Alexander F. Venter https://alexanderventer.com Live a life of love just as Jesus loved us... Tue, 17 Nov 2020 08:49:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i0.wp.com/alexanderventer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/alexanderventer-icon.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Alexander F. Venter https://alexanderventer.com 32 32 48005824 When we Presume on God – Ichabod https://alexanderventer.com/when-we-presume-on-god-ichabod/ https://alexanderventer.com/when-we-presume-on-god-ichabod/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2020 08:45:24 +0000 https://alexanderventer.com/?p=19560 Reflecting on 1 Samuel 4 and following, I was struck by Israel’s presuming on God and what resulted. This story relates to what is going on in our world, and the response and role of God’s people, Jesus’ church. When Israel lost the battle against the Philistines, they asked the right question, “Why did the […]

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Authority – Kingdom Leading in an Uncertain World https://alexanderventer.com/authority-kingdom-leading-in-an-uncertain-world/ https://alexanderventer.com/authority-kingdom-leading-in-an-uncertain-world/#comments Sat, 31 Oct 2020 11:49:56 +0000 https://alexanderventer.com/?p=19548 These notes are the basis of Alexander’s presentation to the Australian Vineyard National Leadership Conference, 30 October 2020. You can view the teaching: https://youtu.be/6J3YAorIjmI Hello, my name is Alexander Venter, and I’m a recovering sinner-pastor.My life’s work is to understand, live and teach the teachings of Jesus.That, for me, is essentially learning to live a […]

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Corona Relief and Corruption https://alexanderventer.com/corona-relief-and-corruption/ https://alexanderventer.com/corona-relief-and-corruption/#respond Wed, 05 Aug 2020 02:17:51 +0000 https://alexanderventer.com/?p=19531 Off-loading my heavy heart as lamenting to God before our nation in the Hebrew prophetic tradition: Responding to this article, I believe Ace Magashule is beyond embarrassment, incapable of shame. He should start with himself and his sons – all accused of gross corruption – before talking about corruption in the ANC (African National Congress, […]

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Churches to Meet or Not to Meet? https://alexanderventer.com/churches-to-meet-or-not-to-meet/ https://alexanderventer.com/churches-to-meet-or-not-to-meet/#respond Fri, 29 May 2020 13:45:27 +0000 https://alexanderventer.com/?p=19503 The South African government’s allowance of church gatherings (of up to 50 people) to resume at level 3,  next week Monday 1 June 2020, is exposing a divided church and society… once again! As usual, socio-ethical issues and considerations become divisive, even acrimonious. It shouldn’t be! The church ought lead the way as servant in society, […]

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The Risen Lord Renews Our Calling, Part Two: Loving & Leading https://alexanderventer.com/the-risen-lord-renews-our-calling-part-two-loving-leading/ https://alexanderventer.com/the-risen-lord-renews-our-calling-part-two-loving-leading/#respond Mon, 18 May 2020 08:51:16 +0000 https://alexanderventer.com/?p=19493 This is the second part to my teaching  on The Risen Lord Renews Our Calling: Fishing & Feasting (see my notes). A continuation of the same post-resurrection appearance of Jesus, now focused on loving and leading (see the video teaching). John shifts the attention from Peter and the disciples fishing and feasting, to Peter’s personal […]

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THE RISEN LORD RENEWS OUR CALLING – Part One https://alexanderventer.com/the-risen-lord-renews-our-calling-part-one/ https://alexanderventer.com/the-risen-lord-renews-our-calling-part-one/#respond Sun, 10 May 2020 05:39:52 +0000 https://alexanderventer.com/?p=19440 This is part of a series of teachings that began with Passover Crucifixion and Easter Resurrection – The Big Bang of New Creation (see my notes Part One and Two)Then, Jesus Breaks Lockdown, Part 1 and Part 2Then, The Resurrected King Changes Everything (see my notes) These notes, on The Risen Lord Renews Our Calling: […]

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The Resurrected King Changes Everything https://alexanderventer.com/the-resurrected-king-changes-everything/ https://alexanderventer.com/the-resurrected-king-changes-everything/#respond Sun, 03 May 2020 08:00:03 +0000 https://alexanderventer.com/?p=19417 Currently we are living between Passover and Pentecost. The period in which Jesus repeatedly revealed himself to his followers after his resurrection, in preparation for his ascension and coming of the Holy Spirit. In Church tradition, Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances in the Gospels are preached at this time. Here are my reflections on the story of […]

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