Church


13
Nov 2019
Fasting From Society

by Hlumelo Petros There are many accounts in the Bible of our great prophets (including Jesus) being with people, and there is the famous scripture in Matthew 18:20 about the gathering of saints. So there is no doubt about the importance of family, church and fellowship in the body of Christ. However, rarely do we as Christians discuss the importance of solitude with God. There are many voices in the world, from television, books, radio, social media to school, work, religion and politics. We live in a world where we are surrounded......

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16
Oct 2019
How Bad Do You Want It

by Pastor Israel Phiri There are many formulas and philosophies for success. But one that is irrefutable and consistent is the power of discipline. Any place where there is public excellence, there is private discipline. The excellence you see in public is always created and sustained by private discipline. You can be excellent in anything you are willing to pay the price for. Your level of private discipline will create and sustain your public excellence. In this social media generation, our obsession is on our public image; what must never be lost......

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09
Oct 2019
Fasting Fear

by Hlumelo Petros There are many inspirational figures in this world: celebrities, Nobel Laureates, billionaire business men and women, but I think the most inspiring people in the world are those that are new to the world…babies! Yes! Within 12 months, a baby reaches incredible milestones- from being delivered into a new world, barely knowing how to communicate, walk or even feed themselves, to every day (and month), learning to adapt and navigate themselves through this new life. Of course, these are called “development milestones” and they are necessary for growth. Children......

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18
Sep 2019
Fall Into Grace

by Shingai Our church theme for the next few weeks is Zeal For The House and I have been thinking hard about my personal walk: its past, present and future. One thing I can say is that it is important to Fall Into Grace when we so-called “mess up”. I am not one for Christian terminologies —remember the term ‘backsliding’? I cringe each time it comes up. It’s as if we we’re doing a moonwalk or something. Anyways, back to the topic: I remember having coffee with some friends a......

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11
Sep 2019
Called to Serve: It’s Bigger Than You and Me

by Lebohang Mabula “3 Jesus was in Bethany. He was at the table in the home of Simon, who had a skin disease. A woman came with a special sealed jar. It contained very expensive perfume made out of pure nard. She broke the jar open and poured the perfume on Jesus’ head. 4 Some of the people there became angry. They said to one another, “Why waste this perfume? 5 It could have been sold for more than a year’s pay. The money could have been given to poor people.” So they found fault......

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31
Jul 2019
Significant: When Life Seems Purposeless

by Mpho Taole For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them Ephesians 2:10 When I was in Grade 10, my school offered I.T., and because I was looking for a challenge I decided to choose it as one of my subjects. We did a lot of coding and sometimes my code would not work. I’d spend hours reading through the code and rewriting it and still nothing. Finally, as I was about to give up I’d find out......

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17
Jul 2019
Immersion: The Key To A New Language And Identity

by Shingai Ndinga Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful Joshua 1:8 My daughter Elikia speaks English at the moment. The idea was to teach her French, as well as two other African languages. However, the challenge has been that English has become a default language. I grew up speaking French, even did two levels of public examinations in this language. Due to circumstances......

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03
Jul 2019
Fasting: A Lesson About Humility

by Hlumelo Petros By now, whether you’ve been a Christian for years or just recently joined the faith, you should know a thing or two about fasting and maybe even the benefits of it. We often hear and read scriptures from both the old and new testaments about prophets and Jesus fasting ⁠— but what do we learn from fasting besides overcoming temptation? I’d like to share a series of six principles I learnt while fasting. Last year April, I decided to get serious about fasting. I decided I would totally surrender......

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20
Jun 2019
I'm Responsible For My Faith

by Shingai Ndinga I travelled out of town and left my car with a friend. He drove it minimally, and when I got back to town, drove the car, the radiator decided that it was time to semi-join the ancestors. My immediate default reaction was to shift the blame towards my friend: how could you let this happen? “…continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling” Philippians 2:12 But it dawned on me that I did not personally pay careful and detailed attention to the car. Each time I went to......

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11
Jun 2019
Raise The Temperature

by Pastor Israel Phiri An atmosphere is the prevailing tone or mood of a place. The atmosphere of a place determines the level of productivity and creativity of that place. A place with a cold atmosphere makes people rigid and uneasy to express their gifts and talents. A place with a warm atmosphere is the perfect environment for gifts, talents and ideas to flourish. The purpose of church is to create an atmosphere where people created in the image of God express their gifts and release their full potential. As churches, it......

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