TruthTalks: Jesus, our Model for Ministry

Last week, Dr Christopher Peppler wrote about how we only need to look to Jesus as an example of ministering in THIS post. In today’s TruthTalks podcast and audio file, he expands on the topic of walking in the footsteps of Christ.

I was reminded of the lovely “The Footprints Prayer” or “Footprints in the Sand” writing. I won’t recreate it here but it was written in about 1936 and still applies today. You can look it up but in essence, the writer sees his walk with Jesus as footprints in the sand and notes that in the most difficult time he appeared to be walking alone. It ends with this statement:

 “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you, never, ever, during your trials and testings. When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

Please click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to listen to how, when we aren’t being ‘carried’, we can do right by following the footprints in the sand. Also, please remember that is a completely non-profit website so show your love by subscribing, giving us a good iTunes review, sharing with your friends, and doing your bit.

Until next time, admin

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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.