Shirley and I count it a privilege to serve you as an Interim Pastoral couple at IBCZ. Previously we served the church as the Pastoral Couple from 2008 to 2014. We were encouraged on the Sunday, prior to our leaving South Africa this week, by the sermon preached at the church we attended. In Acts 16 the apostle Paul returned to the churches in Asia strengthening them, verse 5. I trust that by God’s help and our labouring together we will see spiritual growth in our faith and “an increase in numbers”.
We want to serve our Lord at IBCZ by being available to minister to the church family and others. Please do not hesitate to contact us or one of the Elders if there is a need, or if you are aware of some need. We would really appreciate your help in this regard.
This Sunday we celebrate the first Sunday of Advent. Advent means – coming, and for four weeks we recognize and remember the thousands of years God’s people anticipated and longed for the coming of God’s salvation, for Messiah – the Christ. I am eager to preach a series of messages from the book of Isaiah and chapter 9 which relate to Christ’s coming. The sermons that as I am preparing excite my heart about what I am studying, and I look forward to sharing these truths with you. His names reveal the person and work of Christ to us.
Names that describe Christ:
First Week, November 27th: “Wonder” – His PERSON
Second Week, December 4th: “Counsellor” – His PROFESSION
Third Week, December 11th: “Mighty God” – His POWER
Fourth Week, December 18th: “Everlasting Father” – His PERMANENCE.
Christmas Eve. (der Weihnachtsabend), December 24th: “Prince of Peace” – His PRE-EMINENCE
Please join us this Sunday as we worship together at 10:30 am and celebrate the Wonder of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Yours in His service, Pastor Bruce and Shirley