Sunday, 17 January 2010

Dear Friends,                                                                                                                                 


When Jesus sent out his disciples on their first missionary journey he instructed them, “…proclaim the good news, ‘The Kingdom of heaven has come near’.  Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons…”  (Matt. 10:7-8). 


That is quite a mission statement!  I believe if Jesus were among us today he would say exactly the same to us….including “raise the dead”! 


I hope you will join me tonight as we wrestle with what this mission statement of Jesus means for us living in South Africa today and as members of this planet earth.  Tonight we will take time to reflect on where we have come from as a country and church community and where we trust God wants us to be.  Most importantly we will try and discern where we are right now.


I am sure you have seen those maps in the shopping malls, provided at the entrances.   The one area of those maps that are always highlighted is the place that flashes “you are here”. 

With the help of Scripture, tonight we hope to locate where we are as a nation, church and perhaps even where we are as individuals.   Come and see!!!


Peace, Alan.


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