On Saturday afternoon 21 May 2022, District Apostle J Kriel conducted a divine service for ministers, retired ministers, wives and widows of ministers at Silvertown congregation.
The divine service was broadcast on NACTV, YouTube and made available for viewing in selected congregations around Southern Africa.
The District Apostle was accompanied by Apostles R Worship, P Lambert, P Thompson, B Bourne, Bishop A Witten, as well as the local leaders from the area.
The Bible word for the divine service was taken out of Judges 6:14, ‘Then the Lord turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?”’
The District Apostle commenced the divine service by giving sincere thanks to all the attendees for continuing to care for God’s people and for their unwavering support throughout the past two years.
The District Apostle then shifted the focus to the Bible word. He spoke about Gideon and the trust he had in God. Gideon and his men did what God told them to do and He protected and helped them to victory.
Gideon also asked God if He is with him and his men, why did they have to suffer so much? The District Apostle mentioned that this remains relevant in our time. But God has given us a mission. And this mission includes proclaiming the Gospel and telling others about the sacrifice of Jesus.
The District Apostle went on to explain that the Lord is with us: “God loves us, and He has prepared a kingdom for us. God has given us signs which include the sacraments and ordination, and it is our duty to believe in these signs.” The District Apostle also told the congregation that we want to do what God asks us to do. God equips us with the weapons of faith. This includes the weapon of:
-the truth of the Gospel
-unity in the apostolate.
The District Apostle concluded by saying that we must never be without these weapons.
The male choir concluded the divine service with a powerful rendition of the hymn, “God of our fathers”.