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Outreach News: Christmas Gifts for the community!

Every year, with your support, we make Christmas bundles to give as gifts during our December soup kitchen. This is a part of our Outreach programme & ministry.

We would be grateful for any good quality new or used men’s clothing, shoes, blankets as well as non perishable foods. Read more…

Rehoboth Children's Home

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Day 5 – Prayer & Fasting Blog (Lift up Prayers, Stick to the WORD & Stand and Defend your Ground)

Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 23:8-12 (NIV)

[8] These are the names of David’s mighty warriors: Josheb-Basshebeth, (meaning, mental or spiritual returning away from evil and vice and turning towards virtue and God) {Basshebeth means “He who sits on the Seat” or He who sits in His Seat}a Tahkemonite, was chief of the Three; he raised his spear against eight hundred men, whom he killed in one encounter.

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Day 4 – Prayer & Fasting Blog (Watch Your Appetite)

Today we are going to look at our Appetite. An appetite is a wonderful thing, as all of us have known family or friends who were so sick that they did not care to eat. Growing physically demands a proper diet. Children must eat the right foods to grow up in to healthy adults, and adults need the right nutrients to perform at their
best. Likewise, as Christians we need to hunger for that which supplies our spiritual needs so that we can perform in our Christian walk in a way that honours God. Read more…

Day 2 – Prayer & Fasting Blog (Teamwork)

Teamwork makes the dream work!
imagery: The front of the boat has a drummer ….God is seeing a rhythm/ pace that we all need
to get into. The rowers in the boat have their oars and there is a technique and skill needed in order for them to be able to move in unity to effectively and efficiently move the boat forward. If one/ few of the oarsman row out of sync with the others then the boat will be pulled off course.  It is important that we understand the pace that God wants us to move at. You also have the Helmsman at the back of the boat with rudder steering
the ship…this is the
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Day 1 – Prayer & Fasting Blog (Sanctification)

Scripture Readings – 1 Thess. 5:23; Phil. 2:1-5 and John 17:17

Today we focus on asking the Lord to sanctify us; spirit, soul and body. May we pursue holiness. Pursuing Holiness means living a life worthy of God by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We are fully and completely sanctified, made holy in Jesus, yet we are also called to workout our salvation and sanctification in the way we live our lives. Read more…

Answer The Call Youth

On a recent mission trip to Canada, Pastor Ian Patterson-Sharpe spoke at a conference “Answer the Call Youth”. As he ministered to others abroad under the unction of God, we pray that what he spoke can also minister to you wherever you are. Have a look at the sermons he spoke on as “Knowing Your Position in Christ”.
Day 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkAR0d82NaE
Day 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmUI_jpZnOU&feature=youtu.be
Preview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifraBUENrN8&feature=youtu.be
Be Blessed!

Building up our Commitment to UNITY

 

Day 21 of 21 – Prayer & Fasting

 

OUR Commitment to UNITY.

Today marks the final day of the first month of the new year, we also conclude our 21 days of prayer and fasting today. It has been a fascinating journey, so many highlights, particularly the brethren coming together for early morning prayers. To God be the Glory. I’m expectant for what the Lord will do in us and through us for the remainder of 2016. I want to encourage you on this Day 21 to commit to the unity of the Church.We all have a significant role to play in maintaining the order within and without. Let us be all of the same mind.

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” Ps. 133:1
Psalm 133:2-3 NKJV
[2] It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. [3] It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing- Life forevermore.

2 Chronicles 30:12 NIV
[12] Also in Judah the hand of God was on the people to give them unity of mind to carry out what the king and his officials had ordered, following the word of the Lord.

A Kingdom divided cannot stand, and a Kingdom united can never be defeated. {Dr. Leon van Rooyen}

John 17:20-23- Jesus’ prayer is that we demonstrate unity.

1- POWER of UNITY

A. When people are united, they can do ANYTHING (Genesis 11:1-6).

B. When people lack unity, they can do NOTHING (Matthew. 12:22-26).

C. The power of the Holy Spirit is obvious when we are ONE (Acts 4:20-37).

It is important for us to understand the power that comes through UNITY and the power of the Holy Spirit in honouring that unity.

“A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a three-fold cord is not easily broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12

An Illustration of UNITYIn a Peanuts cartoon Lucy demanded that Linus change TV channels, threatening him with her fist if he didn’t. “What makes you think you can walk right in here and take over?” asks Linus.

“These five fingers,” says Lucy. “Individually they’re nothing but when I curl them together like this into a single unit, they form a weapon that is terrible to behold.”

“Which channel do you want?” asks Linus. Turning away, he looks at his fingers and says, “Why can’t you guys get organized like that?”

2- PROBLEMS that prevent UNITY

A. Hindrances to unity come from FALSE TEACHING
(Rom. 16:17-18).

B. Hindrances to unity come from EGOTISM (1 Corinthians 1:10-13;
3 Jn. :9).

C. Hindrances to unity come from SELFISHNESS (Philippians 2:1-4).

D. Hindrances to unity come from SLANDER (James 3:2-12).

We cannot be ignorant of the Devil’s schemes to bring discord.
(2 Cor. 2:11).

“These six things the LORD hates…one who sows discord among brethren”

These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. (Proverbs 6:16-19 KJV)

3- PROTECTION of UNITY

“Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.” Ephesians 4:3

A. Pray for unity just as Jesus did (John 17:21)

B. Don’t be selfish, but think of others better than yourself (Phil 2:3).

C. Appreciate the gifts that other people bring into the body (1 Cor. 12:12-27).

D. You must forgive others if you expect to be forgiven (Matt. 6:14-15; 18:35).

E. If you have something against someone, you go to that person directly in a spirit of love and for the purpose of reconciliation (Matthew 18:15-20).

God has called us to peace and unity. We will be a light and salt to our community if we maintain the unity of the Holy Spirit!

In Conclusion

As we conclude our fast today, may we root out any traits of disunity, bitterness, grievances, malice etc…..’Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,’ 1Peter 2:1

I conclude my series with the following story from the World War II;

During World War II, Hitler commanded all religious groups to unite so that he could control them. Among the Brethren assemblies, half complied and half refused. Those who went along with the order had a much easier time. Those who did not, faced harsh persecution. In almost every family of those who resisted, someone died in a concentration camp.

When the war was over, feelings of bitterness ran deep between the groups and there was much tension. Finally they decided that the situation had to be healed. Leaders from each group met at a quiet retreat. For several days, each person spent time in prayer, examining his own heart in the light of Christ’s commands. Then they came together. Francis Schaeffer, who told of the incident, asked a friend who was there, “What did you do then?” “We were just one,” he replied. As they confessed their hostility and bitterness to God and yielded to His control, the Holy Spirit created a spirit of unity among them. Love filled their hearts and dissolved their hatred.

When love prevails among believers, especially in times of strong disagreement, it presents to the world an indisputable mark of a true follower of Jesus Christ.

Let us ARISE and BUILD, and RELEASE the ARROWS. Destiny awaits us.

Building with souls in mind

 

Day 20 of 21 – Prayer & Fasting

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
And he who is wise wins souls. Proverbs 11:30

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28: 19-20

Reaching the lost, Discipling the found and Building the Church – Dr. Leon van Rooyen

Today I want to focus on one of the main purposes of building. The main goal of the Christian is to reach the lost. Jesus said, “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10

We have been commissioned by our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST to GO…

“And the master said to the slave, ‘Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled.” Luke 14:23

We are not going out to reach the lost in our own strength but divinely assisted by the Holy Spirit.

“but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8

The Objective of the Great Commission:

Notice that the command was to “go and make disciples” not simply to “go and tell” others about Jesus.

The Great Commission takes people beyond walking an aisle, praying to receive Jesus, and saying they believe. The Great Commission takes people to the point of publicly identifying with Jesus (“baptizing them”) and learning to let Him be Lord of their everyday lives and not simply their Savior (“teaching them to obey”).

Soul Winning is the Lifeline of the Church

  1. Proverbs 29:18 – Without a Vision the people perish
  2. Proverbs 11:30 – The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, he that winneth a

    soul is wise.

  3. Personal work can be done, where personal preaching cannot be done.

Why we should do Personal Work?

  1. If our own experience is real and has done something for us, we will want to tell others.
  2. If we believe that souls are going to hell. Luke 16:28.
  3. All Heaven rejoices over one sinner that repents. Luke 15: 7
  4. Jesus commanded us to. See Matthew 28:18-19, Acts 1:8

God will hold us responsible and accountable

  1. Am I my brother’s keeper? See Ezekiel 33:6-10
  2. A true witness that has seen the Lord will return in the same hour to

    tell others. Luke 24:33

  3. We have a responsibility towards the unsaved whether we want to

    shoulder it or not. It may not be our own responsibility to bring every individual to Christ, but it is our responsibility to see that Christ is brought to every individual.

  4. David said, ‘Rivers run down my eyes.’ Psalm 119:136; Paul said, ‘I have great heaviness and sorrow…’ Romans 9:1-3; Jesus “He wept over Jerusalem..’ Luke 19:41.
  5. Travail: Isaiah 53:11 ‘ You shall see the travail of His soul and be satisfied.’ Galatians 4:19 ‘Whom I travail in birth’. John 9:4 ‘the night cometh when no man can work; work while it is yet day.

It’s Advantages

  1. All can do it.
  2. It can be done anywhere.
  3. It can be done anytime.
  4. It reaches all classes.
  5. It hits the mark; the needs of the individual.
  6. It avails where other methods fail.

What is Evangelism? (Diocese of Bristol)

Evangelism is essentially what we are doing when we respond to the question, “How can we show others, wherever we are and whatever we are doing, that they are loved by God?” As Archbishop Justin Welby says… ‘Making evangelism a priority is not simply a growth strategy, or a desperate attempt to fill empty churches. It is about faithfully and effectively witnessing to Jesus Christ, who is himself the principal agent of the good news. When the Church engages in evangelism imaginatively – through prayer, listening, proclaiming and responding – people become disciples of Jesus and churches grow.’