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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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lukewarm coffee

There are so many variations of coffee these days: espressos, lattes, instant coffee, decaffeinated coffee… the list just goes on and on. You can even have a coffee milkshake.

I like all kinds of coffee but I prefer my coffee in a specific way - steaming hot, allot of milk and not too strong.

There is however one kind of coffee I don’t like at all… lukewarm coffee. I’d rather drink an ice-cold coffee milkshake than a cup of lukewarm coffee.

This made me think about a verse in the Bible:

Revelation 3:16(NLT)
16 But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!

This was a letter to the church in Laodicea. God had it against them that they said:  ‘We are rich. We have everything we want. We don’t need a thing!’ And the Bible says they actually didn’t realize that they were wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked.

Lukewarm Christians are people that think they made it on their own, that everything they have achieved, was done by their own strength. They know about God but have the inability to recognize their need for Him.

I want to say metaphorically, God – like me – likes His coffee either steaming hot or an ice-cold coffee milkshake…He can work with “cold people” who at least knows and acknowledge that they are miserable and poor. He loves “hot people”, those who know that true richness can only be found in Him.

But God doesn’t like lukewarm coffee – He spits it out!

What kind of coffee are you?


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