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JOY! Magazine

JOY! Magazine November 2019

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!

South Africa
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
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.…

2 min.
the bible doesn’t suggest we attend church, it instructs us!

“Let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”– Hebrews 10:25, NLT As the editor, I often receive letters from our readers requesting help or advice. I always try my best to refer people to the right organisations or people that I think could help them. Some enquiries are genuine, and others are from people simply taking a chance. It’s easy to spot the difference, however my response will always be to answer as best as I can, just in case they have a change of heart. I was taught to always presume goodwill. Too many are unchurched Common cries for help come from people who have fallen into hard times through losing a job, or…

8 min.
letters to the editor

Was Jesus white? Well done JOY Magazine for daring to ask the question, “Was Jesus White?” Not that it matters one little bit. The Holy spirit, who lives in every born-again believer is colourless and loves and empowers each one of us in exactly the same way. I feel that you care about your readers. I love your articles and your production is first class. This magazine is number one in my house. Joel Ndlovu It doesn’t matter how people see you, it matters how God sees you In life some may walk others may run but remember that the Lord gave the tortoise and the horse the same days to reach Noah’s ark. Your journey might be rough and tough but you will definitely get to your destination. Jacob looked at Joseph and…

1 min.
prayer supported by faith

Romans 10:17 tells us that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word. All our prayers must be based on the Word and supported by faith, knowing that the Lord will bring to pass what we have prayed for. This is one of the greatest stumbling blocks in believers’lives. They do not believe that what they have prayed for, will actually come to pass. The importance of faith The Name of Jesus is our greatest guarantee, knowing that no obstacle that the devil will place on the road of faith can or will succeed. Jesus said knock and keep on knocking and He assures us that the door will be opened (Matthew 7:7). Do not give up with the first try. Faith pushes, believes, and calls the things that are not…

3 min.
forgetting the past and looking forward to the prize

Louis Zamperini, whose plane crashed in the Pacific in May 1943, was given up by the Army Air Corps for dead. Yet, he and his pilot survived 47 days on a raft by eating birds, fish, and a shark. After being captured by the Japanese, he was tortured and spent 28 months in a Japanese prison. A transformed life A former college star athlete and Olympic runner, he was aiming to get back into competitive running when he became an alcoholic. “It got so bad that I would come home and not know where I had been,” he recalls. “My wife was ready for a divorce.” Then his wife, who had heard Billy Graham in his first crusade in Los Angeles, convinced Zamperini to go and hear him. He went and committed…

1 min.
former miss world rolene strauss launches christian devotional book in south africa

Rolene Strauss, the beautiful South African former Miss World, has just released a Christian devotional book in both English and Afrikaans. Reflections from the Heart and Vanuit Die Hart are available at all CUM Book stores in South Africa, as well as online. This daily devotional book consists of 52 weeks’ worth of reflections, scriptures, messages, and space to journal your own reflections. In the book Rolene shares about her journey as a young girl, growing up with many insecurities, and how she overcame them through God’s promises. She shares tips and methods on how to overcome your own struggles with self-identity. In her foreword she writes, “Are you allowing yourself to be measured by society’s prescription of the perfect woman? Is the measuring tape called ‘perfect’ stealing your self-confidence,…