Welcome – 22 July 2018

“Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24,25

Half the world population-about 3.5 billion-have watched the football World Cup. Netflix users collectively watched 1 billion hours of content per week in 2017. Even in impoverished shack communities, satellite dishes can predominate. For good or bad Society’s values are being shaped by the unprecedented global reach of the media,. Christian fellowship in this welter of media, is essential – face to face, side by side, worshiping God, listening to good preaching, sharing real lives, and discerning the good, bad and indifferent. Welcome to God’s sanity!

Claude

 

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Our Father in heaven … Mt 6: 9

Our Father is eternal in the heavens, and all things belong to Him. And yet this great, omnipotent God cares for us, His children. He has redeemed us through Jesus Christ His Son and adopted us into His family. How blessed we are that we can call Him Abba, Father. This close relationship allows us to come into His presence with confidence, knowing that our Advocate presents our prayers before the throne of grace, and they are perfected in Jesus.

Our heavenly Father will give us the best of gifts, that is the Holy Spirit of His Son, if we just ask Him.

As we come into His presence this morning, may we worship our Father in heaven with adoration.

Ron.

 

Welcome – 1 July 2018

“In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength” – Isaiah 30:15a

When storm clouds gather, it is wise to take note and make preparation – bracing for whatever seems to be coming at us. Knowing Jesus’ promise – “Lo, I am with you always, to the end of the age” – we can, and should, do this quietly, in confidence that He will take us through, conforming us to His character and working His glory.

And be aware of the sting in Isaiah’s subsequent text:

“But you would not, and you said ‘No, for we will flee on horses’ – therefore you shall flee!’”

Self-sufficiency feels powerful, but only God-sufficiency is rewarded. It’s called Faith.

Encourage one another today as you worship Him who loves us.

Claude

Welcome – 24 June 2018

Lo, I am with you always … Matthew 28:20

This promise of Jesus brings great comfort to His people, especially to those who are burdened by trials and testing.

His presence is a firm foundation for faith and a great basis for hope.

Jesus promised to Never leave us or forsake us.” Whatever our circumstances,

His “always” and “never” eliminates exceptions, and scatters all doubt.

Another promise is that the Father and the Son will make their home with us as permanent and intimate Guests. (John 14:23)

We, who apart from grace would be nobodies, now become personal friends of God and joint-heirs with Christ.

So today we may travel with great confidence in His company, looking forward to being with Him in glory with exceeding joy.

 

Ron

Pastors’ Conference 2018

Privilege to Purpose

Calibrating your local church to God’s plan!

The ministry of every church has been described as Upward-Inward-Outward, or Exaltation-Edification-Evangelism and many other terms. The point is, we all recognise that none of these aspects are optional – The pastoral team is duty-bound to nurture these within the church. And yet we all need improvement, in varying areas to varying degrees.

Join the conference and connect with other pastors in Christ, gain fresh encouragement from the messages, and use the opportunity to re-calibrate your ministry to Christ’s design for the church.

Program:

  • 8:30 Check-in and fellowship
  • 9:00 Welcome
  • 9:20 Session 1: The worship of Jesus Christ (Rob Ayliffe – Jeffreys Bay Bible Church)
  • 10:15 Tea; Book table
  • 10:35 Session 2: Adolescent Christians (Malcolm Cunningham – Knysna Baptist Church)
  • 11:30 Break
  • 11:40 Session 3: The moving context of Mission (Bradley Trout – George Whitfield College)
  • 12:40 Light Lunch

The conference is FREE, but registration is essential for catering purposes.

Christian and Minsitry-related books will also be available for purchase.

REGISTER ONLINE : https://goo.gl/forms/iTf9Tix4si9uaNOz1

or Contact Estelle directly at 083 548 8660