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!


Latest Blog Posts

In The Eye Of The Storm

IN THE EYE OF THE STORM I recently watched an interesting video on YouTube of a scientific expedition into the middle of hurricane Hugo to monitor and record what went on inside the hurricane which was rapidly approaching the east coast of America. The aircraft in which the scientists flew was a sturdy, four-engine propeller plane which had a fuselage …Continue reading →

Heart Or Hand?

HEART OR HAND? Have you ever said, or heard someone else saying, “I’m believing God for…” Now there is nothing wrong with believing prayer. In fact, Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him (Heb. 11:6). The problem arises when …Continue reading →

Potential And Opportunity

POTENTIAL AND OPPORTUNITY I wonder whether Jesus didn’t see something else in little children that we sometimes overlook – potential. What possibilities are locked up in the tiny frame that lies helplessly in your arms? All you are aware of at that moment is the beauty and perfection of the little one, the excitement of its safe arrival and the …Continue reading →

Reconnect The Umbilical Cord

RECONNECT THE UMBILICAL CORD Jesus loved little children. What was it about them that delighted Him? He even used a little child as an example of greatness. At that time His disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child to Him and placed the child among them. …Continue reading →

A Callous Cop-out

A CALLOUS COP-OUT I call passionate prayers for revival a callous cop-out! I guess that shakes you! Let’s start at the beginning. The ancient Hebrew concept of life was a journey. The children of Israel’s journey from Egypt through the wilderness to the Promised Land was often used in the Bible as a picture of our journey through life. It …Continue reading →

Beauty Wins The Day

BEAUTY WINS THE DAY What is beauty? The people of the world focus on the visible beauty of shape, form and colour. Glossy magazines are full of pictures of beautiful women garbed in the latest of outrageous fashions. They spend huge amounts of money on draping and adorning their bodies with garments and makeup to enhance their visual attraction. When …Continue reading →

Plus Or Minus?

PLUS OR MINUS? It’s amazing, isn’t it how many minuses life dishes out and how few pluses by comparison, so it seems. When you look back over your own life, as I do over mine, what stands out for you? Hard times, tough experiences, bitter memories or reverses of one kind or another? Dark shadows across the landscape of your …Continue reading →

Shut up!

Dear Family There is just so much stuff going on all over at the moment that I feel desperately sorry for the person without God. We have a country and a world in crisis. From natural disasters to political turmoil to out of control violent crime to super bugs in hospitals to every nook and cranny of society in trauma, …Continue reading →

Passion Or Obligation

PASSION OR OBLIGATION Have you read The Shack? I know it’s a controversial book. It seems that people either love it or hate it, depending on whether they understand the book or not. Some have even accused the author, William Paul Young, of teaching New Age theology! Well! You decide for yourself. I have read the book twice and written …Continue reading →

Be Careful, Motor Mouth

BE CAREFUL, MOTOR MOUTH! How good we are at hiding our true selves behind our sunny faces and our little white lies! “Hello! How are you?” Without batting an eyelid, we reply, “I’m fine, thank you,” while underneath we are boiling because we have just had a set-to with our husband, son or daughter or we are struggling with one …Continue reading →

Beauty For Ashes

BEAUTY FOR ASHES Remember our talk about travelling light? Many of us carry the baggage of grief and loss. Loved ones top the list, but there are other kinds of losses we sustain that cause us as much pain as the loss of a beloved family member or friend. We live in a time when children are the victims of …Continue reading →

Toxic Technology

TOXIC TECHNOLOGY The ice age, the iron age, the bronze age and…the technological age. Scientists of the future will probably classify all the abandoned paraphernalia they dig up as evidence of the “technological” age. Of course, science will have advanced far beyond what we think are the marvels of our age – all the conveniences and advantages that computers, tablets, …Continue reading →

Travelling Light

TRAVELLING LIGHT Have you ever moved house? I have, many times and each time I move, I resolve not to accumulate so much unnecessary “stuff” again. We humans love our stuff, don’t we? Only when we have to pack and move it, and then find a place for it in our new location do we realise how much unnecessary paraphernalia …Continue reading →

Pushing The Reset Button

PUSHING THE RESET BUTTON How many times have you blown it and wished that you could turn back the clock? Or perhaps something terrible has happened to you or a family member and you fervently longed that it was still yesterday. Unfortunately for us, there is no such thing as “pushing the reset button”. Whatever we have said or done, …Continue reading →

You are Your Own Judge

YOU ARE YOUR OWN JUDGE I have noticed, as I have walked and re-walked through the gospels with Jesus, that He was big on human responsibility. He never sanctioned the kind of prayers I often hear people pray – that God would do for us what He has already done, or given us the responsibility to do for ourselves. Jesus …Continue reading →