate, J. C. deVries, was overseeing the prayer meeting and gives us an eyewitness account of these extraordinary events. "On a certain Sunday evening there were gathered in a little hall some sixty young people. I was the leader of the meeting, which began with a hymn and a lesson from God’s Word, after which I prayed. Three or four others gave out a verse of a hymn and prayed, as was the custom. (Read more)

Andrew Murray- (1828-1917), South-African Dutch Reformed leader, author of devotional writings

Andrew Murray was born on May 9th, 1828 in a Dutch Reformed parsonage in South Africa. In 1838, at the age of ten, Andrew left home with his brother John to study in Scotland. The two brothers were ordained at The Hague on Andrew’s twentieth birthday, leaving soon afterwards to begin their work in South Africa.
After ordination in 1848 he served pastorates at Bloemfontein, Worcester, Cape Town, and Wellington. He helped to found what are now the University College of the Orange Free State and the Stellenbosch Seminary He served as Moderator of the Cape Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church and was president of both the YMCA (1865) and the South Africa General Mission (1888-1917), now the Africa Evangelical Fellowship. (Read more)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

“Wasteful efforts”?

The action of the woman we read about in Mat 26, who poured an alabaster box of very precious ointment on the head of Jesus, was called wasteful by the disciples. In the same way, one can talk about the actions of David and three of his mighty men (2 Sam 23) as wasteful. (read on)

Mighty men

Angus Buchan’s massive Mighty Men Conference (250 to 300,000 men camping for a whole weekend) has been the talk of the town in SA lately. The term "Mighty Men" refers to brave men, followers of King David, mentioned in 2 Samuel 23 ( and also in 1 Chron 11). There we read about thirty brave men, some named, some unnamed. Three of them must have been exceptionally brave, because their names are given: Jashobeam, Eleazar and Shammah. (Read on)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Heart Cry...

Burning Heart conferences, to commemorate the 1860 (" Andrew Murray" ) Revival in South Africa - read more and be inspired, here:

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Die “Vat vlam”-herlewingskonferensies staan gehou te word op 18 Mei te Moreleta Park Gemeente en ook in die NG Kerk moedergemeente te Worcester. Tydens Pinkster 2010 herdenk ons die 1860 herlewing wat in die tyd van Ds Andrew Murray begin het. Die doel is om God te dank vir dit wat Hy doen en gedoen het, maar ook om Hom opnuut te vertrou vir herlewing in sy kerk.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Lawsuit against demotion for support of Intelligent Design

How free are we to express our beliefs?
A man has filed a lawsuit against being demoted for his support of ID. Read more here:

Sound economic wisdom...

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving." (Read on)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

As precious as pearls.

The Truth that the Almighty has given us is precious. It is the pearl of great price, a priceless gift that is worth more than all the riches of the universe. Because it is precious, it is rare.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

!Kung bushmen of the Kalahari

Read more about them here:

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The power of words

Prov 18: 21: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue... “
“Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?“ Bertrand Russell.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Reformed Academics and evolution, once again...

Dr Byl, like a watchman and blowing the trumpet (Eze 33:3) on this important issue!
(Read at:

Politics in the time of Jesus.

In the time of Jesus, the Jews were a minority who suffered under the rule of the powerful Roman Empire. The Jews were waiting for some strong figure, a messiah, to overthrow the Roman Rule and free the Jews from their dominance. Josephus talks about the four sects of Judaism in the early years of Christianity. These were the Sadducees, the Pharisees , the Essenes and a fourth mixed group, who were seen as the “revolutionaries”. The Zealots (remember Simon Selotes in Luke?) and the Sicarii were among this last group (read on)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ten reasons why evolution is dangerous...

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Revenge, retaliation

Revenge, retaliation – these are the words uttered by his supporters, after the brutal murder of Eugene Terre’Blanche , leader of a right-wing party in South Africa. How should we as Christians treat such a horrendous deed?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Please change your mind!

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. – GB Shaw

Groei jy, of gly jy?

Die opstanding het nut. Só word verklaar by die antwoord van vr 45, Sondag 17, in die NGB. (Lees verder)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Lord is risen from the dead!

Light’s glittering morn bedecks the sky(John Neale)

Part I
Light's glittering morn bedecks the sky;
heaven thunders forth its victor cry;
the glad earth shouts her triumph high,
and groaning hell makes wild reply. (Read on)

Die Heer het waarlik opgestaan!

Triomf, triomf Immanuel! Triomf, die Heer het opgestaan! Die laaste vyand is verslaan, Geen mag hou Hom gebonde. Wie in Hom sterf, sal met Hom leef . (enkele reëls uit ou Gesang 149)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

O Hoofd Bedekt met Wonden...

O hoofd, bedekt met wonden,
beslaan met smart en hoon,
o hoofd, ten spot ombonden
met ene doornenkroon,
eertijds gekroond met stralen
van meer dan aardse gloed,
waarlangs nu drupp'len dalen:
'k breng zeeg'nend U mijn groet!

Songs for Passover

Ah, Holy Jesus
( Johann Heermann).
Ah, holy Jesus, how hast Thou offended,
That man to judge Thee hath in hate pretended?
By foes derided, by Thine own rejected,
O most afflicted.

Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon Thee?
Alas my treason, Jesus, hath undone Thee.
’Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied Thee.
I crucified Thee. (Read on)