Welcome Sunday 8 December 2019

“Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning…then you also will abide in the Son and in the Father…the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.” (1 John 2,24-27)

Abiding rightly is the secret of faithfulness and hence of strength. It means to stick with, to cling to, while the choice remains to leave or abandon. We have the precious gospel planted in our souls – the world tries to coax, or force it out with seductive promises or dire threats to our lives.

Don’t leave the harbour of the Lord: abide, anchored to that Rock of salvation. And if you’ve let go – go back and make fast again. Christmas is coming.

Claude

 

17 November 2019

Hebrews 10:22 & 24.  … let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,…

Three conditions are given for drawing near to God: a true heart, assurance of faith and a heart cleaned from an evil conscience. We also have a duty to encourage and love one another. We can have a conscience free from evil because it is based on a once-for-all sacrifice of Christ.

This is God’s Word speaking to us!

Alan Cameron

Welcome 10 November 2019

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

(Psa 139:11-16)

 

How comforting it is to know that we serve a God who knows us and loves us.  He knows our thoughts and our paths, he knows the words we speak, before we have even spoken them.  He knows us completely, and yet He still loves us.  He loved us so much, that He sent His only Son to die on a cross for us, to pay the debt that we could never pay.  Let us join the psalmist and praise the Almighty!  

Welcome – 3 November 2019

Welcome once again, dear Family of God.
I highly recommend our seminar "Family Money Matters", because it does! Dr John Temple will be in Knysna for the month of November and has kindly agreed to share his insights, based on his book by the same name. Book your diary!
We are fast approaching the end of the year and I'm also excited for the events that we have lined up to connect with one another and give thanks to Christ for His grace in 2019. Indeed, in Him we live, and move, and have our being. The very breath we breathe is enjoyed best only with Him!
May we come away renewed this day with a deeper gratitude to Jesus.
He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,  that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him (Act 17:26-27)

Welcome 27 October 2019

Week by week, day by day, I receive evidence through various news channels and reports that global lawlessness is surging in every place and at all levels of society and government. Laws are promulgated that turn righteousness into criminality, nonsense is exalted, the Holy is mocked and the innocent are targeted by the guilty. I rejoice, for this all confirms Scripture. Jesus is coming soon.

“You, therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen” – 2 Peter 3:17,18

Let’s together hold fast on our Rock, showing His glory in love, service and praise.

That’s indestructible happiness!

Claude

 

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.