Welcome Sunday 12 July 2020

Saying Goodbye, Trusting God

In the past three weeks we’ve had three (non-covid19) deaths in our church family and news of others in the community. As the national threat evolves, we are bracing for more deaths, for disruption of health and other services and for community desperation: now is the time to search our hearts and make peace wherever we can, both with our neighbours and with God. His call is clear: love one another, don’t fear, go into all the nations and make disciples.

So support for missionaries and Christian relief agencies should strengthen, not flag! Day by day, we can plod on in confidence that God is in charge, encouraging one another.

In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)

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Claude

 

Welcome – 5 July 2020

He has made everything beautiful in its time. (Ecc 3:11)
Life and Time are inseparable. Therefore Solomon's philosophy claims that God makes all of life beautiful. That's the only thing anyone and everyone only wants – a Beautiful Life. Even the time when life departs – is made beautiful by God.
The only difference then between a life which is all beautiful and a life which isn't, is God. HE makes all things beautiful. How absolutely blessed we are to Know God and Have God through our faith in Jesus.
For all your caring messages our family has received during our moments of grief, thank you! God is still present, and Life is therefore still beautiful.

Welcome 21 June 2020

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. 

Ephesians 1:11-14 (ESV)

 

Praise Him!  For if He has chosen you, He has poured His grace over you and sealed you with the Holy Spirit, so that you may inherit eternal life and be welcomed into heaven. Praise Him, praise Him!

Welcome – 14 JUNE 2020

Paul writes to Timothy who is naturally timid and needs exhortation to boldness and faithfulness. Many people can relate to Timothy and especially during this time of Covid-19

when our faith in the Lord is tested. Paul reminds Timothy of the faith his mother and grandmother had and should also dwell in him.

 

We need to remember these words of what God has given us.

 

2 Timothy 1:6-7: For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands,

for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

 

Let us look forward with hope to a time when we can all meet together in the church in safety and security.

Free from this pandemic and all authorities carrying out the will of God.

 

Joy and peace in Christ

 

Alan Cameron

Welcome – Sunday 7 June 2020

“It’s not the beginning of the end: it is perhaps the end of the beginning” – Winston Churchill.

It applies to us: the covid19 pandemic is a minor battle in the greater War in the heavenlies.

Our Commander is rallying us to attack the Enemy under His direction and provision: “For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ” (2 Cor 10:4,5).

Holy Spirit righteousness, love and courage, working in Scripture for each of us, is daily victory, applauded by Christ. The struggle ahead may be very severe, but those weapons cripple the dark personality seeking to enrol or destroy us.

Therefore let us stand firm together in the evil day, bonded to Him and each other in love.

Grace and peace!

Welcome – 31 June 2020

The deepening weather is somewhat appropriate to the storms we're living through at this time. They say the worst of the infection rate and economic impact is yet to come. That can sway us greatly, just like the violent winds this week stripped trees and scattered debris. But my brothers and sisters, let's remember the greater 'mighty rushing wind' who was poured out – the Holy Spirit.

In Jesus you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. (Eph 1:13-14) 


God is with you – Keep walking with Him

Welcome – 17 May 2020

O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save?  Why do you make me see iniquity, and why do you idly look at wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise.  So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; so justice goes forth perverted.  


Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told.

 

Hab 1:2-5 ESV

 

Greetings Church family.  No matter your understanding of who or what is responsible for our current pandemic, always remember Who is control!  Just as in Habakkuk’s time, when the Chaldean's were persecuting the Israelite's, God is doing the work in our days!  Always trust our Sovereign Father to do what is right, even if you don’t understand why He is doing it.

Welcome – 3 May 2020

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” – Isaiah 43:19

The Lord spoke this to the captives in Babylon – and nations are now becoming captive to another Babylon: the depraved, apostate West. Perverse laws unleashing perversion and oppression across the globe have been turning policemen and law courts into instruments for enforcing what was once abhorrent to humanity, and remains abhorrent to God.

Covid19: Everyone knows that things will not be the same. God is doing a New Thing.

Now is the time for Spring Cleaning in the soul, in the family, in the Church: welcome to this virtual centre of engagement: www.knysnabaptist.org.za.

We’re so glad to be with you in it.

Claude

 

Welcome – 26 April 2020

Psalm 139:7-8 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
There is little more comforting to a believer than that he cannot get away from God. You might be removed from any place and any person, and even from life itself, but never from God. Not only because He is Spirit and everywhere every moment, but because he pursues us with love. Whether in one moment you feel like it, or want it, He will not let you go from His Spirit.
Stop running and turn to see His Face of affectionate pursuit.

Welcome 12 April 2020

the people of Israel walked on dry ground through the sea, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. Thus the LORD saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. Israel saw the great power that the LORD used against the Egyptians, so the people feared the LORD, and they believed in the LORD and in his servant Moses.

(Exo 14:29-31)

 

The Lord our God is mighty! From the beginning of time He has cared for and protected His children.  He has always kept a remnant for Himself.  Today is no different.  Look to the Creator and hold fast to His promises.

And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today.

(Exo 14:13)

 

We serve an awesome God!