Alexander F Venter’s blog is the product of his teaching ministry starting from January 1975 when he was ordained to ‘the ministry’ as a church planter and pastor. His years of experience, empowered by numerous significant relationships, has produced relevant resources in the form of teaching notes, audios, DVDs and books – to help all who want to follow Jesus, with a view to equipping them for life and ministry in God’s Kingdom. As a “teacher of God’s Word instructed in the Kingdom of Heaven, he brings out treasures from his storeroom, both old and new” (Matthew 13:52). This website makes some of these Kingdom treasures available to all who may be interested.
This is the third and final talk on Human Identity, with the teaching notes that focus on Paul’s idea of ‘New Creation Identity in Christ’, and what that means for us today.
The second of three talks focuses on Jesus’ human identity, in which we find our (new) identity as God’s Beloved daughter or son. The New Testament reframes human identity in the New Creation…
The first of three teachings on Human Identity, deals with God’s creation design in terms of how God identifies us in creation. And then how ‘The Fall’ of humanity into sin leads to broken and false identity.
Passover meal (Pesach) is the oldest Jewish feasts observed every year for over 35 centuries based on YHWH’s command to remember their deliverance (Exodus) from Egypt through blood sacrifice (Ex 13:3-10) – when the angel of death “passed over” the houses that had the blood of the lamb on the door lintels.
I’ve been asked to give my view on the recent split in the Anglican Church over allowing clergy to bless same sex legal unions. Here is my response. It is a prophetic warning to all churches to proactively face this issue.
Can anyone be ‘neutral’ in regard to the Russian invasion of Ukraine? The South African government’s hypocrisy in so-called neutrality is unmasked. As a spiritual leader I must speak out loud and clear.
What, above all else, do you need and want most in life? What would you ask God for? Solomon asked for discerning wisdom. This is, arguably, our greatest need in the world today.
Grasping for power divides people, especially leaders. It reveals character – both bad and good character. That is the essence of my biblical meditation this morning. You’re welcome to read the detail.
The Christmas story of God becoming human in (baby) Jesus makes us feel profoundly accepted and loved. God dignifies our body and personhood by becoming one of us
Intro & background I was asked to share a meditation on Christmas in two churches. So I chose this story in Luke 1:26-38. And I decided to publish my notes for any who may be interested. Luke’s nativity story is from Mary’s perspective, after his “careful investigation from eyewitnesses, to write an orderly account”, so…