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NEW! Drop Down Now Included In Vertex

This month another new addition to the Vertex Framework is the S5 Ultimate Drop Down. This is a feature that was seen in several Shape 5 designs. Many have asked how to add to other designs so we decided to build this into the framework so every design here on out will have this functionality. Be sure to read more about this new feature here: Features:

  • Customize almost everything! Shadows, borders, gradient, opacity
  • Contains 6 module positions drop_down_1, drop_down_2, drop_down_3, drop_down_4, drop_down_5 and drop_down_6
  • Auto adjust to the height of your content
  • Set your own open and close text
  • And many more features!
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“I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him. You’ve even seen him!” (John 14:6 The Message)

We always try to keep the message as simple and practical as possible when we work with our outreaches on the streets of Cape Town and in our outreaches to women caught-up in prostitution. Many times we literally just have a few seconds to make personal contact. We usually use small gifts to make this connection (such as sealed homemade biscuits or cold mineral water in the summer). These gifts have a sticker with a yellow arrow and a message that reads: “I am the Way” – Jesus Christ (refering to John 14: 6).

“I am called by the Lord.” Many people confess this, especially those committed to full-time ministry. Similar to the way Jesus called Levi or Nathanial to be his disciples with the words “follow me” 2000 years ago, He still calls us today. Should all who are called enter the ministry as pastors or ministers? Or a missionary in a faroff land? Do only those who are called serve the Lord full-time? No, because:

  • Calling is to follow Jesus. He calls us to live so closely to Him, that we will be able to see others through His eyes and hear others through his ears.
  • Calling happens in real life. Next to the fishing waters, Peter hears Jesus’ voice. Levi hears Jesus calling him from his tax office. At Straatwerk we pray and trust that those who cross our paths will respond to Jesus’ invitation: “Follow me”.
  • All those who are called are full-time followers of Jesus, regardless of their occupation, status or age.

If we know deep in our hearts that we are made new in the Lord, as Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 5, then we know that we are called to live a life of influence. Influence is always aimed outwardly. Influence means shining our light among others. Influence and making an impact means continuously sharing cups of cold water, and walking those extra mile journeys in the name of Jesus. Sometimes it is easier than we think.

There’s a saying: “As you sow, so shall you reap”. However, sometimes you reap where you didn’t sow. Another word to describe this is grace. Grace is to receive that which you don’t deserve. Grace is when God doesn’t keep a lifetime of sowing in the fields of failure against you.

Hold on to the God of grace. His goodness meets us in unexpected times and places.

Greetings from Fourie and everyone at Straatwerk

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