Chairperson of KCOT’s message to all graduandi

Dear students,

You recently had the wonderful opportunity to see the culmination of all your hard work of the past few years when you received your graduation certificates.  We are very glad that we could experience it along with you and your families.

You are, although, not only receiving the certificates, the paper, but through your studies the previous years you had also the opportunity to grow in faith and in your personal relationship with God.  You yearned for the nourishing, life-giving milk, the Word of God.  Like a little child who needs that milk to grow, you also again tasted that the Lord is good.

You not only benefitted personally, but through you also your church and community.  You are, as living stones, built in in the spiritual house of God, to be part of the church of Christ.  You are part of his believing community, of his chosen race, his holy nation, of his people to be his own possession, his royal priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ, the cornerstone and foundation of his church (see 1 Peter 2: 5, 9). 

Through your studies you were more equipped, therefor, to offer yourself as living and spiritual sacrifices, especially to also proclaim the excellencies of Him who called us into his wonderful light.  You do it by daily laying aside your own desires and following Christ, putting all your resources at his disposal, and trusting him to guide you. 

With this certificate, you must be inspired to put your knowledge continuously into practice.  To lead, to serve, to teach, to let people experience the nourishing Word of God, to equip others to also labour more effectively in Gods Kingdom.  May God richly bless you to fulfil his calling.

Rev Garrie Schutte

Chairperson: KCOT

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