Baie dankie aan ons boeta Charl van Wyk van die Community Church wat hierdie Vrydag se spreker vir ons aanbeveel het.
Pastor Siniko Nxesi is a true soldier for Christ. Despite being shot in the arm and back, during a church robbery, he has remained steadfast in his faith and prayers. The horrific experience has not only made him a stronger Christian but solidified his resolve to radically fight for the Kingdom of God.
Siniko is now a convenor of Pastors Against Church Closures – a four-month-old national movement that has birthed a new desire among pastors to stand in unity for the sake of the Gospel, and righteousness in our society.
God’s Word is clear; we are commanded by the Lord to observe a sabbath rest and keep it holy; we are to gather around the Word and receive communion; we are commanded not to give up meeting together; we are commanded to make disciples of all nations, teach, and baptize; to lay hands on and send out missionaries. Elders of the church are to pray over and anoint the sick with oil; we are required to sing together, greet one another, bear one another’s burdens, and exercise church discipline.
Pastors have struggled with the question: What should we do if worldly powers interfere with Christ’s clear commands to His Church?
Martin Luther wrote:
“Those who are engaged in a spiritual ministry such as preachers and pastors must likewise remain steadfast before the peril of death. We have a plain command from Christ, “A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep, but the hireling sees the wolf coming and flees” (John 10:11). For when people are dying, they most need a spiritual ministry which strengthens and comforts their consciences by word and sacrament and in faith overcomes death.”
My is Bongani Mahlangu. I’m married to one wife. Her name is Thandile Mahlangu. We have a beautiful daughter named Khensani. She is two years old. Im from Pretoria, my wife is from East London.
I’m an elder of Northside Baptist Church in Kuilsriver/Bluedowns area. I came to Cape Town in 2015 to reach out to the Somalis with OM. I led the ministry from 2015 to 2019 where from 2020 I have the privilege in joining Voice of the Martyrs as Ethiopia field leader.
If you believe that you serve a sovereign God, then logic says we need to accept every situation, challenge, reward or dark pit as being in the knowledge of that God. It feels risky to stand in that faith in your Creator when there is not a single ray of hope. But I thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, that my life, with all it’s deep and dark realities, stands to prove that my Savior lives, and that our God is a gracious God. It’s not possible to look at my life and say there is no God.
From a life of bliss with a wonderful marriage to a beautiful woman and awesome son, to a cold, lonely prison cell over 6 000 Km from home is where I eventually landed when I chose to chase the physical pleasures of this world that I had always secretly admired as a child
The hidden truths of a life in a Thai prison became my daily reality as I faced a 21 year sentence with no support of help from family or friends.
It is the reality of God’s grace – something that I have only just begun to understand – that I have to tell about; about the reality of His supernatural provision, protection, leading and deliverance; about His love for the lowest sinner; about God as my constant Companion and Friend despite my life as a mere assembly of fleshly elements.
Mine is the testimony of a life from powder to power. Twice pardoned – Once by a king of the land and once by the King of all Kings.
Vrydag se spreker is Harm Engelbrecht. Harm verkies dat min oor hom gesê word. Hy gaan Vrydag vir ons vertel van sy reis met Christus.
Harm het skool gegaan en groot geword in Goodwood en baie tyd in die Landboubedryf gewerk. Hy het sy eie besigheid bedryf en is tans op die uitvoerend komitee van CBMC wat se missie dit is om besigheidsmanne by God uit te bring.
Harm is al 30 jaar gelukkig getroud en hou van lees, sport en vakansie hou.
Wedervarings en mense wat die Here intussen oor sy pad gestuur het
Stan het ons in Mei 2019 besoek en kom getuig oor die wedervarings en mense wat die Here intussen oor sy pad gestuur het. Hy is ook gereeld op die radio. Hy gaan vertel van Covid, sy optredes by maatskappye en vertel van die wonderlike stories wat hy ervaar het.