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JOY! Magazine August 2018

JOY! Magazine is one of the premier Christian Family Magazines in the world, covering a range of content including breaking Christian news, relevant current affairs, articles on marriage and family, devotional teachings and much more!

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South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
JOY! Magazine
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IN THIS ISSUE

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do you smile at strangers?

“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13:35 Recently, the Scripture above kept coming up before me and I felt quite convicted. I read it and wondered what the results would be if I did a survey of the people I interact with, would they feel that I loved them as Jesus would want me to? What does Christian love look like? We are the ones, chosen by God, to share Jesus’ salvation message to the world – and I wonder how we are doing? Let’s start with the basics, friendliness. I have often arrived at a church, gotten out of my car, and smiled at people whilst walking towards the building – only to be met by stony or…

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salvation prayer

Heavenly Father, I come to you in the Name of Jesus. I acknowledge that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself; I need your forgiveness and salvation. I believe that Jesus died on the Cross, and on the third day He rose to be with You. I confess Jesus as the Lord of my life. I invite Jesus Christ to be my Lord and Saviour and I surrender my life to Him. Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace that has saved me from my sins. Please, Lord Jesus, transform my life so that I may bring glory and honour to You alone and not to myself. Thank you Jesus for the gift of eternal life.…

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prayer: overcoming the spirit of legalism

Prayer to the believer should be like breathing to a living soul. It is not a burden to breath! It’s not a duty we have to do, but rather a natural expression of someone who is alive and well. Though, For many of us in the Christian community, prayer has become more of a religious burden and a duty we perform, rather than being a joyous celebration of our intimate union with Christ. We use prayer as a means or a basis for justification. This legalistic mindset has done more harm to our prayer life than anything else combined together. The privilege of prayer We trust and rely in our own works for God’s favour and acceptance. We behave like prideful people who don’t need the grace of God because we rely…

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letters to the editor

A JOY! Travel tour is a wonderful experience Hi Jackie and JOY! Travel team – I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for a wonderful tour to Israel, and the very special blessing you surprised me with. Thank you for planning it so well that we got the very best. It was such a blessing, and as with most things with God, I know most of what I experienced will still lead to great revelations and growth in my walk with Him. I also want to thank you for the surprise visit to Yad Vashem, I really wanted to experience it. I have never been on a tour before, I am so used to travelling alone or with family, and intimate spaces with strangers are a stretch…

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musings

“Prayer to the believer should be like breathing to a living soul. It is not a burden to breath! It’s not a duty we have to do, but rather a natural expression of someone who is alive and well. Though, For many of us in the Christian community, prayer has become more of a religious burden and a duty we perform, rather than being a joyous celebration of our intimate union with Christ. We use prayer as a means or a basis for justification. This legalistic mind set has done more harm to our pray er life than anything else combined together.” – Andreas Kyriacou “If we do not start with the understanding that we are loved, we will never be able to prosper in anything else.” – Gebhardt Berndt “It is easy to…

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the south african political sector is currently in turmoil.

There are significant ideological battles raging in the major political parties that threaten to alter the political landscape for good. More than 100 new political parties are registering for the General Elections in 2019 and South Africa’s political landscape may look considerably different next year. PLEASE PRAY – There are several ideological groups – many with wicked agendas – currently planning to influence the outcomes of the Elections next year. If the Christian Community fails to significantly impact the General Elections in 2019, we will lose what little influence we have left in Parliament. This will be fatal for faith, family, & freedom. During the past five years, millions of Christian citizens prayed for Godly men and women to lead in our politics. THAT TIME IS NOW. You and I must be the…

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