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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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Terms and Conditions

Whenever you buy something, especially on credit, there is always certain terms and conditions. With a covenant there is also term and conditions. Both parties commit to follow the terms of the covenant. If you don’t follow the term and conditions of the covenant, the penalty is death!

The covenant God made with Abraham was seen as the old covenant. It was a lasting covenant from generation to generation. The problem was that Israel could not keep their part of the covenant. Because of God’s mercy He brought in the sacrifice of animals – this took away the death-penalty for not honoring the covenant, but did not completely rid them of their sins.

Something new and better was needed because although they did not receive the penalty, their sin separated them from God’s presence.

Jer. 31:31-34(NLT)
 31 “The day is coming,” says the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah. 32 This covenant will not be like the one I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand and brought them out of the land of Egypt. They broke that covenant, though I loved them as a husband loves his wife,” says the Lord.

God’s desire is for each one of His children to dwell in His presence, having an intimate relationship with Him. The new covenant would make this possible!

You have come to Jesus, the One who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks of forgiveness…

The sacrificed animal could not mediate between God and man. But glory to God – Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God was slayed. He was blameless and without fault. He did not only take away the death penalty that we deserved, He mediated a new covenant that took away our sin.

Now we are blameless and can enter into the presence of our Father. We can have intimate relationship with our heavenly Father!

What an amazing privilege!


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