Perfect Love – Past. Marie-Lou Els

1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” Who knows the story of St. Valentine? He was a clergyman in the Roman empire who ministered to persecuted Christian. He was imprisoned, […]

Are you reading a sin story or a Love story? – Past. Jack Martin

Originally from https://mentalhealthgracealliance.org/christian-mental-health-and-mental-illness/2020/9/24/is-depression-a-sin-no Many times, in my Biblical counselling office, I have this question asked. Is depression or anxiety a sin? I believe the question is based on a profound misunderstanding of who God is. As I look throughout the Bible, I find a beautiful narrative of a relational and present God, full of love […]

Why are we so Cynical?

WHY ARE WE SO CYNICAL? Ps Ronèl Oberholzer (Some comments and applications on the thoughts expressed In Jenny Allen’s book: Get out of your head) One of the most observed results from the recent pandemic has been an attitude of cynicism. The Oxford dictionary lists similar words to be the following: scepticism, doubt, distrust, mistrust, […]

To the Church

2021 Download PDF Would you like to be trained as a Biblical Counsellor? To the Church at MyFiladelfia, I greet you in the beautiful name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. It is middle January and for those who might already have forgotten, or care to forget, it is the year 2021. The COVID-19 Pandemic.   […]

Lament…An online ministry series

A new MyFiladelfia Online Series in partnership with W@W ministries and other partners. You and your loved ones are invited to join us for week 1 of  this 6-part training series that will help us to explore and unpack the Biblical principle of lament. The process of lamenting shows us how to worship through our […]

Hernuwing!…Die mooi (en seer) van ‘n nuwe seisoen

Ons almal is dankbaar dat lente weer op ons voorstoep kuier. Net so paar weke terug was die bome nog kaal en die gras dood en nou begin die lote uitloop en die dorre bruin laken word vervang met lower-groen spatsels oral oor. Die lewe daar buite begin weer mooi lyk. Die natuurprag is meeste […]

DARE To Step Into The Raging River!

by Ronel Oberholzer and Dr. Lizette Mobey Scripture Joshua 3:13 “When the feet of the priests who carry the ark of the LORD—the Lord of all the earth—touch down in the waters of the Jordan, its flowing waters will be cut off and will stand up in a heap.” Living within the reality of “overwhelmedness.”  […]

Grace, Truth and Time

  The Advocate, Who’s our Advocate, so Jesus is our advocate, 1 John 2:1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father–Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 1 Tim 2:5 For, there is one God and one Mediator […]

Stepping out of Emotional Lockdown During Lockdown

by Past Ronel Oberholzer and Carina Martin What is an emotional lockdown? Looking at the definitions of crisis and trauma helps us to understand better what is currently happening in us during the lockdown. A crisis is a time of intense difficulty or danger, a time when difficult or important decisions must be made, the […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and MyFiladelfia

Last night, our President, let us know that there will be a significant cancellation of various events, which has already started to occur and the fact that we should limit travel as far as possible. Concerning our workshop/contact session season, it is critically important for us to realise that this impacts us. So, we’ve decided […]