Alexander F. Venter https://alexanderventer.com Live a life of love just as Jesus loved us... Fri, 29 May 2020 14:59:15 +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 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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The Big Bang of The New Creation – Part Two https://alexanderventer.com/the-big-bang-of-the-new-creation-part-two/ https://alexanderventer.com/the-big-bang-of-the-new-creation-part-two/#respond Fri, 17 Apr 2020 06:38:50 +0000 https://alexanderventer.com/?p=19405 This paper assumes and continues the content of Part One. John tells the story of Jesus’ resurrection in a way that shows the new creation – new heaven & new earth – began in Jesus. As the sun begins to set on that Friday, after Jesus had died, his young broken body is taken down […]

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The Big Bang of The New Creation – Part One https://alexanderventer.com/the-big-bang-of-the-new-creation-part-one/ https://alexanderventer.com/the-big-bang-of-the-new-creation-part-one/#respond Tue, 14 Apr 2020 16:07:38 +0000 https://alexanderventer.com/?p=19377 Jesus’ death on the Friday was an enactment in his own body of the Passover meal that he celebrated with his disciples the night before – “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29, all biblical quotes are NIV). Jesus is the New Exodus out of the oppressive rule […]

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Guidance in Leading A Kingdom Response to Corona https://alexanderventer.com/guidance-leading-kingdom-response-to-corona/ https://alexanderventer.com/guidance-leading-kingdom-response-to-corona/#respond Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:01:34 +0000 https://alexanderventer.com/?p=19109 I was asked this week to share thoughts on giving leadership in response to the corona pandemic. Pastors and spiritual leaders carry a particular responsibility before God to guide churches, and society in general, with a godly response. How do we think about this crisis, and what do we do? Note that this is from […]

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