The need for dependable role models in our society is greater than ever

Apr 21, 2021

This coming Sunday we will bring in remembrance those who sacrificed for our country and its liberties as they served in the ANZAC. They served with their time, talents and even sacrificed their “life” in order to give us something to build upon. The characteristics of self-sacrifice, courage, mateship and endurance are such a good reflection of what makes our country great! These characteristics surely is something to build upon.

The need for dependable role models in our society is greater than ever. I need role models, you need role models, every single individual has the need to identify someone who’s character shines like a beacon of hope in this world so marred by sin, pain and brokenness. You can imagine the shock in the disciples’ faces when their role model – Jesus – told them he is going to leave them…and replace himself with a better option:
'But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. '
John 16:7-11 NIV

Jesus introduces an astute representative of heaven that will not be an objective role model, but an indwelling advocate that will bring subjective proof regarding sin, righteousness and judgement. The external role model is now sending internal empowerment to every believer! What a wonderful reality: We have a compass (the life of Jesus) and a power generating dynamo (the Holy Spirit) that will direct our lives in the right direction.  With these two aspects you are so well positioned to Be His Presence In Every Place!


Fuse Youth is back for term 2!



Get ready youth, Fuse is back and ready for a fantastic term of fun! Invite your friends! We are looking forward to seeing your all back this Friday for a Minute To Win It!


ANZAC Day - Sunday 25th April 2021

 

We stop to bring in remembrance.
Many soldiers fought.
Many soldiers fell.
Many did not return.
Their hearts longing for home.
Lest we forget.


This weekend we have a special guest speaker, Rob Nyhuis. He will be sharing with us how sacrifices made, impacts our lives. Book here.


Y&Y Service this Sunday!



WELCOME TO Y&Y! Stick around afterwards for BYO dinner and some amazing fellowship. For more details, click here.


Partnership Class



We will be conducting Partnership Classes again on 2nd of May 2021. This is a 2hr class that orients people in regard to taking up formal partnership in our church. It is repeated over two weeks to make the classes more accessible. You can invite people to enroll via Trybooking or book yourself and attend as a refresher. We will start @ 12:30 after our morning services, so you’ll be able to have a quick snack with us from 12pm in Room 1. Book here.

Baptisms May 2nd and 23rd 2021



If you would like to get baptised, join us on May 2nd or May 23rd and book now. Book here May 2nd. Book here May 23rd.
 

AGM



Our annual AGM will commence on the 23rd of May. We would love for all our partners to book in on Trybooking for the event as it will be an on-site AGM again. We would like to remind you that the reports will be sent out two weeks ahead of time for your convenience. An email will soon be sent out to all partners to help them assess their involvement as partners and to help them prepare for the AGM. Book here.


Mother’s Day

When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. (Proverbs 31:26)

What is your best memory of mum? Was it when you grazed your knee and she put band aid on it? Was it when you felt sore and she miraculously kissed the pain away? Was it when you were down and her encouragement spurred you on? Was it when you were being silly and a firm word of discipline set you on the right path? Was it when you were sick and she stayed by your bedside and prayed until you got better?
Motherhood does not come with a detailed instruction manual and yet mums are able to do such an amazing job. They have so much wisdom and kindness to give. Join us on 9th May as we celebrate Mother’s Day and honour mums for the incredible person they are and the wonderful job they do. And if you haven’t bought mum a present or booked that lunch yet, then now is a good time to do it! Book here.

Facebook is now live streaming



Follow us on Facebook to watch our live stream Sunday services if you can’t make it to church. Follow here.
 

Covid Safe Plan update



Just a friendly reminder, the following Covid Restrictions apply:

  • Bookings are essential. Numbers are limited as determined by the two square metre rule.
  • QR Code check-in on entry
  • Everyone is required to carry a face mask with them. It is recommended to wear a face mask when you cannot maintain 1.5 metres distance from other people.

Do not attend, if you have any coronavirus symptoms - get tested and stay home.

BRAAM BOTHA
Senior Pastor