"Christ alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone, Grace alone, to the glory of God alone."
These are the 'Five Solas': The Latin phrases adopted during the Reformation some 500 years ago, to summarize the Reformers' theological convictions about the essentials of Christianity. Professor Martin Luther's key insight that helped triggrer the Reformation, namely that christians attain salvation only by the grace of God, is what we refer to as justication by faith alone.
This then what lies behind the build-up towards the major worldwide commemoration and celebration of the Reformation on 31 October 2017. The Reformation was primarily about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was then, but so it is now! The task of Reformation never ends, for every person, in every generation, needs to hear that Christ alone saves from sin and death, those who repent and believe-John 3:16.
Ingrid Heinzelmaier teams up with a distinguished guest, Prof Martin Luther, in the feature article of this edition of update to share their mutual hunger after the justication which God alone can give.
Join me along with many others on October 31st, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, to pause and praise God for the reviving, through the Reformation, the irrevocable fundamental truths which we hold to- Christ alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone, Grace alone, to the glory of God alone.
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Justus W. Potgieter
Fund development & Commnications Manager
"Those who can't be trusted with little can't be trusted with much..."
Sometimes believers fall short in their giving because they feel that they have less or nothing to give because of limited resources...
Yet, the boy that gave five loaves of bread and two fishes, gave away the little he had for the sake of nourishing others, and the Lord was pleased to multiply his generosity to the benefit of all.
In the same way the widow gave the prophet Elijah all she and her son had to eat, expecting to die from hunger as a result of the drought in the land. Yet after giving so sacrificially with a willing heart to help the man of God, the Lord multiplied her oil to last until the rain came. All this happened because she gave and was considerate of others before her needs and her son.
You too could develop a culture of giving in your family by showing generosity with whatever little or more you might have, just by giving to those that don't have anything at all.
Help get the word of God across the southern region of Africa by donating towards TWR Radio 1170kHz medium wave. Broadcasting the Word of God in a Bigger Voice to reach lives for our Lord Jesus Christ!
“Go ye therefore, teach all nations…” Matthew 28:19a (KJV) There is always more to be done to enhance the Kingdom of God; we all have been blessed by God to bless others with the Word of God. Some will have time, others resources and others finances to keep the Kingdom of God growing.
We at TWR Africa have the technological resources to assist the Church in Her mandate to take the Word of God to people. Your prayers, the giving of your time and finances in support of TWR’s ministry, enables us to reach people around Africa for Christ.
Together, as the Body of Christ, we reach, teach and equip those who are yet to hear the Truth of the saving Gospel of Christ. A number of countries across Africa prohibit missionaries from entering their territory in order to teach about Christianity. While the restriction of conventional missionaries from activities is always a possibility, radio waves carrying the Gospel of Jesus Christ may never be stopped!
Radio waves do not require passports or visas to cross borders, it does require operational funds. Your financial partnership as a coworker with TWR in the Gospel brings hope to those that need it so desperately on our beleaguered continent of Africa.
Through the recent upgrading of our 1170kHz medium wave transmitter, many more people in the Southern African region are being reached. However, if we turn our transmitter on to double power, more electricity is needed but in return thousands more will hear, and many for the first time in their lives!
Will you help us to give Jesus a BIGGER VOICE in the Southern parts of Africa? Your gift of R300 ($23) will assist us in our shared endeavour to reach more unreached people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Do you share God’s heart for the unreached? Can we count on you?
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I live in Swaziland and I am a keen listerner to your programme 'Hope for Today'.
I would like you to send me reading material, on how I can better my life after accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour. Since I started listening to Thru the Bible, I have also been wondering if you do give CD's programmes.
The programmes have been an inspiration and greatly affected my spiritual journey and my life in Christ... Thank you for changing my life.
May God bless you in the good works that you do, spreading the Gospel of Jesus so that people like me would believe and repent to the Lord."
"Declare his Glory among the Nations, His marvelous among all people. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.." Psalm 96:3-4 (NIV)
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"Waves" transport radio programmes from a broadcast facility to your receiver. TWR Africa makes extensive use of the airwaves which God created to transport the Good News all around Africa in 82 languages!
In Africa, radio remains to be a loved and persuasive platform for the sharing of information. Not only is it by far the most cost effective form of accessing information in Africa, it can reach and equip the illiterate people of our continent. In spite of the development of new and faster technology, people throughout the world still have radios in their cars, listen to it on their cellphones and stream it live on their computers.
TWR Africa's medium wave broadcasts to southern Africa makes use of the night time air waves to share the transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ with millions of people in the southern parts of Africa.
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