+27 (11) 867 3505 church@bbcmail.co.za

Pastoral Articles

Charged with the responsibility of overseeing the church, the elders are constantly evaluating their faithfuless to God’s calling. Writing is one means of fulfilling the mandate to shepherd God’s flock. To this end, the elders occasionally publish articles to inform, encourage, and edify God’s people at BBC.

The Goal of Pastoral Articles

The articles published here are intended primarily for the members of BBC and are written by the elders with shepherds’ hearts to help the flock of God.

The Names of God: Yahweh Tsidkenu

The Names of God: Yahweh Tsidkenu

In the New Testament, Jesus presented himself as the Good Shepherd who came to give his life for his sheep (John 10:1–21). He did this because the religious leaders had left the people of Israel “harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd” (Matthew 9:36),...

The Names of God: Yahweh Roi

The Names of God: Yahweh Roi

Psalm 23 has long been one in which God’s people have found deep and abiding comfort. It is a favourite psalm, for example, at funerals. There is good reason for this. While the psalm does not offer any particular insight into the circumstances of its writing, it is...

The Names of God: Yahweh Machsi

The Names of God: Yahweh Machsi

In early 2020, when it became clear that COVID-19 was going to spread very quickly, various forms of lockdown were implemented across the world. In the Christian world at that time, perhaps no text of Scripture was more frequently cited than Psalm 91. In this famed...

The Names of God: Yahweh Yireh

The Names of God: Yahweh Yireh

When you think of examples of great faith in the Bible, you might immediately think of Abraham. Abraham’s faith was displayed when he obeyed a God whom he did not know to leave his home for a place of which he was not told. His faith was manifested when he believed...

The Names of God: Sar Shalom

The Names of God: Sar Shalom

I doubt that many people would evaluate the age in which we live as one characterised by peace. Consider ongoing terrorist and military conflicts in places like Afghanistan and Yemen, among others. The three deadliest wars of the twentieth century—World War II, World...

The Names of God: Yahweh Immeka

The Names of God: Yahweh Immeka

Have you ever felt completely inadequate for a task to which God has called you—as if you are the least qualified person in the world and anyone can do a better job than you? Has it stopped you from engaging in ministry? Do you shy from evangelising because you’re not...