Welcome – 20 October 2019

…they were serving … you, … by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.  Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.  (1Peter 1:12-13)
This is what God is doing. Restoring all creation under Christ. And the angels look on with great surprise that sinners can be restored too. Even more than that, completely Justified before Him! Are you one of those who have accepted His grace? Or are you still in darkness? Come to Jesus Christ, and find the restoration you were made for!

Welcome – 13 October 2019

Welcome to Knysna Baptist Church! Scripture says that:

“Blessed is the man

who walks not in the counsel of the wicked…but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.”

 

With so many distractions in today’s world. i.e, social media and television, it is sometimes difficult for us to remain faithful to meditate on God’s words. The blessing is, that His very word is food to the soul and if we delight in it, we will want more and more! God is pleased if our delight is in His word.

 

If this week has been a difficult one making time for his word, you have an opportunity to listen to God speak through the preaching of His word as we fellowship together.

It is therefore my prayer that your soul be stirred up for the Lord and your faith be strengthened as you feast on that which will be set before you this morning!

Grace and peace!

6 October 2019

John 15:4-5: Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

What a wonderful analogy – Jesus is the vine and we as His followers are privileged to be the branches. Attached to Him and receiving His nourishment and strength, in order to bear fruit. Let us forget about the world as we come to church, listen to the Word preached, and remember as part of the vine our faith can be strengthened and enriched.

Alan Cameron

Welcome 29 September 2019

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. 

And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself.  On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets. 

 

Matthew 22:37-40 (ESV)

                                        

By seeking the face of Christ, the Glory of God, we will grow in amazement and wonder of Him.  Our love for Him will overflow in our hearts. Only then will we truly love our neighbours as ourselves.


Blessings,

Mark

Welcome – 22 September 2019

Deut 8:3 And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, … that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.
It didn't always work. Gratitude turned into moaning as they remembered Egypt's roasts. In truth though, if they went back to Egypt, their backs would be beaten by slave masters. 
For all your desire to live a life which has enough, remember that it's the wilderness experiences from God which teach us how to truly Live – daily dependence on His every word. Meditate on the word, hide it in your heart, speak it to one another, learn it from true teachers. 

– Welcome 15 September 2019

“Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’….. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, I am strong.” – 2 Cor 12:8-10

Glory belongs to God, and is on display when we are most vulnerable and yielded. Being a frame for God’s glory is Paul’s pleasure and expectation in hard times.

Praise God for worship and preaching where we can learn together like this!

Claude

 

Welcome – 8 September 2019

Spring has Sprung again! 
And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years,  and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth." And it was so. (Gen 1:14-15)
In the same way, we are the Light of the World – holding in our hands the Good News of Jesus Christ, for all to see. This is the True Light, which will last forever, no matter the time or season. May the spring of Spring put you in step with God's Great Plan to shine His glory. 
God has determined it to be, and it will be so!

Welcome 25 August 2019

John 14:1-3,6: “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”.

What a supreme comfort to know that Jesus has prepared a room for His believers after physical death. Not only has He prepared the place in heaven for His own but also promises to return and then take them with Him and be together in eternity. This existence will be in fulfillment of God’s design and a strong affirmation that Christ alone is the way of salvation.

Alan Cameron

Welcome 18 August2019

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

(1Pe 1:3-5)

 

What an amazing fact – In His great mercy, God has chosen us and caused us to be born again.  Not only that He has set aside an inheritance for us, one that does not fade or perish, but is kept secure for us, in heaven.  Rejoice in the knowledge of this.  And hold onto it when you are grieved by various trials, because while you are being tested by the fire, you are being purified.  Praise be to the Lord God Almighty!

Welcome – 11 August 2019

The sum of all worship is Loving God totally and Loving one another as He loves us. There are different forms of loving, like singing to the Lord and greeting a neighbour. And we create different structures to assist our love, like Sunday Services, and morning Bible readings. But these forms and structures must never be confused with "Loving" itself. We can do all these very well and still neither be Loving God nor our neighbour.
Today, love the Lord, and love your neighbour. If the singing and the service enable you to do this, all the better! But the Worship which God recognises doesn't depend on these. 
Every day, however unsuccessful you are at keeping and coping with the forms and structures, keep Loving the Lord and Loving your neighbour. That's what matters.
 "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself … do this, and you will live." (Luk 10:27-28)