Vlog: Unity in Diversity

How do we, as a church, strive for unity while celebrating and embracing the diversity of our members? We may know that we need to reflect that we are one in the body of Christ, but how can we achieve this practically when we come from such different backgrounds?

Chosen: Not Chosen

Sunday 13 May, Gracepoint Church, Johannesburg In Acts 1:15-17 we read about how the disciples chose to replace Judas with one of Jesus’ other followers.  There are two things I picked up from this reading: Firstly, the only qualification that the new disciple needed, was that they had to have the presence of Jesus in…

The Message in Christ’s Ascension

Acts 1: 6-11 So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?” 7 He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. 8 But you will receive power…

Reflections on the life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

In the beginning of this month, I was called to the bedside of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and I had the privilege to be with her when she passed away. Much of my time this month was spent with Winnie’s family, offering emotional support, doing press interviews and being involved with the funeral arrangements.  But now that…

Easter is more than a long weekend

Easter is more than a long weekend. Easter is more than the 40 days of Lent. Easter is an opportunity to experience the sacrificial love of Jesus every day of our lives. The Scriptures remind us of the fact that God’s mercies are new every morning, His steadfast lover never ceases.  Lamentations 3:22-23 English Standard Version…

Vlog: True Servanthood

Leading up to the Easter weekend, many of you would have heard or read the passage of where Jesus washes his disciple’s feet.  In that moment, Jesus wasn’t a servant-leader, he was just a servant. What is it that makes us want to add the word ‘leadership’ when God calls us to serve? I want…

Convince, Commit and Command

I was reading a passage the other day wherein Jesus reminds his followers that he fed the 5000 and then he goes on to heal blind Bartimaeus.  And from this reading, I picked up three important points that I would like to share with you. 1.       Christ Convinces Jesus had to convince…

Unity

Sunday 10 March 2018 at Gracepoint Church, Johannesburg Within the church, in our country and in the world at large, we are so divided.  Issues like politics, race and gender seem to constantly marginalise us from each other.  But scripture calls us to be unified as the body of Christ. But what does unity even…

Vlog: The Discipleship Struggle

Discipleship comes from the word discipline.  So, in order to be good disciples, we need to be disciplined in the various aspects of our Christian life.  But so often, we put it off for ‘when I have time.’ Lent is a time to focus on three of these disciplines – fasting, prayers and acts of…

The Devil Made Me Do It

Sunday 25 February 2018 at Gracepoint Church, Johannesburg The devil subtly plots against us to keep us out of an intimate relationship with God.  Through Deception, Distraction, Delays, Disappointment and Discouragement, the enemy keeps us away from fixing our eyes on Christ.   But nothing can come between us and God if we choose God.  So,…