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Knowing God’s Will

Christians are forever wanting to know what God’s specific will is for their lives.  Should I take the new job?  Should I marry this person?  Which church should I attend?  To which school should I send my children?  The list goes on. It’s interesting what Paul says about God’s will in Romans 1:9-10: “I mention […]

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Bishop Glenn Lyons Charge – Synod 2015

Synod 2015 Charge Dear Friends I greet you all in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I’m unsure whether I’ll be bringing you this year’s charge in my capacity as Chairman of the Leadership Committee or as the next Presiding Bishop. In either case the responsibility is a great privilege and […]

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Perspective – Of first Importance

“For what I received, I passed on to you as of first importance…”1 Corinthians 15:3 As Christians we don’t often think about the gospel as a ‘tradition’ – indeed that word may make us feel quite uncomfortable when it comes to talking about Christianity. We are accustomed to using the word ‘tradition’ with reference to […]

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A tribute to Jeremiah Zondi – by Grant Retief

  Jeremiah Zondi would have celebrated his 50th birthday this coming December. He is survived his wife Eunice and his three children. He was a faithful hard working selfless servant of Jesus who worked tirelessly for the salvation of those amongst whom he served. In addition to serving his lively and growing home church –  […]

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Bishop Gary Nelson visit to South Africa

REACH-South Africa recently hosted the bishop of the Diocese of North West Australia. Bishop Gary Nelson oversees one of the largest (geographically) Anglican dioceses in the world. The population, however, is sparse and widespread but the region does have many opportunities for gospel outreach. The churches are geared up to reach out to large numbers […]

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Cape Town Women’s Convention 2015: A Wealth of Wisdom

Ask any Christian woman what she thinks of the Proverbs 31 woman and the honest answer may look like a grimace. For who can even hope to compare to this fictional woman who seems to be the archetypical perfect woman, wife and mother? This woman is the very reason many Christian women avoid delving into […]

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When the Spirit comes…

“When the Spirit comes He will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgement…” John 16:8 The words quoted above were spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ to His disciples on the eve of His arrest, trial and execution by the Roman authorities. They are words which in their context […]

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Emmanuel Church Phoenix recent response to Xenophobia

In the weeks that passed, Emmanuel Church Phoenix had a wonderful opportunity not only to serve our local community, but also the needs and challenges of many foreign nationals who were displaced during the recent Xenophobic attacks.  The township of Phoenix was chosen as one of a few camps set up in the wider Etekweni […]

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The Good to many

“For I am not seeking my own good but the good of the many…” 1 Corinthians 10:33 Taken out of context, this important statement by the Apostle Paul is hard to understand for it raises a number of questions that cannot be answered on the basis of the statement taken by itself. For example, is […]

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