For the congregation of Oakdale at the foot of The Sleeping Beauty Mountain peak near Riversdale in the southern Western Cape province of South Africa, Sunday 14 February 2021 dawned with great expectation as they awaited the serving of District Apostle J Kriel.

As the basis for the sermon, the District Apostle used a Bible word from Matthew 7:28-29, “And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.” 

During the divine service, the District Apostle elaborated on the following points: Jesus teaches with authority, and Jesus acts with authority.

Too soon the divine service was over, but surely the experience with the Lord will remain with the congregants for a long time to come.