Encouragement


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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23
Jul 2019
The Power of Desperation

by Lebohang Mabula Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, ‘Who touched My clothes?’. Mark 5: 29-30 At some stage in life, we have all heard or even used the famous catchy phrase “Desperate times call for desperate measures”. Just like the woman with the issue of blood, we all have been desperate for God to come......

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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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10
Jul 2019
You Are Valuable

by Pastor Israel Phiri The greatest scripture in the Bible for me has to be Genesis 1:26 where God said ⁠— let us make man in our own image. Being created in the image of God makes you extravagantly valuable! God created everything else with His words but when it came to us, He took special care and made us with His hands and breathed His breath in us. Every time we breathe we must remember our value because God Himself breathed life into us. One of the major things you must......

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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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26
Jun 2019
The Grass Is Greener Where There Is Fire

by Mpho Taole But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing James 1:4 KJV There are many times where we’ve heard people say “the grass is greener on the other side”. Many times the people that say this, are those that don’t desire to improve themselves or the situation that they find themselves in. About a week ago, I was driving on the highway and I happened to pass a place where the grass was burning. I couldn’t help but think: That grass is......

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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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04
Jun 2019
You vs You

by Hlumi Petros Recently, I’ve been struggling with myself a lot. I’ve been a Christian for many years, but it feels like I’ve only just recently started understanding Christianity and the true nature of God. When Jesus died on the cross for us, it was not only for our sins and our past but for our future as well. The Jesus on the cross had died carrying all our sins, to rise from the dead three days later having taken back the keys of Life from Satan. He rose and was made......

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28
May 2019
Time To Dream Again

by Lebohang Mabula And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among them all. So they all ate and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish Mark 6:41-43 Do any the following phrases sound familiar: “I’ll start my business when I have more capital…I’ll get that degree, qualification, skill set when I have more......

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