Thank you for praying for our faculty who were involved in the annual conference of the New Testament Society of South Africa.
Jonathan More (Vice Principal) presented a paper on, “Is Jesus the Living Law? Hellenistic Kingship in Paul’s Letters.” Stephen Rockwell (Lecturer) presented a paper entitled, “The Triad of “Faith, Hope and Love” as Paul’s Paradigm for Christian Living.”
Steve says, “The conference was a great opportunity to be exposed to some of the latest research in New Testament studies, as well as being able to contribute through the papers we were able to present. We met and engaged with scholars from all over the world and enjoyed fellowship with many like-minded people.”
Praise God for the opportunities our faculty have to develop in their knowledge and understanding of God's Word. And praise God for the contribution our faculty make, through their research and writing, to students and academics alike. ...
We are so grateful for God’s faithfulness to GWC in Term 1. We would particularly like to give thanks at this point for Lindy and Ross Anderson who serve GWC faithfully.
Ross is the John Stott Lecturer in Bible & Ministry and he is known for his passion for faithful Bible teaching. We give thanks that God restored Ross to full health after a very serious period of illness last term. We are grateful that he is now back at College.
We give thanks too for Lindy’s ministry to the women at GWC. Lindy is our Dean of Women and is known for her relentless love and compassion for the women at GWC. We are grateful for Lindy and her team of helpers.
We would like to ask that you pray for them as they both recover to full health and as they continue to serve God and His people. Pray that many more would come to know God better and to teach his Word faithfully because of their ministry among us. ...
Our students are back from their mid-semester break. Some students would have gone home for the first time since starting the year in January. This may bring new challenges as they return home with a new understanding of God’s Word.
Our ‘Introduction to Old Testament’ module prepares students to apply the Old Testament to their home context. Quentin Sims, first year student, says,
“Traditions are forever changing but the Old Testament commandments and the principles that our traditions should be shaped by should remain the same. It is important not to become legalistic but to understand the principles behind the Old Testament commandments and then to apply them to our specific traditions or cultures."
Continue to pray with us that our curriculum will equip our students to faithfully apply God’s Word (Old and New Testaments) to their home and church contexts. ...
At Easter, we are prompted to remember not just a victorious saviour who died to pay the debt for our sins, but also the One whom we are called to imitate.
From his birth in humble circumstances that must have appeared to be the result of infidelity to his death as the worst of treacherous slaves, Jesus set aside the glory He deserved to bear the shame that was rightly ours. As we contemplate taking up our own crosses to follow Him, let’s pattern our own walk in the humility of His.
This Easter we pray that the Church will be renewed in hope and Christ-likeness. 🙏🏽 ...