PUB RESTORED INTO A CHURCH - Salem Danville, Pretoria, South Africa


Salem Danville's first service was under a carport on the 1st of March 2009 with 6 people. We started because the people of Danville spoke a need of a Biblical, relevant and alive church.

In December of 2009 we took over an old pub in Danville and renovated it into our church - a miracle done by God! Today we minister to about 100 people, 30 teenagers and 60 children.
Danville is a poor area in Pretoria West, South Africa - unique in a sense that there is poor people of all cultures and races.

Our vision - to bring His Peace and restoration to the people of Danville. To show them that your circumstances do not dictate God's love for you. Jesus loves all, no matter who you are, what you've done, or how much money you have!

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Kobus & Anina Homan (Pastors Salem Danville)

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sinning without doing something wrong?

Sunday Kobus preached on the fruit of sin. That sin always has consequences – it leaves us with guilt, hopelessness and inferiority.

Sometimes we use sin to fill a void in our lives, but that void can only be filled by God. Only God can truly satisfy - leaving you with fulfillment, hope and an identity firmly established in Him.

That made me think about people that sincerely try to avoid sin, even repenting when they fall, but they still feel empty inside…

The problem lies in our definition of sin. What is sin? When you murder, lie, steal or gossip - doing the opposite of what God says in His Word? All these definitions are correct, but there is one missing.

In the Greek there are quite a few words for sin. But one word stands out for me: “hamartia” that means "missing the mark".

It is seen as the most comprehensive term for explaining sin. The Apostle Paul used the verb “hamartano” when he wrote, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

You see, sin is not only what you do wrong, but sin is also when God has been stirring your spirit to do something and you keep on ignoring His voice.

What have God been asking you these past few weeks? Is there something you need to do? Must you give something to someone? Is there a Bible verse that you need to pass on to someone?

So living an obedient life, is not only avoiding temptation, but it is also being obedient in what He asks from you!


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