Christmas Message

Be Blessed in 2016

Be Blessed in 2017

Be Blessed in 2017

As we get to the end of 2016 I want to take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who, having gained something from what I have written this year, have let me know; it is a great encouragement. Please continue to interact with me via email, or comments.

Chris SantaNow is a good time for everyone to re-group, re-prioritise, catch-up and generally “chill out”, so you might like to catch up on any sermons, podcasts, videos, posts and articles you may have missed over the year.

If you would like to listen to SERMONS then go to my Sermons page by CLICKING HERE where you will also find the sermon notes

To listen to my TruthTalks PODCASTS (audio talks) then go HERE where you will find them in the TruthMedia section of www.truthistheword.com

To WATCH some video’s then HERE is the place

An archive of all my POSTS can be found in the blog section of TruthIsTheWord or by clicking HERE

For ARTICLES I’ve written, click HERE

God Bless you, and here’s to a Christ-filled 2017!

 

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Be Blessed this Christmas

Be Blessed this Christmas

Be Blessed this Christmas

On the 25th December each year we choose to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The incarnation of God the Son in the person of Jesus of Nazareth is the most profound supernatural intervention this world has ever experienced. I truly hope that the wonder of this miracle, this Good News, will grip your hearts and light up your eyes this Christmas time, and that you will be BLESSED!
truthtalksI have added some more sermons and articles, so if you find you have some down-time over the Christmas season then do have a look and a listen. Click a title below to listen to a sermon right now, or go to my Sermons page by CLICKING HERE where you will also find the sermon notes.

The Grace of Giving is based on 2 Corinthians 8 verses 1 to 15. Financial giving is important but is a grace, not a law or a means of getting back from God. This sermon is about the true nature and blessing of giving.

Glory Glory Hallelujah is from Matthew 17 verses 1 to 8 and unveils something of the transfigured glory of the Lord Jesus Christ. At Panias He asked His disciples who they though He was, and on Mount Hermon He showed them who He truly was!

Hope-Full is just that! I take a look at Romans 15 verse 13 to find hope in the Lord. My apologies for the muffled sound, as this is an earlier sermon and we hadn’t quite got the noise reduction down yet, but all the later sermons are noise-free!

Then, if you would like to read some of the articles I have written you can access them all HERE or click on the topic below:

truthreadsWhat we need most: Published in 2010 this article is still very relevant to today. The solution to the woes of the church, and hence our country can, I believe, be addressed only by a genuine and powerful Holy Spirit revival. Revival is an act of God. The sovereign Lord has already spoken to several of His people about His intention to send revival. Our response is to pray and to recommit ourselves to the authority of the Bible, the practical centrality of Jesus, and the empowering ministry of the Holy Spirit in our churches and lives. In this lies our hope for our nation at this time.

The Privilege of Prayer is an article in which I respond to the question why we, as Christians, are generally so passionless and powerless. I suggested that one of the reasons was that so many of us are confused concerning the nature of prayer, the stewardship of spiritual power, and the need to proclaim in word and ministry – Prayer, Power, and Proclamation.

And in keeping with the time of year, the last article is simply “Christmas”. I was driving an ex-minister friend of mine to a Sunday service when he turned to me and said, “So what’s your doctrine of gambling?” He had just won a lottery and was wrestling with his conscience. Many Christians wrestle a little with Christmas. Should we celebrate it, because, after all many say it is just a pagan festival. Yes, of course we should, and it’s a great time to witness to unsaved family and friends.

 

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About Me

My name is Christopher Peppler and I was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1947. While working in the financial sector I achieved a number of business qualifications from the Institute of Bankers, Damelin Management School, and The University of the Witwatersrand Business School. After over 20 years as a banker, I followed God’s calling and joined the ministry full time. After becoming a pastor of what is now a quite considerable church, I  earned an undergraduate theological qualification from the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa and post-graduate degrees from two United States institutions. I was also awarded the Doctor of Theology in Systematic Theology from the University of Zululand in 2000.

Four years before that I established the South African Theological Seminary (SATS), which today is represented in over 70 countries and has more than 2 500 active students enrolled with it. I presently play an role supervising Masters and Doctoral students.

I am a passionate champion of the Christocentric or Christ-centred Principle, an approach to biblical interpretation and theological construction that emphasises the centrality of Jesus

I have been happily married to Patricia since the age of 20, have two children, Lance and Karen, a daughter-in-law Tracey, and granddaughters Jessica and Kirsten. I have now retired from both church and seminary leadership and devote my time to writing, discipling, and the classical guitar.

If you would like to read my testimony to Jesus then click HERE.