November 2012

Podcast Restarting

Hi friends of the blog and listeners to the South African Expositor’s Podcast. You may have noticed that episodes have dried up. There have been several reasons for this, mostly related to me going on a STM to Kenya followed by a busy time of work.

So now I have to get back into the habit of producing episodes. A challenge is accessing some of the sermons from Pastor Clint Archer. I’ve spoken to the webadmin at Hillcrest Baptist Church and will be coming up with a plan to get them. The sermons from pastors Andrew Zekveld and Tim Cantrell are more easily available and their episodes should be on schedule.

So, Lord Willing, the podcast will restart on Monday 3rd of December. With its usual previous order Clint – Andrew – Tim. Also I will be experimenting with a new format of the show, cutting the sermons into two parts (for a 45 minute sermon) instead of 3.

And I would like to hear from you. Is there any South African based preachers you would like to hear from. Or would you like me to add in any more content to the show. Do you like the new time format? I’m itching to try my hand at a bit of original work with my mic, so that may happen sometime soon

Until then, stay faithful…


The Greatest Unkindness They Could Possibly Do To The Child

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“Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod–he will not die. Punish him with the rod–and save his soul from death!” Proverbs 23:13-14

Some parents have such weak hearts, that they cannot bear to correct a child lest they cause it pain.

They forget that to leave an uncorrected fault in a child, or to allow any wrong habit to grow up in its life unchecked–is the greatest unkindness they could possibly do to the child! To leave the roots of weeds growing in the garden among the flowers–is to insure the springing up of those weeds by and by, to mar the beauty of the garden.

No tender feeling should ever prevent a parent from correcting a fault in a child. Love must always seek the best.

“Chasten your son while there is hope–and do not set your heart on his destruction!” Proverbs 19:18
J.R. Miller, “Morning Thoughts” 1906