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  • TESTIMONIAL 17-7-2012 - Friends Christian Fellowship
    manifesting itself in my art in what I wore my attitudes but most tragicallyit started to get a hold of my soul later on and I only realised this recently When I refer to fear I refer to being scared I was afraid of the rigors and implications of life and living I learned to distrust people partly through my waning self image and my self imposed isolation to such a degree that I became scared of them I had my friends of course some of them still friends today good friends but most of them at the time shared the same negative Godless outlook that I had I realised then that there must be some connection between this heavy metal lifestyle so to speak and my own and their issues and emotional torments I noticed as I write this that fear is a very difficult thing to let go of People cling to it You would think as I do now that people would want to live in light but no they prefer to manoeuvre in darkness falsely believing that darkness gives them the freedom with which to lead their lives How wrong I and they are It was fear that imprisoned me that bonded me which prevented me from realising my full potential as a person not only here physically but most importantly in Christ our Lord I became so scared and as a result of it my self esteem got even worse and I began to speak death over myself I began to believe my own and the devil s lies ie I was all alone in the world nobody cared about me that perhaps the world was better off without me and that I would not amount to anything in this life In my mid to late twenties I started to steal from people and shoplift because I believed that that was the only means I had at my disposal to acquire the things I needed and wanted I have to emphasise that although my dad is a scientist by profession and nature I was brought up knowing the Bible and the ways of the Lord so the moral lessons were instilled in me The fact my stealing and dishonesty was executed with such a lack of guilt and conscience at the time is testament to the hold that the music and its attitudes had on me at the time I also started to lie not only to others my parents aquaintances friends but also to myself to try and justify my mode of living and to convince others that I was happy and doing fine in life My life actually became a cycle of obsession and compulsion my actions were selfish and were performed with the sole aim of justifying my own twisted and wrong perception of what a fulfilled life should be Fear causes you to lie simply because you do not trust I lied to all people close to me I lied about

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  • GODS CHURCH UNDER ATTACK - Friends Christian Fellowship
    own thing Acts 4 32 35 He gave Peter a vision that would change the face of all ministry Everybody was included in the salvation message of the gospel Nobody was unclean Everybody was welcome into community The letters to the churches promoted unity and community Romans 6 reminds us we have died to the flesh of individualism Romans 8 exhorts us to live by the Spirit the Spirit of unity Romans 12 testifies that we are all part of One body and that we belong to each other Romans 13 demands that we do not pass judgement on one another or put any stumbling blocks in others pathways ie live in unity Romans 15 asks us to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves but instead to build each other up This requires coming together regularly Rom 15 5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus 6 so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ 1 Corinthians deals very strongly with divisions in the church God wants full practical expression of a church that reflects HIM as ONE God 1 Cor 1 10 I appeal to you brothers in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought 11 My brothers some from Chloe s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you 12 What I mean is this One of you says I follow Paul another I follow Apollos another I follow Cephas still another I follow Christ 13 Is Christ divided Removal from the church is to hand someone over to Satan 1 Cor 5 There is no implication that the immoral believer could continue worshiping God on his own Paul encourages the church to follow his example as he follows Christ 1 Cor 11 1 Nowhere does Paul imply or allow for groups of people to do their own thing outside of God s established community He tells the Corinthians their meetings do more harm than good because there is division among them 1 Cor 11 17f Paul reminds them they are ONE body in the church 1 Cor 12 He teaches them what orderly worship looks like 1 Cor 14 20 Such worship requires the body of Christ meeting together with some degree of leadership He says this takes place IN the church 1 Cor 14 28 Clearly Paul is speaking about the gathering together of believers based on the Old Testament traditions of meeting corporately in the synagogues He speaks about congregations and church continually 2 Corinthians sees the reinstatement of the man expelled from community previously He had been restored into the church so that Satan would not outwit them 2 Cor 2 11 We

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  • AVOIDING THE TRAP OF FRUSTRATION - Friends Christian Fellowship
    Meeting and fell facedown and the glory of the Lord appeared to them Frustrated leaders are dangerous leaders Frustrated leaders go through the motions of speaking to God but they stop listening 7 The Lord said to Moses 8 Take the staff and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water You will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink Frustrated leaders can miss the new things that God is doing Frustrated leaders rely on their past experiences God now tells him something different He tells Moses to speak to the rock 9 So Moses took the staff from the Lord s presence just as he commanded him 10 He and Aaron gathered the assembly together in front of the rock and Moses said to them Listen you rebels must we bring you water out of this rock Frustrated leaders distance themselves from the people They disown them Frustrated leaders become the accuser of the brethren 11 Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff Water gushed out and the community and their livestock drank Frustrated leaders get no joy in victories 12 But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites you will not bring this community into the land I give them Frustrated leaders dishonor God NOTE none of the people noticed anything different about how Moses used the staff Frustrated leaders DO NOT ENTER INTO GOD S FUTURE for them HOW DO LEADERS AVOID FRUSTRATION LOVE PEOPLE as Jesus did Romans 5 8 NIV But God demonstrates his own love

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  • 2015 - Friends Christian Fellowship
    June 8 2015 When I came to Christ during college in the winter of 1998 the months following my conversion were a time of spiritual bliss The glory of God was visible everywhere Jesus Christ was precious God s people were a delight and personal holiness was a new passion In View Post THE CROSS April 4 2015 Stephanie van der Merwe Blog The Cross as a symbol of faith topic for preaching or theme for theological discussion usually gets placed on hiatus after Easter Even during the Lenten season we happily allow the exuberance of the Resurrection to marginalize the agony present in the Cross It seems like such a downer to talk about self denial when resurrection View Post Hope Light Barbara Tofaute German Order of Merit Award Speech February 18 2015 Stephanie van der Merwe Community His Excellency Mr Ambassador Honoured dignitaries Distinguished guests Barbara and Hermann Tofaute On 28th August 1963 a man full of passion courage and boldness stood to his feet in a crowd of over 100 000 people opened his mouth and gripped the attention of every listener with heart gripping words that included the renown phrase I have View Post Categories Blog

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  • 2014 - Friends Christian Fellowship
    I m speaking View Post Vision of the land August 6 2014 WebClick Blog Dear Bruce I just would like to say that Irma and I would have liked to be there but because of other commitments we are unable to do so We would like to be with you during that time in our spirits What I am about to say might not be grammatically correct but I View Post UNITY A SUGGESTION OR A COMMAND August 6 2014 WebClick Blog Psalm 133 1 3 NIV 1 How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity 2 It is like precious oil poured on the head running down on the beard running down on Aaron s beard down upon the collar of his robes 3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on View Post The Power of the Prophetic August 6 2014 WebClick Blog UNDERSTANDING PROPHECY Prophecy is not a game there are serious consequences for taking it lightly Deuteronomy 18 20 NIV But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods must be put to death Prophecies come View Post TESTIMONY RE ROALD AND EON August 6 2014 WebClick Uncategorized This is the real life story of our two boys who were born with severe food allergies us their parents and above all the encouragement grace and power of Jesus in our lives Both Roald 11 and Eon 8 were diagnosed with with severe and even life threatening food allergies when they were babies Show slide1 attached View Post SHARK NET PROPHECY August 6 2014 WebClick Blog A Prophetic Picture Given To Friends Christian Fellowship Received on day 27 of our

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  • 2014 August (Page 2) - Friends Christian Fellowship
    in View Post AN OLD PATCH ON A NEW WINESKIN August 6 2014 WebClick Blog While praying on Monday 18 6 12 I sensed the Holy Spirit drop the following words into my spirit Do not sow an old patch onto a new wineskin The phrase drawn from verses 21 and 22 of Mark chapter 2 was a sensitive warning reminding leadership against trying to walk in new ways while holding on View Post LEADING BY THE HOLY SPIRIT August 6 2014 WebClick Blog Leading people safely into the future of God is an amazing honour God is definitely shifting things and preparing a people who will move by His Holy Spirit His Word NOT BY MIGHT NOR BY POWER BUT BY MY SPIRIT SAYS THE LORD is a present reality which He is asking us to walk boldly View Post TESTIMONIAL 17 7 2012 August 6 2014 WebClick Blog The seeds of my return to a relationship with God were sown when my beautiful wife seated next to me here gave me a book to read called Battlefield Of The Mind by Joyce Meyer From the beginning one scripture verse she analysed stayed embedded in my thoughts Proverbs 23 7 For as he thinks View Post GODS CHURCH UNDER ATTACK August 6 2014 WebClick Blog I was woken at 3am on Friday 1st April 2005 I lay contemplating a recent discussion with a dear friend regarding the definition of the church He advocated that the church was a loose connection of people with Christian beliefs who may or may not gather regularly for corporate worship sharing encouragement and teaching Corporate View Post AVOIDING THE TRAP OF FRUSTRATION August 6 2014 WebClick Blog DEACONS 3 20130211 AVOIDING THE TRAP OF FRUSTRATION LEADING PEOPLE CAN BE REALLY FRUSTRATING You are trying

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  • Sermon Topics Sunday Mornings (Page 2) - Friends Christian Fellowship
    everything you do flows from it Details Listen Nehemiah 9 OBEDIENCE August 16 2015 Emiel Liebenberg Sunday Mornings Nehemia Nehemia 13 brings us to the conclusion of the Nehemia series We found the Israelites in a place of disobedience where they gave the enemy place in the temple of God We look at the effect of their disobedience in three main areas and see how Nehemiah firmly takes action to restore obedience We look Details Listen What makes mighty men become mighty leaders August 9 2015 Jenny Warmenhoven Sunday Mornings 2 Samuel A message in honor of a mighty leader an annointed man of God Bruce turning 60 Details Listen Nehemiah 8 How is my life transformed by God s Word July 26 2015 Emiel Liebenberg Sunday Mornings Nehemia Is the Word of God just adding onto my life or am I being transformed by God s Word How am I being transformed what is necessary to be transformed what does my life look like when it is transformed and much more in this life changing message on transformation by the Word of God Details Listen PDF How does God speak to us July 19 2015 Bruce Jackman Sunday Mornings Nehemia A powerful on Nehemia on three of the ways God speaks to us Details Listen Whatever it takes July 12 2015 Bruce Jackman Sunday Mornings Philippians God wil do whatever it takes to Listen to this inspiring message about the Gospel and the challenges we face in life for some this will be a fresh perspective for others it may just deepen and strengthen the revelation of what life is about Whichever way it touches you this life changing Details Listen EXPOSING THE SCHEMES OF SATAN 7 July 5 2015 Sunday Mornings Nehemia From the book of Nehemiah the

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  • Sermon Topics Sunday Mornings (Page 3) - Friends Christian Fellowship
    In part one the seventeen areas of attack are revealed Whenever something major is done for God you will encounter major opposition What to do when you experience these attacks will unfold over a number of weeks Details Listen FEAR vs FAITH June 7 2015 Mawande Alfred Gcilitshana Sunday Mornings 2 Timothy A life changing message on the reality of Faith vs Fear Where there is fear there is no faith Where there is faith there is no room for fear Key Scripture 2 Tim 1 7 Details Listen EXPOSING THE SCHEMES OF SATAN 4 June 1 2015 Bruce Jackman Sunday Mornings Nehemia From the book of Nehemia the opposing schemes of the enemy against the child of God is evident In part one the seventeen areas of attack are revealed Whenever something major is done for God you will encounter major opposition What to do when you experience these attacks will unfold over a number of weeks Details Listen EXPOSING THE SCHEMES OF SATAN 3 May 25 2015 Bruce Jackman Sunday Mornings Nehemia From the book of Nehemia the opposing schemes of the enemy against the child of God is evident In part one the seventeen areas of attack are revealed Whenever something major is done for God you will encounter major opposition What to do when you experience these attacks will unfold over a number of weeks Details Listen THE COMPLEXITY OF A WOMAN S HEART MOTHER S DAY May 10 2015 Jenny Warmenhoven Sunday Mornings Ephesians Isaiah A life changing Mother s Day service with heart touching drama by Maulise Kotze and a powerful and inspiring message by Jenny Warmenhoven Isaiah 62 2 5 Ephesians 5 25 27 Details Listen EXPOSING THE SCHEMES OF SATAN 1 May 3 2015 Bruce Jackman Sunday Mornings Nehemia From the book of Nehemia the opposing schemes of the enemy against the child of God is evident In part one the seventeen areas of attack are revealed Whenever something major is done for God you will encounter major opposition What to do when you experience these attacks will unfold over a number of weeks Details Listen Faithfit April 26 2015 Jenny Warmenhoven Sunday Mornings 2 Corinthians Hebrews John A powerful perspective on how God uses our failures to produce greater faith Examples from the lives of faith heroes and there less faith filled moments encourage us to keep running the race set before us knowing God is in control and He is cheering us on Details Listen TRANSITION 2 THE PROCESS April 19 2015 Glen Bodington Sunday Mornings Hebrews One thing is constant and that one thing is change Here are significant life changing pointers on how to embrace a process of change in the various areas and stages of your life Details Listen Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next Topics Missions 2 Sunday Mornings 53 Archives November 2015 5 October 2015 4 September 2015 4 August 2015 3 July 2015 4 June 2015 5 May 2015 4 April 2015

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