The great Christmas season is coming upon us quickly. Schools wind up, Work shuts down or picks up, crazy drivers flood the Garden Route. Whatever it is you anticipate, make sure to prepare Spiritually. All the excitement can steal the greatest joy of Abiding in Jesus. Let's make it about Him, and Live!
1 John 4:9
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
As you know by now, the Lord is bringing some exciting changes to Knysna Baptist. Suddenly we are plunged into an era of imaginations and hopes,and anxiety and cares. I have found the Psalms to be a beautiful fortress for all of this, because these songs always lead us to Christ, who is a Strong tower and Refuge, a Delighter of hearts and Companion of the righteous.
May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion!
May he remember all your offerings and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah
May he grant you your heart's desire and fulfill all your plans!
May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners! May the LORD fulfill all your petitions!
The best thing we can all do, amid all these exciting and wondrous events, is pray. Pray together, and commit ourselves to His will and His ways!
“For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.”
Welcome Church Family
I would like to encourage you with the objective surety we have in Jesus Christ. Paul is expressing the fact, believers share and have the life of Christ. Just as a limb grafted into a tree shares the life of the tree. The life of Christ is our life now. By being united with Christ, we should be encouraged, knowing that once truly saved, we are always eternally saved. This union cannot be broken. Amen! Let us rejoice together this morning in light of this truth. Let us praise His Holy name. Let us stand and lift up our voices, alive in Jesus Christ.