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Sunday, July 4, 2010

What Would God Say to the President of South Africa?


The Resurgence writes: “PJ Smyth of GodFirst Church in Johannesburg recently preached a sermon entitled “What Would God Say to the President of South Africa” with South African President Jacob Zuma in attendance.”


Well done, Pastor Smyth!

You can read the notes here.

Here are his three main points:

1. I have made you the President of South Africa
2. Anticipate submissive and prayerful followership by Christ-following South Africans
3. In view of me appointing you, lead confidently and humbly

An excerpt from the third point:

So lead confidently in the assurance that you are God’s appointment, but also lead…Humbly, because within this epic encouragement lies a sobering truth: You are God’s servant (Romans 13:4), and as such the day will come that God will relieve you of your responsibilities and give them to another, and the day will come when you will need to give an account to God for how you have led. A servant of South Africa certainly, but more than that a servant of God. He gave you the job, to govern his people, according to his template of right and wrong.

By: Justin Taylor

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