Oct 21

Pew Leaflet Sunday 23rd October 2016

One of the big challenges for those who have followed Jesus for any length of time is that we can begin to feel like we’ve got everything sorted out. We may begin to think that we have reached some kind of perfection and that we are better than those who do not share our faith. We may even have moments where we believe that God is lucky to have us on "God’s team". If we have ever felt any of these things, however subtly, we are like the Pharisee in Jesus’ story. But, it is the repentant tax collector, so aware of his shortcomings and his need of God’s transforming power, that finds himself connected to God’s presence and grace. (Sacredise)

Pew Leaflet – Oct 23.pdf

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Oct 14

Pew Leaflet Sunday 16 October 2016

Ultimately prayer is not about the words we speak. It’s about bringing our entire lives under the Reign of God – which is how we pray without ceasing. When we move away from seeing prayer as a way to manipulate things according to our desires, and embrace it as a way to change ourselves according to God’s desires, our prayers, and our lives, are filled with amazing power. This week we explore what it means to be persistent in bringing our

lives under God’s Reign and turning our whole lives into a prayer. (Sacredise)

Pew Leaflet – Oct 16.pdf

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Oct 07

Pew Leaflet Sunday 9 October 2016


It is significant that the group of Jewish lepers in today’s story included one Samaritan. Under normal circumstances, Jews did not associate with Samaritans. But once they had been cast out of decent society because of their illness, these Jewish lepers could no longer to be exclusive. When the healing happened, though, the Samaritan had much more to be thankful for. Jesus had made no distinction between him and the Jewish sufferers. He healed them all, and told them all to go to the priests. In this way he indicated that the Samaritan was included in God’s people, just as the Jews were. This was probably the first time the Samaritan had felt so accepted. No wonder he ran back to Jesus to say thank you! (Sacredise)

Pew Leaflet – Oct 9.pdf

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Sep 30

Pew leaflet Sunday 2 October 2016

In a world where following Jesus is often framed as a way to great personal benefit, the readings this week offer us a different way of living and believing. We do not need huge faith to follow Jesus. We just need to be willing to follow with faith as tiny as a minute seed. And we do not need to do great works to be part of God’s mission; we only need to live as a simple servant of God, doing just what is required willingly and without expecting any special thanks or reward. (Sacredise)

Pew Leaflet – Oct 2.pdf

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Sep 16

Pew Leaflet Sunday 18 September 2016

The parable of the Dishonest Manager shows how different things are in the world. Here the manager, who had been wasteful, has to use dishonest means to win friends in order to secure his future. He has no hope or expectation of a grace that can save or restore him, so he is left to his own expedient devices. This is how things work in the world. Expediency and self-protection rule the day, and win the favour of those in power. But, ultimately, these tactics can never offer us lasting security or deep relationships, and they can never heal the brokenness in our world. That’s why Jesus encourages us to use what we have faithfully, to bless others, and reveal the mutual care and support of God’s Reign.

Pew Leaflet – Sept 18.pdf

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Sep 09

Pew Leaflet Sunday 11 September 2016

God se liefde is dieselfde vir alle mense, gister, vandag en môre. Dit vra van my ’n keuse. Het ek ’n hart vol vreugde omdat God mense wat verlore was, teruggebring het? Of is ek soos ’n moderne Fariseër en skrifgeleerde – kwaad vir God? Kwaad omdat hierdie mense my rustige, sorgvuldig-aanmekaar-gesitte wêreld op sy kop kom keer het? Dis ’n eenvoudige vraag. Dit vra: Waar is my hart? By mense wat verlore is omdat ek onthou dat ek ook eenmaal verlore was, maar deur God teruggebring is (There go I but for the grace of God). En dat daar oor my vreugde in die hemel was, dat God ’n feesmaaltyd vir my voorberei het. (Woord en Fees)

Pew Leaflet – Sept 11.pdf

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Sep 02

Pew Leaflet Sunday 04 September 2016

Jesus verduidelik die koste van dissipelskap. Om Jesus te volg verg ’n allesopofferende houding. Jy moet bereid wees om van jou familie afstand te doen en om jou kruis te dra en in Jesus se voetspore te volg. Eers dan kan jy ’n ware dissipel wees. Daarom moet jy sorgvuldig die koste bereken voordat jy op die pad vertrek, anders sal jy nooit die einddoel bereik nie. Om ’n gebou op te rig of om te gaan oorlog voer, verg deeglike beplanning. ’n Dissipel moet bereid wees om van al sy besittings afstand te doen. ’n Dissipel wat halfhartig is, is soos sout wat verslaan het en nie meer smaak kan gee nie. (Woord en Fees)

Pew Leaflet – Sept 4 .pdf

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Aug 26

Pew Leaflet 28 August 2016

”Gospel humility (a key theme of Luke’s Gospel) is not a religious holiness motivated by self-hatred or submissiveness. As taught by Christ, humility is an awareness of who we are before God; of our constant need for God and our dependence on God for everything; of the limitlessness of God’s love and forgiveness. Today’s Psalm, where God is saying that if we turn to Him and follow His ways, promise us that He will take care of our every need. The Jesus of the Gospel, is the perfect model of the humble servant of God. In today’s Gospel, Jesus calls us to embrace the attitude of seeking out the “lowest places” at table for the sake of others, promising that at the banquet of heaven, God will exalt such humility. In teaching us to invite to our tables “those who cannot repay you,” Jesus challenges us to imitate the love of God: doing what is right, good and just for the joy of doing so, not out of a sense of duty, self-interest or the need to feel superior or in control. The letter to the Hebrews expands on this concept of mutual love and challenge us to show how such love begins at home with the family but must extend beyond that into our communities.

Pew Leaflet – Aug 24.pdf

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Aug 19

Pew Leaflet Sunday 21 Aug 2016

“Roeping” is vandag die goue draad wat deur al vier ons tekste geweef is. By almal is daar die versugting na dapperheid en volharding in die uitvoer van ons roeping. Jeremia ontvang as jong seun sy roeping. Hy voel dat hy te jonk is en nog nie goed kan praat nie. Die psalm bekyk roeping weer vanuit die perspektief van iemand wat nou al oud geword het en steeds hunker na God as ’n veilige toevlug. Hebreërs verbind die Ou-Testamentiese berg Sinai met die Nuwe-Testamentiese Sionsberg en fokus op Jesus, die Middelaar van die nuwe verbond. In die Lukasteks tree Jesus na vore as voorbeeld van dapper volharding in die uitleef van sy roeping onder moeilike omstandighede. (Woord en Fees)

Pew Leaflet – Aug 21.pdf

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Aug 12

Pew Leaflet 14 August 2016

As followers of Jesus we may be tempted to believe that we should never be involved in conflict or disagreements. The challenge we must accept as Christ-followers, is not whether we will face conflict or not, but rather what the reasons will be for the conflicts we face. This calls for discernment, courage, and wisdom. …if we are to live the Gospel, we must be willing to do the difficult work, and to embrace the pain, of discerning what’s really going on in our lives and our world, confronting the injustice in our own hearts, and then challenging it in our small corner of the world. How can you stand firm for the values of God’s Reign in spite of the opposition of others today? (Sacredise)

Pew Leaflet – Aug 14.pdf

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