Most Bibles call it the "Parable of the Rich Fool". What makes the man in the parable foolish is not his wealth, but his desire to hoard his wealth. It is easy to say the words of faith, to sing the songs of faith, and to attend the gatherings of a community of faith. But, it’s our actions and our values that reveal what we really believe. When we allow our desire for wealth or comfort to undermine our relationships, we contradict our faith in Jesus. When we seek pleasure, possessions or power for our own sakes, we get out of step with the mission and message of Jesus. But, as the call of Jesus takes hold of us, we slowly but surely start to see a shift in our priorities, we begin to embrace the sacrifice, simplicity and service of following Jesus, and we discover that abundant life is found not in the size of our bank accounts, but in the size of our hearts. (Sacredise)
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It was common, in Jesus’ time, for disciples to ask their rabbis to teach them to pray. It was also common for the rabbis to give their followers a "skeleton" prayer that they would then use as a framework, filling in details under each "heading". This is probably what was happening when Jesus taught the Lord’s Prayer. While it’s not wrong to recite the prayer as we do in worship – on the contrary, it can be a very helpful practice – this is not how Jesus would have intended it to be used. Rather, he would have expected his disciples to create their own heartfelt prayers around the basic statements of praise, thanksgiving, requesting and confession.
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|Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom you know our needs before we ask and our ignorance in asking: have compassion on our weakness and grant us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not and for our blindness we cannot ask; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
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|O God, you make all things new: make us ministers of your transforming power that all may share in the healing Christ brings; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
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The dedicated youth at St George the Martyr offer their time to serve in the wonderful ministry of the Servers Guild.
This is a wonderful opportunity for youth and adults to growth in faith and actively experience church life. Youth develop personal relationship and maturity whilst serving the congregation and community.
This service builds confidence and discipline.
We like to welcome the all new members especially those from the Out Stations of Lamotte and Wemmershoek.
We express our appreciation for the training, time and commitment of our coordinator and trainer, Shaun Phillips.
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BESINNING VIR DIE SESDE SONDAG NA PINKSTER
Wie sal vrywillig op so ‘n reis saam met Jesus gaan? Ons ontmoet ‘n oorredende Jesus in ons teks. Hy praat met ons, nooi ons, en stuur ons in ‘n nuwe rigting. Jesus is die Seun van God, en Een wat met die krag van sy woorde en werke mens nadertrek. Hy skep sin en betekenis in mense se lewens. Wie sy pad kruis, en wie se ore en hart oopgaan vir Jesus se identiteit en boodskap, weet net: sonder hierdie Jesus sal daar nooit weer sin, vrede en vervulling in my lewe wees nie. Jesus soek egter nie bewonderaars wat ver, op die kantlyn, bly staan nie. Jesus soek mense wat saam met Hom reis, wat dit ook al verg. Jesus is op soek na toegewyde volgelinge.
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God of all the nations: when race, class or gender divide us convict us, with your presence and draw us all into the unity of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns in unity with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
Vader van ewige ontferming, U sien u kinders in ‘n onsekere en verwarrende wêreld groot word: wys vir hulle die weg van die lewe , stel hulle in staat om mislukking en frustrasie te oorwin, om hul geloof in U vas te hou en om hul vreugde in u skepping lewend te hou; deur Jesus Christus onse Here.
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The Outstation of Lamotte and Wemmershoek have started their soup kitchen for disadvantage families. Soup kitchens will provide food for 150 beneficiaries per day on Tuesday at Wemmershoek and Thursday at LaMotte.
Soup Kitchens at St Giles, St John’s and St Simon’s are possible with donations from Mr & Mrs Ogle and St George’s Parish. We also support up to 46 households across the parish with food parcels.
Appreciation is expressed for the time and effort of donors, volunteers, members of congregation and Church Leadership for making this possible.
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|God of justice and love, you call your church to witness that you are in Christ reconciling the world to yourself: help us to proclaim by word and deed the good news of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives, and reigns in unity with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.|
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