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Christ the Word

If I oppose the Word I oppose my Lord    when he is most near;If I receive the Word I receive my Lord    wherein he is nigh.O thou who hast the hearts of all men    in thine hand,  form my heart according to the Word,    according to the image of thy Son,So shall Christ the Word, and his Word,    be my strength…
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Union With Christ

8.4 Christians are members of one another by virtue of their union with Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12–27); therefore, participation in the fellowship of the body of Christ through the local church is one of the believer’s greatest privileges and responsibilities (Psalm 84; Hebrews 10:25). This fellow­ship is one of the most important means of proclaiming Christ…
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The Cross

Look to the cross, and hate your sin, for sin nailed your Well Beloved to the tree. Look up to the cross, and you will kill sin, for the strength of Jesus’ love will make you strong to put down your tendencies to sin. Charles Spurgeon We love quoting Spurgeon at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni.…
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THOU ETERNAL GOD

 ‘Father, I have sinned’;Yet still I live, and fly repenting to thy oustretched    arms;  thou wilt not cast me off, for Jesus brings me near,  thou wilt not condemn me, for he died in    my stead,  thou wilt not mark my mountains of sin,    for he levelled all,  and his beauty covers my deformities.O my God, I bid farewell to sin by…
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Christian Ethics

8.3 Christian ethics is controlled by God’s law, which is expressed in the two great commandments (to love God and our neighbour), summarised in the Ten Commandments, and applied to the New Tes­tament believer by Christ and the apostles (Matthew 5:17–20; Mark 12:29–31; Romans 13:8–10). Article 8.3 This is an extract from Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni‘s Confession of…
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Our God is Just

There is no injustice in the grace of God. God is as just when He forgives a believer as when He casts a sinner into hell. Charles Spugeon We love quoting Spurgeon at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni. Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) was the most popular preacher of his time and is known as “the Prince…
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The Trinity

O Father, I thank thee that in fullness of grace  thou hast given me to Jesus, to be his sheep,    jewel, portion;O Jesus, I thank thee that in fullness of grace  thou hast accepted, espoused, bound me;O Holy Spirit, I thank thee that in fullness of  grace thou hast    exhibited Jesus as my salvation,    implanted faith within me,    subdued my stubborn heart,    made…
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What Christian Worship Looks Like

8.2 In addition to this worship, which embraces all of life, God’s people are called to specific acts of pub­lic (Acts 2:42–47; 20:7) and private (Psalm 119:148; Matthew 6:6) worship. These specific acts of worship—including such elements as the preaching of the Word, prayer (1 Timothy 4:13; 2:8), observance of the ordinances (Matthew 28:19–20; 1 Corinthians 11:18, 23–25), and the…
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Prayer Meetings Are Essential For The Health of The Church

We shall never see much change for the better in our churches in general till the prayer meeting occupies a higher place in the esteem of Christians. Charles Spurgeon We love quoting Spurgeon at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni. Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) was the most popular preacher of his time and is known as “the…
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A Living Sacrifice

8.1 It is the fundamental responsibility of all human beings to worship and serve their Creator (Romans 1:19–21). Although un­believers fail in this responsibil­ity (Romans 1:18–23, 25, 28), Christians, whose lives are being transformed and renewed by the gospel, are called to live lives of worship by offering themselves as living sacrifices to God (Romans 12:1–2). Article…
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