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, October 27, 2011

Bitter coffee

I am not a coffee expert, but I know coffee is not supposed to be bitter. I did some research and found out that bitter coffee has a few origins:

The first and most common cause of bitter coffee is bad coffee grounds. Coffee grounds come from coffee beans – the heart of coffee!

In the same way, the origin of bitterness in a person’s life comes from a bitter heart. You will only be able to get rid of the bitterness if you go back to your heart!

The second cause of bitter coffee is when you keep coffee on a hot plate; the boiling will actually result in a bitter taste.

If we don’t “cool down” after an angry spell, we actually give the devil a foothold in our lives for bitterness:

 Ephesians 4:26-27(NIV)
26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.

Now something that you most probably did not know – one way to remove the bitter taste of your coffee is by simply adding some salt! I’ve never tried it, but it is apparently very effective!

So the best way to remove bitterness in your life is to simply add some salt to your heart! Salt usually brings out the best flavors in food. By adding salt to your heart you allow your heart to focus on the best, not the worst.

Mark 9:50(NLT)
50 Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again? You must have the qualities of salt among yourselves and live in peace with each other.”

Bitter coffee, just as bitter Christians, leaves a bad after taste. Add some salt and live in peace!


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