But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Monday, 29 January 2018 19:18

Countdown to the real Day Zero

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Day Zero refers to the day when the City of Cape Town will shut off the water supply to taps because dams have reached a collective level of 13.5 percent. Residents will have to physically collect water at collection points – a maximum of 25 litres per person per day. To avoid Day Zero the...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 03:33

Portraits of faithfulness

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In a world of unfaithfulness, what does a faithful gospel worker look like? Phumezo Masango is a great example. Phumezo is a good friend of mine and a lecturer at George Whitefield College, the Bible college affiliated with our denomination. He has also been a minister at Christ Church Khayelitsha...

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 02:09

Some updates are bad for you

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We live in a world of innovation and updates. I love software updates.  If there’s an update, I want it. But that’s not how Christianity works. We are called to continue in the gospel of Jesus that we have learnt. We might express the gospel in new ways, sing new songs, do things...

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 23:12

Christian, you’ve been enlisted  

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The letter of 2 Timothy was written by the Apostle Paul to Timothy, a younger gospel worker.  Paul was in a dungeon in Rome because of his faith in Jesus and awaiting execution.  Paul’s final instruction was to encourage Timothy to devote his life to the communication of the...

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 03:12

Six reasons not to serve in ministry in 2018

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Before you sign up as a volunteer at your local church, please consider these sobering thoughts from 2 Timothy 2. The letter of 2 Timothy was written by the Apostle Paul to Timothy, a younger gospel worker.  Paul was in a dungeon in Rome because of his faith in Jesus and awaiting...

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 20:32

Gospel ministry probably isn’t for you

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Last words are important. It’s a common and good practice to have a Last Will and Testament where you express how, after your death, you want your assets to be distributed and any other instructions that are important to you. It was surprising when a Manhattan woman who died in 2015 left R1.4...

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Monday, 01 January 2018 20:56

No, it’s not your body

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                I get so angry when pro-abortion activists say, “My body, my choice!” The unborn baby’s body has its own brain, nervous system, blood-type, body parts and gender. How on earth could it ever possibly be part of your body?...

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Monday, 01 January 2018 02:17

9 most viewed posts in 2017

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Happy New Year! Here are the top 9 viewed posts of 2017 – not all were written in 2017! 9.  The Tyranny of Modern-day Prophecy 8. Pastors as “Christian” witchdoctors in Africa 7. The Bible and Racism 6. Why you can trust the Bible 5. Sex has a price-tag 4. Christian, why...

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Thursday, 28 December 2017 13:25

So you think you can (Prophetic) Dance?

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A church in greater Cape Town has a “Prophetic Dance” ministry. I like dancing as much as the next person, but this dance ministry over-reaches in its claims.  “The dance ministry is prophetic of nature. This simply means that the dancer proclaims God’s truth through...

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 15:00

The true way of keeping Christmas

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              George Whitefield, an outstanding evangelist and preacher in the 1700’s, said in his sermon on “The true Way of Keeping Christmas”: Did Jesus come into the world to save us from death, and shall we spend no part of our time in...

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Monday, 25 December 2017 02:26

A POW’s most significant Christmas

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  On 3 February, 1966, Captain Gerald Coffee was flying a reconnaissance jet over Vietnam to photograph ammunition sites. The mission went like clockwork, but on the way back over the coast they were hit by enemy fire.  The plane spiralled down and Captain Coffee ejected.  He landed...

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 17:11

The 3 big threats to the church

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The church is every age faces great threats or challenges: external and internal**.  Not surprisingly, the challenges have not changed over the years.  Luke outlines these threats in his book in the Bible that describes the birth and growth of the early church – the book of Acts....

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 22:59

Investing with the real long-term view

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Many people in our country are feeling quite anxious at the moment.  Racism, greed, corruption and violent crime seem out of control. What would you say South Africa needs most of all right now? Is it a better education system; fairer distribution of economic resources; more understanding...

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