Reflecting on Christmas – Part 2

So how can we keep Christ central at Christmas time?  (Click here for part 1) We all know that Christmas is about Jesus, but by the end of Christmas Day the reality is that very little has been about Him. What the children and most adults will really remember is food, presents, family…or maybe for […]

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Reflecting on Christmas – Part 1

It’s 3 ½ weeks till Christmas. You’ve started (or finished) your gift shopping, invited your guests, planned your menu. Children have made their wish lists. Holidays are organised. A lot of planning has already happened. But how much time have you spent planning how to focus on Jesus this Christmas time? Today is the first […]

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Change – Part 2

In the first article we saw that God has a master plan to change lives. It began in eternity past, it was made possible through the cross and it will be completed in glory. The question is: how do we get on board with God’s change programme in our lives? What can we do to […]

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GO 2009: Mitchell’s Plain

  GO Mitchell’s Plain The annual GO Mission traditionally took people away from Cape Town for a week of mission but, this year, we have “decentralised”. We held a second GO Mission at Trinity Church, Mitchell’s Plain which ran from 23 to 27 September. We wanted people to realise that they didn’t need to “GO” […]

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Mid-Year Conference Cape Town 2009

A Must at Mid-year ‘Let us not give up meeting together’ is one of the Hebrews commands to Christians. No doubt it’s meant to be worked out in a bunch of different ways. And the Western Cape’s Mid-Year Conference (MYC) is one such outworking – and a particularly meaningful one for students. MYC has always been a great opportunity for young people to come together, sit under the teaching of God’s word, […]

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Howzat!

A cricketing double-act, featuring Peter Pollock and Johan Botha, drew the crowds at an evangelistic weekend, hosted by St James Church in Port Elizabeth, recently. On the Friday evening Johan engaged with Grade 6-12 learners about his faith and the importance of being 100% sold out for Jesus. Learners came from schools where congregation members are employed as […]

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Change – Part 1

God’s Master Plan for Change If you love someone you won’t try to change them. Love accepts people as they are, warts and all. Maybe you’ve heard that relationship advice before? But is it always true? Is acceptance of someone’s shortcomings really a demonstration of true love? God’s love for us is a perfect love. […]

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Crossword Junior Kid’s Camp 2009

On Friday, 2 October, just under 70 Grade 4-7 campers, and 15 leaders, descended on Camp Anerley campsite on the South Coast of KZN.  Every year Crossword Junior regional camp provides a weekend of good Bible teaching, and the kind of relationship building and fun unique to camping for children from churches all over KZN. This year was […]

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Introducing Nils Holmgren

Nils is going to be writing some posts for the CESA blog, so we thought you should meet him and get to know him before he does that. Nils is a huge reader and thinker so we’re pretty sure that you’ll benefit from some of the stuff that he writes. Nils Holmgren is a pastor […]

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