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Messages of grace for 2019

GRATITUDE!

on Monday, 29 April 2019. Posted in 2019 Messages, Messages

Bible Passage(s): Psalm 103

Memory Verse:    “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.  Bless the  Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:  Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;  Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies;  Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's" Psalm 103: 1 - 5

I was looking at a video sent to me on WhatsApp the other day and the motivational speaker, Steve, in response to a question by someone from the audience spoke about gratitude. He said, ‘’Gratitude changes your perception. Depression and joy cannot co-exist in the same place. Learn to look at all God has done for you and you will focus less on what you think you don’t have.’’

This is a very apt statement for our times and in particular this month when we remember the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. When we think of what He did for humanity on the cross at Calvary, to reconcile us to God His Father and bring us salvation, we should stand in gratitude and appreciate Him even more. He paid the supreme sacrifice, by laying down His life for us.

Immanuel – God with us!

on Tuesday, 02 April 2019. Posted in 2019 Messages, Messages

Bible Passage(s): Genesis 39 & 40

Memory Verse: “Genesis 39: 2 - 4"

Still on the topic, The Abiding presence of God, the Message of Grace for February 2019, we continue this month to further examine and consider the implications of the abiding presence of God.

The name Immanuel simply means ‘God with us”. This is the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. He came into the world as man to bring salvation and restoration of our relationship with God. Therefore as we
………., I am reminded of this song by Chris Bowater,

In Your presence I am content
In Your presence there is light
Expressions of Your life
Revelations of Your pow’r and might
In Your presence I can bring
my love songs of fering,
I’m in the presence of my King.
Chris Bowater

As we proceed in this year of Harvest, there is a major requirement for us to enable us fully reap the harvest that God has provided for us. This is the abiding presence of God. We need the abiding presence of God to be with us always, as it was with Joseph and even the children of Israel as they journeyed through the wilderness towards their Promised Land, Canaan.

The Abiding Presence of God

on Thursday, 07 February 2019. Posted in 2019 Messages, Messages

Bible Passage(s): Genesis 39 & 40

Memory Verse:    “2 The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. 3 When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did, 4 Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned." Genesis 39: 2 - 4

As we proceed in this year of Harvest, there is a major requirement for us to enable us fully reap the harvest that God has provided for us. This is the abiding presence of God. We need the abiding presence of God to be with us always, as it was with Joseph and even the children of Israel as they journeyed through the wilderness towards their Promised Land, Canaan.

The reference passage is the story of Joseph’s life in Egypt. We know what happened to Joseph and led made him to become a slave in the house of Potiphar in Egypt.

The Year of Harvest!

on Thursday, 03 January 2019. Posted in 2019 Messages, Messages

Bible Passage(s): Isaiah 9: 1 - 5

Memory Verse:    "You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as
people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder." Isaiah 9: 3

Harvest always brings joy with hope of an impending period of abundance and plenty. A bountiful harvest causes great rejoicing by the people. No more drought, hunger and suffering!

The year 2019 is our year of Harvest; both for the nation and the people of the land. For many, the out gone year was filled with suffering, hunger and pain. There was massive shedding of blood, terrorism and kidnapping in the land! Great scarcity, lack, fears and want were widespread! Many laboured and sowed, sometimes in tears and blood, but alas, nothing to show for it!