18th May 2024

Christian upbringingStart children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old 
they will not turn from it.”
Proverbs 22:6NIV

A small child has just been born. It lies and looks questioningly and 
fearfully around. The child knows nothing about the world. The child has 
just been born - has not yet learned anything. The great task of all parents 
is to teach the child about life as it grows up - to teach the child about 
Jesus and Heaven and everything that goes with that.

The education a child receives from home follows the child throughout 
life. That is why it is so incredibly important that we teach our children 
about God - both at home, as well as sending them to Sunday school, to 
youth meetings and to church.

The faith you give and the attitudes you have and the decisions you make, 
they are the foundation of your life. The foundation is built throughout 
childhood and adolescence, and you who believe in God understand that if 
you do not teach your child about his creator and savior, then the 
possibility is present that the child will not come to believe in him at all. 
Isn't it better to have passed on the lessons, so that you have a clear 
conscience and can let your child go out into life with a strong and secure 
foundation? Then you have done your thing. Then the child knows Jesus. 
Whether it then chooses to follow him or not, well that will be a matter 
between the child and Our Lord.

But just as the verse above says: What is learned from childhood, well, 
that sticks so firmly that it follows you to your last day.

May God help us to pass on this rich teaching to future generations.
17th May 2024

The author of lifeThe life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to 
you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. ”
1 John 1:2NIV

How short life is. It is no wonder that humans are compared to the grass. 
Childhood days - how quickly did they go? And the days of youth too - 
where did they go? One day goes by, the next comes, and before we know 
it, we are left with the memories of a life that is about to run out.

Some of us have memories of joy in both serious and enjoyable moments 
with friends and acquaintances. The favor of life was with us and we 
moved forward towards where the goal and the course had been set.

Some of us have memories of grief. Childhood dreams went down the 
drain. Youthful hope leaped. We staggered along the street of life. 
Temptations caused us to fall and sin defiled us.

But for most of us, life has preferably been a mixture of joy and sorrow.

However each of us fares, life is short. In a short time we will lie 
immovable and cold in the soil. And then there seems to be nothing more - 
man is like the grass.

But each one of us humans has an immortal soul, for which Easter has a 
message. The word Easter means to pass by. The angel of death can pass 
by our soul. It can take our body, but the soul it doesn't do any harm. It 
stays forever. But where?

And here is where we cannot be compared to the grass.

Luther says the following about life, death and the Day of Judgment: 
"Whether the Day of Judgment comes or I die, it means nothing. My Lord 
Jesus looks for a moment towards death as it tries to kill me. And when 
death thinks I am dead, then I am not dead at all but sleeping so soundly 
that Christ cannot open his mouth without me hearing it and waking up to 
eternal life.”

Paul calls Jesus the author of Life, whom God raised from the dead. (Acts 

You unbelieving soul, do not have enough in the joy of life, and do not 
lose heart in the sorrows of life, but listen to the Easter message about the 
author of life, which the apostles have seen and testified to you.

The prince of life has come to lead you out of this short life in the dark 
valleys of death and into the Father's eternal castles of light for eternal life.

Reach out to Him so that your soul will not be left outside in the dark on 
the day when the Easter bells stop ringing.
16th May 2024

Bread aloneJesus answered, It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on 
every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Matt. 4:4NIV

We live in one of the world's richest countries and we have plenty of bread 
to eat, and we are grateful for this. Do we live by bread alone? The answer 
is of course no.

We just want to mention the following, which the Norwegian magazine 
"Shalom" mentions, and aren't the circumstances with us roughly the 
same? - 1) Crime has grown 10 times in the last 30 years. 2) It is a major 
social problem that young people commit suicide. 3) Violence against the 
elderly and the young. 4) Children are sexually abused. 5) Terrorist groups 
go so far as to kill. 6) Violence on radio and TV. 7) Children oppose their 
parents. 8) Ungodly legislation. 9) The criminals who are imprisoned for 
murder, robbery or violence, they sit in pure luxury. - This lineup is 

Violence is a threat to democracy, says the Chief of Police W.Haugli, at the 
same time as he believes that we are too ignorant and slow to deal with 

Jesus says in Matt.24:12 that “Because of the increase of wickedness, the 
love of most will grow cold,” Paul writes to Timothy (2.Tim.3:1-4) ... But 
mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be 
lovers of themselves, lovers of money ... You might as well say selfish ... 
All because people want to live by bread alone and do not want to have 
anything to do with God.

God's Word is right. Man does not live by bread alone. But there are well-
known personalities in society who believe so.

Of course we live, but do we do it with the future in mind? What God can 
make for free to us if we listen to Him, we must now solve by allocating 
more funds to the police. When sin is full-grown, it leads to death. We can 
be sure that one day we will be poor and hungry, also regarding the daily 

It has always gone as God has said, and it always will. The salvation for 
country and people lies in a thorough revival. Ask for it and believe that 
you have received an answer. Matt. 21:22. Therefore pray to the Lord of 
the harvest ... Matt.9:37-38 “Then he said to his disciples, The harvest is 
plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to 
send out workers into his harvest field.””

What should we do then? Pray, Pray... and it will be given to 
you...Luk.6:38 Ask the Lord of the harvest to hide you in the shelter of his 
sacred tent..." Psalm 27:5 God bless you!
"Shalom" Effie Campbell translated
15th May 2024

Come as you are

”“The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against 
you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ “But the father said to 
his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on 
his finger and sandals on his feet.”
Luke 15:21-22NIV

We all know the story of the prodigal son and the merciful father. And we 
know that in this parable Jesus is talking about us and about God. But what 
does he reveal to us about ourselves and about God?

Like the prodigal son, we have squandered our wealth in debauched living. 
Some in work clothes, others in Sunday clothes. The truth about us is that 
we have all gone astray, gone our separate ways, and we have all sinned, 
and we fall short of God's glory.

Of the prodigal son it is said that he came to his senses and that he 
confessed his sin. This is exactly the situation God wants us in. He wants 
us to come to Him. He does not ask us to dress up, because we are not 
capable of that. But He asks us to come as we are. Not because we think 
we are worth His goodness, but because we don't think ourselves worthy 
of it.

Our situation before God is that He does not blame us for our sin. And He 
does not criticize us for our dirty clothes when we come to Him in this 
way. But He tells us to be wearing the finest garment.

And this garment is the garment of righteousness that Jesus Christ through 
his life and death has won for us.
14th May 2024
Bill! It is Jesus!”But go ye and learn what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice: 
for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners. ”
Matt. 9:13NIV

Trolli Neutzsky Wullf
No one remembers his name more than Bill. After all, he was nothing but 
an old wretch who had to hobble his way through life as best he could.


Once he had stood hopeful on the threshold of life, ready to face life with 
his young fresh strength. Unfortunately, it was the alcohol that took hold 
of him instead.

For the aspiring young man became a slave to alcohol. His sweet wife left 
him when she realized that the only thing she could expect from marriage 
was the heavy lot that befell a drunkard's wife. And when she was gone, 
there was no longer anything that could hold him up.

With his feeble mind he drifted aimlessly with the current, and with each 
passing year he only sank deeper and deeper into sin and misery. Now it 
was a long time ago that he ended up among the many layabouts in the city 
of Toronto in Canada.

He was a well-known guest at various Christian aid organizations. He used 
to come there unwashed and dirty and reeking of cheap alcohol to get 
some food or a place to stay.

No one knew how often people had tried to talk to him and show him the 
way to Jesus. But the alcohol abuse had made him so lethargic that nothing 
seemed to be able to stick with him. He just sat there and listened without 
reacting to anything.

Then they stopped and gave up on him and instead tried others, with 
greater prospects. Bill was one of those whom no man could help.

But in spite of that, he constantly heard the gospel being preached, coming 
to the meetings. He heard about Jesus as the friend of sinners and about the 
blood that cleanses from all sin. No one noticed what he thought and felt 
where he sat, small and sunken, listening to the Word that never returns 

And one day Bill met Jesus. No one knows how it happened, but the 
change became visible and evident to all. The smell of alcohol 
disappeared, his clothes became cleaner and his facial expression changed.

No one else was present when Bill met Jesus and the old alcoholic was 
allowed to lay his burden of his sin at the foot of the cross. A peace he had 
not known since he was very young now filled his soul.

He understood so little of the gospel. He was still alone and was never 
considered a good brother to the Christians. He had been labeled a 
scumbag, and this label he could not change. He didn't even try otherwise. 
It was so common to him that no one counted him for anything, that it was 
almost completely natural to him.

All he understood was that Jesus had become his best friend and that all 
his dark past was hidden under the blood. But it was also more than 

It became a habit for him to come to church every day and kneel at the 
altar. He always repeated the same words: “Jesus! It's Bill!”

He needed to say no more, for there was perfect harmony between him and 
his Saviour. When he had lain there on his knees for a while, he got up and 
went outside again, strengthened in faith and filled with great joy.

Then he fell ill and was taken to hospital. Washed clean and fine, he lay in 
his bed and was so deeply grateful for everything that was done to him. 
The staff had never had such an appreciative patient before as Bill.

Holly, a young nurse, noticed that he never got a visit, letter or flowers. 
She felt sorry for him and asked if he had no family or friends that she 
could get hold of for him. "Then maybe you could have a visit now and 
then," she said lovingly. "You're so alone here."

He shook his head. He had neither family nor friends. "Except one, of 
course. And he visits me every day.” he said. "Every single day he comes 
to visit me."

Holly highly doubted this. She had never seen anyone at his bedside. But 
now Bill became eager: "Every single day at noon he comes and stands by 
my bed. “Bill! It is Jesus!” he says, looking at me so mildly... He's so nice 
and so good, so good. He has promised me that I will be allowed to come 
home with him.”

Holly couldn't believe it. She was not a believer, but if it could make this 
old man happier, then she didn't want to disturb his daydreaming.

But Bill knew well that this was no daydream. If no one else in the room 
was able to see Jesus, he could see him and he lay there looking forward to 
the moment when the gentle voice reached him again: “Bill! It is Jesus!”

It quickly went the wrong way with his health. The body was too weak to 
be able to put up any significant resistance to the disease, and even the 
very best care could not help him.

The only one present when he died was Holly. She happened to enter his 
room at that very moment when he passed away. She noticed the smile that 
spread over Bill's face and she heard him whisper in a low voice, "Oh, 
thank you Jesus for coming by today too." She now saw him extend his 
hand as if he were offering it to someone.

Then he breathed his last sigh and went home with his Savior never to be 
separated from him again.
E.Campbell translated
13th May 2024

God's Word will standHeaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. ” 
Luke 21:33NIV

It is to be rejoiced that the great men of the world have agreed to do their 
part to ensure that the world is not destroyed by the weapons of mass 
destruction we now have at our disposal.

But this does not change the Word, the truth that heaven and earth will 
pass away. “People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming 
on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.”

Government leaders can reach an agreement that from now on no more 
dangerous test explosions will be allowed. However, it is not in their 
power to prevent earthquakes, floods, landslides and avalanches around 
the world. “All these are the beginning of birth pains.” Matt. 24:8NIV

A small earthquake at home would have been enough to make us think 
about what is to come - and to flee the mountains for fear of landslides.

But the Word, which endures for all eternity, it tells us that when Christ 
returns, men will ask mountains and hills to hide themselves, because then 
the judgment of sin creates greater fear and terror than all the catastrophes 
of the world.

God's Word, which lasts for all eternity, gives us the only comfort and the 
only salvation, because “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full 
acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I 
am the worst ” 1.Tim.1:15NIV
Blessed is he who receives this Word.
12th May 2024

Children's friendPeople were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on 
them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was 
indignant. He said to them, Let the little children come to me, and do not 
hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. ”
Mark 10:13-14NIV

Jesus loved the children. Therefore he gladly took them in his arms and 
blessed them.

But the disciples did not understand this relationship between Jesus and 
the children, and therefore they tried to prevent them from approaching the 

When Jesus saw this he became indignant. - Yes, just imagine, it says that 
he got indignant with them. As far as I know, this is the only place in the 
New Testament where it is written that Jesus became indignant. He was 
often distressed because of his disciples. But when he saw that they were 
trying to prevent the children from coming to him, he became indignant.

Why did the disciples do what they did? Was it not because they thought 
that the time of their great Master was too precious to spend on the little 
ones? After all, there were so many adults who needed his help, both 
temporal and spiritual help. And then the children had to give way.

Indeed, the disciples thought so. But the Master did not.

And when the disciples thought like that, it was naturally because they did 
not know the Master very well and only slightly resembled him.

And then it was that Jesus had to reprove them so emphatically and come 
with this clear and definite teaching about who has the right to Jesus or the 
access to him, and that the adults have no advantage at all over the 
children. On the contrary. “for the kingdom of God belongs to such as 

Are not these thoughts also found today, which were found in the disciples 
back then? Do not these thoughts exist among believers today?

Most of the spiritual activity we have today is intended for adults. And 
hasn't it almost become a theory that you have to be an adult to be saved? 
The truth is exactly the opposite, says Jesus. After all, it is us adults who 
must become like children before we can enter the kingdom of God.

“Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a 
little child will never enter it.”” Mark 10:15NIV

This is clear speech. There is no need for any of us to doubt this.

The way to God's kingdom was thus that the children had a large place in 
Jesus' thoughts and heart.

Spurgeon says that he once saw a picture that showed the event in the 
desert where Moses raised the brass serpent. There was a great crowd 
around the rod that carried the copper serpent. At the far end of the crowd 
stood a mother with her dying child on her arm. The crowd masted and 
pushed so violently that she could not get any closer. And the picture 
shows her lifting her child as high as she could reach with one arm, while 
with the hand of the other arm she supports under the child's chin and tries 
to turn the childs face so that the its eyes can see the copper serpent - so 
that he can be saved.
A wonderful picture!

This is what every good Sunday school teacher does. So does every father 
and mother who feels responsible for their child before the living God.

All Christians who have a bit of  our heavenly Fathers and child friend's 
attitude should do the same.
E.Campbell translate
11th May 2024

”“Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are 
covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord will never count against 
Rom. 4:7-8NIV

Many years ago there lived a doctor in Scotland who was known for his 
skill and his godliness. After his death, many of his bills to his clients were 
found signed in red ink with the words, "Relinquished".

When his wife discovered these bills, she demanded they be paid. She put 
the matter in the hands of a debt collector, who then handed the matter 
over to the court to decide.

During the trial, the judge asked the doctor's wife if she recognized that the 
red writing on the bills was her late husband's writing. She replied, yes.

"If that is the case", said the judge, "then there is no court in this country 
that can collect this money."

A person can become miserable the day he gets the big bill, which it is in 
no way possible to pay.

And it's not just the bills that you acknowledge yourself as having to pay 
that can weigh on your conscience.

Other do not hesitate in laying bills for us - and often not in the best of 
intentions, but rather triumphant. Here you are - can you handle it? And we 
have to answer, no, we can't.

Blessed is he who gets, "Relinquished" written on his accounts and by 
him, the only one who has the right and power to forgive sins on earth.

Blessed is he who has worked himself up to the belief that he who won the 
right to it on Calvary has forgiven him his sin. The bill on which he has 
written, "Relinquished", it is signed and valid for all eternity.

Where the bill is not Relinquished, the person himself must be held 
responsible for his fault.


10th May 2024

Jesus is the friend of sinnersWhen Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away 
from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!””
Luke 5:8NIV

Have you, who read these lines, ever seriously acknowledged that you are 
a sinful man or a sinful woman?

I can testify to you that if you have seen yourself as a sinful person and 
then have confessed it to Jesus - and in faith in him confessed your sins to 
him, then you are a saved sinner. Then you will be allowed to see that 
Jesus loves you and has loved you from the beginning, even while you 
were walking around blindly carrying your own sin. Because the day he 
died on the cross, he died for the sin of every single person who believes 
in him and confesses his sin to him. Such people are Jesus' friends, he 
takes care of them.

When Peter said the above words to Jesus, he answered him with: “... 
“Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.”” 

Even to this day, Jesus uses such sinful people as Peter to fish people for 
the kingdom of God. But often exactly this pushes the self-righteous 
further away from God's kingdom - even further into their self-
righteousness. Self-righteousness leads to judgment and perdition, while 
confession of sin leads to forgiveness and salvation. The self-righteous son 
remained standing outside his father's house, while the other returned 
home and said, "Father, I have sinned!" he entered and was honored.

When Peter saw Jesus' great intervention in giving him the large amount of 
fish, Peter saw himself as a sinful man. How often has Jesus been kind to 
you and me and blessed us with rich gifts of life. Let's honestly ask 
ourselves if this has made us turn to Jesus and say: "Lord, I am a sinful 

Have the benefactions of Jesus caused us to turn from all sinful thoughts, 
words and deeds and to follow Him? - Has faith in Jesus gotten us into the 
good fight, where the crown of justice is forgiveness and grace?
9th May 2024

SwearingJesus said to him, Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the 
Lord your God, and serve him only.’ ”
Matt. 4:10NIV

Invoking the devil is shameful and lewd and of course a sin against God, 
against oneself and against those who hear.

It happens that we also hear this on radio and TV. There it sounds even 
more reprehensible and dirty than anywhere else.

And it is just as bad when older children teach young children to call on 
"the evil one". Parents and schools have a particularly big responsibility in 
this regard: to make sure that no one is taught this. We must remember that 
calling upon the evil one is the same as serving him. - He is happy about it.

”... ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’” ” Matt. 4:10NIV
8th May 2024
Grace and peace

"To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: 
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus 
Rom. 1:7NIV

This is how Paul begins many of his letters. Grace and peace be with you. 
And there is no peace except by the grace of God. The peace of God, it is 
the forgiveness of sins, the grace of God to us with our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Thus Paul begins his letters with the words: Grace and peace to you from 
God. And he ends them: Grace be with you.

Because when I am certain of God's grace, then I have peace in my heart, I 
have peace whether I live or die. "For God so loved the world that he gave 
his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but 
have eternal life. " John 3:16NIV

Grace is God the Father's. Out of his great mercy he sacrificed his son to 
save us. The Son of God reconciled us to God by His blood when He 
suffered death on the cross for our sins. Through him we have the 
forgiveness of sins. In him we have peace. When the day of life ends and 
the night comes, when no one is able to work, then all our questions gather 
in this one: Am I certain and secure in the grace of God in Jesus Christ our 
Lord? Now on what do we build this assurance of God's grace and peace? 
We build it on the Word, the eternal and unchanging Word of God. We 
must believe God's Word, we must have full and complete trust in it, and 
the Word is Christ himself, the crucified and risen one. The word is given 
to all of us so that we can all be blessed by grace.

But there are people who see no need for this grace, turn their backs on 
Jesus and want nothing to do with him. Such people do not know their 
own good and we can help them by praying for them. When a person 
stands outside the kingdom of God, and without faith, there is no comfort 
on the day when sorrow comes. Everything becomes meaningless. But if 
we have faith in God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit in the 
forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and eternal life, then we 
see light on the other side of the grave and death, and look forward to the 
resurrection when the Lord comes again, and all the dead in him shall 
arise. Then we have comfort in this hope of resurrection and eternal life. 
We will not part forever but will meet again. It is joy for a person to have 
put his trust in God, to dare to say from the heart: By God's great grace I 
am saved and whether I live or die, I belong to the Lord.

Happy is the person who can die in peace and in full and complete trust in 
the Lord, just waiting for the Lord to take you home - longing to be called 
Poul Jacobsen
7th May 2024

Therefore goTherefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the 
name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching 
them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you 
always, to the very end of the age.””
Matt. 28:19-20NIV

Out of the world's 40,000 missionaries, 95% work among the people 
groups where there are the most Christians (Africa, the Philippines, 
Indonesia, Taiwan, Brazil, etc.). Of these, 50% work in Africa alone. Only 
5% of the missionaries work among Hindus, Buddhists or Muslims. This is 
also the reason why more than half of the world's total population has 
never heard the name Jesus mentioned, not even once.

The whole world knew within 24 hours that a man had landed on the 
moon, but after almost 2000 years, half of the world's population has still 
never heard the name Jesus mentioned, not even once in their lives.


6th May 2024

It began with a treatyAbout midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, 
and the other prisoners were listening to them. ”
Acts 16:25NIV

P.L.Rounds, former missionary in Japan reports:
A young girl in Japan had been hospitalized for 2 years in a tuberculosis 
hospital. She was so thin and miserable that she could hardly move in bed.

One day, when some devout Christians visited the hospital, she received a 
tract. On the day in question she was too weak to hold the tract, so she 
asked the nurse to help her so that she could read it

When she now read this simple gospel about Jesus, it affected her greatly. 
She told the nurse to stand by the bed as she poured out her heart in prayer.

She asked for forgiveness for her sin, and she was truly converted. Like so 
many others, this young girl wanted to share her joy of salvation with 

One day she read about a man who had been sentenced to death for 
murder. She decided to write to him and tell him about Jesus; but it took 
her all of three days to finish writing a little letter. She also sent the treaty 
that had meant so much to her together with the letter.


Iwate San, as the prisoner was called, was at first indifferent and cold to 
the reception of the letter, but after he had read it and had begun to 
understand what it had cost her to send the letter to him, he was moved 
because there was someone who cared for his soul.

The tract was read more than once, and one day the truth gripped his heart. 
He accepted the message in faith and that day God saved a brutal murderer 
in one of Tokyo's many prisons. The young girl's testimony had borne 

Later, this murderer was transferred to the prison where he was to be 
executed, approx. 600 km from Tokyo. One day, as he sat singing one of 
the Christian songs he had learned, he heard a voice calling through a 
small crack from another prison cell.

There sat a man called Uchida, who had also found Jesus as his Saviour. 
These two were very happy to be able to share the joy of salvation with 
each other.

Iwata San and Uchida San now set to work so that the other prisoners 
sentenced to death could also be saved. The jailer allowed them, all the 
while they sat and ate, to tell the other prisoners about what had happened 
to them.

Iwata San was in prison for two years and during that time he was given 
the grace to lead 41 other prisoners to Jesus. The jailer allowed all these 41 
to be baptized in prison, and the whole atmosphere in these death cells 
changed from fear to joy and peace. As the jailers walked their routes 
between the cells, they heard gospel songs from quite a few prison cells.

But the time for Iwata San's execution was drawing near. He had just one 
wish before he died, and that was to be allowed to visit the young girl who 
had sent him the letter together with the treaty. This wish was granted to 

As he now sat by the sick bed he told her all that God had done in his heart 
through the letter. When the girl heard this, tears ran down her cheeks.

Before leaving her, Iwata San felt led to lay his hands on the girl's head 
and pray for her. Then he was taken back to the prison where he was 
executed. But his soul came home to God, who had cleansed it in the 
blood of Jesus.

The same power that had transformed the hearts of the prisoners now 
entered the life of this young girl. Within two weeks she was completely 
cured and able to return home.

Such a miracle God performed. And it all began with a treaty.
"The Church Bell" Effie Campbell translated
5th May 2024

But the greatest of these is loveAnd now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of 
these is love.”

Carl-Gustaf Severin tells from Kanal 10 how much influence love has:
In America they do a lot of experiments. There it was found that 80% of 
the unbelievers said: "We don't think the believers care about us!"

We are to honor and pray for those who have been called to the preaching 
ministry, but in Scandinavia we analyze everything down to the smallest 
detail and criticize, we judge and condemn. I was once in New York for 
the New Year with my wife. We visited the Brooklyn Tabernacle. There 
they have 3 services every Sunday with 3,000 people attending each.

The pastor read Luke 6:38: "Give, and it will be given to you. A good 
measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured 
into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” " 
When we hear this scripture, we often think of money, but here Jesus is not 
talking about money. Now we have to back up a bit and go back one verse 
to verse 37. Here it says: "“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do 
not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be 
forgiven. " We Christians are quick to condemn. We were not there at all 
when the event took place. This must stop because the world condemns, 
but we Christians are brothers and sisters in the Lord and we should love. 
But the worst of all is that your brothers and sisters in the Lord judge you, 
condemn you, and if you sin and make mistakes, well then they won't 
forgive you. They are vindictive and hateful.

The pastor continued: "25 years ago, once I stepped out of our church 
there is a woman standing on the 25th floor and wants to jump out of the 
window. The police are standing in the street in front of the building and 
media people were ready with their video recording devices ready to 
record the suicide. I then ask the police: "May I be allowed to come up to 
her?" They give me permission to do so. Standing in front of her, I said 
"Don't jump down here!" "Well, everyone judges me, everyone condemns 
me." “But I don't do that, and neither does Jesus. Grab my hand!” Then 
she steps away from the window, and I then put my coat over her so that 
the recording devices will not get a picture of her. I then led her down to 
the police car that drove off with her. It's been 25 years. Today she is 
sitting here at the meeting because there were some who did not judge her! 
She was undoubtedly a prostitute. Jesus did not judge the woman at the 
well of Sychar either. (John 4:5)

Carl Gustaf continues: “My father had an aunt called Emma. When she 
was 80 years old and dying, she sent for me. I had never seen her before. 
Then she says: "When you had just come into the world and were only two 
weeks old, I laid my hand on you and prayed that God would use you in 
his service." Indeed, that prayer was indeed heard.

If God calls you to ministry, do not be afraid, but be courageous! When 
God orders something, He also pays for it, and He takes care of you and 
leads the work to final victory. Effie Campbell
4th May 2024
All thingsAnd we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love 
him, who have been called according to his purpose. ”
Romans 8:28NIV

Is this Chinese's experience also your experience?
While a Christian is going through a trial, he must always have the final 
result and goal in view. Although the struggle and hardships are anything 
but pleasant right now, they are only the first step that can lead to 
blessing. The Chinese have a story about a man, a farmer, who had a 
horse and only one son. One day the horse broke through the fence where 
it had been confined and galloped off into the wilderness.

“Oh, what a misfortune!” said the neighbors!”

"Why," said the old farmer, "how can you know?"

The following evening the horse was back at the time it used to get water 
and feed, and with it there were now also 12 other wild horses. The son 
quickly slipped out and closed the gate. Now he had 13 horses instead of 

When the neighbors heard about this, they came and shouted happily: 
"Oh, what happiness!"

The old man calmly replied: "How can you know?"

Some days later, when his son was trying to tame one of the wild horses, 
he was thrown of and broke one leg.

The neighbors quickly rushed over and said: "Oh, what a misfortune!"

Again this wise farmer answered: "How can you know?"

A few days after this episode, a whole army detachment came through the 
town, and all able-bodied young men were enrolled in this army and taken 
to the war. These young men never returned. But the farmer's son was 
allowed to stay at home as he had broken his leg. For Christians who love 
the Lord, there is a good purpose to any adversity. Sometimes the purpose 
is not clear in this life; but even then we are able to say through our tears: 
"Although I do not understand it, I do know that ALL THINGS God 
allows to happen, it works for my good - and that includes "ALL 
Effie Campbell translated
3rd May 2024

Three sisters – three angelsJesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life. The one who 
believes in me will live, even though they die; ” John 11:25NIV

An elderly woman sent us this story. She has experienced it herself:

There were some houses by the road. There was a true blessing of 
children, and all good things about them. But in one house there was a 
little girl who had now turned three years old. She was particularly sweet 
and sensible. In the morning, she used to go into the neighboring house to 
visit grandma and grandpa. They were so happy about this visit, because 
the little girl was always so nice.

But as it says in the hymn: Fate is sometimes kind, sometimes unkind. 
One day a group of pilot whales died in Tórshavn. And of course, there 
was great joy in getting fresh whale meat and blubber for dinner. When it 
had boiled, the mother took the pot off the heat and, as usual, she put the 
pot on the plate in front of the stove while she put the rings back in place. 
Then the tragic thing happened that one of the children had tripped and hit 
the pot. It was the little three-year-old girl.

She burned herself pretty badly. The nearest doctor was in Tórshavn. It 
turned out that it took a long time to wait for the Red Cross boat. Many 
squinted at the dock where the boat was to arrive.

To soothe the pain of the little one, the father carried the girl non-stop. 
When it got particularly bad he went outside with her. When she cooled 
down again, the father went back in. Finally the boat and the doctor 
arrived. But there was nothing to do. He took her to Tórshavn where 
nothing could be done either. The girl died.

The grief was crushing. The mother sat by the coffin. But then the day 
came when the girl was to be buried. Many people came and it quickly 
became too cramped in there, so outside there were also many, both 
relatives and friends. This happened during the war years, and also the 
soldiers who were so happy for the children and knew them, well, they 
were there too.

Just before the coffin was carried out, three shining white birds came and 
began to circle around the house. They flew so high that no one could 
name them. But the soldiers told the children that they were angels. In the 
cemetery there was a small white cross and on it was written: The Lord 
gave, the Lord took away, blessed be the name of the Lord. There were 
also two of the little girl's sisters. None of them were older than ½ year.

Now there are more people in the cemetery, including the mother and 
father. But the Lord is the same. He lives now and forever. Thank God.
2 May 2024

We should trust GodCommit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this:”
Psalms 37.5NIV

Many years ago, when the priest at Sandoy in the Faroe Islands had been 
to a church service on the island of Skuvoy, there was such a rough sea at 
the village of Sand, as they sailed the priest back, that it was difficult, 
even downright daring, to try to dock the boat. But there were no other 
options. The boatmen were instinctively aware that this might be their last 
voyage. The priest then asks the chairman how this will end. Then the 
chairman stands up, looks directly at the priest and says: We do what we 
can and trust in God. This courage and trust in God, which the chairman 
showed here, became a living testimony for the priest, which he never 
forgot again. 

Countless sailors have often had nothing else to rely on in times of need 
but God, and how many could later testify that it was the Lord who 
helped and nothing and no one else. And many are the personal 
testimonies of the Lord who helped in both physical and spiritual need. 
And how great is the crowd that today sings and praises God in Heaven 
because God helped them in their time of need.

David had experienced that the pleasure in this world: the lust of the flesh, 
human honors and diversions of various kinds ends in emptiness, and 
therefore he can testify that the Lord is faithful and reliable for all 

Trust in God when the lust of the flesh entices and seduces you into sin, 
for your sinful life will fail in the end, but the purity of God will make 
you faithful and unfailing.

Trust in God, when the fear and concern for the daily bread and the 
maintenance of life threaten to suffocate your joy in life, cast all your 
sorrow on God, for He cares for you.

Trust in God, you sailor and laborer, who are tempted to profane the day 
of rest with unnecessary work. Trust God, He gives you what is right in 
everyday life.

Trust in God, you lonely, you distressed, you sick and weak! Trust Him, 
for He cares for you, He loves you, He wants to save you, but His 
thoughts are higher than your thoughts.

We do not understand, do not understand God, but above all we should 
trust Him.
1st May 2024

The tax collector

““But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to 
heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ ”
Luke 18:13NIV

Two men went up to the temple to pray. One was a Pharisee who was so 
grateful that with God's help he had come so far in his godliness, the other 
was a tax collector who thought that everything looked so hopeless to 
him. They both got there. One with himself, and the other with his 

In the word above we see that it was not just a matter of false modesty on 
the part of the tax collector. For him it was about the seriousness of 
hopelessness, the fact that he was not worthy to appear before God. But 
he couldn't choose to stay away either! He had to try to dare to approach 
God. Not with great boldness, but afraid and uneasy. But he had to come.

We should not take the tax collector's course as a model of true humility. 
Because then we end up coming to God with gratitude that we are almost 
as humble as the tax collector. And then it will be false humility – Pharisaism with the opposite sign.

We just have to learn from the tax collector that it is possible to come 
before God, even when we truly feel wretched and unworthy. We must 
never think that we should first become a little more dignified before we 
can come. With God it is open to sinners and the unworthy. Therefore also 
for you and me.

You are not asked whether you dare to look straight up or you look down.

There is always room for one more sinner to worship in God's church. 
Therefore, come!


































































































































































































Evangeline Booth, salvation army, testimony, personal testimony


Evangeline Booth

26th January 2014

“Dear friends, let us love one another,... " 1.John 4.7

See video of Evangeline Booth

Biography Evangeline Booth:

Evangeline Booth stood outside a court building and watched various prisoners that came out of there. A moment ago she had heard someone in there shouting, squalling and swearing, and now she saw a feisty looking woman being led out of the courtroom accompanied by six police officers. Two went in front of her and two others behind her, while two held in her arms. The woman struggled to get free. The clothes she had on was torn and full of holes, her hair was woolly and bristly, and her filthy face was clotted with blood. What could she do for her?

Evangeline knew there was no time to preach to her. It would be a crime against her to give her money, and to sing for her would be useless. In a minutte this woman would be far away. Powered by a sudden impulse Evangeline ran onto this dirty, cursing and ugly smelling woman and kissed her.

The woman slipped her hands loose and searched with a wild expression the field with her eyes." Who was it that kissed me?" She shouted. "Who kissed me? Nobody had done that since her mother died."

She raised her torn apron to her face and burst into heartbreaking tears, and as a mild lamb she followed the officers into the wagon, which drove her to jail.

Some days after this incident Mrs Booth went on a prison visit to see the woman. Her face was now clean, and she now looked quite handsome. She looked at the stranger and asked, "Do you know who kissed me?"

Then she told Mrs Booth her life story. "When I was a baby my father died, and when I was 7 years old my mother also died. She died in a dark backyard in a poor neighborhood. When she was dying she called to me, took my small face between her hands and kissed it and said: "My poor little girl! O God, be merciful to my little girl and take good care of her!"

From that day until now, no one has kissed my face until the other day."
Then she asked again: "Do you know who it was that kissed me?"

Evangeline Booth replied: "It was me."

She told this lost woman of God and how he loved her so much that he was willing to die for us on the cross, where he wore all our offenses. He was wounded and disabled, so that he could save everybody from their sins.
This was something completely new. The woman had never imagined that Jesus loves so much. She opened her heart to Jesus, and before she got out of prison, she had also learned many other prisoners to love Jesus.

All this happened because Evangeline Booth kissed her. Fantastic, and what a beautiful and good deed! Evangeline Booth was the daughter of the man who founded the Salvation Army, William Booth.

Let us show our fellow human beings our love and learn the many unhappy and broken people that God truly is a God who saves sinners.

E. Campbell translated


25th January 2014

"For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believs in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16

The way is a messiah-description, which is used throughout the Bible, from Abraham to Moses, from the Psalms of David to all the prophets. The Patriarchs and the Prophets spurred the Israeli people to follow the path and not deviate from the way. When Jesus came as the living Messiah, he said: "I am the WAY! "Therefore followers of Jesus in the New Testament did not name their faith Christianity, but the Way. There are many passages in the book of Acts, where the Christian faith is called, "The Way" and "the way of God."

Jesus is the Way, and not the roadside. There is good reason to warn against the 2000 hysteria and their deviation from the Way. The world needs the Gospel of Jesus, not the many oddities, tall tales or Christian laws.

An example of the essence of the gospel is the Apostolic Creed and John.3.16.

The creed reads: "I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father almighty, from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.

And John 3:16 reads:
"For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believs in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Jesus and the apostles also warned against false prophets, the false Messiah, the Antichrist, and other aberration in the last days. The so-called Christians waves from the U.S. Also knock on our doors in the Nordic region with all sorts of weird stuffs

What is from God puts Jesus in the center and acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God come in the flesh, while all that is false deny Jesus.

The great danger, where "chosen" Christians are being misled, Jesus and the Apostles connect with the Jews and their reception of the false Messiah. Jesus said,
"I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him." (John 5.43 )

The false Messiah, which the Bible calls "the Antichrist" will sit in the temple of God.

The believers must follow the Way, preach the Gospel and show Jesus' love and friendship to all.

In the Hebrews, Jews believing in Jesus were in danger of going back to animal sacrifices in the temple and reject Jesus' sacrificial death as the only foundation of salvation. They had already been warned not to tread on the Son of God and hold the blood of the covenant unholy, and again crucify the Son of God ( Heb. 10.26-29 and 6,4-6).

Animal sacrifices in the Old Covenant could not take away sins (Hebrews 10, 4)

Only when we stick to the Way, Jesus, we avoid falling into the ditch in those last days.

Aril Edvardsen, "Troens bevis".

E. Campbell translated





24th January 2014

The then known persons representing materialism and atheism, Professor KW, Mr HB, Mrs KD and several others had announced with a large anti- biblical lecture at Viktoria Hall in Stockholm March 19 - .

After the lecture, the word was given freely to the audience.

The hall was crowded to bursting point, most of them godless people. Then Professor W. Rose to the pulpit, and people clapped eagerly to honor him. He confirmed once again that there was not a single evidence that Jesus ever existed. The only thing people relied on, in terms of the historical Jesus was something that Josephus had written down, but this turned out to be a forged supplementary document, and therefore there was no longer any evidence that Jesus ever existed.

Then the word was given free to all. An elderly man stood up. He father wore the distinctive red jacket of the Salvation Army. The moderator watched him scornfully as did quite a few others of the audience, who shouted that they had not come to a Christian revival meeting, and therefore it was best that the old fellow kept silent. But he demanded to speak since they had advertised it, or did they fear their counterpart? So they let him speak. With clear and powerful voice, he said:
"It seems to be a matter of great concern and distress with these professors and this science. How does the professor know that Jesus didn't exist?"

The professor said mockingly: "Well, how do you know that he lived?" And even more condescending the audience chimed: "Well, how do you know? "

But then the old man thundered : "Should I not know that Christ is? Should I not understand?"

"We demand proof! Give us proof!" Someone shouted from the audience and from the podium.
" Yeah, I will give you proof" he replied with a resounding voice." I am a proof myself that our precious Savior lives. Some years ago I was the most shabby drunkard in Stockholm. I drank and used every penny I could get my hands on on booze, and when i became drunk I ended up in the detention at the police station. From there I was sent to the judge, and since I was unable to pay the fines, so I had to back to prison. But hardly I was outside again until over and over I repeated this miserable cycle, from the pub, to the court and imprisoned and so on back to the pub. I signed up for every possible and impossible temperance society and took a sacred pledge after another, but the problems just got worse. I sank deeper and deeper into a bottomless misery.

“But then one day in my deepest despair I met the Lord Jesus Christ, and he liftet me with his pierced hand out of the muck and purified me with his blood. And since that day I have been saved and preserved in the faith, and I have been a hard workin, valued and useful citizen since then. Should I not know better than anyone that Christ exists? "

There was a complete silence in the hall, and everyone seemed to be moved by this personal testimony. After a long pause Mr D. B. Was given the word, but it was not easy for him to maintain his usual arrogant attitude when it came to spiritual matters. He noted:

" Ladies and gentlemen, if I had to think about religion – obviously that will hardly happen - but nevertheless if it was occur for me to think of such a thing, I would want to have the same religion as the old man by the blood!"

It was obvious that the testimony had also hit him.

" ...and when I see the blood, I will pass over you." Exodus 12.13 or as it says in a Swedish Bible: "And the blood shall be a sign unto you to salvation!"

E. Campbell translated




23th January 2014

They stood on a street corner and discussed. One was a man of faith, and the other was active in politics. The latter was convinced that the party he represented would be of greater benefit to people and society than all Christianity and belief in God.

The politician came with one argument after another and became more and more eager in his view of things: "You do not change the social conditions in this world by going around and preaching about a possible eternal salvation! It is here and now that we need changes and improvements that can stem corruption and rottenness, and that can create equality and justice for all - and make it possible for everyone to live a decent life ... "

As soon as he had said this a very dirty and tattered homeless man past by. The politician, who by now was really worked up, observed the man and said, "Take for instance that man. Society has failed! Our political program can save men like him: We will provide new clothes for such people!"

Then the man of faith answered: "The Gospel works the other way round. It gives new people to such clothes!"
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!"
2 Cor. 5.17 NIV

"Tro & Fakta" No. 6/ 1997.
E. Campbell translated




22th January 2014

That's the name of it - and it's contents!
The Bible is a divine book. The words are full of spirit - God-breathed!


"All Scripture is God-breathed"
2 Tim. 3.16
I believe everything that is in the law, and what is written in the prophet.( Acts.24,14)


"For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit."
( 2.Pet. 1.21)
Prophets have pondered and searched when they prophesied what the Spirit of Christ showed them. (1.Pet. 1.10 - 12).

People have written down what they got from God. How far does human thoughts go in this? Find the answer in the parable that the Bible itself set between the Word and Jesus! Joh. 1.1 and 1.Joh. 1.1 etc.

As surely as Jesus was true man, yet without sin, the Bible is true human, yet without fault!

Jesus was God and man in one body - the Bible is divine and human in one volume!

Just as Jesus was different from us - the Bible is different from all other books. The true humanity of Jesus was, among other things, that he was born by a woman, the son of man. He may have resembled his mother immensely. He was tired and hungry and tempted, but God was his model, "Father, if it is your will ... ?"

The true human of the Bible is among other things-, It bears the mark of the period and of the writers who have written. However, always guided by the will of God : "
For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets"
2 Pet. 1.21

"The Bible through the ages" V. Munch.
Effie Campbell translated





21th January 2014

"...no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”
Joh. 3.3 NIV

There are many who do not know what it is to be born again, nor what rebirth truly means in the life of a human being.

Being born again is more than merely to accept Christ in your consciousness and your mind. Even if you live a "decent" and a morally irreproachable life where you live and behave the very best you can on your own, then it is not and will never be enough for wether you make the so-called "small sins" or large, you are still a sinner on the road of perdition.
"... for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God..."
Romans 3:23 NIV

When a child is born, the proud parents announce this great news far and wide. This newborn child starts a life in a world that is totally new to it. When a sinner is born of God's Holy Spirit - reborn - we also bring the happy news to others. The newborn “child of God” also enters a world that is new to it - a new life. The heart and the mind is totally changed, he or she has been given new wishes, a new setting and meaning of life, new interests and new thoughts.

Imagine, a life of victory over sin, and peace instead of strife and temptations! What a marvelous life!

Perhaps you ask, "How can I experience this new birth? "You must turn away from sin and come to God with the intention fully to give him your life. Simply pray the Lord to forgive you and save you.

When you are born again, then you will know it. The condemnation has gone.

E. Campbell translated




20th January 2014

"And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them."
Mark 10.16

Fanny Crosby was born in New York ( 1820-1915). Just six weeks old she lost her sight and was blind for the rest of her life. 12 years old she went on a blind school, where she stayed for the following 23 years, first as a student and later as a teacher.

Fanny Crosby wrote more than 2,000 songs. The impact Lina Sandell had on the Nordic region Fanny Crosby had for the English-speaking countries.

The song "Safe in the arms of Jesus" was written 30 april 1868. Fanny tells that on this particular day one well-known music artist, W.H. Doane wisited her.

He brought along with him a new melody, which was missing a text. When he played the song for her, she said : "This tune says: Safe in the arms of Jesus."

After a while Fanny went for herself to be alone and in silence. She then remembered an incident that she had been told two days before. On a street in New York, which swarmed with people there was a mother with her child and they came into this great human multitude. In this congestion the child lost his mother and the child began to sob fiercely and was completely inconsolable right to the point when it again lay in his mother's arms.

There in the arms of the mother it was safe and sound – here the weeping seized. This one small everyday incident became a picture for Fanny Crosby of how human beings can only be safe in one place, in the arms of Jesus!

Twenty minutes later, Fanny handed the music artist lyrics to this song, "Safe inn the arms of Jesus." Doane wrote it immediately, and the original text has never been changed since then.

You can hear the song on the following link .

"Safe in the arms of Jesus."





19th January 2014

If you are in trouble, then hook you on this promise from God: "For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you."
Isaiah. 41.13






18th January 2014

" Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.”
Joh. 15.13 NIV

That was what my God did for me at Calvary. There he paid for my sins, so I do not have to pay with death, which means being separated from God forever, lost.

Throughout history, there are many who have been appointed as God, but where is the God who died for you, he, who, when the wolf and the bear came, fought to the death? No, they were only hired workers.

My God died - but he lives! On Easter morning, he was raised from the dead, the tomb is now empty, the living, who were to keep watch over him, were like dead. Jesus Christ, King of kings and Lord of lords - he lives!

This is what we will testify just as clearly and simply as Paul, when he testified for both young and old,
"that the Messiah would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to his own people and to the Gentiles.”

Acts 26.23 NIV

We must never evade the blood because "
and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness."

Heb. 9.22 NIV

How it is difficult to understand why there are so many who decline the offer that Jesus gave to each of us, which was completed when he broke the power of death on Easter morning and rose from the dead. Will you accept His gift, a brand new life, even a life of abundance?

E. Campbell




17th January 2014

Genesis 22.7
Everything was ready for the sacrifice, but
"where is the lamb?" Isaac Asks his father, Abraham. We have good reason to pass the same question on to many people today.

Nations have their gods, Islam has its prophets, Israel has its laws and worship of God, but where is the lamb?

And all the nominal Christians in the West, they often have everything in order. They are baptized, and sometimes they come to worship and communion, they have a God, a God up in heaven - but where is the lamb?

They have no lamb. They have never had a moment, not one moment when the Lamb of God, the slaughtered Lamb became their lives, their salvation and peace - all of their Christianity.

That is why they are lost in everything else. For only in the Lamb there is salvation. Only in the blood of the Lamb there is atonement and access to God. And in heaven with God himself all is about the Lamb. The song up there is "the song of the Lamb ," the bride is "the Lamb's bride" and the wedding is the "marriage of the Lamb."
Revelation . 15.3 and 19.7

You expensive soul - is the "Lamb of God" your only access to heaven. Otherwise you'll never get there.

The Lamb that was slain, is Jesus Christ. Jesus said:

"I am THE WAY ... No one comes to the Father except through me."
John 14,6
Believe in him and let him guide you.

E. Campbell 





16th January 2014


The chorus of one of Fanny Crosby hymns reads:

Now just a word for Jesus,
’Twill help us on our way!
One little word for Jesus,
Oh speak, or sing, or pray!

Yes, it is as true as it is said. If we say a word about Jesus, then it may be for the salvation of someone, often perhaps without our knowledge about it.

So it was with the English speaker Spurgeon. He was to have a sermon in the Crystal Castle in London for a large crowd. Before he had to go live on the podium, he would like to know how his voice sounded in this huge hall. The day before the sermon he went into the hall and stepped up to the podium and said loud and clear the following words: " credible is the word and worthy of all acceptance For Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners
"Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”

1 Tim. 1.15 NIV

Spurgeon uttered these words two times and then turned back home. He was convinced that the audience would hear him .

Then 25years later. One of Spurgeons employees were then asked to come on a visit to an old laborer, who was dying.

" Are you prepared to die," the preacher said.

" Yes, the Lord be praised," replied the patient happy, and so he began to tell how he had been converted, and his face was beaming with joy.

"I was a skilled laborer occupied with laying lead roofs. Many years ago I worked under the dome at the Crystal Castle. Back then I was not a believer. I lived my life without God and without hope. I thought I was alone in the building, but then I heard a voice loud and clear that I almost thought came from heaven, saying:
"Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”

These words convinced me that I was a sinner and that God is merciful. I learned to trust in faith in Jesus, and from this day I have only built all my hope of salvation on him."

E. Campbell




15th January 2014

An old story from Scotland tells of an old man sitting at the altar of worship and felt unworthy to participate. He sat there and felt miserable and in such sad state of mind, that he dared not participate in the remembrance of the Lord's death on the cross.

During the aisle he saw a very young girl burst into tears. She then passedd the chalice without drinking from it. Suddenly, all his fears vanished, and he whispered clearly to the girl: "Drink from the chalice, my friend! It is for sinners!"

"Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day."

Joh. 6,54 NIV

E. Campbell




14th January 2014

Some years ago I sat in a bus that drove through London's city streets. During the trip, I noticed a man who swept the streets. He had a big sign on his back. The sign read: Without God - no hope.

In the north of Scotland I became aware of an embroidered image on wall in an ordinary living room, which read: "prepare to meet your God."
Back home I found the same word in the Bible in Amos 4.12.

Once I saw the following sentence in a Danish teacher's Bible: This book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you away from this book.
Effie Campbell




13th January 2014

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”
(Hebrews 10.35 to 36 NIV)

Impatience, discouragement and unbelief can hit people so hard that they resign and let their hands fall down because they have prayed and labored for the Lord so long, and it turns out to be fruitless. They are tempted to give up.

When we feel like this we must cling to the word of God, which helps us and says, "So do not throw away your confidence" There is a real danger of throwing away confidence, and thereby lose what God has promised to those who believe.

Yes, we need endurance to do God's will. Jesus says in Luke 21.19: "Stand firm, and you will win life.” Bible calls endurance for a commandment.

Thus we read in Revelation 3.10:
"Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial”

Daniels prayer.
Daniel had to wait 21 days before the answer came, but from day one, after he gave his heart to seek Gods wisdom and humble himself before God, his words were heard (Daniel 10:12). But he had to struggle in prayer against "the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”( Eph. 6:12) , but the "prince of the Persian kingdom" resisted 21 days, but then came "Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me" (Daniel 10:13). Not until all obstacles had gone God granted his prayer - there had to be a struggle in prayer first.

Jeremiah's prayer.
Jeremiah had to wait for 10 days before the answer came, when people begged him to ask the Lord to show them which way ought to go and what to do.

Abraham's prayer.
Abraham had to wait many years for the promised son, Isaac. "Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations...Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.”
(Rom. 4.18 to 21 )

God's answer to perseverance in prayer also in our days.
A female missionary had a brother who was not saved, and it troubled her deeply. However, he was an alcoholic. One day she read in
"Our livestock too must go with us; not a hoof is to be left behind."

“Not a hoof is to be left behind." She repeated this and got such faith in this word that she thanked and praised God for this promise. 

The letters that was sent to her the following months only told how sad his brother's condition was, and in the last letter the message was that now his condition had deteriorated significantly.

However, the missionary didn't let this throw her off balance, and still she praised God for the promise she had in his word. Then one day there came a letter with great news. The brother had been saved, and all his craving for alcohol was gone.

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
(Galatians 6:9)




12th January 2014


A pastor's wife once told me this story:

There was an old man who dreamed that he died.
The angels came and carried him up and carried him thus into heaven. Jesus himself received him, and many people who had gone home before him flocked to him and welcomed him.

The old man suddenly remembered one person that he did not see anywhere. " Where was George ?" He asked.

Then Jesus eyes was filled with tears. "No one has invited him ," the Savior said.

"Oh, please give me permission to go down to earth a short moment, so that I can invite George! " the old man said.

The moment he woke up. He ran immediately to the hot-tempered and irascible blacksmith, to whome almost nobody dared to talk.
"I greet you from Jesus and invite you into heaven, " said the old man.

At first the blacksmith became angry, but guess what , it ended up that he received the invitation and began to walk on the Heaven Way.

You cannot say that you are not invited to Jesus. But today he sends you once again a new greeting: "Come to the wedding banquet”

(Matt. 22.4)

You are invited to an eternal celebration and salvation . Do you know how often the word "come" is repeated in the Bible? An avid man found out that the word "come" occurs 479 times!

Einar Lyngar . E. Campbell trans .




11th January 2014

Matt. 24.32-33
Have you ever experienced a winter that never came to an end? It felt like spring would never come.

Perhaps this is why Jesus chose to use exactly this picture to assure us that he is indeed coming.

"“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.”
Matt. 24.32-33

Early in March, while we still wear coats buttoned up to the neck, and while we still have to go on ice and snow that we see a tree with bulging green buds, and we feel a little warmer because knots clubs tells us that spring is imminent.
Jesus knows this feeling. He longed for spring. And he promises that he will come back for us, just as unerringly sure as spring follows winter.

E. Campbell translated




10th January 2014


Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”

Mat. 7, 24

A painter, who traveled around Switzerland was stopped one day by some inspectors who demanded to see his passport. "I didn't bring it with me," he said, "but my name is Doré." "Prove it," said the inspectors. They knew this famous artist name, but were not sure that it was him.

Doré took a piece of paper and drew a sketch of some peasants who were nearby. This he did so outstandingly well that the inspectors had to admit: "It's OK. You are Doré."

The world does not care about our oral testimony. We need to show that we are Christians by our lives and our actions.

E. Campbell translated



9th January 2014

Almost persuaded now to believe;
Almost persuaded Christ to receive;
Seems now some soul to say,
Go, Spirit, go Thy way,
Some more convenient day
On Thee I’ll call.


Almost persuaded, come, come today;
Almost persuaded, turn not away;
Jesus invites you here,
Angels are lingering near
Prayers rise from hearts so dear;
O wanderer, come!


Almost persuaded, harvest is past!
Almost persuaded, doom comes at last!
Almost cannot avail;
Almost is but to fail!
Sad, sad, that bitter wail—
Almost, but lost!

P. P. Bliss.
Press here to here the song



Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?” Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”
Acts. 26, 28




Bliss wrote both lyrics and tunes to some of our songs. He was born in 1838 in North Pensylvania in a godly home.

His interest in music was awakened already at the age of 10. About this the story tells: One day as he strolled along the way he heard music that he had never heard before. He stopped - a door was ajar and he went inside. Soon he was standing by a door that opened into a sitting room where a woman was playing on a black wooden box with black and white " buttons " (piano ) . When she was finished he shouted enthusiastically : " Play more, please play more! "

After working a few years of farming bet he solely turned on the music and started at a school where he could train in music.

14 years old, he came to personal faith. He now lived in Chicago and was a Sunday School teacher there. Here, his musical talents benefitted him particularly well because he wrote songs that the children understood and could sing. When Moody became acquainted with this young music virtuoso he urged and supported him to accompany him on his meeting tour around the country.

However, his working day was short because he died in 1876 in a railroad-accident with his wife, just two years after being hired.

Bliss was often captivated by a particular word or a particular phrase, which he heard in a sermon. The serious song, "Almost persuaded" Bliss composed after hearing a sermon about being an almost Christian, almost on the way to Heaven - and yet not to be with.

Has this song spoke to you?

You can hear the song by pushing this link

F. Campbell translated




8th January 2014

A gang leader in the United States were arrested some time ago. He was very hard of hearing, so he had to go with a hearing aid. Every time he was wheeled into the courtroom and his case was treated, he muffled the sound of his hearing so that he heard nothing of what was said.

No one could understand that he was so calm and that nothing seemed to touch him of what he argued. Then came the last day on which his case was to come on. This was the day in which he was to be sentenced. As he approached the courtroom, he turned down the volume so that he could not hear. Then the sentence was passed. He was condemned to death in the electric chair, but he heard nothing of what was said, so he was quite unaffected by the circumstances.

When the day came that he was to be executed, the guards came after him. He was quite calm. He did not know where they were going. But when they arrived and he noticed the electric chair, he was quite beside himself. He yelled and screamed like mad, because now it occurred to him how stupid he had been, because he would not listen and therefore had turned down the hearing aid.

God calls on us in many ways, and he uses every opportunity, because he loves us with an everlasting love. God can call you through another person, a hymn, a treaty or any other Christian literature. If in your heart you feel a warm alluring force and you have a desire to be good and pure, then it is God who is calling you. If you, while you 're having fun with others, feel that everything is empty and worthless and you are overwhelmed by a longing to be free of sin, which only inhibits and binds, then it is God who calls.

Al longing for the good comes from God. He would like to get in touch with us. But quite often we are like this abowe man. We turn down and do not want to hear. So he will have to send hardships, sickness, sorrow through a close family member's death, so that close relationships are interrupted.
Do not turn away from him, do not screw down. He only wants the very best for you. He wants to fill your life as a Christian. And soon he comes back, and takes you back home with him, because you are the heir to his Kingdom. (Jak. 2.5)
E. Campbell




7th January 2014

After being married for 15 years - we had at that time a 14 year old son - I was misled by the evil tricks and wanted a divorce from my husband. The final papers had been handed in, and I already had plans for a new marriage. But inside me everything was in turmoil and in total chaos. Then something happened, something that was nothing short of a revolution: I received Christ!

Laila Heimli tells: "3 days before this revolution in my life, two believing women met in the city. One of them was my mother in law. She told the other that I and my husband, Kari, had split up and that there was no longer any hope for our marriage. But the other answered, "Yes! For God there is nothing impossible. Let us immediately pray for Laila and Kari!"

So they went together in prayer for us, and the burden was heavy on them while they stood there in Bergen city center.

Three days later I was invited to a meeting at a congregation. Such a thing as attending a Christian meeting was totally new for me, and I was very much in doubt. Anyway - after a conversation in confidence, it ended up that I agreed to go. At that time I did not understand that it was God's Spirit that worked in me.

At this time there was a bible verse that spoke to me. The reason was that our 14 year old son went to the pastor while we were separated, and one day he came home with a New Testament. On the front page there was a greeting and a reference to a scripture. I was curious and came up with this scripture in Rome. 13.8: "Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another" NIV

These words both intrigued me and tormented me and made me feel that my situation was even more messy.

When I was at the meeting and heard the song and testimony this evening, I was so moved that I just could not hold my tears back. A servant of the Lord came gently towards me and asked: "Are you unhappy, my dear friend?" - "Yes," I stammered out through my tears. - "Do you want us to pray for you tonight?" - "Yes, please!"

That evening, I gave Jesus my heart. I did not understand much of what happened, but a miracle happened, a salvation miracle! This is the truth. Oh, how unbelievable and wonderful to be allowed to fall on your knees and become small and receive the Savior's forgiving grace!

As soon as I got the chance, I told my mother what had happened. My new life gave me the courage and desire to share what I had experienced. Kari was very surprised. He was equally unknown about Christian life, just as I had been! Yet, despite the fact that he was not able to follow me on the road of faith right away, we both got through this a new perception of life and of each other. We cut off the connections we had with previous relations and started a completely new life. All honor and thanks belongs to my Lord and my God!

I got to start all over again - both as a wife and mother, in a brand new home, and now we are building on faithfulness and show each other confidence. And you who are reading this testimony, let me tell you that my husband has now chosen the Heaven Way. I 've been prayed and waiting for this for 17 years, and all the believers have also prayed! To God belongs the glory. In October 1997 we held 40th wedding anniversary. Thank God !

Our family was blessed with a precious daughter, exactly a year after I was saved. As a gift from God, she came to us. Today, 1998, our daughter is also the mother of our two grandchildren, and for all this we thank and praise Jesus, our precious Savior.

Yes, conciliation and reconciliation and a new start that is the will and ways of God! However, in cases where this is no longer possible, then the Word of God is at any rate unwavering - also for you:

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:”
2 Cor. 5.17 – 18 NIV
(also reconciliation ministry, both to God and the Father and between us humans.)
TF - magazine
E. Campbell translated




6th January 2014


Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
Matth. 7,13-14 NIV

Every day we are faced with choices, whether we are to choose this or that. When we are out doing our shopping the question is often: what would be the bestt to buy now, the cheapest or the slightly more expensive and better?

But there are also times when we are faced with choices of far greater importance, which may have serious consequences if we do not choose the right way. God has given us the choice whether to go the broad way that leads to hell, or the narrow road that leads to heaven. There is "no middle ground", as is so often asserted. Here it is either – or.

"But how can I know what is right?" Many do say. "There are so many religions and many different Christian churches. How do I know which of these has the right teachings?"

Jesus said to Pilate, "Everyone on the side of truth listens to me."

John. 18.37

Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" V. 38
He stood actually opposite to him who said "I am the way and the truth and the life" ( John 14:6 ), but Pilate "Wanting to satisfy the crowd" (Mark 15.15), and therefore he gave up Jesus to the crowd to be crucified.

And while he( Pilate) “sat on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him and let say," Stay out of this righteous man . For I have the night had many bad dreams because of him . "
Matt. 27.19 NIV

God had warned him, and several times he(Pilate) had said to the crowd that he found no fault in Jesus, but nevertheless this prefect chose wrong. He was more afraid of going against the people than to go against the will of God.

Everyone can find God, just by searching him with all your heart. This is stated in Jer. 29.13 and in Matt. 7.7 Jesus says to us: "seek and you will find;"

So there is no excuse to choose wrong. Therefore, walk the narrow road that leads to heaven.

E. Campbell translated





5th January 2014

“Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’ “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’”

Luke 18.1

This is the parable that Jesus himself told us that we always have to be persistent in prayer, and not faint. Luke 18.1

Some years ago there was a couple in Sweden, who had a half-grown son. One day he had an errand to a neighboring town. It was winter, and when the boy had left his parents he fastened his skies firmly and left. The hours passed by, and the mother became increasingly worried because her son did not return. She opened the door again and again to see whether she could see anything outside. But no. The evening came, still nothing and now everything was dark. The boy had not yet come back. The following morning the father went out to search for his son along with the village men. The search was done very thoroughly and they searched everywhere, but in vain. The boy was not found.

It is always tragic to lose a child, but it gets many times worse when you do not know what kind of death, you child had had.

One day the husband says to his wife: "I am desperate to know what has happened to our son and what kind of death he has had. Therefore, every morning when you pray your morning prayer, you must ask God to show us the death that our son has been given. I will do exactly the same. Like this the same prayer will come to God's throne twice a day. This may take time, but you must not lose faith.

The years passed. In fact there were 7 years without anything happened. God had not given them what they had asked for. One day the husband says to his wife: "From now, we will also carry this prayer to God in our evening prayers. Then the same prayer will come to God's throne 4 times a day. We must endure in prayer, like the widow, then God's answers will come, this Jesus has promised us."

So they prayd faithfully the same prayer each morning and each evening. How many years went by like this, that I cannot remember, but one day God answered our prayer. The weather was so good that the husband had dragged the boat out of the boat shed.

He was to go out on a lake near here to fish. This was in the spring, the sun shone on the blank and calm lake. All of a sudden the father becomes aware of something on the bottom. He then throws the fishing net down and pulls it up. He finds out that it is a human skeleton. He threw the net down several times to get it all up and noticed that there was a fragment of a sock on one leg. On the verge of this sock he read very clearly the sewn initials of their son. His wife always used to sew the name on the socks. 'Then it was all quite clear for the father. The son had wanted to take a shortcut to the neighboring town and had gone off gliding over the lake.

The ice had not been thick enough and had given in, and the son had drowned. All these years he had been there and had long ago dissolved, but part of the socks with the initials, God had left intact to the parent that had been so persistent in prayer to know what death, their son had got. The father folded his hands and thanked God for hearing them. Yes, verily, God is in full great, and he hears all prayers. Do not be discouraged, but be persistent. Then you will get God's answers.

Effie Campbell




4th January 2014


The story of the song: "There is might in the small folde hands"

Press this link to hear the song

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened."
Matth. 7,7-8   NIV


We let the author Trygve Bjerkheim even tell how this song came to be.
Some years ago I sat in Forbundsshallen in Oslo one Sunday morning and heard a young missionary speech. One phrase he used, I wrote down. " The strongest superpower in the world at all times is the front with small folded hands."

The small decorated card with this phrase was in my French New Testament, and so it was that I was constantly reminded of these words by seeing them again and again. I wanted to write a song about that phrase, and thus it worked continuasly in my mind.

2 - 3 years later - or maybe 4, I woke up one night and came to think of the words of " the strongest Superpower " - the folded hands. When the phrase, “ There is might in the small folded hands."

There was a verse, a chorus and one more verse. I was almost finished with the song before I turned on the light and wrote them down. These verses were then printed as a small poem in the yearbook of the Mission-Union in 1955: " Deeper Down". They fit in well with the cover photo - a little chinese girl standing with her head bowed and holding her hands together in prayer.


When this book came to Dronningborg College in Grimstad early in 1956 teacher Haugen discovered this little poem, and he soon after that got a tune that matche the poem. This tune made the song widely known. But the song has 3 verses. A little later a retired officer from the Salvation Army, Colonel Linderud, turne up at the office in Mollergata 19.


Han sagde, at han var blevet så glad for digtet og havde skrevet en melodi til dette og spurgte så, om han kunne få lov til at bruge teksten til denne melodi.

Det fik han naturligvis lov til; men så tilføjede han: ”Min kone og jeg ville ønske, at du digtede et vers mere, hvor du medtog forældrene, der beder for deres børn.” Jeg lovede at forsøge. Da han var draget videre, nedskrev jeg et nyt vers: ”Du som be'r for dit barn, dine kære-.

He said that he had become very fond of the poem and that he had written a tune for this. Then he asked if he would be allowed to use the poem-text of this song. Naturally, he was allowed, but then he added: " My wife and I wish you wrote one more verse in where you included the parents who pray for their children." I promised to try. When he had gone on, I wrote a new verse: "You who pray for your child, your loved ones...”

Colonel Linderud came by again a few days later and then got this new verse. That was the last time that I saw this strange man. Shortly after that, he was with his wife and visited some old friends in Egersund.

Before he was supposed to leave the house for a meeting at the parish hall later this evening, he sat down and relaxed a little in a deep armchair. Suddenly his head fell backwards, and he passed away. After the funeral a large memorial service was held, and the song was sung with his melody.

E.Campbell translated




3rd January 2014

"You deceived me, LORD, and I was deceived" (persuade) Jer. 20.7 NIV

A young student in the USA was on his way home from the university. Along the way he entered a hotel. The host turned towards him and said:"Sorry, but we only have one room left, and it is located right next to a sick room. A young man is dying in there and there is only a thin wall between thoes two. I do not know if you like it?"

"Well, that doesn't bother me," the student replied. But when he went to sleep, it was impossible for him to fall asleep. The groaning of the sick and the nurse's footsteps back and forth could be heard very clearly.

He could not fall asleep. A strange uneasiness fell over him that made him ashamed. He was known as a free-thinker much to the dismay and sorrow for his parents. His father was a priest and had been looking immensely forward to the day that his son would become a priest. He still remembered his father's deep sorrow and his mother's tearful prayers when he last time he was home on vacation told them that he did not believe that there existed an afterlife.

The unrest plagued him, but he could not let go of the thought that on the other side of the wall, there was someone who was soon going to die - and what, if there should be something after death? What had Ellison thought if he had seen him in his present state of anxiety? Ellison was one of his friends at college. It was particularly his views and convictions that had caused him to be a freethinker. Well, what would he think? - "It is foolish. I have nothing to be afraid of," he said to himself.

On the other side of the wall the plaintive sounds of the sick had now become weaker and weaker. Eventually total silence. But this young student still could not fall asleep. The night seemed to be endless. Finally, it was morning. When the student came down he asked the host how things were with the sick.

"He's dead, poor thing. The doctor had actually said that he would not survive the night,"was the reply from the host.
" Do they know who he was? " the student asked. - "Well, it was a student from the High School in Providence, he got sick on his journey," said the host. It gave a jolt to him, because he went at the same school. "What was his name?" - "Ellison," the host replied, "did you know him?"

This young man was as stunned. It was his friend, the friend who had brought him to deny. Many hours had to pass before the student could stand to move on again. All the way home was this repeating sound inside his heart:"dead - and how? - Lost, lost!" His whole conviction and thought of existence was now totally overturned. He came home to his parents, completely changed - heartbroken, challenged, in anxiety and depressed by guilt. His old man had a gratifying task the following days to tell him about God's promises until his son found peace in believing in Jesus. This son was later to become one of the previous century's greatest missionaries: "The apostle, Burma". His name was Adoniram Judson.

"You deceived me, LORD, and I was deceived" (persuaded) Jer. 20.7 NIV
E. Campbell



2nd January 2014


It was very interesting to read of the Age of Chivalry in world history. Back then many of these men made great fortunes, and for that money they built themselves castles. Times were troubled, and therefore they had to think of defending themselves and as good as possible. Many of these knights therefore built castles on an islet or small island in a small lake. They used a drawbridge to connect the castle with the mainland. In this way they could keep the enemies at a distance, because when the enemy approached the castle they only had to raise the bridge, thus preventing the enemy free passage. Like this he could be standing there on land without having to worry. - He also made the walls very thick. But perhaps the most important thin was the windows. Those he made very small. Therefore, it was very difficult for the enemy on land to hit these small windows with their arrows.

Have you ever thought that the human body is just like such a castle? The windows of the castle are the eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Our enemy is Satan, and he always aims to send his arrows through the window openings to damage and destroy our soul. And he has succeeded with this many times.

Through the eyes TV and video images enter, which in large part deal with adultery, murder and brutality. This is corrupt and rotten food for the soul. Rarely it is far from thought to action. What people see, they also often do in their daily lives. "When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.” (James 1.13 to 15)

Or this to let his eyes linger on someone else's spouse. I think there are many people who can talk about this, even King David, who was tempted by Bathsheba, Uriah 's wife. Like this David despised the word of God and did what displeased God with many unpredictable and far-reaching sorrows as a result of this ( 2 Sam. 11 and 12). So Satan succeeded in shooting his destructive arrows through David's eyes, and he fell.

Job was more cautious.
“I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a young woman.
“If my heart has been enticed by a woman, or if I have lurked at my neighbor’s door, then may my wife grind another man’s grain, and may other men sleep with her. For that would have been wicked, a sin to be judged. It is a fire that burns to Destruction; it would have uprooted my harvest."

(Job 31.1 . 9-12) . NIV

Through the mourth, Satan sends his deadly arrows in the form of intoxicating drinks. A secular saying goes, " When the beer comes in, reason goes out." And it is correct. People can be drunk to do things they would never dream of doing if they had been sober. But God also has something to say about these substances that deplete the body and destroys creation.

"Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple." ( 1 Cor. 3.16 to 17 ) NIV

Through the nose young people do sniff, and it can be fatal. It paralyzes the respiration and can cause sudden cardiac arrest. It is sad to see young people lie in bed without being able to eat or do anything that young people who may be cared for as diaper children due sniffing. Yes, indeed, Satan has luck.

The last window, we mention here is the ears. We must not listen to bad advices and temptations from our fellowmen. Similarly, there are also music which is both harmful and destructive.

There is help to get if we repent, yes, we have full redemption, God showed us His love in Jesus. His blood cleanses from all sin. We are purer than snow (Psalm 51.9 ). Sin will be lowered into the deepest sea (Micah 7.19 ) and Corrie ten Boom used to say : " A sign with the words " Fishing prohibited "hanging over there. So these sins will never again return and accuse us someday. The sins will not come to God's thoughts again.
Yes, you must understand, for he says of King David, who was a murderer that took someone else's wife, that he was a man after God's own heart (Acts 13.22 ). So great is God's forgiveness. You get a new beginning, a new life, the old has gone (2 Cor. 5.17 ). Does not that sound great ? But then you must also come to him, repent and ask for forgiveness.
Effie Campbell



1st January 2014

Isn't it oldfashioned to learn Bible verses by heart today? However, many parents and teachers have told how Bible verses have been a blessing to their children.
In Copenhagen I taught a children's ring with appx. 20 children. One day a girl came to me and told me about the importance that a Bible verse had for her. " At my school I often recite the verse from John. 6.37: Jesus said
" ... All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away."

She had seen the value in the fact that she could always come to Jesus.

We have seen that children have attended only a few times in the children ring, but that they had learned a bible verse back then that later bore fruit. People whom we met later in life, still remembered the Bible verses they learned as children in the ring.

Kresten says: "I could cite many examples, but I will restrict my self to mention only one example. One day I was at a car dealer. There was a "Hells Angel type” in black leather clothes and with a long ponytail. He looked at me a few times, and then he said:
"For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost." Luke. 19.10 NIV

I smiled at him, but he noticed on my face, how amazed I was.
"Yes," he said, " I've met you once before. You spoke to a family worship, and you taught all in the church this verse." - I was pleased to hear that and I knew that I had not only taught them the Bible verse, but I also carefully had explained to them the context so that the verse could strengthen them, when the audience later in life were in need of the Word of God. "
A mother says the following: "Last summer we were at a family camp. The children taught the kids a memory verse from the Bible. Lea was just 4 years. The 4 days we were there, Leah did not say a word, but when we got home, she said :
“because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.” Hebr. 13.5 NIV

How I was happy, touched and grateful because she had remembered the word of God.
I would recommend anyone who has contact with children in their work, to teach the children memory verses, for it is God's truth. Teach them even a few memory verses a year, so that they stick in their memory.
"Focus on the child ."
E. Campbell translated