Portraits of a disciple

Last Sunday we began a series of sermons on the Beatitudes from Matthew 5. Jesus gave us these characteristics that every disciple of Christ should demonstrate. I have called this series, “Portraits of a Disciple”. Last Sunday we considered the first, “poor in spirit”, who are those who have cast

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Celebrating Unity, part 2

Dear Members and Friends of IBCZ, In this week’s Newsletter, we reprint the second part of an article by Dr. Gerhard Venter which was published in the most recent IBC magazine, Highlights*.  There are probably many reasons why Baptists should enjoy and celebrate unity, not only among themselves, but also

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Celebrating Unity

Dear Members and Friends of IBCZ, In this week’s Newsletter, we reprint an article by Dr. Gerhard Venter which was published in the most recent IBC magazine, Highlights*.  Most Christians, especially those in positions of leadership, are familiar with the fact that Jesus prayed for His followers’ unity (John 17:20-21

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On Earth peace

This Sunday is the Second Sunday in Advent, and the theme is peace. When the shepherds received news of Christ’s birth the heavenly host came praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” (Luke 2:13, 14) Peace

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What is your name

Alexander the Great, one of the greatest military generals who ever lived, conquered almost the entire known world with his vast army. When a young soldier in his army was caught hiding cowardly in a cave during a fierce battle and he was brought before Alexander. Usually, the sentence would

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