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Presiding Bishop’s Charge – Synod 2018

Synod 2018 Presiding Bishop’s Charge To view and download a PDF version of the Charge click here Greetings to you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. On this 80th anniversary of the adoption of our CESA Constitution, I’m reminded of the many trials and challenges that our forerunners faced and […]

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GAFCON – Newsletter from the Presiding Bishop

“We will proclaim Christ faithfully to the nations” This was the rallying cry of GAFCON 2018 and it surely captured the essence of a week that saw just under 2000 delegates gather in Jerusalem for the Global Anglican Future Conference on June 18th to 22nd. GAFCON is a movement of confessing Anglicans who have united, […]

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Perspective – A Certain Hope

(This article was originally published on Phillip Jensen’s blog – https://phillipjensen.com/a-certain-hope1/) September 19, 2014 Life without hope is unbearable. To function in life, we have to be able to look forward to something pleasant that has a reasonable probability of happening. We need hope to deal with the unpleasant things of life. If there is […]

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Perspective – Lessons on Prayer

This term in our morning services, we began a series on the book of 1 Samuel. In Ch 1 we meet a woman named Hannah. Despite deep personal suffering and persecution, she remained steadfast in her relationship with God. Much of our knowledge of Hannah comes from her prayers. Preachers rarely get to say everything […]

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Perspective – The Lord our Helper

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1 Psalm 121 is the second of fifteen ‘Songs of Ascents’, songs designed for pilgrims to sing as they made the journey to Jerusalem and its temple for […]

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Reflections on a life now past: Winnie Madikizela Mandela

On Monday the 2nd of April 2018, Winnie Madikizela Mandela passed away. After her husband Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island (she was separated from him for 27 years) she was kept in solitary confinement for seventeen months. “For the first 200 days, she had no formal contact with another human being at all aside […]

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Perspective – Once for All

“…He has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.” (Hebrews 9:26 – ESV) The Greek word hapax, translated in our Bibles as ‘once for all’ is a favourite word in the letter to the Hebrews, especially in relation to the Lord Jesus Christ. […]

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Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

“Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!” This is the famous Easter greeting used by Christians all over the world. It’s a wonderful phrase for Easter Sunday as it reminds us that in Jesus, there really is life beyond this broken world. And so, these are words to encourage each other, especially when life gets […]

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Don’t be HoodWinked this Easter

The cross was not a sad mistake, as some may think, but crucial to the mission of Jesus. At the cross, Jesus made a once-for-all sacrifice for the sins of the world.  He made propitiation to God for all the sins of all of God’s people throughout all the ages. Jesus’ death is central to […]

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Perspective – Facing Hardship

“Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons” (Hebrews 12:7) Like the residents of any major city, residents of Cape Town can expect not only to enjoy the beauty and blessings of our city but also to face trials and hardships of many kinds. Sometimes these hardships and trials are self-inflicted. At other […]

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