April 18th, 2014

Religion

Joseph asked for the body of Jesus

By Submitted Article on April 12th, 2014

Fifth in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl Ironically, Jesus was buried by two dissenting members of the council that demanded his execution. Both men were secret admirers of the deceased. John 3, 7 and 19 tell about Nicodemus; Matthew 27, Mark 15 and Luke 23 give... Read More »

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The women at Calvary

By Submitted Article on April 5th, 2014

Fourth in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl In the history of a nation, women play a crucial role. Apart from renowned heroines, ordinary wives and mothers cared for their families in the harshest times. Even at this moment, women in many countries have to help their... Read More »

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Standing near the cross

By Submitted Article on March 29th, 2014

Third in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl None can imagine what Mary felt in her innermost being while helplessly watching her benevolent Son suffering innocently on the cross. Shortly after the birth of Jesus, old Simeon warned Mary in the temple that a sword would pierce... Read More »

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Two robbers, Jesus in the centre

By Submitted Article on March 22nd, 2014

Second in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl Apart from his scoffing enemies, Jesus’ immediate company on Calvary were two robbers crucified with him. In Greek, the same word is used for “robber” as in the parable of the Good Samaritan. A robber was not a petty... Read More »

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Come down and we will believe

By Submitted Article on March 15th, 2014

First in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl Public execution is so gruesome that western countries abandoned it more than a century ago. The Romans crucified non-Romans in public for certain crimes – not to entertain the crowds, but to warn them about the fate of those... Read More »

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Promise Keepers men’s conference March 21-22

By Sulz, Dave on March 1st, 2014

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Two best-selling authors head the lineup of speakers for the Promise Keepers men’s conference coming to Lethbridge this month. Steve Farrar is author of the best-selling book “Point Man: How a Man Can Lead His Family,” and Bill Farrel is co-author with his wife Pam of... Read More »

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Grain and our daily bread

By Submitted Article on March 1st, 2014

Last in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl The Bible refers to grain, wheat and bread hundreds of times. Two thousand years before Christ, Abraham and Melchizedek, priest-king of Jerusalem, broke bread together (Gen. 14). With the exodus, the Passover and Week of Unleavened Bread were instituted... Read More »

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