Alexander F Venter’s blog is the product of his teaching ministry starting from January 1975 when he was ordained to ‘the ministry’ as a church planter and pastor. His years of experience, empowered by numerous significant relationships, has produced relevant resources in the form of teaching notes, audios, DVDs and books – to help all who want to follow Jesus, with a view to equipping them for life and ministry in God’s Kingdom. As a “teacher of God’s Word instructed in the Kingdom of Heaven, he brings out treasures from his storeroom, both old and new” (Matthew 13:52). This website makes some of these Kingdom treasures available to all who may be interested.
Reliving Jesus’ Resurrection & Seven Sayings
Passover meal (Pesach) is the oldest Jewish feasts observed every year for over 35 centuries based on YHWH’s command to remember their deliverance (Exodus) from Egypt through blood sacrifice (Ex 13:3-10) – when the angel of death “passed over” the houses that had the blood of the lamb on the door lintels.
God became human: How does that make you FEEL?
The Christmas story of God becoming human in (baby) Jesus makes us feel profoundly accepted and loved. God dignifies our body and personhood by becoming one of us
2021 Christmas Meditation: Mary as a Model of Discipleship
Intro & background I was asked to share a meditation on Christmas in two churches. So I chose this story in Luke 1:26-38. And I decided to publish my notes for any who may be interested. Luke’s nativity story is from Mary’s perspective, after his “careful investigation from eyewitnesses, to write an orderly account”, so […]
A Christian Pastoral Response to SA Violence
“When the foundations are being destroyed,What can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3 My wife and I are part of Freedom House Church in Salt Rock, South Africa. It’s in the province that was hardest hit by the violence this past week. I drafted the following statement with the church leaders. The purpose is to pastor […]
CELEBRATING FATHER’S DAY AND YOUTH DAY
You can listen to the talk/watch the video of the teaching based on these notes. In South Africa we celebrated Youth Day on Wednesday 16 June. Today, Sunday 20 June, we celebrate, internationally, Father’s Day. It is appropriate that they are a few days apart because it speaks to us of fathers and sons, of […]
CALLING – Its Sevenfold Nature and Life-Cycle
I did these teaching notes for the video presentation to the South African Vineyard pastors and leaders retreat, March 2021. “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle…” Paul to the Ephesians 4:1 What is a biblical […]
RAISING UP NEW LEADERS
Watch my video presentation of these teaching notes. Paul to Timothy, lead-pastor in the church at Ephesus, “You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to […]
SOUL CARE – Especially for Leaders
Watch my video presentation based on these notes. “They made me keeper of the vineyards, BUT my own vineyard I have not kept…Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes, that ruin the vineyard which is trying to bloom” (Song of Songs 1:6, 2:15) WHAT is “Soul Care”? A modern term with various meanings, mainly […]