Kenilworth Community Presbyterian Church (KCPC) is a community of believers who love Jesus and enjoy coming together to worship God. In worship, God equips us to live out our faith for Him. We have a rich history of more than 100 years of ministry to this community and the surrounds. Our mission is to be bearers of the Good News of Jesus Christ so that by God’s grace Jesus Christ will change our lives and the lives of others as we serve Him willingly.
KCPC is a member of the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA). The UPCSA is a new denomination founded on the union between two older denominations, namely the Presbyterian Church in South Africa (PCSA) and the Reformed Presbyterian Church (RPC). This union took place in 1999. The emblem of the UPCSA is the cross with the burning bush as the background. The image is in the menu bar, top-right. The burning bush is reminiscent of the encounter Moses had with God in the desert. God revealed himself to Moses and called him to liberate Israel from the tyranny of their Egyptian masters. The bush was on fire ‘however, it was not being burned up’.
Today we continue our reading of the “scenes” in John 9.
Scene 5 (John 9:18-23)
The power struggle increases. The enemies of Jesus do not believe the man who has received his sight, so they ask his parents: Is this your son? And, if he was healed, how did that happen? The parents are so scared of being driven out of the synagogue that they tell them to ask their son: “He’s old enough.”
Scene 6 (John 9:24-34)
The Pharisees summon the man who was blind and now (supposedly) is healed and accuse him of being a sinner. The man, who is drawing on another sort of healing, replies that all he knows is that he was blind and now can see. They keep asking the same questions. Finally the man comes back with a question: “Why do you want to hear the answer again?” Slyly, he asks, “Do you also want to be his disciple?” The Pharisees are angry! Then come the Pharisees’ theological lecture, full of certainty and—dead wrong. John 9:30-33 relays the truth of God.
Scene 7 (John 9:35-38)
Hearing what is happening, Jesus finds the man born blind and guides him through to the wonderful words of confession: “Lord, I believe.” And the man worships Jesus.
Scene 8 (John 9:39-41)
Finally, Jesus’ summary turns things upside down: “I came for judgment so that those who do not see may see, and those who think they see may become blind.”
Lord Jesus Christ, bend your ear to our prayers and come among us. Bring light into the darkness of our
hearts and anoint us with your Spirit. Amen.
From the 2014 Lent Devotional, “Let us Hold Fast”. With permission from the Luther Seminary. Click here to go to their website and download a copy of the devotional for yourself.
Enjoy this video montage lovingly put together by the Neves family on their departure to the mission field.