A Theology of Ordinary Life

Sleep, Food & Drink, Work, Leisure, Laughter The Apostle Paul challenges us: So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31) Just think… how much of your life is spent sleeping,…
Mandela Month

A life lived on mission for God

In celebration of the life of Edward Thomas, by Ros Thomas You can’t really export something that you don’t honestly believe in. It has nothing to do with your circumstances or your feelings but your unflinching  trust in an unchanging…
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God's Mission through Rays of Hope

And the King will answer them, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did to me.”  (Matthew 25:40) What a privilege it is to share in this mandate to love and serve our brothers as our King…

“Hold Out the Word of Life”

American evangelist Billy Graham died on Wednesday 21 February at the age of 99. Ever since I came to know Christ at the age of nine, Billy Graham has held a special place in my heart, as he has in the hearts of millions of others all over…
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PARTNERSHIPS FOR CHANGE - Sparrow School

Rays of Hope’s partnership with Sparrow School in Melville that began in 2016 has continued to flourish this year. Thanks to generous donors linked to Rosebank Union Church, we were able to send 10 children from Alexandra (Ithemba Labantwana…

Q&A with Pastor Justin Tamlin

At the start of January our Pastor of Worship & Arts, Justin Tamlin, returned from a 3 month sabbatical. For every 5 years of work, our pastors qualify for a well-deserved 3 month sabbatical period focused on self-development, rest and spiritual…
Devotions

Just Keep Starting Over!

Most well taught Christians recognize that having a regular time of Bible reading and prayer is absolutely vital for their spiritual growth. The challenge is making it happen. Most of us are by nature undisciplined and since we live busy lives…
Christmas
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Christmas is about reconciliation

As we prepare to celebrate the miracle of Christ’s birth at Christmas, we reflect on the lengths that God went to in order to be reconciled to an estranged humanity. Scripture tells us, ‘God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself,…
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Mystery: The Miracle of the Incarnation at Christmas

For me, one of the most staggering truths in the universe is the fact that at a point in history “God appeared in a body” (1 Timothy 3:16). The baby born in the stable in Bethlehem was God. Mary held God! Think about it! Amazing! No wonder…
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Thank You, Rays of Hope Volunteers!

In this month of Thanksgiving we celebrate the many volunteers who have supported the various Rays of Hope programmes over the years, and say THANK YOU for your faithfulness. For 27 years, Rose-Act Saturday School has called on members of RUC…
Sola Scriptura

How do you thank God for the Bible?

The first of the five solas of the Protestant Reformation is Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone). Although, when we study the history of the Reformation, we rightly pay tribute to the men who were particularly used by God in bringing about that…
Mandela Month
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Mandela Month: Partnering with corporates

Every year Mandela Day means lots of attention is given to our projects from corporates for one day only, which can do more harm than good. This year it was decided that we would encourage companies to engage with the projects over a longer…