Welcome – 20 September 2020

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of
things not seen.
And without faith it is impossible to please him

We know God desires faith from us. But not faith about getting things
we can see and feel now, like health, wealth, relief. God is not
pleased with such faith.

Abraham and every other saint died ‘without receiving what was
promised’, but God commended tham because of their faith. They
believed that even though life could be defeating until death, Christ
defeated death itself. That faith is true faith. When they died, God
welcomed them from a horrific world into a Heavenly Kingdom.

Have Faith! Remember the Kingdom, Eternal Glory, the Prize for which
Christ died and to which you are saved!

Welcome – 13 September 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

Godless philosophies have for years been encroaching on nations that were founded, however imperfectly, on Christianity. Now, chaos is engulfing families and society, while law enforcement favours rather than restrains sin. Broken lives and despair abound: but God’s law cannot be broken, and He is not sleeping.

The misery is a necessary outcome of the sin, and the conditions provide excellent opportunity for the exercise and growth of faith.

Our songs of joy, our answered prayer, our sharing of faith are more than sufficient as we wait on God’s moving, in wrath against the sin, in mercy for those He has set apart for ultimate victory. He is certainly doing a new thing…

Claude

 

Welcome – 13 September 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

For the whole the 20th Century and until now, Godless philosophies have been encroaching on nations that were founded, however imperfectly, on Christianity. As a result, chaos is engulfing families and society, and law enforcement is increasingly protective of, and even fosters the wrong of, the sinner. Broken lives and despair abound

 

 

Claude Cunningham

cunninghamcvb@gmail.com

Cell: 082 556 1134

Landline: 044 384 0259

4b Lindsay Street

Knysna

6571

 

Welcome 30 August 2020

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

Greetings brothers and sisters.  Nicodemus struggled to understand what it meant to be born again (John 3:4), and so have many people since.  But we rejoice in the fact that through His mercy, we have been born again. We hold on to this and the promise of an inheritance beyond our current understanding.  Not only do we hold onto these promises, but we can rejoice in them too, even during the trials of COVID-19.  Hallelujah – what an awesome God
we serve!

Blessings,

Mark

Welcome – Sunday 16 August 2020

A voice says, “Cry!” And I said, “What shall I cry?” – All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the Lord blows on it! Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. (Isaiah 40:6-8)

All flesh is grass! How we know it! So many going to their eternal Home, so many limping along in depression and despair, lonely or oppressed by violence and poverty.

“Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:28)

Time to treasure our faith family, and the Nourishment in our Faith barns – our prayer and Bible Study groups, the Contact ministry and Church Services all sustaining hope, because

 The word of our God will stand forever!

Shalom!

Claude

 

Welcome – 9 August 2020

We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. (Psalm 78:4)
Are you mindful of the Wonders and Miracles that God has worked in history? They're given for our assurance – to show that what we've heard from Moses and the Prophets is true, that the God they proclaim is not an imagination of theirs, but the One True Living God.
The greatest Wonder of all was the appearance of Jesus, His resurrection and ascension. This is the climax – God's stamp of authenticity! Don't be responsible for hiding this from your generation and the next! 

Welcome – 26 July 2020

But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1Tim6:11-12

 

Greetings in the precious Name of Jesus Christ!  During Lockdown we may be tempted in so many ways, but we must remain strong.  We must run away from these things and rather run towards that which is good.  You are not immune to temptation – even young Timothy needed to be warned!  Submerse yourself in the Word daily.  Keep yourself busy by working for His Kingdom.  We must fight the good fight and take hold of the eternal life which Jesus paid so dearly for us.

 

Blessings,

Mark

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)

UTM

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.