The aim of Crystal Cathedral Ministries South Africa (CCMSA) is to advance the Christian faith, for public benefit, through ministering to all people, by proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, by broadcasting Christian television programs. If you would like to read our Memorandum of Association (“Constitution”), click on the link below:
Advent! (By Robert Anthony Schuller)
Advent is the season observed by many as a time of expectant waiting. It is when we become aware of God’s actions, – past, present and future. During Advent we read the prophecies and experience the ancient longing of the coming of the Messiah and His triumphant return – when the wolf will lie down with the lamb, death will be swallowed up and every tear will be wiped away. “Advent” is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming”. Adventus is also the translation of the Greek word parousia, commonly referred to as the return or the 2nd coming of Christ. During the Advent season, the spirit of worship and the visual symbols change dramatically, including celebratory signs in our homes and the singing of beloved Christmas carols enhancing our feelings of anticipation, thankfulness and wonder.
Oh, that You would tear the heavens and come down, that mountains would quake before You …. to make Your name known to your foes (Isaiah 64:1-2). Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows ….” (Mark 13:31-32)
Accepting the Call
Both the Old and New Testament readings above refer to the second coming or “Advent” of Jesus Christ. When I think about Advent, my thoughts always go to the first coming of the baby Jesus, and not the 2nd coming of the triumphant King of kings. As such when we do think about the second coming, I want us to first always remember that ‘no one knows the day or hour’. Christ could come back in the next minute or the next million years. Only God knows. If anyone tells you differently, read these passages again. The important thing to remember about the second coming of Christ is to be ready. The 3 wise men were ready. They followed the star and presented their gifts. When Christ returns, we will not be expected to present any gifts, except a heart of devotion. Jesus does not want gold, frankincense or myrrh. He wants a soul that is willing to be molded and shaped into His likeness. We do this simply by saying: “Yes”. This is one of the most difficult things to do, and yet is the most life transforming. Just say “Yes” to Jesus. “Yes” to where He leads. “Yes” to loving all you meet. The words of Jesus will last forever. His promises are forever true. You cannot fail when you say “Yes” to His call. He is calling you today. Say “Yes”. That is all you need to know about the 2nd Advent of Christ.
Dear Jesus, you came 2000 years ago and you are coming again.
Today I am saying ‘Yes” to your call.
I will do anything and everything you ask of me.
Use me as you see fit. I am willing.
Thank you for your promises that allow me to live
forever with you. I love you Lord.
Here we go!
Yes, we do accept His call! As best as we can, together, we are making the gospel heard on TV and on the internet (Mark 16:15) and we are also looking after the orphans (James 1:27). We stand at the end of another year and again we want to thank our viewers and supporters for the faithful contributions that make our work possible. As you know, 2017 has been a tough year and as a result of the reduction in income at CCMSA/HOP, I made the decision that I will go on pension as from the beginning of the 2018. Never mind all that, remember that I will stay on as office manager for both ministries and I am very sure that I will keep saying ‘Yes’ to where He leads! In fact, I am excited to announce that as from 26/11/2017 we will start with a series of 5 sermons from John Maxwell (until 31/12/2017). These were truly impressive classic sermons made in the pulpit of the old Crystal Cathedral. It really is a “don’t miss”! Remember, it is every Sunday on CTV, ch. 263 at 12h00. It is also repeated every Thursday at 06h00 on same channel 263. Or you scroll down on this page to see the latest program(s).
My heart is also warmed by the fact that the long term trend for income of our Heart for Children foundation is going up. MMB Online, more widely known as MyMostBeautiful.com, recently had a baby competition and Heart for Children received R10000 from the proceeds received by MMB Online from that competition. Isn’t that great? We are so thankful for this! Put together, and if the uptrend holds, this really means that we must be ready to be setting up a few more foster homes in 2018!
I have therefore planned a road trip from 25/11/2017 until 07/12/2017 to visit all 20 foster homes that Hart Voor Kinderen/Heart for Children is currently supporting, to get a new overview and to determine where the need is greatest. Whilst I started planning this – and I already had the thought in my mind that I could not really visit all these children coming empty handed – we received a gift of toys for the children, from the company Spanjaard Ltd. in Wynberg. Is it not wonderful that when we respond to God’s call, He always confirms it by making sure in detail that you get everything you need?
We have sent each one of our supporters and donors a 2018 wall calendar as a complimentary gift. Unfortunately that is all we can afford this Christmas, as I am sure you will understand. Please let us know if you still want more calendars. Many thanks for the support that you give by buying one or more of our wall calendars. For more information, click here,
We also have a special CD of classical music like what we heard in the old Crystal Cathedral many years ago, i.e. different compositions of the well known hymns. What a pleasure it is listening to this music when you are feeling uptight about something or facing a traffic jam. Must have been one of my first lessons that I learned in Sunday school, namely that music calms your mind and touches your soul, e.g. you remember David playing music for King Saul – calmed the mind of the King?
We will send this CD as a free gift to all regular donors of CCMSA and Heart for Children and of course we will also send it to any new donors who make a contribution this year. Just ask!
Crystal Cathedral Ministries SA (CCM SA) is registered as a non-profit organization (Section 21 co.) reg.no. 2006/08815/08. Our Banking details are: FNB Cheque acc. no. 62100887118, branch 252-645, or for internet banking you must use 250-655. We will provide you with a receipt, if and when required, as soon as we have received your gift. Regular monthly contributions are preferred so that we can plan for our airtime on TV.
Crystal Cathedral Ministries SA
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SHOWN BELOW ARE SOME OF THE PROGRAMS THAT WERE BROADCASTED DURING THE PAST 6 MONTHS AND FURTHER DOWN ARE THOSE NOW SHOWING. TO PLAY, CLICK ON THE ARROW IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PICTURE.
Listen to his singing and his voice!
Watch Wintley Phipps explain to us about Amazing Grace…..
Coming up on TV soon: