Welcome to EFC Online

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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BAPTISING “After this, Jesus and His disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where He spent some time with them, and baptised. Now John was also baptising at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were coming and being baptised, (This was before John was put in prison).” John 3:22-24. What was all this baptising about? …Continue reading →

Did The Cross Work?

DID THE CROSS WORK? An insidious and disturbing error has crept into some streams of the modern church which I call “the Galatian Church syndrome.” What is the Galatian Church syndrome? The apostle Paul had to deal with a group of Christian teachers called the Judaizers. “That Gentile Christians should convert to Judaism and obey the Laws of Moses was …Continue reading →

To God Be The Glory!

TO GOD BE THE GLORY! “Now to Him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that the Gentiles …Continue reading →

The God Of Peace

THE GOD OF PEACE “Everyone has heard about your obedience. So I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil. The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. “Timothy, my co-worker, sends his greetings to you, as do Lucius, Jason and Sosipater, my fellow …Continue reading →

Unity – The Hallmark Of The True Church

UNITY – THE HALLMARK OF THE TRUE CHURCH “Greet Mary… Andronicus and Junia… Ampliatus… Urbanus and Stachys… Apelles… Aristobulus… Herodion… the household of Narcissis… Tryphena and Tryphosa… Persis… Rufus and his mother… Asynchritis… Phlegon… Hermes… Patrobas… Hermas and the other brothers and sisters with them… Philologus… Julia… Nereus and his sister… Olympas and all the Lord’s people with them. Greet …Continue reading →

A Postscript

 A POSTSCRIPT “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchrea. I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of His people and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me.” Romans 16:1, 2. Chapter 15 ends …Continue reading →

Pray For Me

PRAY FOR ME   “So after I have completed this task and have made sure that they have received this contribution, I will go to Spain and visit you on the way. I know that when I come to you, I will come in the full measure of the blessing of Christ.” Romans 15: 28, 29. Paul related his plans …Continue reading →

Unfulfilled Dreams

UNFULFILLED DREAMS “This is why I have often been hindered from coming to you. But now there is no more place for me to work in these regions, and since I have been longing for many years to visit you, I plan to do so when I go to Spain. I hope to see you while passing through and have …Continue reading →

Bragging on God

BRAGGING ON GOD “Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done – by the power of signs and wonders, through the power of the Holy Spirit of God. …Continue reading →

Come Back To The Rabbi’s Yoke

COME BACK TO THE RABBI’S YOKE “I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another. Yet I have written you quite boldly on some points to remind you of them again, because of the grace God gave me to be a minister of Jesus Christ …Continue reading →

A Place For The Gentiles

A PLACE FOR THE GENTILES “For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed and moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy. As it is written: ‘Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing …Continue reading →

He Deserves The Praise

HE DESERVES THE PRAISE “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other than Christ Jesus had so that, with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise …Continue reading →

The God Of The Bible

THE GOD OF THE BIBLE “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each one should please his neighbours for their good, to build them up. For even Christ did not please Himself but, as it is written: ‘The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.’ For …Continue reading →

Growing Up Is For Real

GROWING UP IS FOR REAL “Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble. It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to …Continue reading →

A Higher Law

A HIGHER LAW “Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, to that person it …Continue reading →

Each One For Himself

EACH ONE FOR HIMSELF “You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. “As it is written: ‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me: every tongue will acknowledge God.’ “So then, each of us will …Continue reading →

Alive Or Dead, We Are His

ALIVE OR DEAD, WE ARE HIS “One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in his own mind. Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains, does …Continue reading →

Guard Your Own Heart

GUARD YOUR OWN HEART “Accept one another whose faith is weak without quarrelling over disputable matters. One person’s faith allows him to eat anything but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the …Continue reading →

How You Live Does Matter

HOW YOU LIVE DOES MATTER “And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber because our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armour of …Continue reading →

No Debt

NO DEBT “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; you shall not murder; you shall not steal; you shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbour as …Continue reading →

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“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” — Romans 5:3-4 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.