Calvary Methodist Church

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Archive for October 2015

Created to be a blessing

1 Samuel 1 Our story this morning is an unusual one. It is set within a complicated household: one husband with two wives – one blessed with children; the other completely barren yet dearly loved. It’s not exactly a recipe for domestic bliss, is it? And as we read carefully through the text we get […]

God’s Presence In Sorrow

Romans 8: 18-38 Paul writes I this passage, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” Our relationship with God is often if not always under attack. Should anything negative happen to us the first person to be blamed is God. “why is this happening to me?” What did I do do deserve […]

Attitudes of Gratitude

Luke 17:11-19 Today’s story is a very simple one: Jesus is travelling along the border between Samaria and Galilee when he encounters ten lepers on the outskirts of a village. It is an appropriate place to find them – on the border, in no-man’s land. Unclean, ugly, and infectious as they are, they are unwelcome […]

Rhona 2015: We harvest as much as we plant …

Rhona amount collected to date: R426 780 – just R70 000 short of our dream! Thanksgiving envelopes and EFT’s can still be offered throughout the month of December.   Over the next ten Sundays (from 4/10/205 until 6/12/2015), we celebrate a special season in the life of our community known as Rhona or Thanksgiving. This […]

Understanding Abundance: Blessed to be a Blessing Series

Job 2:1-10 Most people are looking for signs of being blessed. We pray for blessings, we wait for blessings, we see others being blessed, but not us. As a result we feel empty. We feel God is doing good for others. We feel God is taking long to answer our prayers and grant us our […]

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