On the 24th of July, 2018, Christian Liberty Books hosted another home educators’ Open Day. The theme was Church History. Dr. Peter Hammond held the parents and young adults programme in the boardroom. He covered a Survey of the first 1500 Years of Church History, focusing mainly on the Middle Ages! There is a lot more interesting centuries still to be covered in events to come!
THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT
I ran a concurrent children’s program, with assistance from Alieske van’t Voort, Alpha Alembe, Vicky Young and Marina Graser. Alpha started the morning with a devotion on The Greatest Commandment from Matthew 22:37-39, “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” After this we sang a song about the Greatest Commandment and the Great Commission with actions to memorise the “memory verse” of the day: Matthew 22:37-39. We then linked these to the purpose of the Church, which then helped us flow naturally into Church History.
It was just over one month ago that we ran the Biblical Preaching Workshop for pastors and lay-preachers at our Mission in Cape Town. At the end of the workshop I asked the participants what they thought the church in Cape Town needed for a future seminar, the answer was almost unanimous. They wanted a seminar on discernment!
By God's grace, I have just returned from conducting a Reaching Muslims for Christ Seminar in the Transvaal this weekend.
Pastors & Evangelists travelled from Zimbabwe & Zambia
for the Seminar.
It was my privilege to learn from veteran missionaries to Muslims, Gerhard Nehls of Life Challenge Africa and Walter Gschwandtner of SIM. This involved praying early every Saturday morning with Walter for Muslims to come to Christ and weekly door-to-door Evangelism in the Malay Quarter with Gerhard Nehls.
By God’s grace, Lenora and I have returned from a full month of ministry in Europe. We had the privilege of preaching in Free Presbyterian Churches in Northern Ireland and being a guest of Dr. Ian Paisley. He took us around sites of the 1859 Ulster Revival. We also managed to visit Downpatrick and the Museum of St. Patrick.