CfC Newsletter December 2017

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)

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CFC Newsletter September 2017

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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CfC Newsletter July 2017

In the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13) we often judge the condition of the soil – the heart of man. However, have you ever considered what will secure a good harvest? Isn’t it well prepared soil? Only an irresponsible farmer will scatter seed and hope for a harvest! I want to suggest that if we spend more time preparing the soil, the seed (God’s Word) will have fertile soil in which to terminate.

Before we sow (witness) we should take time to prepare the soil by increased prayer before engaging a person; taking time to build sincere and caring relationships; showing unconditional love and acceptance even when rejected; and sharing the good news of the Gospel in a sensitive and relevant way. God’s Word never changes, but how we witness can affect the outcome of the seed sown.

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CfC Newsletter March 2017

“When Jesus saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matt. 9:36)

How do we see our world and the people of the world? I must admit that at times I feel like the Disciples and say Lord “rain down fire in your wrath”, when faced with all the injustice, deception, greed and the rottenness of humanity. But not so with Jesus.

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CfC Newsletter November 2016

John 17 is known as the “High Priestly Prayer of Jesus”. In verse 1, Jesus used two words that should shape our world and life view as Christians. These words are especially of relevance as we will soon remember the birth of our Saviour. The words are “heaven” and “Father”.

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