Practical Steps to Reformation
Transforming our Communities
We want God to bless our nation - but God will not bless a nation in rebellion to His Laws. We cannot expect God to bless a country that kills babies - legally - with taxpayers' money, which legalises and tolerates blasphemy as entertainment, which removes Bible education from the public schools and promotes perversion.
"See the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace." Nehemiah 2:17
Work for Reformation by Establishing a Christian Calendar:
1. Start the year with the Great Commission Camp (30 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017) and Course. Sponsor missionary candidates to participate in the Great Commission Course(30 Dec 2016 - 18 Jan 2017), held by Frontline Fellowship near Cape Town. Invest in young people by providing them with a dynamic programme of Discipleship Training and go through The Way of the Master and Evangelism Explosiontraining programmes.
2. Celebrate Sanctity of Life Sunday by preaching on the Sanctity of Life - closest Sunday to 1 February (29 January 2017).
3. Observe the anniversary (1 February) of the legalisation of abortion on demand in South Africa as a National Day of Repentance(The March for Life to Parliament on Wednesday, 1 February 2017).
4. Attend the KwaSizabantu Ministers' Conference in Kwa-Zulu Natal (first week in March every second year – next year it will be from 6 - 8 March 2017).
5. Use Human Rights Day (Tuesday, 21 March 2017) as an opportunity to campaign for the most basic right of all - the right to life of the most helpless and innocent of all - pre-born babies.
6. Observe Good Friday as the most solemn holiday of the year contemplating the sacrifice of Christ that redeemed us from our sins (Friday, 14 April 2017).
7. Celebrate Resurrection Sunday as the most joyous holiday of the year. We serve a risen Saviour. Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life (Sunday, 16 April 2017).
8. Celebrate Ascension Day (Thursday, 25 May 2017). Forty days after Easter Sunday, Jesus ascended into Heaven. He is King of kings and Lord of lords. He has all authority in Heaven and on earth. We must therefore go and make disciples of all nations… teaching them to obey all things that the Lord has commanded.
9. Celebrate Pentecost Sunday (Sunday, 4 June 2017) - the official birthday of the Church. We need to continually go on being filled with the Holy Spirit.
10. Use National Women's Day (Wednesday, 9 August 2017) as an opportunity to campaign against the exploitative pornography industry.
11. Promote International Life Chain Sunday (the first Sunday in October) with a prayer vigil and placard protest against abortion at a busy intersection in your city (1 October 2017).
12. Celebrate Reformation Day (Tuesday, 31 October 2017) either by participating in the Reformation Celebration in Franschhoek, or by organising a special seminar, or service, at your church or school.
13. Observe the International Day of Prayer (IDOP) for the Persecuted Church (second Sunday in November) each year (12 November 2017). Share and show the Remember the Persecuted film on www.idop-africa.org website to your congregation or school.
14. Celebrate Christmas (Monday, 25 December 2017), as the official birthday of the King of kings. Remind family and friends that Jesus Christ is the reason for the season. Wise men still seek Him. Christmas is a great time for Evangelism, reaching out to the poor and lonely, for Christ-centred Christmas cards, e-mailings and social media posts to relatives and witnessing to strangers. Put Christ back into Christmas.
"Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, the Restorer of Streets to Dwell in."Isaiah 58:12
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa