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, August 9, 2011

The two horse rule

Have you ever heard someone say together is better?

I can definitely say that of my husband and me, we complement each other and together we are definitely better.
The same is true of waffles and syrup; together it tastes so much better!
We need people in our lives. We are better together and we can do more if we embrace the people that God placed within our lives.

Ecclesiastes 4:9 in the Amplified Bible says:
9Two are better than one, because they have a good [more satisfying] reward for their labor;

This concept of two is better than one can be illustrated by the two-horse rule. If one horse can pull 700 pounds and another horse can pull 800 pounds, how much weight will they pull yoked together? The logical answer might be 1500 pounds. But the answer may surprise you. The two-horse team will pull their own weight plus the weight of their interaction. Therefore, yoked together; the horses can pull 3000 pounds!

When we work together, the reward will always be much more satisfying! But it is not only in the reward of your work, the Bible says it is better for you to have a partner in difficult times:

Ecclesiastes 4:10(NIV)
10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.

But the most significant lies in verse 12:

Ecclesiastes 4:12(NIV)
12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

The third strand of any strong relationship lies in a connection with our Father, a relationship like this will not be quickly broken!


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