On Sunday 31st January 2016, Bheki Dikeni was ordained as a deacon at Christ Church Khayelitsha.  It was a great privilege to be part of the service (in the sweltering heat!) and be witness to the promises Bheki made before God to serve his people.

Bishop Alan Noble, the Cape Area Bishop of REACH SA, asked Bheki this question, among others:

Will you strive to live according to the teaching of Christ so that you and your family may be a good example to the flock of Christ? 

Bheki’s answer:

I will, the Lord being my helper.

Alan Noble then preached from 1 Corinthians 3:1-16 and reminded us that as gospel workers:

  1.    We are responsible for planting and watering the gospel seed, but God gives the growth and thus we are entirely dependent on him.
  2.     We don’t view ourselves as God’s gift to the church, but as servants (1 Cor. 3:5) and stewards (1 Cor. 4:1).  We are like waiters in a restaurant faithfully delivering gospel meals.
  3.     As servants and stewards we submit to the Word of God ourselves.

After the service, as is usual in Khayelitsha, we were served a delicious meal that caused us all to lick our fingers.  We pray that God will raise up many workers for his harvest.

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