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JOY! Magazine September 2020

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
JOY! Magazine
R 299
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
the importance of exercising your faith

Vision JOY! Magazine seeks to glorify God by educating and informing Christians of a Biblical Worldview and applying the Lordship of Jesus Christ to all areas of life. “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” – Hebrews 11:6 I have been so aware of God’s love and faithfulness over these past few months. In order to help myself remain in this attitude of overwhelming gratitude, I have taken to recording every miracle that I experience. I am doing this so that I build my faith up, but also so that I can testify to others. It is incredible: we pray prayers of faith every day, and every day God comes through for…

2 min.
faith scriptures

Why should I say I can’t when the Bible says I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength? (Phil 4:13) Why should I lack when I know that God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus? (Phil 4:19) Why should I fear when the Bible says God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind? (2 Tim 1:7) Why should I lack faith to fulfil my calling knowing that God had allotted to me a measure of faith? (Rom 12:3) Why should I feel condemned when the Bible says I’m not condemned because I am in Christ? (Rom 8:1) Why should I be disconserted when I, like Paul, can learn to be content in all my circumstances? (Phil 4:11) Why should I lack wisdom…

2 min.
overcoming our separation from god part ii

The fact that God has to take the initiative to reveal Himself to us chafes against the rebellious heart of man. We don’t want to submit to the ways of God and His revelation of Himself. People often try to create a god convenient to their desires: “I don’t believe that God would send people to hell.” “I don’t believe God cares about our sex lives.” “I don’t believe God loves us.” “I believe that all religions basically teach the same thing and that whichever God you serve as long as you are a pretty good person He doesn’t condemn anyone.” These are all examples of people’s creating a god in their own image. They will not submit to God’s revelation of Himself and so they imagine a god who will allow…

1 min.
introduction to basic christianity

The dictionary defines a religion as “the service and worship of God or the supernatural.” So, Christianity is obviously a religion. But what makes it different to any other religion? If the only thing separating it from other religions is a set of unique rituals, or a collection of unique buildings where Christians meet, then Christianity really does not have anything to commend itself at all. What then makes Christianity what it is, and why has it changed the lives of billions of people throughout the centuries? The answer is that Christianity is defined by its unique message. This message is called “the Gospel.” It is the good news that although all people are guilty of sinning and stand justly condemned, God – in His great love – became a…

1 min.
salvation prayer

Jesus, I believe that You died on the Cross for me. There You were wounded for my transgressions, You were bruised for my iniquities; and the punishment for my peace was upon You. I have been like a lost sheep, I have turned to my own way, but I believe that God laid my iniquity upon You. You died for me. Then You rose from the dead, You ascended into Heaven, and now seated on Your throne as Lord of all. Jesus, forgive me. I now turn away from my sin and put my trust in You. Fill me with Your Spirit, cleanse me, and take me as Your own. AMEN…

1 min.

Yesu, ndiyakholwa ukuba wandifela emnqamlezweni. Apho walinyazwa ngenxa yeziphoso zam, Walinyazwa ngenxa yobubi bam, ubetho loxolelo lwam lube phezu kwakho. Ndifana nemvu elahlekileyo, ndiye ndalahleka, kodwa ndiyakholwa ukuba uThixo walibeka phezu kwakho ityala lam. Wandifela, Waye wavuka ekufeni, wanyukela emazulwini, kungoku nje uhleli esihlalweni sakho njengeNkosi yako konke. Yesu, ndixolele. Ngoku ndiyaguquka esonweni sam, ndibeka ithemba lam kuwe. Ndigcwalise ngoMoya wakho, ndihlambe, undamkele njengomntwana wakho. AMEN…