We live in difficult times. Times like this tend to open up the fault lines in people’s lives. And what these difficulties reveal is what really drives people – the basis for their decision making and their consequent choices.
Few of us had any idea that 115 days ago we would awaken to a whole new and scary world this has caused anxiety, anger and fear for many and for many all that they knew as normal, has been stripped away
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 New International Version (NIV)
Praise to the God of All Comfort
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.
Revenge keeps evil in circulation. It’s culture which is never ending. It
affects individuals, families, groups, countries and nations. Its not dissimilar in some ways to a virus its easily transmitted and affects wide groups of people if not isolated and stopped.
The challenge then and the challenge now Matthew 4
by Peter Hamp-Adams
For some people Christianity resembles some kind of heavenly examination system – make sure you study the syllabus now, do certain things and keep certain rules – and one day you will be rewarded – or not, as the case may be.
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We will be doing weekly online teachings which we will be posting as mp3's while restrictions on gatherings are active during lockdown. These are available by following this link (Teachings [mp3] : [go]), on SoundCloud, our FaceBook group or our closed WhatsApp group.
Please support the community of George in any way you can during these times. Call the lonely, provide for the needy, respect the regulations and keep the community and leaders in prayer. For ways to get involved please contact Derek, or have a look at local initiatives on the www.lovegeorge.co.za website.
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