To be part of a local church is to be in each other’s lives, in each other’s spaces, in each other’s affections.
I was set free from a spirit of fear that had tormented me for about a year and a half (during this time, I was not able to sleep and when I did, I had to have the lights on).
How is it possible to read and study the Bible in a way that can cause us to know and love God more deeply?
Real Christians never disagree… right? God desires us to walk in unity but does this mean we need to agree on everything to do so?
If we learn to discern God’s gentle nudgings we can save ourselves much pain.
Many churches today spend a lot of time creating the “perfect” Sunday meeting but they neglect the importance of a culture where believers meet daily in one another’s homes.
It’s normal for us to be secretly pleased when something unfortunate happens to someone we don’t like. But that is one of the many things that love doesn’t do.
People are wonderful. They are also time consuming. They can be inconvenient, hurtful, inconsistent and often ungrateful…
You may be a friend of God, but are you a good friend?
Are you addicted to your cell phone? Technologies can be very helpful tools, or they can make for unhealthy Christians.
The third impression that struck home was the humility amongst the leaders, no jockeying for position, no ambition to preach, but simply a desire to honour Jesus by following the leading of His Spirit.
There, hugs, kisses on the cheek and pats on the back are meted out generously, like the England football team gifting goals to everyone at a World Cup
As I reflect upon these two churches, I am extremely expectant that as we partner with them, they are going to make huge strides in reaching the lost …
I have encountered many amazing Godly shepherds but I also had to wrestle with disappointment in shepherds…
We cannot believe that we have been here for 3 weeks in total already. So much has happened and God has done so much in our lives and in the people here in Aranos.
Greetings in the precious name of Jesus from Hoedspruit. South Africa. What an exciting month this has been, much better than the Olympics!
I knew that God had gone out of his way to make the trip possible. The question in my mind was one asking why God had gone to all this trouble to make sure that I was here.
With an ever changing drinking culture all around us, maybe it’s time to take a fresh look at how kingdom culture should look as well.
What does a servant of Jesus do with the sheer amount of content available to us, which is able to literally fill every waking hour?
True Christian community is a beautiful thing. There is nothing that quite comes close to being part of a group of people whom you love and who loves you.
Meet Tony and Lindsay Fiamingo (Joshua Generation Church, Cape Town). A couple with a real heart for hosting who have, over the years, opened up their home (from one night to a whole month) to saints from all over the world.