Calvary Methodist Church

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Tree of Life Course: Personal Testimony

By Karabo Malakalaka   Post the two previous courses, I must admit, I wasn’t very keen on going for a third course in a row but little did I know what the Almighty had in store for me. I know usually peer pressure is associated with negative things but this time round it worked for me. […]

Affirmation: Synod Witness Service

*testimony shared at my Witness service as a candidate for Ordination* The Methodist Church of Southern Africa has always been home to me – family. From my youngest years when I was content to eat the chocolate cake crumbs that escaped my mother’s plate as she fellowshipped with other young mothers, to my formative years […]

Monday Meditations: Building God’s holy temple

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As exciting and wonderful as it can be to worship in a large, fully-kitted out sanctuary, in Ephesians 2:17-22, God invites us to look beyond the bricks and tiles and blueprints of our church to the kind of spiritual dwelling that is made up of each person who gathers each week in work and worship to the glory of […]

Monday Meditations: God, our Reason for being

Based on Jeremiah 1:4-10 and Luke 4:21-30 and Sunday’s sermon by Rev. Sva Waqu Without God, our lives are full of emptiness and unless we take time to ask God to fill us, we will always be empty for our lives originate in God. God spoke to the prophet Jeremiah about how he had been […]

Renewing our Covenant

This Sunday is an important one in the life of our community as we renew our Covenant with God. It is essential that as we do so, we come with hearts and minds prepared for this time of celebration and commitment. Below are a few thoughts to help with our understanding and preparations. The meaning […]

Financial discipline as God’s great gift to us

One of the first questions that we receive regularly from newcomers to Calvary is, “Please can you explain to me how your pledge system works.” I’m never certain whether that’s because people mistakenly think that their significance in the community is determined by how much they give. Or if they are worried that their membership […]

Money as relational: Created to be a blessing series

Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where mothsand vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will […]

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 […]

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