EMMAUS BAPTIST CHURCH
The Emmaus Baptist Church is a member of The Baptist Union of Southern Africa. We exist to glorify God by making disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in all nations. Committed to making known the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and proclaiming His Word in our community and the world, our prayer is that men, women and children from every walk of life will see the Saviour in all that we do. We want all who attend to learn of the salvation and of the hope that is found in Jesus Christ.
SERMONS & BIBLE STUDIES
The latest sermons and bible studies recorded during the service. Streaming and free downloads are available. There will also be occasional special meetings with recordings.
Sunday 10 January
9h00 Adult Bible class
10h00 Morning Worship
17h30 Evening Worship
Wednesday 6 January
No Bible Study
7h00 Prayer meeting
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE WEEKLY READING
Monday (11 Jan):
Gen 21-24, John 12-13
Tuesday (12 Jan):
Gen 25-28, John 14-16
Wednesday (13 Jan):
Gen 29-32, John 17
Thursday (14 Jan):
Gen 33-36, John 18-19
Friday (15 Jan):
Gen 37-41, John 20-21
Saturday (16 Jan):
CHURCH BANKING DETAILS
Bank: First National Bank (FNB)
Branch: The Lake
Account Name: The Emmaus Baptist Church
Cheque Account No. 545 0706 1403
Pastor Hennie van Niekerk
Cell: 076 320 0286
Office: 012 661 1830
10 JANUARY 2021
Morning Service -10:00
Sermon Text: Proverbs 5:1-23
Evening Service - 17:30
Sermon Text: 1 Peter 2:13-15
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES
Jas 5:16 ..Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Q. 34. How does the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. The Spirit applies to us the redemption purchased by Christ, by working faith in us, and thereby uniting us to Christ in our effectual calling.
(Eph. 2:8; 3:17)
PO Box 2703
120 Maraboe Ave. Rooihuiskraal
Thank the Lord for his mercy and grace during 2020.
Praise the Lord for all the new membership applications to our congregation, May the Lord bless us in the process of taking in these brothers and sisters.
1Tim 2:1-2 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
Pray for all earthly authorities as God commands us, and for his people to submit to and trust the Lord in all things.
Pray for the local church, that we may grow in the knowledge and grace of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Missionaries: Pray for God’s word to reach all men, and for God to provide for every physical and spiritual need of His people according to His wisdom. Especially pray for…
Greg & Yvonne Cameron – Serving in Mission in Paraguay.
If there are any specific prayer requests from anyone in the church please send it to the Pastor to put into the Newsletter
NOTICE FROM EBC
ON 29 DECEMBER 2020
Due the the recent restrictions put in place by the government, we will not be assembling for any activities at EBC. We will, however be streaming the service to this website here at 10:00 on Sundays. Such will be done until we are allowed to meet in-person again where live services will still be available for those who are not able to join us. For any questions or queries, please visit the contact page.
NOTICE FROM THE CPBC ELDERS
ON 2 APRIL 2020
Due to the national lock-down we will not assemble for any activities at EBC. Live sermons will DV be streamed by Pastor Willem via audio link, starting 10:00 and 18:00 until we may congregate again, subject to the decision of our Elders at CPBC. https://www.cpbc.co.za/live-broadcast/
Such services will be done on Sundays.
You are also invited to have bread and grape juice ready to share in the Lord’s Supper on the 1st Sunday of every month.
During this time of isolation we realise that you may need additional encouragement, therefore Pastor Willem Bronkhorst will DV be available per telephone 24/7. His number is 073 222 4159.
DV is the abbreviation for Deo Volente, it is Latin for "God Willing".
James 4:14-15; yet you do not even know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”
You are invited to join us in prayer via Skype:
Sundays at 8h00 and at 17h00.
Wednesdays at 18h00.
NOTICE FROM THE CPBC ELDERS
ON 20 MARCH 2020
Dearly Beloved Emmaus Baptist Church,
Just a few measures to keep in mind in the two categories of combatting the Covid19 flu virus (which measures are Social Distancing and Personal Hygiene).
Taking things one week at a time, our Lord's Day services will continue as usual. Let's be faithful in that. We do, however, have to be prudent (right thinking in action) in that. We are not only fighting a plague pandemic, but also a panic pandemic. Here, in our best judgement, are the measures, for now, to do so:
If you feel sick, see a doctor and please stay home. You can listen to the EBC recorded sermons at and also livestream the CPBC services at
If you fall in the high-risk category (over 70, or you have an underlying medical condition), use your own discretion whether to attend or not.
If you have recently been to a high or higher risk area outside of the country, please abide by the self-quarantine protocols of the Department of Health. You can find them on their website.
Let's (sadly) refrain from handshakes and hugs for now.
No tea will be served after services until further notice.
As far as personal hygiene is concerned, we will have hand sanitizers available liberally on our premises this coming Lord's day. Use them liberally, also considering others.
The door stewards will not be handing you bulletins (or shaking your hands). The bulletins will be available (produced by sterile hands) for you to take from the counter.
As far as social distancing is concerned, we ask that you keep a one-seat space between yourself and the one adjacent to you (families and couples excepted). Use the available space and don't clutter in as-far-back-as possible confines.
Remember: We are not just fighting a plague pandemic, but also a panic pandemic. Do both.
As your elders, in the midst of this crisis, we are constantly consulting with the best available minds and hearts at all levels. We shall, one day at a time, endeavour to remain faithful and vigilant in our effort to shepherd you wisely and faithfully in the spiritual, physical and social realms. Please pray for us.
Above all: Be virtuous: Maintain faith, hope, love, prudence, justice, temperance AND fortitude. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength, and love your neighbour as yourself.
Be fervent in prayer, and read Psalm 91, on which pastor Willem will be preaching this coming Lord's Day. You NEED to hear it.
Panic increases pain; It does not empower. Rudyard Kipling (loosely paraphrased) said: "One day people will ask you 'How did you respond when everyone around you were losing their heads'". May God grant that we will be able to say that we, as true Christians, responded like Luther did during the great plague of the early sixteenth century. Here is a helpful link to a good summary of how he did. Please read, rise up and rally together in the Lord: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/evangelical-history/when-the-deadlyoutbreak-comes-counsel-from-martin-luther
Yours in Christ,
Your loving elders.