This is our weekly roundup. The intention is to communicate everything in one place. We do hope it’s useful (we’d love feedback)?
Read Haggai before Sunday
Get your heart and mind into shape for this Sunday. And your family’s too. Read Haggai 1-2 together. It’ll take about 10 minutes. Click here to read the book online. You can find a short overview of the book here. Or watch a short overview of the book here. Want to study? You can find trustworthy commentaries here. Did you miss Sunday’s sermon on Haggai 1:1-15? Watch it here.
Join us in person this Sunday!
We’re looking forward to seeing you. Please preregister for the service. By preregistering you secure a seat and help us plan. 50 of the seats available are indoors and 50 of the seats are outdoors. We will allocate seats on a first-come-first-served basis on the day (the forecast is Sunny, 24°C). Click here to book a spot in the 9:30 am service this Sunday. Or contact the church office on WhatsApp (+27 87 700 5319).
Sing to One Another!!!
There are over fifty direct commands for us to sing, and singing is mentioned over 400 times in the Bible. 1. We sing as an act of worship. 2. We sing to disciple one another. 3. We sing as a declaration to the world. On this next Lord’s Day, I hope you will sing from the bottom of your heart with gratitude to the Lord as an act of worship. I pray that you will sing to your brothers and sisters in Christ as you lend your voice to building one another up as disciples. I pray that as we sing, the Lord would bring into our gatherings people to whom we can boldly declare the salvation of our God. Click here to read this 9 Marks Journal article.
2 Timothy 2 Workshop
Interested in stepping through 2 Timothy 2 (with special reference to verse 20) on Friday? We’ll be workshopping on Zoom from 9:00-11:00am. Meeting URL: https://zoom.us/j/97968926191?pwd=eXpjRTZxaHY5emNHTjNFS0ZZL2tJQT09, Meeting ID: 979 6892 6191, Passcode: 239442. There will be no Table Talk with Mark on Radio Pulpit this Friday. Robert S. Kinney, Director of Ministries at Charles Simeon Trust will join us.
A New Elder
The elders have been working alongside Richard Raphael for about a year and a half. We will bring his name to the church at a future general meeting. Click here to see what we teach about elders.
The elders will bring the names of Tshepo Pitso (Pastoral Assistant), Richard Visser (Health and Safety) and Lee-ann Du Toit (Sunday School) to the next general meeting to serve in the role of deacon. Click here to see what we teach about elders.
Christ is building His Church! Say hi and get to know Werner, Tenieke, Ivan, Jonelle and Jared at church this Sunday. Would you like to become a member? You must chat to Tshepo ASAP. Click here to book your spot in the membership class. Or contact the church office (+27 87 700 5319).
Quarterly General Meeting
Our next Quarterly General Meeting will be on 29 August 2021 at 5:00pm. It will be in-person and online.
Read together towards spiritual growth
We’re using WhatsApp to read good material together. Here are three WhatsApp groups you can join to read and grow with other Christians in our community:
- Read 3 good sermons a Week: This group reads 3 sermons a week. The elders select the sermons. They reflect central truths or central figures from contemporary and church history. This group starts Monday, 1 August. Mark is the group admin. Join the CPBC 3 Sermons a Week WhatsApp group here.
- Do a daily devotionals with John Piper: Struggling to get into the rhythm of doing daily devotionals? In under 10 minutes each day, you can get your daily dose of Solid Joys by John Piper. This would be a great resource for husbands and wives to do together. Or even families after supper. Tshepo is the group admin. Join the CPBC Daily Devotional WhatsApp group here.
- Read the New Testament in 3 Months: This group reads through the New Testament together every 3 months. This would be a great group to join if you’ve not read the Bible before, or if you need a little accountability. Mark is the group admin. Join the CPBC NT in 3 Months WhatsApp group here.
Would you like to start a WhatsApp reading group? Contact the church office (+27 87 700 5319) (We’d love to help you get started).
Our church app and church directory
Did you know we have a church app? It’s available on Apple and Android. One of the key features of the app is a directory of members. You can control information shared for you and your family. It’s a great way to know who to pray for in our community.
How to give
Our mission is to glorify God, together, proclaiming His Word, in Benoni. Giving is one way that you can partner with us, even as we partner with God, to make that happen. Giving is a familiar theme throughout Scripture. Our giving is a tremendous privilege, not a heavy burden. It should be anonymous, cheerful and sacrificial in nature. Click here to give via our website. Or give via EFT. Bank: Standard Bank, Account: Crystal Park Baptist Church, Number: 021 103 100, Branch: Benoni, Code: 013 042.
Save our telephone number
We send out regular WhatsApp broadcast messages from the office phone. This includes the weekly roundup. As well as prayer and praise items, and church family information. Unless you save our office number to your contacts you will not receive the messages. Our office WhatsApp (and telephone number) is: +27 87 700 5319. Click here to read our WhatsApp guidelines.
How to get involved
There are so many ways you can serve at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni. There are evangelism, fellowship, worship, and teaching opportunities. Would you like to get involved? Click here for a list of service opportunities. Or contact the church office (+27 87 700 5319).
How to submit a prayer request
Need prayer? Please tell us. Want to make us aware of a praise item? Please share with us. Click here to submit a prayer request. Or contact the church office (+27 87 700 5319).
How to connect with a small group
Christianity was never intended to be a spectator sport. Small group Bible study is not valuable, it is invaluable. Connect with a small group (Young Adults, Benoni, Ladies, Men, Youth, Sunday School). Click here to find a Bible study on Zoom.
How to disciple, and be discipled
Disciple, and be discipled. Add prayer and purpose to your relationships. By prayer I mean, share prayer requests and praise items with one another. By purpose I mean, study a part of God’s Word together. Looking for material to use? Or looking for someone who can begin the process with you? Contact the church office (+27 87 700 5319). We’ll help you.
Let’s beat the third wave!
The Covid-19 protocols we have put in place include: 1.) Sanitise at the door. 2.) Wear a mask while on the church property. And 3.) exercise appropriate social distancing. This Sunday: 4.) We will not serve tea and coffee between services. 5.) We will not have Sunday School. Read our Covid-19 plan here.
Yours in Christ,