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

A LIVING HOPE

“Hopefully” – this word comes up regularly from our favourite sports captains when they review the match. What do they mean? They are full of hope that they will do better next time or win the next game, or win the World Cup or whatever. It’s always about the next time but it’s always uncertain. “Hope” is also a Bible …Continue reading →

FORGIVENESS – A TRUE STORY  

The scene is a Truth and Reconciliation courtroom in South Africa.   A frail black woman rises slowly to her feet. She is something over 70 years of age. Facing across the room are several white security police officers, one of whom, Mr van der Broek, has just been tried and found implicated in the murders of both the woman’s son …Continue reading →

DON’T BE SCARED!

“Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” Worship and holiness were two parts of the Christian life that used to scare me when I was younger. I avoided them as much as I could because I knew that it was impossible for me to be holy, I didn’t know how to worship God and I didn’t know what to …Continue reading →

WHICH WAY?

Psalm 86:11 has been my prayer since 2008. It’s a prayer and a response. Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth. The rest of the verse is also a prayer and a response. Give me an undivided heart that I may fear your name. What are God’s ways? He told the prophet Isaiah that …Continue reading →

ONE THING!

We all have wishes and desires and wants and dreams, don’t we …and they cover a variety of aspirations, from money and wealth to health and happiness and everything in between? What would you ask for if God promised to give you anything you want? Would He give you what you desire or would He say, “No!” because it would …Continue reading →

SHARING GOD’S SECRETS

Do you have a friend with whom you can risk sharing your secrets – even those of which you are ashamed? It’s good to have someone to whom you can unburden yourself when you struggle with issues in your life A friendship like that can only be built on trust and mutual respect. It is risky to trust another person …Continue reading →

STORMPROOF!

How many times have you quoted or heard the verse, “Be still and know that I am God”? We even sing the words church as a worship song. It comes in the middle of Psalm 46 – a song about storm, tumult and war and the place where peace can be found in the midst of chaos. We love the …Continue reading →

A GIFT UNUSED

Have you ever given someone you love a gift, only to find that it has been stashed away unused? How hurt you would feel that your friendship was so little valued that the gift was tossed aside! How does God feel when we value His gift of salvation so little that we neglect to appropriate everything He has done for …Continue reading →

A FATHERLESS GENERATION

As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him (Psa. 103:13) I wonder how true this metaphor is in today’s world. Not only do we live in a fatherless world where many men beget children but take no responsibility for them, but where many children suffer at the hands of fatherless …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – REST

Molly’s favourite spot in the early morning, when I have made my coffee and settled myself in my recliner under my red “blankie”, is on my lap under the blanket. She goes to sleep again, content as a baby at its mother’s breast. She is a very active little dog, but there are times during the day when she needs …Continue reading →

DO NOT JUDGE

The story of the Prodigal Son is the most beautiful of all Jesus’ stories. It’s a familiar story because we know it well and because it is the story of many families.  It’s not the story line that surprises me, however, but the outcome.  How many fathers would receive back a wayward son without reproach?  How many fathers would treat …Continue reading →

BLIND SPOTS!

Blind spots! Most motor vehicles have blind spots – those places in the rear view mirror where a vehicle behind you is obscured for a moment or on the sides of the windscreen that block your vision of an oncoming vehicle. If you are not vigilant, a blind spot can be the cause of a serious accident. We can also …Continue reading →

THE BLOOD THAT SPEAKS

Does blood speak? Apparently, it does. When God questioned Cain about his brother’s whereabouts, Cain rudely replied, “I don’t know…Am I my brother’s guardian?” But the Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground!” (Gen. 4:10) Did Cain really think that God did not know what he had done? What about …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – DIRTY PAWS

Molly is a very clean little dog – except for her paws! I bath her every second week, an event which, strangely enough, she doesn’t mind. Fortunately, she doesn’t smell like a dog and she doesn’t have the habit of rolling in smelly stuff, so a fortnightly bath is sufficient to keep her sweet and clean. However, we live in …Continue reading →

THE PERFECT FATHER

As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him (Psa. 103:13) I wonder how true this metaphor is in today’s world. Not only do we live in a fatherless world where many men beget children but take no responsibility for them, but where many children suffer at the hands of fatherless …Continue reading →