Bishop Tshalo and Pastor Beatrice invites the whole Gospel Ramah Church family to join in this Time of Renewal as we fast and pray from the 25th May to the 29th May 2020. The theme for the week is Flames and Fire. Join us and be empowered to make an impact in your community.
I pray that you and your loved ones are doing well and making the most of the situation we find ourselves in as a nation.
The end of April 2020 marks the completion of our nationwide level five lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept across the globe. As of 1st of May 2020 some restrictions will be lifted in an effort to slowly restore normalcy to our economy and nation. These measures will be incremental so as to maintain the fine balance between saving lives and livelihood. As challenging as this time has been for all of us, I have learnt to appreciate the wisdom of our God, as I believe we all have. God has afforded us the opportunity throughout these weeks to dig deep in His word and engage in serious theological conversations, with the hope of producing in us profound theological convictions which I believe will establish us in Christ and make us immoveable no matter the challenges we face (James 1:22-25).
Our president’s address to the nation on 23 April 2020 specified that all sporting events, religious, cultural and social gatherings as well as bars, conference and convention centres, entertainment venues, cinemas and theatres would remain closed until a later stage. This of course impacts us as Gospel Ramah Church family. The understandable reasoning behind this wise decision from our government has to do with social distancing in an effort to prevent an influx in infections.
Please note that this does not apply to our pastors in Tanzania, Malawi, Botswana, France, and DRC, please follow your local government directives on the COVID-19 restrictions.
With all this said, what then should our attitude be? I will try to respond with two passages of Scripture:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22)
“We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” (Hebrews 6:12)
Let us endure in patience. Let us remain joyful. Let us continue to fix our eyes on Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith.
I continue to look forward to the time when we will gather together again but until then, let us keep connected via our various social media platforms and strive to outdo each other in showing the love of Christ in practical ways. You are prayed for and loved.
Let us meet again on Sunday at 10 am for our online Sunday service.
Concerns and problems flood our minds. There is always so much to do! In our current situation, we can only find comfort and solutions in reading and meditating the word of God.
Bishop Tshalo and Pastor Beatrice urge all of us to take upon ourselves this important task.
|WEEK 7||WEEK 8||WEEK 9|
|8 May||1 Samuel 19:1-14
|15 May||1 Samuel 22:1-22
|22 May||1 Samuel 25:32-44
|9 May||1 Samuel 22:13-23
|16 May||1 Samuel 22:13-23
|23 May||1 Samuel 26:1-25 |
|10 May||1 Samuel 20:1-15
|17 May||1 Samuel 23:1-13
|24 May||1 Samuel 27:1-12 |
|11 May||1 Samuel 20:16-26
|18 May||1 Samuel 23:14-29
|25 May||1 Samuel 29:1-11 |
|12 May||1 Samuel 20:27-42
|19 May||1 Samuel 24:1-22
|26 May||1 Samuel 30:1-15 |
|13 May||1 Samuel 21:1-9
|20 May||1 Samuel 25:1-14
|27 May||1 Samuel 30:16-31 |
|14 May||1 Samuel 21:10-15
|21 May||1 Samuel 25:15-31
|28 May||1 Samuel 31:1-13 |