December 18th, 2014

Religion

Caring for the flock of God

By Submitted Article on December 13th, 2014

Second in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl When a malicious person gets into a position of trust, we say: wolf has become shepherd. However, all dogs descend from wolves, and some dogs have become the flock’s best friend. Collies have proved themselves excellent herding dogs,... Read More »

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Local couple produce second edition of marriage, family devotional

By Sulz, Dave on December 6th, 2014

LETHBRIDGE HERALD In 2009, Lethbridge residents Ann and Bryan Norford published a marriage and family devotional titled “Happy Together: Daily Insights for Families from Scripture.” Begun as a legacy for family members, the book encourages its readers to investigate examples of marriage, family, and relationships with a year... Read More »

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The Lord is my shepherd

By Submitted Article on December 6th, 2014

Shepherds First in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl I grew up on a sheep farm. Although the sheep roamed freely in fenced camps, they had to be herded occasionally for inspection, treatment, shearing, and loading onto trucks for the marketplace. Most baby animals are adorable; new-born... Read More »

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Ancient letters depict early church

By Submitted Article on November 29th, 2014

Third in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl The Acts and Epistles of the Apostles are jewels in clay jars. They show how the promise of Jesus was fulfilled: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in... Read More »

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Steve Bell celebrating 25 years in music industry

By Sulz, Dave on November 29th, 2014

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Award-winning singer-songwriter and recording artist Steve Bell will perform in concert Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The event is part of Bell’s Canadian tour celebrating his 25-year recording career. The anniversary celebration includes a new multi-disc project, keepsake book and documentary... Read More »

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Gospels preserve greatest story

By Submitted Article on November 22nd, 2014

Second in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl It is widely accepted that six of the Pauline epistles (1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Romans and Galatians) were written before the Gospels. The facts about Jesus were well-known in the early church, so Paul did... Read More »

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Knowledge stored in people, books

By Submitted Article on November 15th, 2014

First in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl The humble clay jar has stored many treasures. Baked clay is as hard and durable as stone, and can survive sun, rain, heat, cold, microbes and insects. The Dead Sea scrolls were preserved in clay jars for 2,000 years... Read More »

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Crumbs from the Master’s table

By Submitted Article on November 8th, 2014

Fourth in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl Jesus sometimes taught by paradox, using words that sounded self-contradictory, such as: “Whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.” He also used extreme contrasts to... Read More »

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Salvation has come to this house

By Submitted Article on November 1st, 2014

Third in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl The greatness of a person is not determined by body size. The small David slew the gigantic Goliath; the short guy from Corsica became the feared Napoleon; and the stumpy Winston Churchill was Britain’s prime minister during the Second... Read More »

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Juno winner coming to Lethbridge

By Sulz, Dave on October 25th, 2014

Brian Doerksen and band to perform at College Drive Nov. 1 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Juno Award-winning musician Brian Doerksen and his band will pay a visit to Lethbridge next weekend for a Nov. 1 concert at College Drive Community Church. Doerksen, from Abbotsford, B.C., is a songwriter, recording... Read More »

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