December 5th, 2016

Religion

Bar Mitzvah service to be held Dec. 10

By Submitted Article on December 3rd, 2016

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Joyful House of Prayer, a Messianic Jewish congregation which believes Jesus is the Messiah, invites the public to a Bar Mitzvah service Dec. 10 at 11 a.m., followed by a reception and meal. The event will take place at 336 13 St. N. A news release from Joyful House of Prayer explains that ... Read More »

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Distant thunder heralds pending rain

By Submitted Article on December 3rd, 2016

Prophecies First of four parts Jacob M. Van Zyl The Son of God (the Second Person of the Trinity) is eternal; he took on a human body and soul in time and space. Jesus said, “Before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58). Mary was not the mother of the eternal Son of God – he ... Read More »

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The anchor of the soul

By Submitted Article on November 26th, 2016

Ancient words Last of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl The most horrible feeling a human being can experience is hopelessness. That will be the essence of hell – without hope and without God foreverÉ Therefore, hopefulness is one of the best feelings we can have. Even when we are still struggling with tough problems, ... Read More »

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Love one another as I love you

By Submitted Article on November 19th, 2016

Ancient words Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl When we accept God’s grace in Christ by faith, we have peace with God. Then another powerful ancient word is activated: love. Jesus said that the Law and Prophets could be summarized as love for God and neighbour. Alexander the Great made Greek the official ... Read More »

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Trusting the rescue rope

By Submitted Article on November 12th, 2016

Ancient words First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Hoping for help on a storm-tossed sea or praying for a miracle on a rooftop in a flood may force one to trust on a single rope that will lift you to safety. Dangling from a rope in mid-air demonstrates the essence of faith. In ... Read More »

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Need spurs interest into action

By Submitted Article on November 5th, 2016

Story power Last of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Our needs affect our interests. When we are hungry or thirsty, our eyes catch those signs that offers a bite or a drink. When overworked and worn down, ads about vacation destinations jump into the eye. This link between need and interest may also explain ... Read More »

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Gripping stories touch and stick

By Submitted Article on October 29th, 2016

Story power Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl When viewing vintage cars, we are attracted by models we or our parents owned. Our experience revives our memory, and nostalgic feelings arise as if we’ve met an old friend. Pavlov’s experiments regarding conditioning became famous. When feeding dogs, he rang a bell. Later, the ... Read More »

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Keen interest despite fading faith

By Submitted Article on October 22nd, 2016

Story power First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Despite slipping faith and rising doubts in western countries, movies and books with a biblical theme still attract remarkable public attention. Two Indiana Jones movies were centred on biblical mysteries: the lost ark and the holy grail. Recent television series about Bible stories attracted millions ... Read More »

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New album celebrates life-changing miracles

By Sulz, Dave on October 22nd, 2016

Challenges pushed Jaylene Johnson to go deeper in her songwriting Dave Sulz lethbridge herald dsulz@lethbridgeherald.com A few short years ago, Jaylene Johnson’s life seemed to be crumbling. The Winnipeg-based singer-songwriter’s music career was threatened by a vocal injury during routine surgery that damaged her singing voice. To add to her troubles, she and her husband ... Read More »

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Good news with a bad side

By Jensen, Randy on October 15th, 2016

Birth pain Last of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Good-news/bad-news stories come in many forms. A guy fell from a plane without a parachute; fortunately, he fell on a heap of chaff; unfortunately, a fork was standing upright in the chaff. A pastor announces, “The good news is: there is enough money for the ... Read More »

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The sacrifices of service

By Jensen, Randy on October 8th, 2016

Birth pain Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Members of the police and defence forces often pay the highest price for serving their country. Health-care workers may get infected by the diseases they are fighting. Many animals used for research end up dead or in a pitiful state. The patriarch Jacob concluded that ... Read More »

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