It is Pentecost
Today the church (universal) will celebrate Pentecost Sunday. It’s hard to believe that 50 days ago we observed Easter. The Jewish Passover recorded in the Book of Leviticus 23 was held to remember the time when God saved Israel from Egyptian...
Fri, 23-Jun-2017
On What Are You Focused?

 

“I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.”
Psalm 16:8

We are living in uncertain times. It seems that planning for the future has become somewhat of a hit and miss. Quite often, I will hear what people are planning for their future. Saving for retirement...

09h30 - 18 Jun 2017
Spirit Dynamics
by Dr Bruce Woolard
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St Marks Campus - Corner Boshoff Street & Cape Road, Framesby, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Trial By Fire
Date: 03 Nov 2014

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Romans 5:3-5

Talk is very cheap until we face difficult times and have to live through trials and tribulation. The first question that comes to mind is “Why me?” I wish I had the answer to why things happen to us as believers, but I don't. There is one thing I do know; our lives are dispensable and we are here for God's greater purpose. Trusting God is easy, but dealing with our challenges is tough. We have to hold on to the full assurance that God is with us in the midst of every trial. He will bring us through even though there might be scars.

M.R. DeHaan wrote that a bar of steel worth $5, when made into ordinary horseshoes, is then worth $10. If this same $5 bar is manufactured into needles, the value rises to $350. And yet if it's made into delicate springs for expensive watches, it is worth $250,000. The same bar of steel is made more valuable by being passed through one blast furnace after another, again and again, hammered and manipulated, beaten and pounded, finished and polished until its ready for those delicate tasks.

Prayer: Heavenly Father may I persevere through trials and be more useful to Your purpose in my life.
Amen

By Rev. Kenneth Claassen 

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