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SALVATION

THE MOST IMPORTANT YOU’LL EVER PRAY The “prayer of salvation” is our first real conversation with God and can be a defining moment in your life as a believer.

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“WE SAW A GAP TO REVIVE THE SPORT AND ALSO GIVE KIDS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY THE GAME AND GET AWAY FROM THE NEGATIVE INFLUENCES IN THE COMMUNITY SUCH AS GANGSTERISM, ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE”

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EXPERIENCE HOW THE POWER OF THE CROSS UNLEASHES MEANING AND PURPOSE IN THE MIDST OF YOUR DAILY LIFE.

From the author of God at Work and Know Your Why.

This meditative and spiritual reflection by Ken Costa considers the cross and the King who died upon it. Christ’s work on the cross established a Kingdom that is strange indeed, if a King died on the cross in order to establish it. It is a Kingdom where suffering and abandonment are transformed into the power of presence and life, a Kingdom where a King exchanges gifts of great value for worthless dross, where a robber becomes righteous, and a criminal becomes the first citizen of Heaven.

My friend Ken Costa has experienced the power of the cross and drawn upon his own experiences from his roots and upbringing in South Africa to being a city banker in London to capture the meaning of those final moments in his new book Strange Kingdom. If you want to see real transformation in your life, it all begins at the cross. Pick this book up and begin your journey to a radically changed life. – Bishop Mosa Sono

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PERFORMING FOR 400 YEARS Devastated by the plague in 1633, the people of Oberammergau performed the first Passion Play in a profound expression of repentance, vowing that if they were spared, natives of the town would perform the play every ten years. 400 years later, planning for the 42nd Passion Play has begun and Trafalgar returns to the scene.

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We are a growing independent Christian school in Pinelands with small classes, offering a rich and stimulating literature-based curriculum and striving to serve the child as a whole person. Our educational philosophy and curriculum are inspired by the British educationalist, Charlotte Mason (1842-1923), and with these, we are assisted by Heritage School in Cambridge, UK.

To find out more about the ‘living education’ offered at Grace Primary, visit to our website or call to book a personal tour of the school and meet with our Principal. “Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth – physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual – is the sole end of education.” Charlotte Mason

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“Jesus answered, ‘It is written: Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every Word that comes from the mouth of God’,” (Matthew 4:4). Fasting preceded Christ’s ministry of signs, wonders and miracles. Jesus was led into the wilderness by the Spirit of God to fast for 40 days and 40 nights, setting the platform for His public ministry on the earth. The life of Jesus Christ is our example and His lifestyle of prayer and fasting are core character traits displayed in the Scriptures. As believers we all have a responsibility to represent Jesus both truthfully and accurately, by shifting our lifestyle from information to application. In Matthew 4:4, Jesus teaches us that the Word of God was bread to Him. It fed His soul, His mind, His will and His emotions.

WHAT WILL YOU FEED? Many years ago, I discovered that my personal challenge as a young believer was trying to shift the above Scripture from information to application in my own life, which proved to be a lot harder than I initially thought. Growing up, my family shared a deeply entrenched culture of celebrating everything with food, whether we were rejoicing the birth of new life,

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university graduations, winning a rugby match, or even attending a funeral, everything involved flavoursome, scrumptious and mouth-watering food, not forgetting the best home-made desserts. I soon realised I had a problem, as my obsession to satisfy my stomach became greater than my need to satisfy our Saviour.

DENYING THE FLESH Studying the lives of Bible characters who fasted gave me great insight into the concept of fasting, divinely designed to have a unique and distinctive impact in our lives. It was revealed to me that fasting arrests the various appetites of the flesh and heightens our spiritual senses to the degree that we are able to see through the clutter and hear the voice of God above every other voice of influence. Fasting has taught me the spiritual discipline of denying my flesh whilst exposing me to the spiritual rewards which accompanies every season of prayer and fasting. Fasting may not be a painless and effortless discipline to embrace at first, but when you do it, you will experience undeniable results.

FOLLOWING CHRIST’S LEAD In my personal relationship with

God, I’ve come to realise that fasting is not a requirement but rather a given, that every believer shall follow the example set by Jesus and we ought to represent Him truthfully and accurately with our lives. Fasting may be easier to do if God forced us too, but since it’s a choice, we choose to embrace it and acknowledge that not a soul can force you to deny your own flesh, nevertheless we must desire to lay it down.

UNITED IN PRAYER Fasting without prayer is voluntary starvation, therefore fasting is inseparable from prayer, as fasting deals with our flesh and prayer nurtures our intimacy with God. Remember that fasting is not a ritual, as a ritual without knowledge, purpose and intentionality will only blur the lines between information and application, impacting your accurate transformation! Jesus fasted for 40 days. He never said that He wasn’t hungry or that He didn’t want bread. However, he had the supernatural strength to say no and never turned stone into bread. He simply responded by saying “It is written...” Therefore, it is evident that through prayer and fasting we too can learn the discipline of placing the Word of God over our fleshly wants and needs. This discipline will protect our walk with God as it will give you and I the authority to say no to things which our flesh has been craving and longing for. Start your Day One, not One Day!


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A Call to Pray: Continue to pray for the presidency and all involved in the decision-making processes of this country!

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DISCERNMENT: “Wise Father, give _________________ a discerning heart so that they may be able to distinguish between right and wrong,” (1 Kings 3:9).

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