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Obituary for Ben Mathibe Mokopanele (Ps.147,3)

At the funeral of our long-time student representative at the Lutheran Theological Semianary in Tshwane the rector was absent and so was his representative. So the MC asked me to say a few words in  commemoration of the deceased, who … Continue reading

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Water for free

This year’s watchword is from Revelations 21,6. It’s the Lord’s promise: “I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life, freely.” Here’s my sermon in German for yesterday’s devotion in the chapel of … Continue reading

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Saturday morning prayer

Merciful saviour, help me always to remember that I must die and give account to thee for my life and my ministry, in order that I may learn wisdom and not trifle away the time thou hast given me. Be … Continue reading

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Prof. Dr. Gottfried Hoffmann + 16.1.2016

Prof. Dr. Gottfried Hoffmann in Landau verstorben SELK: Früherer Dogmatikprofessor wurde 85 Jahre alt Landau, 16.1.2015 – selk – Im Alter von 85 Jahren ist am heutigen Sonnabend in Landau Prof. i.R. Dr. Gottfried Hoffmann verstorben. Der emeritierte Theologe der … Continue reading

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Baptizatus sum + 17. 9. 1961 +

Baptized into Your Name Most Holy By: Johann J. Rambach Baptized into your name most holy, O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, I claim a place, though weak and lowly, Among your saints, your chosen host. Buried with Christ and dead to sin, Your … Continue reading

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You comfort me …

Jesus Christ says: Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light. (Joh 12:36 NIV – Reading John 12,20-36) Modern people often look down on the so-called “Dark Middle Ages”, because they are … Continue reading

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Jesus came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. (Joh 1:11 NIV) Reading: John 1,1-14 This sentence demonstrates both the sovereignty and humiliation of our Lord Jesus Christ. We can recognize both our fault and debt, … Continue reading

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“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people.” (Luk 1:68 NIV) Suggested reading: Lk 67-75. At the birth of his son John father Zechariah praises God’s good and salutary will … Continue reading

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