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Diversity

Diversity

South Africa is such a diverse nation. Different cultures, religions, races, languages. A melting pot of diversity. A potjiekos – delicious because of the different ingredients. And so, just like the potjiekos, our lives are richer and tastier because of diversity.

Diversity should be embraced both in the church and in our society.

Courage

Courage

Discouragement. It is real and it is so prevalent in our world today. We have been through so much as a global community and sometimes it is difficult to remain courageous, but we have to – surrender is not an option.

Throughout history, people have suffered and faced almost insurmountable problems. Even in the time of Moses, God had to remind him to be strong and courageous.

Not Forgotten

Not Forgotten

Do you feel as if God has forgotten you? Sometimes we feel alienated from our friends, family and colleagues: and even God.

There are many great truths in the Bible, and one of them is that God does not forget you. You are the apple of God’s eye. You have a special place in God’s heart. God loves you and wants to have a mean

Gentleness

Gentleness

In our fast-paced and competitive world, it is easy to forget that we need to be gentle. We often see gentleness as weakness – something to be avoided in oneself and exploited in others.

Biblical times were violent and harsh, yet the bible tells us repeatedly to be gentle. Jesus is our example; he was gentle and strong at the same time. Not two opposing values but two that complement each other.

Integrity

Integrity

Integrity is a firm adherence to a code of moral values. For those of us who are Christians, it is a commitment to what we understand to be biblical values. In a nutshell, it is being true to God and ourselves. Being honest. Having strong moral principles that we refuse to compromise. Our integrity (or lack of integrity) has not only consequences for our own lives but for our children as well.

Endurance

Endurance

2020 has been such a tough year! For many of us, it is only by God’s grace that we have made it into 2021! Our fight against COVID and all the devastating consequences of the virus must not stop until most of our people have been vaccinated and we have it under control.

Why I care about the poor… I become a witness to the world

Why I care about the poor… I become a witness to the world

We need to present the “real” Jesus to the world to the world …. Jesus, who is concerned about the needs of the poor. Our witness is not just about leading others to a saving faith in God, but in having a witness of a God of justice and compassion. Every human being is created in the image of God and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

Why I care about the poor…. It strengthens my relationships with God

Why I care about the poor…. It strengthens my relationships with God

If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord – and He will repay you.

Do we really believe this biblical truth: that God, the creator of all life, becomes indebted to use when we help the poor?
God always repays us. Sometimes He does it in ways we don’t even recognise or appreciate.