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Welcome to Ebenezer Family Church Online

We appreciate your visiting our website and pray that you will be blessed as you do so. The Ebenezer Family Church is found in King William’s Town, the Capital of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Feel free to visit us or to contact us with any suggestions or comments. JESUS IS LORD!


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It’s All About Him

IT’S ALL ABOUT HIM “Brothers and sisters, let me take an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or add to a human covenant that has been duly established, so it is in this case. The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say, “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but …Continue reading →

Either Or, Not Both And…

EITHER OR, NOT BOTH AND… “For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: ‘Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.’ Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because ‘the righteous will live by faith.’ The …Continue reading →

Going For The Throat

GOING FOR THE THROAT “So again I ask, does God give His Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. “Scripture foresaw that God would …Continue reading →

The Acid Test

THE ACID TEST “You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. I would like to learn just one thing from you. Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are …Continue reading →

Dead, But Alive

DEAD, BUT ALIVE “But if, in seeking to be justified in Christ, we Jews find ourselves also among the sinners, doesn’t that mean that Christ promotes sin? If I rebuild what I destroyed, then I really would be a lawbreaker.” Galatians 2:17, 18. This is quite complicated reasoning. If the Jews who believed in Jesus, no longer meticulously kept all …Continue reading →

One Small Step Backwards…

ONE SMALL STEP BACKWARDS... “We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So, we too have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law because, …Continue reading →

Clay Feet!

CLAY FEET “When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face because he stood condemned, For before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group. The other …Continue reading →

Paul’s Trump Card

PAUL’S TRUMP CARD “Yet not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, though he was a Greek. This matter arose because some false believers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus and to make us slaves. We did not give in to them for a moment, so that the …Continue reading →

No Loose Cannon

NO LOOSE CANNONS “Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem, this time with Barnabas. I took Titus along also. I went in response to a revelation and, meeting privately with those esteemed as leaders, I presented to them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles. I wanted to be sure that I was not running and …Continue reading →

Persecutor Turned Preacher

PERSECUTOR TURNED PREACHER “Then, after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Cephas and stayed with him fifteen days. I saw none of the other apostles – only James, the Lord’s brother. I assure you before God that what I am writing is no lie. Then I went to Syria and Cilicia. I was personally unknown …Continue reading →

From God’s Perspective

FROM GOD’S PERSPECTIVE “But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult with human beings. I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles …Continue reading →

Right About Turn

RIGHT ABOUT TURN! “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. “I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. I did …Continue reading →


CONFUSED! “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel – which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an …Continue reading →

Hot Under The Collar

HOT UNDER THE COLLAR “Paul, an apostle – sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead – and all the brothers and sisters with me. To the churches in Galatia: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ who gave …Continue reading →

The Future Is Assured

THE FUTURE IS ASSURED “Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:6. Surely? David is making an assumption, but based on what? If this is what the past has taught me, then surely my future is assured. Past experience has shown …Continue reading →

A Table-land Of Plenty

A TABLE-LAND OF PLENTY “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” Psalm 23:5. What lies beyond the dark valley and why do the sheep have to go through it? Why can’t they stay in the green pastures and beside the quiet waters? After all, isn’t that …Continue reading →

Going Through The Valley

GOING THROUGH THE VALLEY “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4. David remembered. He was probably an old man by now. He thought back to his youth as a shepherd on the hills outside Bethlehem. He reflected on his …Continue reading →

Spiritual Warfare – Conclusion

CONCLUSION The strategy of the enemy from the beginning was to lure people into believing that he is in charge; that he is Lord. He wants the attention and the worship and he will use every trick in the book to take the focus away from Jesus who in the only and true Lord. He has convinced unbelievers that God …Continue reading →

Really Living

REALLY LIVING “He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” Psalm 23:1. What was wrong with David’s soul that needed restoring? We could replace the word “soul” with “life”. Like everyone else, he was aware that his life was out of sync with God from the beginning. He lamented, after he fell into …Continue reading →

Spiritual Warfare – Two Misunderstandings

TWO MISUNDERSTANDINGS There are two errors of interpretation that have contributed to the misunderstanding about spiritual warfare. Binding and loosing The first misunderstanding comes from Jesus’ words to His disciples in Matthew 16 and arises from a misinterpretation of the rabbi’s yoke. “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be …Continue reading →

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