Welcome – 17 June 2018

I feel very privileged to serve in this congregation. I really believe the Lord Jesus has ownership here, accomplishing His work within us and through us to others. My regular prayer is, "Lord, whatever we intend, have Your way", or as better spoken in the Scripture,
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, 

for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! (Psa 115:1)


My personal mandate is to nurture us all into maturity – to equip us all for ministry. It's a joy to see our Future Focus men engaging, our Bible studies growing, our kids ministries reaching. May this Sunday worship be another occasion for our spiritual growth and equipping until Heaven.

Give yourself now to the Lord, whatever your hopes might be, and say, "Not to me, but as you will, Jesus"

– 10 June 2018

Feeling disgust helps us stay healthy, study says – CNN headline, 5 June 2018

The article on physical health assumes that disgust is a random accident of blind evolution. Disgusting, isn’t it?

There is no more vulnerable and valuable part of man than the soul: pollution of our minds with wrong values and ideas ruins us, our relationships, our society and our ability to be disgusted at offensiveness toward God. “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” says Paul (Eph 4:30). So, primarily, we have to resist the erosion of our sense of disgust at spiritual pollution.

“The Holy Spirit opens my ear in great gentleness of soul for what the Father has to speak and teach” (Andrew Murray)

Welcome to this place of purity and joyful sharing in God’s word and work.

Claude

 

Welcome – 27 May 2018

It appears that despite the grace of Christ shown to the world, it nonetheless quickly degenerates into self love, pride and lust, as Paul wrote Timothy in his 2nd letter.

Christians must remain separate, he instructs. We must continue in what we've learned because the scripture is God-breathed, and makes us wise for salvation.
The true King will be revealed and we must be ready for Him.
"But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it"

Welcome – 13 May 2018

ASCENSION DAY.

Four supernatural events have kept humanity from self-destructing. We celebrate them on Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, and Ascension Day. We celebrate Christ’s birth, when God became flesh; the cross, when sin’s penalty was paid; and the resurrection, when the power of death was broken. But what about His ascension? Why is it so important? Jesus’ return to His Father affected the lives of everyone, believers and unbelievers alike. After returning to heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit, to show people their need for a Saviour, to be their helper and teacher. Had Christ remained on this earth following His resurrection, His continuing ministry would have been limited. He would not have accomplished what He is presently doing through the Holy Spirit. Ascension Day reminds us that our exalted Lord is not only continuing His ministry for us as our Great High Priest and Advocate, but through the Spirit He is calling sinners to Himself.

Ron

Welcome – 6 May 2018

In his book, "I am a church member", Thom Rainer resets our faulty understanding of what it means to be part of a church. "We join our churches expecting others to serve us, to feed us, and to care for us… God placed us in churches to serve, to care for others, to pray for leaders, to learn, to teach, to give and, in some cases, to die; for the sake of the gospel"
You are the body of Christ, and individually members of it
(1Cor 12:27)
Are you here for the sake of the Gospel? In God's plan, yes.

Welcome – 29 April 2018

I have no desire to stay

Where doubts arise and fears dismay

Though some may dwell where these abound,

My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.

 

I want to scale the utmost height

And catch a gleam of glory bright;

For faith has caught the joyful sound,

The song of love on higher ground.

 

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,

By faith, on Heaven’s tableland,

A higher plane than I have found;

Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

 

These lines penned by businessman Johnson Oatman, author of 3,000 hymns, resonate in me daily as we hold devotions, as we come to church on Sunday, or as we start Bible Study. Knowing Jesus better is exciting, uplifting and encouraging. Welcome to KBC today as together we seek to move to Higher Ground.

 

Claude

Welcome – 15 April 2018

We were created for God – to be in fellowship with Him, to survive by Him, to Live through Him. When Jesus died and rose again, every barrier to that is dismantled through Faith in Him. The door is open. The table is set. The music is playing. 
Our faith has to lead us to sweet communion with Him. If it only assures us of salvation but doesn't move us to enjoying His presence we will remain discontent in the world and disengaged with Him. Nurture your soul into His presence regularly!

Psalm 63:3 "Your steadfast love is better than Life"

Welcome – 8 April 2018

John 3:16

If I am drowning, a man with one foot on the bank may give me a hand that saves my life. Ought I to shout back (between gasps) “No, it’s not fair! You have an advantage!” That advantage – call it “unfair” if you like – is the only reason why he can help me. To what will you look for help if you will not look to what is stronger than yourself? – CS Lewis

If you are too embarrassed or ashamed or proud to hold onto Jesus’ outstretched hand, there is no other. He went through hell for you. Do you really want to stand on your own dignity as you sink? Fall across and grab that Hand, in all things!

Under the Mercy,

Claude

 

Welcome – 25 March 2018

Traditionally this is the day on which the Church celebrates Jesus' final entry to Jerusalem before his crucifixion. As you prepare yourself for the Easter week, remember that Christ has come the first time, humble and for sin. He could've stormed the gates and crushed the world, but He crushed himself for our sake.

How much more will God not give with Him all things to us! How great is the love of God to us.