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Motion Relating to our Stand Against Xenophobia and Violence Against Women and Children

From the Reformed Evangelical Anglican Church – South Africa, Synod 2019, Cape Town, RSA.  This Synod notes with grave concern the increasing levels of violence, gangsterism and lawlessness in our country.  We are distressed at the ongoing xenophobic attacks as well as horrific violence against women and children.  We commit to ongoing prayer for our […]

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Presiding Bishop’s Charge – Synod 2019 (Part 3)

Presiding Bishop’s Charge – 2019 (Part 3)Download The Presiding Bishop’s Charge – 2019 (Part 3) REACH-SA Going Forward Over the last two days we have noted and discussed some key challenges and necessary changes we need to consider going forward. In this third session I want us to pull this all together, as we go from […]

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Presiding Bishop’s Charge – Synod 2019 (Part 2)

Presiding Bishop’s Charge 2019 Day 2Download The Presiding Bishop’s Charge – 2019 (Part 2) REACH-SA Ministry This year’s Synod and Ministry Conference theme is “Building the Kingdom”. We cannot be about the work of the Kingdom without godly and gifted men and women being identified, equipped and sent into the harvest fields.  I want us […]

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Presiding Bishop’s Charge – Synod 2019 (Part 1)

Presiding Bishop’s Charge 2019 Day 1Download The Presiding Bishop’s Charge – 2019 This year’s Charge will be a slight departure from the normal style. Instead of a single address we will be dividing the Charge into three shorter talks.  This will hopefully give us time to reflect on particular aspects of the challenge as well […]

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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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The Art of Blame-Shifting

1 Samuel Ch. 13 is a fascinating account of blame-shifting. Saul is king and has 3000 fighting men, according to v2. In v3, Jonathan, Saul’s son – the crown prince – defeats a Philistine garrison and the Philistines gather to march on Israel. The Philistines, however, have 30 000 chariots (the equivalent of having tanks […]

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Saul and the Medium of En-dor

In desperate times, many people turn to desperate measures. It was April 1945 – near the end of World War 2.  The telephone rang in Adolf Hitler’s bunker.  It was the Minister of Propaganda on the line, Joseph Goebbels. He spoke to Hitler and he was ecstatic. Although the Allies were pressing from the West, […]

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