Week 7: How then shall we pray when suffering comes our way?

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By Yolandé Korkie Luke 18:1“…pray, and [do] not give up (faint, lose heart).” (Amp) What are we to do with the problem of suffering? What do we say to a friend when they have been praying faithfully for an extended time, but have seen no change? Should they pray and continue to plead to have…

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Week 6: Our definition of faith

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By Yolandé Korkie Mark 14:36 “Abba! Father! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will.” (NASB) Suffering really gets tough when our prayers are not answered in the way we believed they would be answered. What happens to our faith when this happens?…

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Week 5: The mystery of suffering

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By Yolandé Korkie 1 John 4:10 “In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (NLT) Suffering is often considered a mystery, one which very few of us are capable of plumbing. In the Christian faith it…

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11 MARCH ’20 | PRAY FOR OUR WORLD

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Dear prayer partners, On Sunday 8 March, Italy’s government announced that they will be locking down much of the country’s north, restricting the movement of about a quarter of the Italian population in region that serves as the country’s economic engine, in efforts to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus. Around the world major events – from…

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JUST A MINUTE: MOVING FROM THE MUNDANE TO THE MOMENTOUS

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Jeremiah 32:18,20 “You are a great and powerful God; you are the LORD Almighty.  Long ago you performed miracles and wonders in Egypt, and you have continued to perform them to this day, both in Israel and among all the other nations, so that you are now known everywhere.” (GNB) I have just returned from…

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