January 2017 -# 01
“Making Disciples for Jesus Christ”
ew beginnings are a good thing. We all need new beginnings, this adds a renewed hope. Let us embrace 2017 with what God promises. Both Pastor Kevin and Nisha, want to see each one of you reach your full potential in all areas of your life. It is a known truth that when you are blessed you can never be less. When you are blessed, you increase. It is vital for all of us in this New Year to allow God to be God, not in some areas of our lives but in all areas of our lives. Our alignment with the Word of God will keep us on the straight path. It is important to ensure that our blessed life remains and not become a messed-up life. The only way for us to maintain this blessed life is to ask God to guide us in every step of the away. It is vital that each of us ensure that whatever we do, we must do it to glorify God. Dayspring Life: is an introductory edition and we would like for this to be a monthly newsletter which forms part of our Media Ministry. It will focus on pieces that will showcase the various ministries within Dayspring Ministries and Fellowship. Each edition will provide topical teachings and testimonies from our Dayspring Family. Featured articles by our ministry partners will be showcased occasionally. We welcome your contributions towards this newsletter. This will comBehold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 KJV
prise of flashbacks and announcements of forthcoming events and many more. This newsletter will be in a hardcopy and a digitally animated version. In time, we would like to transform this newsletter into a quarterly magazine. ■
ands of protection over our lives. In 2016 we once again had a successful Passion March, two Baptismal Services, moving into a bigger place of worship, and the celebration of Half-A -Decade of making disciples for Jesus Christ. Our Bible school is going strong and we had our first student "And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ” Colossians: 3:23-24.
graduating with her degree. Dayspring had the opportunity of hosting many anointed men whom God used for His glory. Our Life groups have made an impact on all who faithfully attended, our Leadership seminars and workshops also immensely contributed to the Vision of DMF. The launch of the Grace & Mercy video was indeed one of many to come, Come Worship Together on Heritage Day also provided us with the op-
portunity to connect with the community while praising and worshipping our Father in Heaven. Also, not forgetting our two Faith & Fellowship outings which provided interaction with each other in a Godly atmosphere. We have seen growth in many that have joined Dayspring and we have experienced many of them being transformed by the living Word of God. All of this is because of your faithfulness. Pastor Nisha and I continue to press on to ensure that the given Vision of Dayspring Ministries and Fellowship stays on the course as God steadily increases it. We wait in anticipation for our music school and our children’s ministry to commence. Also, we would like to formalise our Media Ministry. Another part of the Vision is to secure land or purchase a building which can become DMF’s resident worship place. Your commitment to the Vision is vital since God will use each of us to bring this to pass. We are looking forward to the next chapter of ministry in Dayspring and how God will manifest his presence in all our lives. We wait in expectation to see the Holy Spirit transform lives through each one of us. ■ That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 1John 1:1-2.
How did Jesus make disciples? The DNA of Discipleship: The Jesus Model by Jim Klaas
ow did Jesus make disciples? You can spend a lifetime on this question. Let us observe what is recorded in the Scriptures. Jesus spent time with his disciples. They ate, talked, walked and shared life together for 3 years. Jesus asked them questions, gave them impossible tasks, deliberately broke traditions and challenged their thinking. He angered religious leaders and welcomed outcasts. He healed on the Sabbath and asked them to feed 5000 people. He had them watch miracles at weddings and
on death beds. Sometimes He let them fail and he would help them learn. Sometimes He let them succeed but told them not put confidence in their successes. He demonstrated that he had absolute authority over the weather and demons and life itself. It was not about ‘God theory’. It was a constant interaction with God, scary, unsettling and life transforming.
For Reflection: Compare your experience with Jesus and the Scripture passage above.
Make Life Count:
Write a short prayer expressing what you would like Jesus to do in your life through this time. ■
by Tireshnee Pillay
s we embark on a new year, I am struck by two things: Faith is an essential ingredient in success and that the more we love, the more we are given. The common name for what we all do is called business, but it is bigger than exchanging goods and services for money, it is our calling. When you have a God-given purpose and you use it to serve others through your business, then you have a winning combination. God speaks to us through vision and dreams. You are not given a dream that you do not have the capacity to fulfil. Now this does not mean you know everything you need to know in day one. But it does mean that if God gave it to you, He will also send you, who and what you need to manifest the vision and provision for the business. I have learned to be patient and faithful after nearly 7 years in business. I now know that God’s will is what is best for me. God has three answers for us: Yes, Not yet, and I have
something even better for you. I declare this year of 2017 the year of gratitude and abundance. That’s right, “Gratitude is the new black.” If you are grateful for every little thing, he will give you bigger things. Meditate on this: One who has conquered failure and transcended fear, carries an undeniable power from within.
Our Preachers for this Month
Let God’s Word guide us through our business needs, whether big or small God is in control of 2017. Always carry with you the knowledge of God’s Word which brings joy to you in the journey of Kingdom Business. ■
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand. Psalm 37:23-24
Prayer and Fasting
rayer and fasting are defined as voluntarily going without food to focus on prayer and fellowship with God. Prayer and fasting often go hand in hand, but this is not always the case. You can pray without fasting, and fast without prayer. It is when these two activities are combined and dedicated to God's glory that they reach their full effectiveness. Having a dedicated time of prayer and fasting is not a way of manipulating God into doing what you desire. Rather, it is simply forcing you to focus and rely on God for the strength, provision, and wisdom you need. Source: 2016 AllAboutPrayer ■
Pastors Kevin & Nisha Naidoo
Here are five things you can do to continue to grow in the precious anointing by Jared Laskey 1. Fellowship with the Holy Spirit every day, adoring
Him (2 Cor. 13:14). Talk to Him directly, building a friendship with Him, continuing dialogue with Him about everything. Invite Him to your daily Bible reading and ask Him questions. Write down His answers when He speaks to you. 2. Keep your heart pure, aware of His kindness and holiness. He is the Spirit of justice and burning in Isaiah 4:4 which is a purifying and cleansing fire that washes away sin and prepares for His glory and presence. Matthew 3:11, Jesus baptises us in the Holy Spirit and fire, the experience occurring on the Day of Pentecost which empowers us for proclaiming the gospel. It also sanctifies us to walk in holiness in our lives. 3. Let the Holy Spirit teach you the Scriptures (1 John 2:27). As you do this, you will
Week of Prayer & Fasting 23 to 29 January 2017. Monday to Friday 7pm and Saturday 6pm
be assured that you remain in Him as He teaches you the truth and then you are to go and teach others what He has taught you. You are anointed to bring God's transformation to the world.
4. Value and cherish the anointing, not grieving the Spirit by our words and actions (Eph. 4:30). When we value and
cherish His anointing, we make room for it in every part of To Savanna Gopaul and Nevania Naicker On Successfully passing your Matric.
our lives, expressing love and respect to Him, being careful with our words and conduct, cultivating His presence everywhere we go. As we do this we make ourselves available for Him to use us anytime and see Him move in power through us. 5. Glorify Jesus (John 16:14). If you give testimony about miracles, signs and wonders, give reference to Him throughout all of it, because He was the One who accomplished the ministry. You were there, but He did the work through you and those with you. He manifested the healings and miracles, so give Him all the credit. ■
My eager expectation and hope are that I will not be ashamed about anything, but that now as always, with all boldness, Christ will be highly honoured in my body, whether by life or by death. Phi 1:20
L = Living a life to that bears much fruit. John 15:8
My Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and prove to be My disciples Anointing Service on the 29 January 2017, 9:30am
I = I abide in Jesus Christ John 15:4
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch, cannot bear the fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye, abide in me.
F = Full of hope in Jesus Christ: 1Peter 1:3
Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
E= Exception for a breakthrough Jer 29:11-13 The Longest and Shortest of the Bible The longest chapter if the Bible is Psalm 119 with 176 verses. The shortest chapter is Psalm 117 with only 2 verses. Incidentally, the middle chapter of the Bible is also Psalm 117. The longest book of the Bible is Psalms with 150 chapters or psalms. It contains 43,743 words. The shortest book is 3 John with only 1 chapter and 299 words. The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9 with 90 words. The shortest verse is John 11:35 with only 2 words, “Jesus wept.”
We want to wish Kevisha(3), Neels(19), Teven(28) & Danielle(31) who celebrates their birthdays this month. May God, grant you your heart desires. Happy Birthday.
For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 12‘Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 ‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. THE VISION
“This vision is a means to a beginning”
Train & develop followers of Christ to become disciples of Christ Provide skills development for the youth of our community Preach the Word of God to the Community of Empangeni, Richards Bay and abroad. Community development through social upliftment programmes
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