“How wonderful it is, how pleasant, when brothers live together in harmony! For harmony is as precious as the fragrant anointing oil that was poured over Aaron’s head, that ran down his beard and unto the border of his robe. Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon that falls on the mountain of Zion. And the Lord pronounces His blessings, even life forevermore.” (Ps. 133 NLT)
What a challenging declaration! These words remind us of the prayer of Jesus in John 17.
Every Wednesday evening, we meet with our spiritual family in the Bushy Vales Home Cell group. We are grateful for this group and we normally share a meal before partaking of God’s Word. These folk have been such an encouragement to us and we thank the Lord for this weekly family time. God has been so good to us in providing an extended family who cares for, and loves us. YOU being a prayer warrior and financial supporter is crucial to our ‘survival’ in this ministry. We give thanks to the Lord for you – for being obedient to the Lord! Thank you for serving the Lord by serving us!
We requesting that this will be your prayer for us:
“Pray also for me (us), that whenever I (we) speak, words may be given so that I (we) will fearlessly make spel…. Pray that I (we) may declare it fearlessly, as I (we) should.” (Ephesians 6:19 – 20)
What does it mean to walk by faith?” Pastor John Piper’s acronym A.P.T.A.T. outlines five practical steps for walking by faith no matter what trial, challenge, or heartache you are facing:
1. Admit you can do nothing without God (John 15:5).
2. Pray for help (Psalm 50:15).
3. Trust a specific promise (2 Chronicles 20:20).
4. Act (Philippians 2:12–13).
5. Thank God for his provision and goodness (Psalm 106:1).
The CfC Open Day was held on the 25th of November with our theme being “gratitude”. In this edition we wish to share some of that experience with you.
“Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works! Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD! Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore! Remember His marvellous works which He has done, …” (1 Chronicles 16:8-12a)
Dear partner in Ministry,
In 1 Corinthians 3:9 Paul says “For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building”. The context of this verse reveals that reaching people is God’s work and Paul reminds us that God can use various instruments in order to gather a harvest for His Kingdom.
He uses two analogies – planting and building. Some plant, others water and others reap, but the harvest belongs to the Lord. In the building metaphor he explains that there are various workers involved in building but that each should build with care (:10) ensuring that all the building is founded on the cornerstone Christ Jesus.
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