Gospel News â Sep-Dec 2012
NEWS FROM BROTHERS & SISTERS
The readings of three books. Esther, Amos and Titus. In the book of Esther we have seen her good deeds led to the arrest of two of the King's officers who conspired to assassinate the King, see Esther 2:19-23.
In the book of Amos â This is the shepherd - the type of Jesus? We see this prophecy against Israel and it came to pass for not doing what was good.
The book of Titus makes this very clear. Read Titus v.1,2 â
compare with Romans 13:1, 1 Pet. 2:13- 14, 2 Tim.2:21-26, Titus 2:14
Why the need to do good? See Titus 2:7. In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity â Compare with the following books - Rom.3:24, Rom.8:17, Rom.8:24, Matt.25:46
Hence we must avoid: Read Titus 2:9 "Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters and to please them well in all things, not answering again." Compare with - 2 Tim.2:16, 2 Tim.2:14, Titus 1:10-16. Check over for ourselves, see v.3-6.
May the Lord be with you all as we await the coming of our Lord and Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ, as we journey in this evil world. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
--Bro. Harris Mulongesha
We are delighted to have received 17 Bibles which will be of help in the preaching of the gospel of our Lord.
Further, I and 8 students who have started the Bible Course at Peter Singogo Prison are praising God for this opportunity to learn and know God's purpose and love for mankind.
God is blessing me and I have received an offer of admission in the School of Law and Welfare to study Bachelor of Social
Work. Praise be to God, for this programme will enable me to pursue my vision â
"To work for underprivileged in prison, orphanage widowers and street kids, through provision of access to justice and promotion of human rights, effectually and efficiently contributing to the gap that exists to the underprivileged, and calls for their needs."
Meanwhile I have applied to the Prison Counselling and Care Association for the Scholarship. It is my prayer that God will answer, for God does not fail and what he has opened no man can shut. Moreover I managed to pay for the first semester myself and I believe God will offer a way out to my sponsorship. I am glad I receive the world Gospel News which should be sent to the address I have given.
On 25th April 2012 four brothers and seven sisters attended the burial of our Brother Patrick Mandivinga, which was attended by over 150 people. Bro Nondo gave an opening prayer and Bro. Moses gave a brief talk on Bro. Patrick's life in the Truth, followed by what he believed, (Christadelphian beliefs). After that he talked about the origin of death and went on to say that death is not from Satan, as most of the people believed, but is from God. We read the following verses from 1 Sam.2:6-8, "The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave and bringeth up. The Lord maketh poor and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes and to make them inherit the throne of glory." Deut.32:39: "See now that I, even I, am he and there is no god (power) with me: I kill, and I make alive: I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand."
He went on and said that our brother is asleep waiting for the coming of the Lord, then read