Week by week, day by day, I receive evidence through various news channels and reports that global lawlessness is surging in every place and at all levels of society and government. Laws are promulgated that turn righteousness into criminality, nonsense is exalted, the Holy is mocked and the innocent are targeted by the guilty. I rejoice, for this all confirms Scripture. Jesus is coming soon.
“You, therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen” – 2 Peter 3:17,18
Let’s together hold fast on our Rock, showing His glory in love, service and praise.
That’s indestructible happiness!
Welcome to Knysna Baptist Church! Scripture says that:
“Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked…but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.”
With so many distractions in today’s world. i.e, social media and television, it is sometimes difficult for us to remain faithful to meditate on God’s words. The blessing is, that His very word is food to the soul and if we delight in it, we will want more and more! God is pleased if our delight is in His word.
If this week has been a difficult one making time for his word, you have an opportunity to listen to God speak through the preaching of His word as we fellowship together.
It is therefore my prayer that your soul be stirred up for the Lord and your faith be strengthened as you feast on that which will be set before you this morning!
Grace and peace!
John 15:4-5: Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
What a wonderful analogy – Jesus is the vine and we as His followers are privileged to be the branches. Attached to Him and receiving His nourishment and strength, in order to bear fruit. Let us forget about the world as we come to church, listen to the Word preached, and remember as part of the vine our faith can be strengthened and enriched.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.
And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
Matthew 22:37-40 (ESV)
By seeking the face of Christ, the Glory of God, we will grow in amazement and wonder of Him. Our love for Him will overflow in our hearts. Only then will we truly love our neighbours as ourselves.