Volume 4 No 1

A new year, a new way!

So many of us start off the new year with good intentions and resolutions, most of which will be broken by the time you read this! How is it that so many of our good intentions seem unattainable? I would suggest that perhaps the biggest contributing factor to this is self reliance.

In every Christian, there is an ongoing battle being fought between our physical and spiritual. The Apostle Paul laments in Romans 7:15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.

The world teaches dragging yourself up by the bootlaces, pulling yourself together and making life happen. It sounds good on the surface. It almost sounds Christian until we look a little deeper. The problem is it leaves our most powerful resource, Jesus Christ, right out of the picture. When we are struggling to change, or overcome, let’s remember Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (How to Become a Giant of Faith). In fact, it is only when we recognise God’s love and grace and mercy in our lives, that we can hope to pass them on to others (Receive First, Give Second).

Christ taught his disciples to pray, ‘give us this day our daily bread.’ It’s not just about food, but about trusting God on a daily basis to provide for us in every way. And He has provided for us in ways unimaginable! (There’s Oil on Your Property).

So as we face a new year and the challenges it is sure to bring, let’s remember that we don’t have to do it alone. And when we do slip up, let’s forget about our bootlaces, but reach out to him.

1Corinthians 15:57: But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  


Good News for Sex Workers

In the beginning of 2011, I decided to join a weekly outreach to prostitutes in one of Cape Town’s suburbs.

King Solomon’s Mines Part 7

What is the difference between a wise person and a foolish person? The wise man or woman seeks after wisdom as if they are searching for hidden treasure (Proverbs 2:1-6).

Whose Hope? What Future?

They call it “going viral.”Almost overnight a video, a news item, or perhaps a piece of music rockets from relative obscurity to universal recognition.

The Shrewd Manager

 One of the most impressive movies about World War 2 and the holocaust was Schindler’s List.

What You Have Heard Is True!

About 30 years after Jesus Christ, a wealthy man named Theophilus became interested in following Jesus.

Receive First, Give Second

What do you do when you’re low on love?

This is what I believe

Imagine a world without praise and worship music, tele-evangelists, Christian radio stations or Christian magazines.

There's oil on your property!

I recently came across this eye-catching headline in my local newspaper: Oil is making ‘overnight millionaires’ in North Dakota, USA.

Become a giant of faith

Do you want to have faith? Do you want to have faith that can move mountains?

Seeds

Jesus liked to use examples from everyday life to teach spiritual lessons.

What is a true Christian?

Peoples’ views on being a Christian differ radically.Is it simply enough to have head knowledge, to believe in God and that Jesus Christ, his Son, came to die for our...

Shaping The Future: A Bible Study

“Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that your house and your father’s house would minister before me for ever.’ But now the LORD declares: ‘Far be...

Liar, Liar, your trust is on fire

“Liar liar, your pants are on fire,” is a childhood saying that remains lodged in my memory to this day.