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Perspective – Lord and Christ

“God has made this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ” Acts 2:36 Down the centuries, it has been traditional for Christians to celebrate the day of Pentecost on Pentecost Sunday, fifty days after Easter Sunday and ten days after Ascension Day. On such occasions, it has also been traditional and entirely appropriate for […]

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Why I am not a Roman Catholic #REACH500

This year, 2017, marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation that started in Germany in 1517. There are a couple of things we take for granted in our church services: It is in an understandable language We have Bibles The Bible is read and explained We pray together, sing together and take part in […]

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Emmanuel Church High Tea

Heather Stevens and Jeanine Ruppelt, both GWC correspondence students, treated 100 ladies to an afternoon of biblical reflection and personal testimony. Having wrapped up the fourth GWC module, entitled “God the Creator”, the ladies were challenged to put this theological knowledge to good use. What developed was a lavish high tea spent taking in the […]

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Statement on the Jesmond Consecration

Statement on the Jesmond Consecration By REACH-South Africa The Reformed Evangelical Anglican Church of S.A.   It is noted that bishops of REACH-South Africa (The Reformed Evangelical Anglican Church – SA) participated in the consecration of the Rev. Jonathan Pryke on 2 May 2017 (St. Athanasius Day) in Newcastle, UK. REACH-SA bishops have regularly stood […]

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Perspective – According to the Scriptures

“Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, He was buried and He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 provides us with a striking reminder of Paul’s gospel. This gospel was not something that Paul invented, a charge that was often levelled against him […]

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Why did Jesus die?

Jesus’ death was not a tragic accident.  Jesus’ death was not like the suicide bomber whose vest accidentally explodes.  It was not the case, as many think, “If only Jesus had lived longer, imagine how much more good he could have done.” It was not the case that Jesus found himself caught up in circumstances […]

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Perspective – Christ the Power and Wisdom of God

“But we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jew and Greeks, Christ the power of God and Christ the wisdom of God” 1 Corinthians 1:23-25 In the passage quoted above, Paul both describes and defends his ministry to the believers in […]

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Message from the Presiding Bishop

From the Office of the Presiding Bishop To all members of REACH-South Africa REACH-SA notes with great concern the unfolding of events in the corridors of our government.  There is much uncertainty in our country as we see senior members of the ruling party divided and at odds with each other. Many are sceptical of […]

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“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.”  (Matthew 13:44) It was John Piper who first drew my attention to the little word “joy” in this, one of the […]

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A Tribute to David Streater

The Rev. David Arthur Streater David and his wife Valerie, and their children came to South Africa from England in the early 1970’s and served as Rector of Christ Church, Blairgowrie where he worked for a number of years. However, for a number of reasons he returned to the U.K. for a period before being […]

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