The blanket drive at Caffiain coffee shop in Queens Street received 380 donations. A team from Cornerstone went out to Rosedeep Informal Settlement on Sunday morning, 2 June, to distribute the blankets. Hennie Cronje had the opportunity to address the community to explain our who we were and why we were there. The names and telephone numbers of those who received a blanket were taken down so that we can follow up on them. Our hope is to build strong relationships with the people in the community of Rosedeep, so that we can serve them in whatever way possible.
Key Women 7th June 2012
Judges 4 – Deborah
Thanks Claire for an incredibly powerful teaching on Deborah. I believe each one of us took home something valuable.
Deborah was an amazing women who teaches us that God is both faithful and redemptive. She was a warrior, she was not afraid, she loved the Lord and she was courageous. She teaches us that, as women, it is time to let the “motherly-ness” in us RISE UP!
Deborah called herself the Mother of Israel (Judges 5:7). She heard God, she loved God and she loved the people. Her faith allowed her to lead Barak and 10,000 to the battleground. She was confident that the Lord would deliver Israel out of the Canaanite Depression.
Deborah teaches us that God wants us to hear Him. She feared and had reverence for the Lord. God is faithful by nature and He delights when we put our trust in Him. Trust God – God loves to prove faithful. He likes it when we ask for BIG things, and He delights in giving us the desires of our hearts.
It is time for us as women to:
- Be Available
- Activate our faith
- Initiate a response to the call
- Be Empowered by the Spirit
- Walk in the Spirit
- Trust God
- Execute His commands
Find Confidence in the fact that God has called me to be who I am. “Be Still and Know that I am God”. God IS FAITHFUL AND RELENTLESS.
Deborah knew God was Faithful, Do you?
Casper Versluis is a young businessman in the church. He is a partner in three Wimpy franchises in the Gauteng area. In addition to this he took on the responsibility of leading Cornerstone’s Life Team last year.
This year he returned to the business world and has joined the Exchange team. At the latest Exchange breakfast he shared on “Finding Your Factor X”. He started by telling us that there are two purposes to finding our factor X – God’s glory and extending His Kingdom. Casper then gave us five areas in which we need to take responsibility for our Factor X:
- Identifying our gifts and abilities.
- Understanding the urgency with which these gifts are to be used.
- Recognising the privilege of our gifts and talents.
- Using them with excellence.
- Knowing that we have and use these by God’s grace alone.
Casper finished off with an encouragement to all that we have gifts and abilities and God is waiting for us to use them for His glory.
On Sunday night, 3 June, we screened the movie “Courageous” at Bedfordview. The event was very well attended by about 600 people. Thanks to all those who shared the evening with us, it was a resounding success.
Courageous tells the story of a man who, after a family tragedy, is deeply challenged by what it means to be a good father. Along with four friends, who are also dads, he starts to dig into what the Bible says about being a father. Through the circumstances that play out in each one’s life, they have opportunities to apply the things they have learned.
It is a moving film with clear challenges to all, but especially dads. I personally felt challenged to assess my role as a dad and compare it to what Scripture says. In many ways Christianity is about family, so the call to Biblical fathering is an important one. Dads, let’s take up the call and become the fathers God is urging us to be.
We had a wonderful day on Saturday at the Klopper Friday Club Jumble Sale. R6000 was raised and we made some great connections with many residents from Klopper Park and surrounding areas. We gave out flyers to all the adults who arrived, and we are expecting an increase in our numbers on Friday nights now that more parents are aware of what we are doing.
Thanks to all those who made donations and those who helped on the day. Thanks to all involved for making this such a successful event.