AANDDIENS: 3 Aug 2008

TEMA: God is by my werk!


(MG=musiekgroep, TS=tegniese span)






Vooraf musiek

& afkondigings

(Gebruik die afkondigings soos nodig)

Suid 50 jaar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2500

Kerkgebou. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2502

Jesus die fondament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2504

Nuwe intrekkers & besoekers. . . . . . . . . . . . .2505

Terreinplan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2506

Modkats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2508

Kinderkerk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2509

Rina Hugo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . rina

5-kamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5kamp



5 minute vooraf




Welkom & groet








Oproep tot lof





Yes, we love You. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1080

Praat ek mense-, eng'letale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 960

I love this family. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817

Bevestiging van kerkraad

Ons aanvaar jou

Waar daar liefde is. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1061

Let there be love shared amongst us. . . . . . . .872

1080:1 (2x)

960: 1,2,3

817 (2x)


942a (1-2)

1061: afr, afr



Oproep tot aanbidding





Ek het U baie lief. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Loving You. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .890





Record aan

Klank: Record







1 Joh 4:7–16




KOLLEGAS. Hoe hanteer 'n mens jou kollegas? Wat leer die Bybel?












Record af

Klank: Stop Record



Afkondings op bord








Liefde bring verandering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 891







Mense in Bybeltyd het ook kollegas gehad:

                      Jesus se dissipels

                      Paulus en Barnabas

The answer is to balance both individual and corporate identities. We see examples of this in the ministry of Paul. He did not go on missionary journeys alone if he could avoid it. Paul's standard operating procedure was to work in partnership, with Barnabas or Silas, or in a larger community, with people like Luke, Priscilla, Aquila, Timothy, Sopater, and Gaius. These colleagues were Paul's coworkers in their daily efforts and often his collaborators and cowriters in his letters. Paul mentored them in community, and then sent them on individual assignments, going places Paul could not go himself. For example, Timothy served as Paul's emissary to Thessalonica (1 Thess. 3:2), Phoebe delivered the epistle to the Romans (Rom. 16:1), and Titus was asked to troubleshoot in Crete (Titus 1:5). The strength of Paul's working community meant that his team members were well-qualified and equipped to take on their individual challenges.

                      Moses & Aaron


Op watter manier sê jy vir die mense wat saam jou werk jy’s lief vir hulle?

Liefde vir God en liefde vir mense gaan hand aan hand.

“Geliefde dissipel”

◘ 1 Joh 4:7-8 “Geliefdes, ons moet mekaar liefhê, want liefde kom van God, en elkeen wat liefhet, is ‘n kind van God en ken God. Wie nie liefhet nie, het geen kennis van God nie, want God is liefde.”

◘ Wie by jou werk sukkel jy om lief te hê?

Vul daardie persoon se naam in: Wie ____________nie liefhet nie, het geen kennis van God nie, want God is liefde.

Om ander lief te hê beteken om hulle te sien soos God hulle sien.

1 Joh 4:9-10 “Hiérin is God se liefde vir ons geopenbaar: sy enigste Seun het Hy na die wêreld toe gestuur sodat ons deur Hom die lewe kan hê. Werklike liefde is dít: nie die liefde wat ons vir God het nie, maar die liefde wat Hy aan ons bewys het deur sy Seun te stuur as versoening vir ons sondes.”

Om ander lief te hê is ‘n toets vir ons geloof.

◘ In her book Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott says, "You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do."

1 Joh 4:11-16 “Geliefdes, as dit is hoe God sy liefde aan ons bewys het, behoort ons mekaar ook lief te hê.

12 Niemand het God nog ooit gesien nie, maar as ons mekaar liefhet, bly God in ons en het sy liefde in ons sy doel volkome bereik.

13 Hiéraan weet ons dat ons in Hom bly en Hy in ons: Hy het ons sy Gees gegee.

14 ¶ En ons het gesien en is getuie daarvan dat die Vader die Seun as Redder van die wêreld gestuur het.

15 Wie bely dat Jesus die Seun van God is-God bly in hom en hy in God.

16 En ons ken die liefde wat God vir ons het, en ons glo daarin. God is liefde; wie in die liefde bly, bly in God en God bly in hom.”

◘ Last year, I pulled a friend out of his closet. His marriage was falling apart because of his inability to stop drinking. This man is a kind and brilliant human being, touched with many gifts from God, but addicted to alcohol, and being taken down in the fight. He was suicidal, we thought, and the kids had been sent away. We sat together on his back deck and talked for hours, deep into the night. I didn't think he was going to make it. I worried about him as I boarded my flight back to Portland, and he checked himself into rehab.

Two months later he picked me up from the same airport, having gone several weeks without a drink. As he told me the story of the beginnings of his painful recovery process, he said a single incident was giving him the strength to continue. His father had flown in to attend a recovery meeting with him, and in the meeting my friend had to confess all his issues and weaknesses. When he finished, his father stood up to address the group of addicts. He looked at his son and said, "I have never loved my son as much as I do at this moment. I love him. I want all of you to know I love him." My friend said at that moment, for the first time in his life, he was able to believe God loved him, too. He believed if God, his father, and his wife all loved him, he could fight the addiction, and he believed he might make it. (Searching for God Knows What, Thomas Nelson, 2004, p. 130-131)

Gevaarlikste rekenaarvirus: “I love you”-virus

◘ Oorgang: humor


Dade tel meer as woorde:

          1 Pet 3:1 “Vrouens, julle moet aan julle mans onderdanig wees. As daar van julle is met mans wat nie die woord van God glo nie, en die mans sien hoe godvresend julle is en hoe voorbeeldig julle julle gedra, sal hulle vir Christus gewen kan word deur die gedrag van hulle vrouens. Dit sal nie eens vir julle nodig wees om ‘n woord te sê nie.”

◘Titus 2:6-8 In alles moet jy self vir hulle ‘n voorbeeld stel van goeie werk, suiwerheid in die leer, waardigheid in gedrag, gesonde en onaanvegbare prediking. Dan sal elke teenstander in die verleentheid kom dat hy niks slegs van ons sal kan sê nie.”

Titus 2:9-10 “Die slawe moet in alles aan hulle eienaars onderdanig wees en hulle tevrede stel. Hulle moenie teëpraat of iets vat nie; hulle moet bewys dat hulle in alles betroubaar is. So sal hulle in alles wat hulle doen, die aansien van die leer van God ons Verlosser verhoog.” (Karakter)


◘ "Wees goedgesind en hartlik teenoor mekaar, en vergewe mekaar soos God julle ook in Christus vergewe het." (Efes 4:32)

◘ C. S. Lewis said, "Forgiveness is a lovely idea until you have someone to forgive."

Imagine an employee loses his temper with a customer. He later apologizes profusely to the customer and to his manager. But he has acted this way before. The manager forgives him again and tells him to get some counseling about his anger. Hopefully, the employee will work on his problem and make some progress. If nothing changes, though, the manager will need to protect his customers! Forgiveness isn't blind.

Read the parable of the unforgiving servant (Matt. 18:21-35). A king forgives his servant an enormous debt, but the servant refuses to forgive the small debt of his friend. The king is incensed, and the story serves as a warning not to presume upon God's forgiveness without embodying this gift in our own lives.

Lewis Smedes says, "Forgiveness is love's toughest work." It is painful to forgive, but forgiveness helps us work and live with each other on a very deep and profound level. Through forgiveness, the gift of God's Spirit will breathe new life into those relationships that matter greatly to us.

◘ Have you ever been fired? It's not fun.

I had just returned from a two-week vacation after 12 months of hard work planning and conducting the fund-raising campaign for our local United Way. I was the Executive Director. So I knew something was up when I heard this message on my answering machine:

"Mr. McLoughlin, we need you to come to the office of the Director of Personnel. Don't go to work. Please, just go straight to that office."

When I did, the Director of Personnel told me. Our twenty-one member Board held an emergency board meeting during my vacation. They decided that my services as Executive Director were no longer needed. I was escorted to my office, handed a file box, and asked to gather up my personal belongings as my escort watched. Then, I was escorted off the premises. I left my workplace in tears, completely undone and destroyed by the whole experience.

I was mad at myself for not seeing it coming. I was mad at the Board for the callous way they handled it. Most of all, I was mad at God. "What do I do now?" I asked him. His answer was simple: "Forgive them."

What? How could I forgive such a huge bunch of hypocrites? After the way they treated me? No, I was going to sue them for wrongful termination! I wanted justice! I wanted to make them pay.

Of course, the volunteer Board would not pay any of the damages. The money would come from those United Way agencies. It would come from the proceeds of my own fund-raising campaign. I couldn't sue them. So I forgave them.

I wrote the Board a nice thank-you letter for letting me serve with the organization. I included a check for the upcoming campaign. I met with the new Executive Director when he arrived and oriented him for the next campaign.

Forgiveness is not about pretending. What happened was wrong and hurtful and unfair, but forgiveness does not hold grudges against the people or organization that caused me pain. Forgiveness is a choice to take the hurt, the bitterness, the offense, the evil out of circulation. It is a choice to turn the other cheek and go the extra mile.

I wish I could say that, like Job in the Bible, God restored to me everything that I lost through that experience. But to be honest, I have really struggled. I still sometimes feel disappointed with God. I had thought I was answering his call to go to the United Way and serve. It seemed like God set me up. How could he do that?

I still don't know all the answers to that question. But in all the pain and doubt, I learned the power of forgiveness. Yes, it was a difficult time, but as I walked in that forgiveness and released my emotions to God, he saved me from anger and bitterness. With God's help, I moved on with the rest of my life.


Efes 6

◘ Spr 16:3 Laat wat jy doen, aan die Here oor, dan sal jou voornemens geluk.

◘ "Of all today's miracles, the greatest is this : to know that I find Thee best when I work listening, not when I am still or meditative or even on my knees in prayer, but when I work listening and co-operating."

◘ "And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete" (1 John 1:4, ESV). John wasn't writing to be noticed. First John isn't about John. It is about the Gospel. John wrote so that his joy may be complete. And the joy came from his life in Christ. Why promote unity in the workplace? … that our joy may be complete. Why make other employees feel important? … that our joy may be complete. Why treat others with dignity? … that our joy may be complete.

◘ "He who considers his work beneath him will be above doing it well."

----- Alexander Chase

◘ "Obey God, and leave all the consequences to him."


"Never since has there arisen a prophet in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face. He was unequaled for all the signs and wonders that the LORD sent him to perform in the land of Egypt, against Pharaoh and all his servants and his entire land." (Deut. 34:10-12, NRSV)

These words are the poignant climax to the Old Testament story of Moses—the greatest of all the leaders of ancient Israel. Words of high praise, they sum up the life of a man of great strength and character through whom God did extraordinary things.

But forty years earlier Moses' story begins in a remarkably different way. He is a man full of fear and self-doubt. In the wilderness of Midian, Moses experiences a vision of a burning bush and hears the call of God to set his people free. In a long conversation with God, Moses objects to God's call in a series of protests (Ex. 3:11-4:17). Moses says:

• Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?

• If people ask me who it is that sent me, what shall I say?

• Suppose the people don't believe me, what do I do then?

• Lord, I have never been eloquent; I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.

God responds to each of Moses' protests by assuring him of the divine presence and power needed to accomplish the work. Finally, when Moses' defenses have been stripped away, he pleads with God, "Lord, please send someone else."

But God persists. With fear and trepidation Moses goes to Egypt, confronts Pharaoh, and liberates the Hebrew people. Then Moses leads Israel for forty years as a man of great character and integrity, moral strength and fortitude.

How did Moses go from self-doubt to a "prophet unequaled"? God's compelling call and powerful presence transformed him from a man of fear to a leader of great strength. God enabled Moses to lead effectively and to endure years of trials and discouragement.

One New Testament writer says Moses "endured as seeing him who is invisible" (Heb. 11:27), meaning that Moses persevered in his calling because of his faith in the invisible God. Moses was motivated by his faith in God's power at work in his life. Even though he could not see God, he was confident of God's presence and faithfulness in the difficult times. In other words, "He had his eye on the One no eye can see, and kept right on going" (Heb. 11:27, MSG).

Moses' life leads us to reflect on our daily work, professional relationships, leadership challenges, family relationships. It's important to ask: To what does God call me in my life? When I feel inadequate or discouraged in my calling, how can I find strength to carry on?

The life of Moses offers a powerful encouragement. The God who calls us is the God who empowers us. God's power led Moses to live out his call with firm conviction and strength. Biblical faith offers us the same assurance. When challenges of daily work and relationships overwhelm us, God will help us to live out our calling with character and integrity. And when we do, we make a difference in the lives of people around us.

Doen besigheid volgens God se wil

Uitreiking na die gelowiges

(Jannie Le Roux)

Lees: Matteus 5:16.


Ons beskou evangelisasie partykeer as die primêre werk van die plaaslike kerk - of sy pastoor. Dit is moeilik vir party mense om te verstaan hoe om die evangelie boodskap op 'n betekenisvolle manier oor te dra aan die verwêreldlike besigheidswêreld. Een aspek van wêreldwye verwêreldliking is dat baie mense min - indien enige - verband hou met die georgani-seerde kerk. Vir hulle blyk dit irrelevant te wees vir hulle daaglikse behoeftes en belange.

Indien hierdie mense nie die kerk bywoon waar die Goeie Nuus van Jesus Christus verkondig word nie, hoe kan hulle dan die boodskap hoor? Kan dit wees dat God jou spesifiek in jou besigheid geplaas het met die doel om as Sy ambassadeur diens te doen, Sy verteenwoordiger, by 'n spesifieke groep mense wat van Hom moet hoor?

Reaksietyd: (Vra vrae en bespreek antwoorde)

          Lees Matteus 5:16. Noem 'n paar maniere waarop jy jou "lig" kan laat "skyn." Hoe beïnvloed ons "goeie werke" ons mondelinge verkondiging van die Evangelie van Christus?


          'n Ou gedig begin as volg: "I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day..." Watter soort "preek" kan ons nie-Christene toelaat om te sien wanneer ons elke dag met hulle te doen het by die werkplek?


          By die lees van Matteus 10:32 : watter klem het Hy geplaas op mondelinge uitdrukking van ons geloof in Hom? Waarom is dit soms moeilik om erkenning te gee aan Jesus in die werkplek?


          Wanneer God aan ons die opdrag gee om erkenning aan Hom te gee voor ander, beteken dit dan dat ons moet dien as die "maatskappy kapelaan" - dat ons nie-gelowiges moet konfronteer by elke geleentheid en hulle probeer oortuig om Jesus te ontvang? Hoekom of hoekom nie?


          In Handelinge 26:2-23 gee die Apostel Paulus sy getuienis voor Koning Agrippa. Is dit verstandig van 'n Christen om sy of haar getuienis te gee in 'n werksituasie - aan 'n baas, 'n klant of kollega? Wanneer dink jy is dit nie gepas nie?


          Watter riglyne vind jy in Kolossense 4:5-6 en 1 Petrus 3:15 in verband met die gesels oor Jesus Christus met ander?


          Wanneer jy hierdie onderwerp oordink in die konteks van "besigheid doen volgens God se wil," dink jy verkondiging van die Evangelie moet 'n funksie wees van alle Christene in besigheid? Verduidelik jou antwoord.


In die werkplek word ons betaal om ons werk te doen. Maar in die proses van roluitvoering skakel ons daagliks met mense wat desperaat vrede, vreugde en hoop nodig het. Dit is slegs beskikbaar deur geloof in die Here Jesus Christus.


          Maak 'n lys van mense met wie jy saamwerk wat nie die Here ken nie - vir soverre jy dit kan vasstel. Wat kan jy doen om jou "lig" te laat "skyn" voor hierdie mense wanneer jy met hulle te doen het by die werk?

Voor jy oorgaan tot enige aksie, bid eers vir hierdie mense by die naam.Vra die Here om in hulle harte te beweeg deur Sy Gees en om jou wysheid te gee oor wat jy aan hulle moet sê - en wanneer. Soos in 1 Petrus 3:15, moet ons altyd gereed wees "om 'n antwoord te gee aan elkeen wat van (ons) julle 'n verduideliking eis oor die hoop wat in (ons) julle lewe."Dit moet ons doen met sagtheid en respek.

Doen 'n vinnige selfondersoek: Indien die geleentheid vandag sou kom, sou jy gereed wees om te getuig dat jy hoop in Christus het? Demonstreer jy jou geloof by die werk op so 'n manier dat mense jou vra waarom?