Come and join us at the Charis Bible College in Heidelberg, Western Cape – for the annual Open Week from Monday  1 to Friday 5 February 2016. The Open Day will start at 09h00 and run until 13h00. All are Welcome!
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Oom Abe had been bound by arthritis and back pain, could not do simple house chores, with no hope until three Charis Bible College students; Mary, Gladys and Nozuko; knocked on his door one drizzling Thursday morning.

We shared the good news of God’s grace from the word of God, how Jesus has paid for our sins and sicknesses at the cross and that God wants him well. God is a good Father who never puts sicknesses on us to punish us or to teach us something.

We commanded the pain to leave, and he was instantly healed. He could walk, run and bend with no pain. He was crying tears of joy as we left him to set other captives free.

When we saw him a month later, he was working in his garden and still thanking God for his healing.

Glory to God!

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Charis Bible College first year program sets a foundation on the word of God – on who we are in Christ and the true nature of God. The second year builds on that foundation with programs aimed to help the students apply and share what they have learnt.

Every Thursday, the second year students participate in a ministry program such as street evangelism, hospital ministry, prison ministry and spiritual guidance ministry at a local school. A foreign mission trip is a prerequisite for second year graduation.

For more information please contact our office at 028-722-2701 or enquiries@charisbiblecollege.org.za

Written by Nozuko Nobandla

‘When was the last time you were offended? Today? Yesterday? Last week?

He said to His disciples, “Offenses will certainly come, but woe to the one they come through! Luke 17:1

We have so many opportunities to be offended daily.

We can be offended by family, at work, at the grocery store by the person who does not move the trolley out of the way, by a slow cashier, by other drivers on the road, and so on.

Offenses come to all of us and if we don’t deal with them properly it will be difficult to develop healthy, lasting relationships. Offenses are traps that the devil uses to divide us because he fights against unity. The enemy will do everything to take us out of love and peace. His primary instruments are people. We have to deal with offenses in Christlikeness otherwise a single wounding can cause bitterness and poison our souls.

“Turning the other cheek is presenting yourself not from your wounded side” – Greg Mohr, CBC instructor

When offended satan is luring us into the trap of not walking in love i.e. walking outside of God’s jurisdiction and into satan’s jurisdiction of bitterness, anger, revenge and so on. Satan only comes to steal, kill and destroy. It’s not about how we feel but about choosing to walk in love. We all have opportunity to apply this on a daily basis. No one is exempt.

Satan even tried it with Jesus when He was betrayed. Jesus passed the test.

What about you? Would you pass the test?

This is just a taste on one of the materials offered at the Charis Bible College full time program. Would you like to learn more on the subject?

What a better way to get equipped on this and other subjects than studying at Charis Bible College? In the first year (available in correspondence) second and third year (full time program) you will draw from accumulated decades of experience from Andrew Wommack, and many other instructors on this and other subjects.

For more information please contact our office: at 028-7222701 or enquiries@charisbiblecollege.org.za

Written by:   NOZUKO NOBANDLA

Have you ever driven the same way from home, say, to work many times and one day you need to go somewhere but you take the same route without thinking? That is called muscle memory. The mind is like a computer. Our thought patterns are programmed over time through our environment, repeated actions, people around us and our experiences.

When we get born again, our spirits are made new but our soul i.e. mind, will and emotions are not. We still have the thought patterns of the old nature.

For example, when someone says, “cancer” an un-renewed mind will think, “death” whereas a renewed mind will think, “by His stripes I was healed”, or “that is a piece of cake for Jesus” or “The same power that was in Jesus is in me and I can heal the sick just like Jesus”, and so on.

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. (Proverbs 23:7 NKJV)

We are defeated or victorious in proportion to the thoughts we think and what we feed our minds on. Our lives are going the way of our most dominant thoughts.

And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak, (II Corinthians 4:13 NKJV)

Another important truth is that we speak what we truly believe. Paul said that he believed what is written in the word of God. Most of the time we easily believe what the doctor/ bank account/ bills/ test marks say more than what the word of God says. That is the reason we need our minds reprogrammed with spiritual truths so that we can think like God thinks and this will lead to a transformed victorious life.

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17 NKJV)

As we spend time in the word of God, we reprogramme our minds to think like God thinks.

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (Romans 12:2 NLT)

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Do Do you want to go deeper into the word of God? 

Charis Bible College study material uses the bible as the main textbook. When you study through Charis you will learn about the word of God and your relationship with God more than ever before. 

You can study full time or through correspondence. If you choose to study through Charis, you will draw from accumulated decades of experience and revelation from Andrew Wommack, and many other instructors.

With the correspondence program you can begin when you’re ready and study at your own pace.

Whether you want to prepare for ministry or to just sit under the word, the correspondence program will get you started. The full time program is a 2 year or 3 year program. The full time program also offers opportunities to apply what has been learnt through various ministry programs. Whether you choose the full time or correspondence program, you will never be the same again.

For more information please contact our office at 028-7222701 or enquiries@charisbiblecollege.org.za