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The Christian life should be a pilgrimage of sanctification while we are walking in the light of God’s presence, having fellowship with the Lord Jesus and being continually cleansed by His blood from every sin (1 John 1:7): “The path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day” (Prov. 4:18). Dedication is called for: “…let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Heb. 12:1).

There follows, to the end of the booklet, a summary of a guide to growth in grace by the revivalist preacher, Charles Finney, from his books, Lectures on Revival and Power from on High. These directives were given to new converts who accepted Christ as Saviour during his revival meetings:

“But grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 3:18).

Grace is favour. In the Bible the word grace often signifies a free gift. The grace of God is thus the favour of God, His free gift to us.

The command to grow in grace does not mean that we should gradually give up sin. Strangely enough, some people think it means that. But nowhere does the Bible command us to leave sin bit by bit. Rather, every word requires us to break with it instantly and completely. We are to grow in God’s favour, in His estimation of us and satisfaction with us and in worthiness of His favour.

Conditions of spiritual growth

The following are some of the basic conditions that must be met if we are to grow in grace:

We must already be in grace. Just as growth or increase in anything implies a beginning, growth in God’s favour implies that we have found favour in His sight. We are already indebted for grace received; as one of God’s favoured ones we are already in grace.

Our sins have been abandoned and forgiven. Growth in grace presupposes that we have already repented of sin, that in practice we have abandoned all known sin. Being approved by God implies that we are pardoned and favoured by Him for the sake of our Lord, Jesus Christ. His favour assumes that we have renounced rebellion against God. We can never stand in favour with God while we knowingly indulge in sin against Him.

Continuous growth. Once grace has started, there is room for everlasting growth. As we know God more, we will be capable of loving Him more, displaying broader and deeper confidence in Him. God reveals Himself to us through Christ Jesus, and in Him we discover the true personality of an infinite God. The text therefore says, “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” The more we love, believe and know God – if we conform to this knowledge – the more God will be pleased with us; and as we stand higher in His favour, the more He will bless and use us in His service.

Entirely committed to God. To grow in grace we must increase in knowledge of what it means to be entirely given to God. True conversion involves consecrating ourselves and all we have to Him. New believers are not aware of everything involved in consecration’s highest forms. Fully surrendering everything we are, have, desire, and love, as quickly as these objects come to mind, is a condition of growth in God’s favour. As you receive new light your consecration must enlarge by each day and each hour, or you will stop growing. Whenever you hold back, not leaving all on the altar of consecration, at that moment you cease growing. Let this truth sink deep into your heart.

Conformity to the Holy Spirit’s teaching. A further condition of growth is constant conformity to the Holy Spirit’s teachings. We are to deepen our Christian practice by seeking spiritual light through the Holy Spirit’s illumination. You will not gain any effective spiritual insight except through the inward teaching of the Holy Spirit. You must constantly, earnestly pray for His teaching, and guard against resisting and grieving Him. You must also continue in the attitude of a disciple of Christ. He will not teach you by His Holy Spirit unless you renounce self, live continually surrendered to Him and follow His instructions in the Bible.

Unwavering faith in God. More and more implicit faith in God leads to growth. We need a confidence in God’s character so profound that we trust Him in the dark as well as in the light, as deeply when we understand His ways and requirements as when we do not. Implicit faith is unwavering, unquestioning faith, a state of mind that rests in God, His promises, His faithfulness and love – no matter how trying and apparently unreasonable His commands or guiding circumstances may be.

Complete sanctification. A more thoroughly sanctified soul – the seat of our desires, affections, emotions, feelings, appetites and passions – is another condition of growth in God’s favour. In its depraved condition, the human nature as a whole is hideous. Even though the will is surrendered to God, the soul may still be unsightly to those who can see its desire, passion and lust. And it is through our soul that temptation attacks us. The will battles these appetites to keep them subjected to God’s will, and if the human will maintains its integrity and clings to God’s will, sin does not occur. Nevertheless, these rebellious leanings hinder the will in serving God: “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish” (Gal. 5: 17). As the soul becomes more and more subdued and in harmony with the will’s devotion to God, we are free to give God unhampered service. So the more thorough the sanctification of the soul the more thoroughly we will be in God’s favour.

Filled with the Holy Spirit. Growing in God depends on an increasing presence of the Holy Spirit. Every step in the Christian’s life must be taken under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, so that in all things we will be led by God’s Spirit. “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh” (Gal. 5:16). Remember that to grow in grace you must grow in the fullness of the Holy Spirit.

A more intimate knowledge of Christ. A deeper personal, experiential knowledge of Christ and how He works and relates to us must come before growth in grace. The Bible introduces Christ as a living Person. What is said of Him should lead us to seek intimacy with Him, for through a personal relationship with Christ, God makes us like Him. Know Him in His fullness, by faith personally appropriating Christ in each area of our relationship with Him. Clothe yourself with Christ, taking Him as your own, for He is your wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption; your Prophet, to teach you; your King, to govern you; your High Priest, to atone for you; your Mediator, your Advocate, your strength, your Saviour, your hiding-place, your high tower, your Captain and Leader, your shield, your defence, your reward. Know Him personally in each of these areas, appropriating Him by faith. This is an indispensable condition of growth in His favour.

False signs of growth in grace

A number of things can mislead us into thinking growth is taking place when it is not. These are false signs of spiritual progress:

  • Growth in knowledge is not conclusive evidence of growth in grace. Knowledge is indispensable to walking in God’s favour, being one of the conditions of growth in grace. But knowledge itself is not grace. A person can explode in knowledge, yet have no grace at all. Knowledge of the Bible must lead to a deeper dedication to God and thus be transformed into a spiritual asset.
  • Growth in gifts is not proof that an individual is living nearer to God. One who professes Christ can pray more fluently, preach more eloquently, exhort more powerfully without being any more holy. It is common for people who have no favour from God to excel in outward religious practices.
  • Just because a person thinks he is growing spiritually does not mean he is. A person can be impressed with his spiritual progress when others clearly see his spiritual decline. Someone who is rotting spiritually seldom knows it. This is natural. The conscience of someone in spiritual decline will become increasingly calloused as he resists the light. He thinks he is on his way up precisely because he has less sense of sin, and while his conscience sleeps on he may continue in fatal delusion.

Proofs of growing in grace

There are also several proofs that we are growing in God’s favour and making progress in our spiritual lives:

  • If you are conscious that you exercise more childlike and complete confidence in God, this proves that you are growing in grace. As your life, attitude, and spirit manifests this ever-expanding faith in God, you demonstrate to everybody that you are increasing in the favour of God.
  • If you are weaned from the world and its temptations, you have grown in grace. A soul crucified to the world signals spiritual progress.
  • Fewer feelings of reluctance when called to exercise self-denial reveals growth in grace. It shows that the feelings of the believer are less despotic, that the will is gaining mastery of them and that the soul is blending into harmony with the will’s intent and the mind’s dictates.
  • Less temptation to sins of omission is another sign of growth. Less temptation to shy away from the cross, from unpleasant responsibilities, from prayer, Scripture reading, private and family devotions, displays growth.
  • Deepening intensity and steadiness of zeal for God’s causes reveals growth in God’s favour. Sometimes a Christian’s zeal cools, and at other times it warms; sometimes it is committed, at other times it is fickle and fleeting. As Christians grow in devotion, their zeal becomes deep, intense and steady.
  • Withering self-consciousness and respect for self in every action of life reveals growth in God’s favour. Some people are so self-conscious about everything they say and do that it hinders their Christian life. New Christians, for example, sometimes cannot speak, pray or do anything in public without being either proud or ashamed of having performed in front of others. As they lose sight of self and consistently work for God’s glory with spiritual confidence, they grow in His favour.
  • Deadness to flattery or condemnation signals growth in grace. Paul counted it a small thing to be judged by others. He sought only to find God’s approval.
  • A growing graciousness in accepting the whole will of God reveals spiritual growth. Some rebel against His will or His ordering of events. But those Christians growing in grace embrace His entire revealed will with greater and greater love for it.
  • Calmness in hardship evidences growth. It shows that the soul is firmly anchored in Christ, being thus able to withstand the storms of life.
  • Tranquillity in the face of sudden, crushing disasters and losses. The more tranquil the soul when storms of circumstances suddenly overwhelm it, sweeping away its loved ones and destroying its earthly hopes, the greater its proof of being favoured by God.
  • Patience under provocation and less temptation to worry.
  • When you find that you not only tolerate but accept God’s will when it calls you to suffer, when you can endure patiently and joyfully, this shows you are growing in God.
  • An increasing deadness to all the things that the world offers and to all its threats.
  • Less temptation to focus on troubles or talk about them to others shows that we think less of self and accept our trials with more submission to God.
  • Dwelling less on other’s faults and shortcomings by becoming focussed on biblical solutions to problems.
  • Speech that is gentle rather than sarcastic, uncharitable or severe. A growing delicacy and tenderness in speaking of other’s real or supposed faults.
  • An increasing reluctance to think of or treat anyone as an enemy, and an increasing ease in treating them kindly, praying for them heartily and working to do them good.
  • An ability to forgive rather than hold grudges, and a lack of desire to retaliate for injuries.
  • Conformity to God and growth in His grace is clearly displayed by a growing jealousy for God’s honour, and for the church’s purity in a corrupt world.

Becoming strong in faith

We can grow in grace by fulfilling the conditions of spiritual growth noted in the discussion above. Remember that every step of spiritual growth must be made by faith, not by works. Some good Christians have made truly amazing mistakes on this subject. Many teach that the way to be sanctified is to work for it, calling sanctification by faith an absurdity and describing growth in grace as the formation of habits of obedience to God.

This is quite surprising. The fact is that every step of progress in the Christian life is taken by a fresh and fuller appropriation of Christ by faith, a deeper filling of the Holy Spirit. As our weaknesses, infirmities, and recurring sins are revealed to us by the circumstances we face, our only help is found in Christ. We grow only as we step by step appropriate Him more fully, as we more fully “put Him on.” We mature only as fast as we are emptied of self-dependence, as we renounce any expectation of forming holy habits through our own obedience, as we partake by faith of deeper and deeper fillings of the Holy Spirit, and as we more thoroughly put on the Lord Jesus Christ. We are sanctified by faith as truly as we are justified by faith.

I say it with sorrow: The teaching of many pastors is a stumbling block to the church. Under their instruction converts are never established in grace, and they never become useful or live lives honourable to Christ. Such teachers do not know how to grow themselves. In order to instruct converts and keep the church moving on in holiness, the pastor himself must move forward. He must be a truly vital, growing Christian. Churches should refuse to ordain or call a pastor who has not made progress in Christian experience and who lacks the spiritual ability to keep the church awake.

Many churches in many places weep for lack of living devotion and growth in their pastors. Their ministers are intellectual, literary, philosophical, and theological in their teaching, but are sadly deficient in unction, having little power with either God or people. They instruct the intellect but not the heart because they preach an intellectual rather than a spiritual gospel.

It is obvious why so many people backslide. The reason for this is the lack of timely and proper instruction on sanctification and discipleship. But to be timely and proper, instruction must be anointed by the Holy Spirit so that people may be endued with power from on high (Luke 24:49). New converts should be guided into spiritual experiences that will make them stable and efficient workers for God. That is the only way to be filled with Christ and to render effective service in His kingdom. (End of Finney’s contribution).

The end of the journey

The destination of the Christian’s pilgrimage from darkness to the light is our eternal home in heaven – in the new Jerusalem where the Lord Jesus is preparing a place for us (John 14:2-3). During the difficult days of our earthly lives, when we are strangers in an evil world, faith in God and the assurance of our wonderful future gives us strength to resist temptations and to persevere in holiness to the end.

The hope on Christ’s coming and our glorification is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls, connecting us with God at His throne of grace (Heb. 6:19). The Lord Jesus Himself is our anchor. We know that our future is secure in His hands and that He will guide us along the way. “Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day” (2 Cor. 4:16).

Unfortunately, there are those who become discouraged and grow cold in their love (Matt. 24:12). In Ephesus, most of the believers have forsaken their first love but remained devout members of the congregation. It is not acceptable at all to the Lord Jesus that His church on earth should degenerate into an organisation with only a form of godliness, in which He is only nominally worshipped but, in effect, has been pushed aside by office-bearers, ecclesiastical structures and human organisation. He clearly expresses His dissatisfaction with this state of affairs and says that if they persist with their backsliding He will remove their lampstand from them:

“I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place – unless you repent” (Rev. 2:4-5).

Discard the filthy rags of human righteousness (Isa. 64:6), kneel down at the cross and confess every sinful deed and attitude that separates you from the Lord Jesus. Renew your commitment of faith and surrender yourself unconditionally to the Saviour – the One who loves you with an everlasting love.

The continued cleansing by the blood of the Lamb and the sustaining power of the Holy Spirit will enable you to go from strength to strength on the way of the Lord. If we become strong in the Lord and in the power of His might (Eph. 6:10) we will never be counted among the carnal, weak and backslidden believers. While growing up to the stature of the fullness of Christ we will develop senses exercised to discern both good and evil (Eph. 4:13; Heb. 5:14). Then we will make quick progress on the way of the Lord while dedicating ourselves to doing works that have eternal value.

Confession of faith

We confess the Holy Trinity – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (Mt. 28:19; Mk. 12:29). We take a strong stand on the Deity, eternal self-existence and virgin birth of the Lord Jesus (Jn. 20:28; Heb. 1:8-9; 1 Jn. 5:20). We believe in the divine inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible in the original languages, the need for all people to be born again spiritually to enter the kingdom of God, justification by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Jn. 3:3-8; Rom. 3:22-24; Eph. 1:7) and also the doctrine of sanctification by being filled with the Holy Spirit to become bold witnesses and disciples of the Lord Jesus (Acts. 15:8-9; 1 Thes. 4:3,7-8; Heb. 12:14; 1 Pet. 1:15-16). We firmly believe that the whole counsel of God has been revealed to us in His Word. We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ (Acts. 1:10-11; 1 Cor. 15:22-23, 51-52; 1 Thes. 4:15-18; Rev. 1:7).

Geloofsbelydenis

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Wie is die Vrye Baptiste?

1.   Ons is Protestante.
2.   Ons is Wesleyaans - Arminiaans.
3.   Ons is Baptiste.
4.   Ons is Fundamentaliste.
5.   Ons is Evangelies.
6.   Ons Naam:

“Vrye” Baptiste het te doen met die feit dat ons vry is van die Baptiste Unie is en dat ons dus ons eie Moderatuur het. Ons behoort ook nie aan die Wêreld Raad van Kerke nie.

Ons het ook nie afgestig van die Baptiste nie, maar het die Naam aanvaar omdat ons bekend gestaan het as die Zion Curch en dit later verwar is met die onbybelse Sioniste beweging.
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Wat behoort ‘n mens in die Kerk te vind?

1. Ondersoek die Fondament:
1.1 ‘n Behoorlike siening van die Woord
1.2 ‘n Beklemtoning van Bybelse lering en prediking
1.3 Leerstellige Gesondheid
1.4 Leerstellige Beoefening
2. Ondersoek die struktuur van die Kerk:
2.1 Kerklike bestuur
2.2 Bewyse van orde
2.3 Haalbare doelwitte
2.4 Die Grootte van die Kerk
3. Kyk hoe dit funksioneer:
4. Kyk na die atmosfeer:
4.1 ‘n Hoë beskouing van God
4.2 Die teenwoordigheid van opregte geloof
4.3 ‘n Gees van opoffering
4.4 Is daar ‘n regte gesindheid teenoor die predikant en die leiers?
4.5 Geestelike eenheid

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Christian Fundamentalism
Johan Malan

There are so many variations of Christianity with regard to its practices and creeds that the question is often asked: which is the correct one? Christians who strongly adhere to basic Scriptural pronouncements, principles and values are referred to as fundamental, conservative or evangelical believers. The characteristics of this disposition will be reviewed in terms of its relevancy to a sound faith.

Christian fundamentalism is associated with the following 32 basic principles:    {READ MORE}

Kenmerke van ‘n Gemeente
Johan Malan

Die basiese roeping, eienskappe en kenmerke van 'n ware gemeente van Christus.

Ons leef in ‘n tyd van ongekende misleiding, veral op godsdienstige gebied. Die duiwel span al sy misleidingskrag in om Jesus Christus se dissipels van die suiwer Bybelse leer afvallig te maak, hulle ywer te laat verflou, hulle met nietige dinge besig te hou wat geen ewigheidswaarde het nie, en hulle ook in morele sondes te laat verval. Sodoende verswak en ondermyn hy die kerk van Christus waarteen hy veg en behaal in die proses groot oorwinnings.
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Nuutste Preke (MP3)

Gebeds Reeks

Frikkie Osborne

1. Waar staan ek met God? [1:07:01]
2. Die Woord [59:44]
3. Gebed [1:00:55]
4. Die Heilige Gees [1:00:25]

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Heiligmaking &dove-hover

Wederkoms Dienste

 25 tot 27 Mei 2012
Prof. Johan Malan

Die skrif is aan die muur [47:33]
Nuwe wereldorde [53:39]
Jerusalem [56:11]
Betekenis van Jesus as Verlosser, Advokaat & Regter [42:15]
Die smal en die bree weg [43:33]

Mannekamp Boodskappe

Oktober 2012
Prof. Johan Malan

Josua: 'n Studie in Bybelse Tipologie
HANDLEIDING (PDF)

Deel 1 [52:36]
Deel 2 [44:46]
Deel 3 [54:06]
Deel 4 [41:22]
Deel 5 [45:16]

Josua: 'n Studie in
Bybelse Tipologie

Mannekamp Boodskappe
 Oktober 2011
Prof. Johan Malan

1. Die Verwoestende Gevolge van Slawerny [1:06:10]
2. Die Vereistes en Kenmerke van Dissipelskap  [1:12:50]
3. Die Belofte van die Wegraping in Thessalonicense  [1:04:12]
4. Hoedanighede waarin die Here Jesus Gaan Verskyn  [ 1:04:27]
5. Die Stryd Tussen Twee Koninkryke  [46:13]

        Geestelike Bevryding,
Dissipelskap en

Voorbereidings
vir die Toekoms

Prayer

gebedKort Boodskap (mp3)
Ds. Marius Wolfaardt
Skilpaaie wat
gebed verhinder
(7:15)

EM Bounds:

Begin the Day with Prayer
THE men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, he will be in the last place the remainder of the day.  {READ MORE}

Much Time Should Be Given to Prayer
Much time spent with God is the secret of all successful praying. Prayer which is felt as a mighty force is the mediate or immediate product of much time spent with God. Our short prayers owe their point and efficiency to the long ones that have preceded them.  {READ MORE}

Preachers Need the Prayers of the People
It is absolutely necessary for the preacher to pray. It is an absolute necessity that the preacher be prayed for. It will take all the praying he can do, and all the praying he can get done, to meet the fearful responsibilities and gain the largest, truest success in his great work.  {READ MORE}

Die Rol van Gebed
Johan Malan

Opsomming:
Enkele kenmerke van gebed, asook verskillende vorms van gebed.  {LEES MEER}

The Importance of Prayer
Johan Malan

Prayer is one of the most important Christian activities. Through prayer one maintains an intimate walk with the Lord and lays the foundation for success in other spiritual activities. It also ensures victory in the struggle against Satan as you commit yourself in faith to the protection and care of the Great Victor, Jesus Christ. Dr. Andrew Murray said: “I am convinced that we will never fully appreciate what the great significance of prayer is as long as we only regard it as a way to sustain our own spiritual life. But if we learn to view it as the most important work entrusted to us, the basis and strength of all our work, then we will realise that there is nothing we should study and practice as the art of praying correctly.”

The request of the disciples was: “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1). We can only learn the art of true prayer and intercession from the Great Intercessor, Jesus Christ. It is a school in which we must grow in grace and knowledge (2 Pet. 3:18). Although prayer, in its initial form, is so simple that even the smallest child can pray, it is at the same time the highest form of dedication to which believers are called.   {READ MORE}

Die Sonde van Biddeloosheid (mp3)
Luister na die preek (33:38)
Ds. Hannes Delport

The Power of Prayer
RA Torrey

Ye have not, because ye ask not (James 4:2).
"Why is it," many a Christian is asking, "that I make such poor progress in my Christian life? Why do I have so little victory over sin? Why do I win so few souls to Christ? Why do I grow so slowly into the likeness of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?" And God answers in the words of the text: "Neglect of prayer. You have not, because you ask not."  {READ MORE}

The Word of God

How To Study the Bible
George Muller
The Manner of Reading the Bible / Stick to the Word of God / Read Consecutively / Connecting the Scriptures / Read the Word Prayerfully / Also Meditate On the Word / Read With Faith / Be Doers of the Word... 

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The Word of God
Prof. Johan Malan

In this article, 14 characteristics of the Word of God are described. These statements are most significant in view of the fact that that a large body of modern theologians have, through their prejudice and destructive criticism, relegated the Bible to the level of highly contentious and disputed writings of human origin.

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Spiritual Backsliding

The Backslider in Heart
Charles G. Finney

I. What backsliding in heart is not.
II. What backsliding in heart is.
III. What are evidences of backsliding in heart.
IV. What are consequences of backsliding in heart.
V. How to recover from this state.

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Spiritual Backsliding
Prof. Johan Malan

It is important that one understands the phenomenon of apostatising, or backsliding, as every believer should be able to identify and counter this backward course in his or her spiritual life whenever it occurs. If you wish to determine the objective truth about spiritual backsliding you should consult the Bible and not biased or erroneous church dogma. Some churches, mostly in the Wesleyan tradition, agree to the possibility of backsliding while others, mostly Calvinistic and Lutheran churches, reject the possibility of apostatising and falling from grace. What does the Bible teach?

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Marginale, Teruggevalle en Valse Christene
Prof. Johan Malan

Die toestand van ‘n mens se hart beskryf die aard van jou geestelike lewe en morele beginsels. Die hart is die sentrum van jou gees en siel, en dus bepalend vir jou wil, emosies en denkwyse. Jou hart is óf ‘n woonplek vir God óf ‘n woonplek vir Satan.

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Mission

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Blanket Project

NadiaTKaren

 

The women of the Free State FBC started a blanket project in 2014 to crochet a double bed blanket for every minister and his wife. The first blankets were delivered with our last tour in January. The ladies that are part of this project asked for a photo of the families their blankets went to so that they can also pray for them.

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A wheelchair for Eliza

ElizaDawala

Above is Eliza Divala and her husband, she received a wheelchair in March 2014. She has never been able to walk in her life and this is her first wheelchair ever.

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PLANNING:

Next Tour – June 2016

The Biggest Needs of the Mission:
Material for 3 church buildings

Cement - most of the churches need to be completed
Repair work on the pastors’ houses
Chichewa & Portuguese Bibles (R80 per Bible)

Hymnals for all the churches (R26 each)

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Are you born again?

The Necessity of Rebirth
Prof. Johan Malan

Scripture reading: “There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him. Jesus answered and said to him, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born? Jesus answered, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, You must be born again… Nicodemus answered and said to Him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said to him, Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?” (John 3:1-10).

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Slaves of Sin
Prof. Johan Malan

But there is another, more abstract form of slavery by an invisible enemy, to which most people are subjected for their entire life, and that is spiritual and moral slavery. This is a problem which faces all people as all of us are slaves of sin because of the fallen nature which we have inherited from Adam. Sin is the consequence of alienation from God, and that accounts for the spiritual and moral depravity of mankind. The Fall has rendered humanity despicable in the eyes of God (Gen. 6:5-6). Paul says: “... through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned” (Rom. 5:12).

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Is u weergebore?

Het jy in jou geestelike lewe op die plek gekom waar jy met sekerheid weet dat indien jy vandag te sterwe kom, jy hemel toe sal gaan? Veronderstel jy sou vandag te sterwe kom en voor God te staan kom en Hy sou jou vra, “Waarom moet Ek jou in my Hemel toelaat?” Wat sal jou antwoord wees?

As jy nie een van die vrae kan antwoord nie, wat dan??
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Preke (mp3)
Prof. Johan malan

Redding / Fondamente / Groei

The Second Coming

How Can We be Ready for the Second Coming of Christ?
Johan Malan

There are various prophecies in the Bible by which Christians are encouraged to be vigilant and ready for the sudden coming of the heavenly Bridegroom. These instructions and admonitions should be taken seriously, as there are so many things that can divert the attention of a believer from his calling as a servant of Christ, who should be able to boldly give an account of his life when his Master returns at an unexpected hour. On that day He will catch away His bride to her heavenly abode, and then it will be too late to prepare for His coming and to rearrange your priorities in life. The following is one of the many calls to be found alert, dedicated and faithful on the day of the second coming:

“Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming – in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning – lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” (Mark 13:33-37).   {READ MORE}

Tekens van die Tye
Johan Malan
Hoewel daar beslis ‘n verrassingselement in die wegraping is, is daar aan ons verskeie tekens van die eindtyd gegee sodat ons ten minste sal weet wanneer dit naby is:
  “En as hierdie dinge begin gebeur, kyk dan na bo en hef julle hoofde op, omdat julle verlossing naby is” (Luk. 21:28).
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The Rapture Explained
By Golda Chimere-Dan

The rapture is the event in which the Lord Jesus Christ will appear in the cloud at the voice of the archangel and the last trumpet sound to take all Bible believing, born again Christians away from the surface of this earth before the Almighty God unleashes his anger on a sinful, unrepentant and Christ-rejecting world.

The rapture is an event that will take place very soon and very suddenly. It will be the most astonishing event in the history of the world which will turn the entire planet on its head. The Bible teaches this very clearly and it is the hope of every believer in the Lordship of Jesus Christ to be among those who experience the rapture.  {READ MORE}

Die Wegraping
Johan Malan
Die belofte oor die wegraping is van die allergrootste belang. Hierdie gebeurtenis sal die kerkbedeling afsluit  wanneer die ware Christene na die hemel weggevoer word om voor die regterstoel van Christus te verskyn. Verwag jy dit en is jy hierop voorbereid?
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Ons Gee Om!

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God het so vir u omgegee dat Hy die hoogste prys vir u betaal het, deur Sy Seun te laat sterf aan die kruis. Daardie liefde brand ook in ons harte, wanneer ons u nooi om deel van hierdie familie te word. Jesus sê: Kom na My toe, almal wat vermoeid en belas is en Ek sal vir julle rus gee. (Matt. 11:28)

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Christen Leiers

Karaktertrekke van ‘n Christen Leier
Titus 1:4-6a
Drie areas om onberispelik in te wees:

Familie Lewe (2:6)
Persoonlike Karakter (2:7,8)
Bekwaamheid om die Woord te kan gebruik. (2:9-16)

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Die Rol van die Ouderling

1 Tim 3:1-7 en Titus 1
Wat is die rol van die ouderling?
Wat is die Kwalifikasies van ‘n ouderling?

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Die Vrou in die Gemeente

Die rol van die vrou in die gemeente is in beginsel ooreenstemmend met haar sosiale posisie in die gesin: in beide gevalle het die Here die man as hoof oor haar aangestel. Hierdie reëling bevat geen element van diskriminasie teen die vrou nie, maar is getref om die godgegewe natuur, emosionele ingesteldheid en pligte van beide geslagte op die beste moontlike manier tot hulle reg en onbelemmerde ontplooiing te laat kom.

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Die Verband tussen die Wet en Genade
Johan Malan

Verskillende soorte wette
Die Nuwe Testamentiese wet van die liefde
Die beëindiging van die bedeling van die wet
Die grondslag van Israel se wettiese vormgodsdiens
Die genade van Christus is meer uitnemend as die wet

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The History of the Free Baptist Church

THE ORIGINS TO THE PRESENT

The history of the Church in South Africa begins with the coming of the History Dutch (1652) History French Huguenots (1668) Dutch (1652), the French Huguenots (1668) and the early German History German Lutheran Settlers a little later. With perhaps a few exceptions, these settlers were all Protestants. The Dutch Reformed Church (DRC), controlled by hierarchy in Amsterdam, was the established church into which the Huguenots, with the exception of the German Lutheran, were assimilated. By l875 most of the non-state churches (those in the English group) in the Cape Colony became known as `free' churches. These churches became known as the 'English Free Churches English speaking Speaking Churches.’
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"Ek het julle in alles getoon dat ons deur so te arbei die swakkes moet help en die woorde van die Here Jesus moet onthou, dat Hy gesê het: Dit is saliger om te gee as om te ontvang."
Handelinge 20:35

Sanctification

How to Keep Sanctified
Booklet by J.O. Mc CLURKAN

The conflict is not over when you enter the sanctified life. The enemy within has been cast out, but sin in a thousand different forms lurks about you. To retain a pure heart requires the utmost vigilance. “Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”
The Israelites did most of their fighting after entering Canaan; but few conquests were made in the wilderness. It takes the grace of entire sanctification to guarantee continuous victory in a land of walled cities, giants and thirty-one kings.

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Leef Heilig vir die Koms van die Bruidegom!
Johan Malan

Heiligmaking bepaal nie net die kwaliteit van ons verhouding met die Here hier op aarde nie, maar dit moet uitdruklik ook met die oog op die wederkoms van Jesus beoefen word. Die ware kerk is die bruid van die Here Jesus, wat by sy wederkoms met ‘n rein kleed voor Hom gestel moet word. Hiervoor het ons twee genadewerke in ons lewe nodig. Die eerste genadewerk staan in verband met die aanvanklike reiniging wat ons tydens wedergeboorte ontvang, terwyl die tweede genadewerk met volkome heiligmaking, of vervulling met die Heilige Gees, in verband staan. Jesus Christus het Homself vir altwee hierdie genadewerke aan ons oorgegee en verwag dat ons Hom vir beide daarvan sal vertrou:

"Christus [het] ook die gemeente liefgehad en Homself daarvoor oorgegee om dit te heilig, nadat Hy dit gereinig het met die waterbad deur die woord, sodat Hy die gemeente voor Hom kon stel, verheerlik, sonder vlek of rimpel of iets dergliks; maar dat dit heilig en sonder gebrek sou wees" (Ef. 5:25-27).
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Die Koringkorrel moet Sterf
Johan Malan

As ons nie bereid is om te sterf vir die wêreld, die vlees en die sonde nie, kan ons nie bruikbare dissipels van Jesus word nie. In só ‘n toestand sal ons “alleen” en “onvrugbaar” wees en nie aan ons doel as Christene beantwoord nie. Die Here Jesus het gesê: “Voorwaar, voorwaar Ek sê vir julle, as die koringkorrel nie in die grond val en sterf nie, bly dit alleen; maar as dit sterf, dra dit veel vrug” (Joh. 12:24).

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We Must Be Holy
JC Ryle

We must he holy on earth before we die, if we desire to go to heaven after death. If we hope to dwell with God for ever in the life to come, we must endeavour to be like Him in the life that now is. We must not only admire holiness, and wish for holiness: we must be holy.
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Die stryd teen vleeslikheid
Andrew Murray

Baie Christene leef in ‘n toestand van vleeslikheid voort deurdat hulle nie na ‘n lewe van oorwinning in die krag en onder die leiding van die Heilige Gees streef nie. Die gevolg hiervan is dat die eienskappe van die vlees oorheersend in hulle lewe bly en alle moontlikheid van geestelike groei uitskakel. Hulle bly klein kindertjies in die Here wat as gevolg van hulle beperkinge en tekortkominge onbevoeg is om geestelike werk te doen. Hulle vertoon nie die vrug van die Gees nie en word deur verdorwe emosies soos selfgesentreerdheid, twis, jaloersheid en tweedrag gekenmerk. Daar is egter ‘n oplossing vir hierdie ernstige probleem.
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Die Pad van die Here
Johan Malan

Die pad van die regverdiges is die pad van die lewe. Die Here Jesus het hierdie nuwe en lewende weg vir ons deur sy kruisdood geopen, en nooi ons daarheen. Hoe word ons op hierdie pad geplaas? Dit begin by ons wedergeboorte, en terwyl ons geestelik groei word die pad al hoe helderder tot die volle dag.
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Preke oor Heiligmaking (mp3):
Geesvervulling 1 (34:44)
Geesvervulling 2 (35:07)- Ds. Hannes Delport
Christelike Volmaaktheid Nou (51:33) - Ds. Marius Wolfaardt

Four messages

Four messages are presented on key issues which directly affect the nature of preparations which the church as the bride of Christ should make to be ready for the sudden coming of Jesus Christ as the heavenly Bridegroom
Johan Malan

Preface

Who is Jesus and how Well do we Know Him?

The Grey Area of Deception between Two Kingdoms

Typology of Abraham and his Family

The Necessity of Complete Sanctification

Epilogue

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From Darkness to the Light

 

God’s Plan of Salvation
Prof. Johan Malan

 

There is a definite way that the Lord Jesus deals with unbelievers to save them, equip them for service and prepare them for eternal life in heaven. The willingness and full co-operation of each one of us, according to fixed biblical guidelines, is necessary if we wish to avert the tragedy of a false repentance. We can all share in the wonderful experience to be called by the Lord out of the darkness of sin into His marvellous light. I invite you to explore with me the unsearchable riches of the Lord’s love and saving grace, and to accept it by faith.

1. Calling
2. Sorrow
3. Repentance or Conversion
4. Justification
5. Rebirth
6. Sanctification
7. Glorification
False Foundations
How to Grow in Grace

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Literature

Books Tracts
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There's a selection of books on various subjects such as
salvation / rebirth, spiritual growth, sanctification,
Christ's return, Bible study and more. These books can
be used for personal study and also Bible study groups.

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Ons het 'n verskeidenheid van boeke wat handel oor
redding / wedergeboorte, geestelike groei, heiligmaking,
die wederkoms, Bybelstudie en nog meer.  Daar is boeke
vir persoonlike studie, en ook vir Bybelstudie groepe.

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