Oct 19 2018

Pew Leaflet Sunday 21 October 2018

REFLECTION FOR THIS WEEK

“To be a Disciple is to Serve others”

In schools, sports and in society in general, people are honoured when they come first. If you are last, you don’t talk about it. People make great effort to become famous and important. All seems quite normal. But, in his reaction to the two brothers (James and John), Jesus shows us a completely different way of looking at things. Among us important people are the ones who have authority over others. The master is not expected to be the servant of his servants. The master will be served. When James and John asked for the seats o honour next to Jesus, they wanted to be important people, to whom the rest would render homage and service. Jesus demolishes their self-made thrones. In the kingdom of Jesus, the leader is there, not to exploit others or to be honoured and served by them and even their slave. On who becomes a Christian will have his or her value system turned upside down by Jesus’ world view. What he invited his disciples to live, Jesus first lived himself (Mark 10:45)

Gospel of Mark: Richard Baawobr, p125

Pentecost B22 – 21 Oct.pdf

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Oct 12 2018

Pew Leaflet Sunday 14 October 2018

GOD SE WOORD VIR HIERDIE WEEK – JOB

Dit is aanloklik, wanneer ons gekonfronteer word met lyding, om dit te intellektualiseer. Ons kan ure lank debatteer waarom God lyding toelaat, en wat ons moet doen met diegene wat ly. Maar al ons teorieë skep eenvoudig afstand tussen diegene wat nie ly nie en die wat ly. Lyding is nie ‘n probleem wat opgelos moet word nie. Dit is ‘n realiteit wat elke mens in die gesig staar tot ‘n mindere of meerdere mate. Lyding is ‘n oproep tot medelye en verbinding. Wanneer ons diegene is wat ly, word ons genooi om God se teenwoordigheid en genade in ons pyn te ervaar deur diegene wat medelye en ondersteuning toon. Wanneer ander ly, word ons geroep om die verpersoonliking van God se medelye te wees soos ons dien en sorg vir ons sukkelende susters en broers. Hoe dan ook, die mees gepaste reaksie op lyding is liefdevolle aksie. Hierdie week sal ons die uitdaging van die evangelie ondersoek om lyding te omhels – ter wille van ons geloof, ter wille van ander, as ‘n normale deel van die menslike lewe, en as ‘n oproep om Christus se hande en voete te wees.

Vertaal van Sacredise Daily Worship

Pentecost B21 – 14 Oct – Matric Sunday.pdf

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Oct 05 2018

Pew Leaflet 7 October 2018

REFLECTION FOR THIS WEEK

CHILDISH OR CHILDLIKE FAITH

Children possess an uncomplicated but genuine, straight-to-the-heart understanding of the things of God that for some reason we adults sadly outgrow. Childlike faith is never discouraged, cynical, or jaded; never ceases to be amazed and grateful for the many ways God reveals his presence in our lives. The faith of a child is anything but “childish”. It is the childlike quality of faith Jesus asks his followers to embrace: faith that does not separate words and actions, that is centred in loving God and others without condition or expectation. The power of such simple childlike faith is its ability to overcome every rationalization, fear, complication, and agenda in order to mirror the selfless generosity of Christ Jesus. Only in embracing childlike kindness, compassion, and forgiveness can we realize the kingdom of God.

Living Liturgy 2018, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time; p224

Pentecost B20 – 7 Oct – Baptism.pdf

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Sep 28 2018

Pew Leaflet Sunday 30 Sept 2018

REFLECTION FOR THIS WEEK

Today’s reading from Mark’s Gospel connects a number of surprising features of God’s work. There is the stranger who uses Jesus’ name to cast out demons, but whom Jesus welcomes. There is the warning about causing a "little one" to stumble, which is about making sure we don’t live such that we drive others from faith. There are the various warnings about removing parts of our bodies if they cause us to sin (which, thankfully, were not intended to be taken literally). And there is the call to live as salt and be at peace. It can all sound quite confusing at first glance. The key, here, is to recognise that Jesus is trying to show what it’s like to follow him, to live out the values and mission of God’s Reign. God’s Reign does not reject someone who is doing good just because they aren’t "with us". God’s Reign calls us to nurture and protect faith in others, and to stay faithful in our own lives, even when it costs us. When we commit to the ways of God’s Reign, we are willing to make sacrifices in order to become people who contribute flavour and life to the world, like salt. And this means that we will live in peace with others – even when they’re different from us.

Sacredise Daily Worship: 30 September – 6 October 2018

Pentecost B19 – Sept 30.pdf

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Sep 21 2018

Pew Leaflet Sunday 23 September 2018

WOORD VIR HIERDIE WEEK

Daar is ‘n verstaan van kerk-wees wat meen gemeente-wees gaan bloot oor ons lidmate en hulle behoeftes. Op hierdie manier weier baie gemeentes om die minste te wees, hulself te verloën en Jesus na te volg. Sulke gemeentes soek hulle eie lewe en verloor dit daarom. In die ekonomie van die koninkryk, waar die kerk groei weens die lewende teenwoordigheid van die Here en gehoorsaamheid aan Hom, raak sulke gemeentes afgesny van die Bron van Lewe. Hulle sterf. Dit is moontlik om ‘n blink program en aangrypende godsdienstige produkte te lewer, sonder dat die gemeente in pas is met God se beweging na die wêreld. Dit is gedoem.

Jesus sê wie die kindjie ontvang, ontvang Hom. Mag ons Jesus ontvang deur die kindertjies na wie Hy ons stuur, en vir wie Hy in die eerste plek na ons stuur.

Dissipels is mense van die weg – op weg met Jesus. Hy is die Weg, die Waarheid en die Lewe. Sal ons die prys betaal en Hom volg?

Pentecost B18 – Sept 23.pdf

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