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The Rev Andries Combrink is a Presbyterian Minister of the Gospel. He lives in Centurion, South Africa. 
To teach the Word of God is his calling,  based on the Reformed tradition. 

 

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Acts 1: 8 - You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,
and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.
Pentecost Sunday 31 May 2020. 

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Written by: Andries
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 2:32:28 AM  RssIcon

The angel choir proclaimed to the shepherds on the night of the birth of the Messiah, that glory should be given to God in the highest heaven and that the peace of Christ should be proclaimed on earth to those on whom God’s favour rests. (Luke 2: 14)
 
The proclamation that the promised Prince of peace, born that holy night, will radically change the view, attitude and lifestyle of those who became God’s people in Jesus Christ, is of great significance during every age when believers turn against each other in the name of seeking the truth and allow warring madness amongst church people seeking their own will, position, power and personal honour in the name of doing the work of God.
 
Followers of Christ seek the peace of God to be alive within themselves, amongst brothers and sisters in the Lord, in congregations and wherever local churches express the unity of the one holy apostolic church as the Bride of Christ.
 
Only where this peace prevails can we celebrate the glory, majesty, power and authority of God through Jesus Christ our Lord. This peace expressed within the unity of the Holy Trinity, before all ages, now and forevermore, is the legacy of the King who was born to redeem us from sin, anger, hatred, selfish interests and unholy ambitions.
This peace brings the desire in our hearts to seek forgiveness for our lack of love that make us sin against God, our brothers and sisters and our neighbours.
 
Where the peace of God prevails, the Lord’s people are built up in their holy faith.  In God’s love and justified by faith we wait for the peace and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to guide us to eternal life.
It is this peace of God that passes all human understanding that drives us to snatch the unfaithful from the fire of God’s vengeance and show mercy to all who are stained by our corrupted human existence by proclaiming the forgiveness of sin through Jesus Christ, our Lord. (Jude 20 – 25)
 
 

 

 

Prayer of Intercession on the Second Advent Sunday:
Loving God, on the Second Advent Sunday, while we wait for Christ’s return and for your peace to prevail, enable each one of us to work for harmony and serenity as we have to deal with the various conflicts which abound in our lives, our churches and in our world. As we worship you, may your peace be born into our lives anew.
 
Merciful Father, we pray that as peacemakers, we will prepare the way for the Lord Jesus and his gospel to spread his light through our unity and love for each other as his followers.
We ask this not for our own sake, but for the sake of the Church and the whole human race who desperately hungers for the peace of God.
 
God of peace and serenity, have mercy on us and listen to our prayers:
that the 16 days of activism against violence against women and children will bear fruit and save many lives;
eradicate all hurt and injustice which is the fruit of racialism -
that whenever leaders are being elected in the church and in the nation, the process will be open, just, fair, unselfish and serene;
for the end of violent protest and for the power of peaceful remonstration for all who long for a better dispensation for their communities and their families;
for the eradication of poverty that causes pain, anger and disillusionment;
for the healing of broken marriages, homes and families;
for the true unity of all Christ’s followers
and for divine peace to be visible within every local church.
 
Father, we pray that the Advent of the Lord’s Christ will be a triumphant peace march where your gospel proclaimed will save eternal lives, cure our warring hearts and bring the peace of God amongst all your children.
 
Almighty God, remember in your mercy the persecuted church, protect innocent lives in war-torn countries and bring law and order where criminals are in control of vast regions of our societies.
 
O Lord God of love, may your holy Word of peace change our hearts and our lives, bring us hope and joy and instill divine love in our conduct.
We ask in Jesus’ name.
Amen. 

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