Gospel News · September - December 2017

NKULUMANE | Bro Mesheck Shoko
We must remember that God created us
with a purpose, to become a special part of
His creation. Naturally sometimes through
weakness we fail to live the lives we would
like to, but by repentance we can obtain
forgiveness through the Lord Jesus Christ,
and our failings blotted out before him.
We want to always please God, as He has
called us to be saints and wants us to finally
enter into the rest of the Kingdom. Humanly
it is impossible to live perfect lives, but by
the mercy and grace of God the naturally
impossible is possible. So let us press on
trying to do our best for He wants us, indeed
has promised those who try to serve Him a
place in the Kingdom.
TONGOGORA | Bro Shukuru Isa
On behalf of Tongogora Ecclesia, we all say,
“God bless you” for sending Gospel News and
many other mailing items. As an ecclesia, we
find that important, and we hope these will be
of interest to us, together with our Bible
“But seek first the Kingdom of God
and His righteousness
and all these things shall
be added to you.”
Matthew 6:33 NKJV
e more concerned with what
God thinks about you than
what people think about you.
iving is a very impor-
tant aspect of our
Christian life. First, God
showed us by His example
when “He gave his only
begotten son” (John 3:16).
God loved Jesus more than
anything else in this entire
world, yet He gave him up
to die on the cross to save
us. This is the greatest
example of giving.
We likewise should follow
God’s example and give of
ourselves, because this is
the only way we can show
that we are His children.
The parable of the widow’s mite shows this
selflessness in giving. The other people who
“gave”, gave of their abundance, but the poor
widow gave all that she had.
This, loved ones, is the way we should give to
those around us and, most of all to God. We
should give Him our heart, soul and mind (our
all). We cannot give parts of us and leave
other parts for ourselves. We have to give our
whole life to Him in service
(Luke 14:33).
Giving is a very important
aspect of our walk towards
the kingdom. Jesus
realised the magnitude of
what was expected of him
– his life. He was troubled
by the thought of what he
had to give, yet because he
loved God so much, he
willingly gave his life so
that we might be saved.
“Greater love hath no man
than this, that a man lay
down his life for his
friends.” (John 15:13).
What a great example for us to follow!
Luke 6:38 sums up the extent to which we
should give: “Give, and it shall be given unto
you: good measure, pressed down and shaken
together, and running over, shall men give
into your bosom. For with the same measure
that you use, it shall be measured back to
you.” Let us all give with all our hearts as
unto God.
| Bro Farai Makandeni (Chipinge, Zimbabwe)
The Widow’s Mite