TruthTalks Sermon: We all Need Hope

Last week I published an article based on Romans 15:13, and yesterday I preached it at the Lonehill Village Church.

For those who have not read the article, the gist of the message is that many Christians and unbelievers alike are feeling rather hopeless in these difficult days. The political, economic, labour, and crime situation is fraught and for many the light of hope burns dimly. In this message, I give an antidote for hopelessness.

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Christopher Peppler

Christopher Peppler



1 thought on “TruthTalks Sermon: We all Need Hope”

  1. Oh Lord I so needed this upliftment now and here You supplied it by dear Chris. Thank you God for your Power and Grace! I love You Lord!!

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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.