DEAR NEIGHBOUR LETTERS

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When you call yourself a Christian...

When you call yourself a Christian...

Dear Neighbour, The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has highlighted the seriousness of calling yourself a Christian. At the outset of his trial, Oscar stated that he was a Christian and in that moment the world judged Christianity by his actions.…
Signs in the Heavens

Signs in the Heavens

Dear Neighbour, We are not the only one who uses billboards for advertising. God has His own high-definition billboard in the heavens. The Apostle Peter said these words on the day of Pentecost: And I will show wonders in the heavens…
HIS-amazing-STORY

HIS-amazing-STORY

Dedicated to Anita Schou-Kristensen (1925-09-02 – 2014-02-03) Dear Neighbour, I have had a long-standing aversion to history and refused to watch “costume” movies, so it was with trepidation that I approached studying Church History. I am ashamed to tell you…
Escape from living 'under the sun'

Escape from living 'under the sun'

Dear Neighbour, As the school and work year get underway for 2014 many of you may be contemplating the cycle of life. You are not alone… Solomon, the wisest and wealthiest king of Israel expressed his frustration this way: What profit…
Your God-given Opportunity

Your God-given Opportunity

Dear Neighbour, As last year came to a close, we experienced the loss of Madiba, and together with the world we faced the sad reality of the death of a loved one. I was reminded of Alexander the Great’s unusual…
Our Behind-the-Scenes God Came-on-the-Scene

Our Behind-the-Scenes God Came-on-the-Scene

Dear Neighbour, We are visual people living in a visual world. Wherever we look messages are being sent from our televisions, newspapers and computers. Consequently, many of us have great difficulty focussing on the unseen realm. Maybe you are wondering…
Jesus at Westgate Mall, Nairobi

Jesus at Westgate Mall, Nairobi

Dear Neighbour, The 21st September 2013 is a day the whole world will remember with great sadness. Terrorists converged on the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya with the cold-blooded intention of murdering innocent people and spreading fear to onlookers. Families,…
The Ageing Process

The Ageing Process

Dear Neighbour, I recently received an email about the process of ageing that made me laugh. It was a reminder of how children under the age of 10 think about their age in fractions, “I’m four and a half!”, teens are so excited about…
The Seriousness of Sin

The Seriousness of Sin

Dear Neighbour, If your home was filled with smoke and I shouted ‘Fire!” I think you would be grateful for my warning. In a spiritual sense, I am writing this letter to alert you to impending danger. Be assured that…
Love Is An Action

Love Is An Action

Dear Neighbour, During my studies of the Book of Acts, it came to my attention that the words ‘love, loved, loving’ do not appear anywhere in the twenty eight chapters. This puzzled me. I asked God to explain why these…