Search in ARCHIVES

TruthTalks Sermon: Renewal in Spirit

Top ImageRenewed in the Spirit of your Mind

In this TruthTalks Sermon, Dr Christopher Peppler shows us the topical image of the typewriter that has just been donated to the South African Holocaust and Genocide museum to show us how great idea’s and inventions can be used for horrific purposes.

So, how do thoughts become realities?
He looks at Proverbs 23:7 where it states that “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…” (NKJV) and how this is taken out of context. If you look at just the verses before and after 7 we see the meaning of this text: “Do not eat the bread of a miser, Nor desire his delicacies; For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you. The morsel you have eaten, you will vomit up, And waste your pleasant words”. A very different meaning to what we often interpret as ‘your thoughts become your realities’ don’t you think? Yet, we know that our thought does have some kind of profound influence on what we do.

What does the Bible say?

So instead, we are led to focus on Ephesians 4:17-24

To discover the Biblical truths found in this verse, and how it is applicable to today’s society, listen to the TruthTalks Sermon by clicking on the “play” button below, and please like, subscribe and share with others. Other sermons by Dr Christopher Peppler can be listened to or downloaded HERE.

Until next time,

Karen (Admin)


Picture of Christopher Peppler

Christopher Peppler



Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

follow me on

Recent posts

Weekly Highlights

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.