Welcome – 13 February 2022

Act 28:30 he welcomed all who came to him, proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance
Dear Church Family – Welcome!
This month 13 years ago I began at Knysna Baptist. With each passing week the reality of final Welcomes and new Goodbyes sets in deeper. For all of us it is an exciting time of change, an opportunity for fresh beginnings and renewed vision. But also some moments of trepidation.
Another good step has been the formation of the Call Committee, and we give thanks for those who've volunteered and accepted the call. 
No matter what we expect , we can be sure that while we do what the Lord puts in our hands to do, He is working His perfect plan by His sovereign power.
May Knysna Baptist continue to be a place of Welcome –
to all people, and the Lord Himself.

Welcome – 23 January 2022

And all the people
gathered as one man into the square before the Water Gate. And they told Ezra
the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses that the LORD had commanded
Israel. So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, both men and
women and all who could understand what they heard, on the first day of the
seventh month. And he read from it facing the square before the Water Gate from
early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women and those
who could understand. And the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book
of the Law.

Neh 8:1-3


Greetings brothers and sisters in Christ.  What a special occasion this must have been –
what could have been the first public reading of Scripture.  The people came hungry for the Word.  It is my hope and prayer that you come hungry



Welcome 16 January 2022

Acts 14:5-7
When an attempt was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to mistreat them and to stone them, they learned of it and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding country and there they continued to preach the gospel. (ESV)
Something very powerful was driving the apostles. Everyone was set to kill them, yet they didn't conclude thereby that preaching the gospel was a bad idea. They only found other audiences who might receive the News of Jesus well.
This in itself reminds us that there is something bigger than our life, and earthly comfort. It is Jesus, who is Life, and Eternal Confort.
Is it possible that in the comforts of our living and relative peace, we have settled for lesser idols, and easily forget the Ultimate Treasure in Christ? Would it be worth sharing the Treasure of His Gospel, even if it means less peace and comfort?