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, March 21, 2012

Pray to be heard

Most of us want to believe that God hears each and every prayer we pray. The Bible however makes it very clear that our prayers can be hindered: 

1 Peter 3:7(NIV)
7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.  

I do think it is not only husbands that must be considerate, but it is all in the attitude we treat others and the attitude we enter into prayer. The Bible makes it very clear how to pray so that the Father will hear our prayers: 

Hebrews 5:7(NIV)
7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.  

Jesus was heard because of one reason – His reverent submission! The definition of submission is the action or fact of accepting or yielding to a superior force or to the will or authority of another person.  

Jesus fully submitted His will to the Father. He made His own will known to the Father, but His attitude was, “…not as I will, but as You will. 

If you want to be heard when you pray, pray in reverent submission and submit your will to God’s will! 



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