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. Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. (John 14:16,17,26; 15:26,27; John 16:9-14; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; Galatians 5:22-26)

Corporate worship

Worship is sadly one of those areas in church life where a war is waged amongst the members. There are those who enjoy the old, others enjoy the new, and then of course the whole issue of style and body language causes remnants of the battle to lie spread all over the show on the battle front.

Maybe the biggest reason for this battle is because both sides of the trenches focus on form instead of essence, and they focus on the outward instead of the inward. The words of Christ resound over the battle plain from Matthew 15:8-9 “These people honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, in vain do they worship me.”

One definition of worship reads as follows: “Worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination with the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, and to devote the will to the purpose of God.”

At Logos we believe that worship is something we give to God. In view of God’s mercy bestowed upon us we are to render honour and adoration to God. That passion-filled, selfless, consuming desire to give to God is the essence of worship. It begins with us entrusting ourselves into God’s care as well as our attitudes and our possessions – until worship becomes a way of life. Our desire is to take the emphasis off ceremony and seasons and places and forms and to shift the focus to what is happening in the heart – not just on a Sunday but every day and all the time in all of our lives.

Paul reminds us in Romans 12:1-2: “Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual act of worship.”

John Piper summarises authentic and inner heart worship in such a beautiful way. He says: “The authenticating, inner essence of worship is being satisfied with Christ, prizing Christ, cherishing Christ and treasuring Christ.”

 


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Besides our true worship of God as a way of life in which we daily reflect back to God the radiance of His worth, we also gather for worship and share the following values with the rest of our members in this regard.

  1. God-centeredness. Practicing a public worship form that communicates the supremacy of God in all of life. Going hard after God as an all-satisfying end in Himself.
  2. Bible based and Bible saturated services. Pursuing fervent, biblical, Spirit-anointed, God-exalting, personally-helpful preaching.
  3. Emphasising the importance of both head and heart in our worship experience. We believe that the individual must carry deep, strong, real emotions towards God without being manipulated to emotional stirrings in which there is no clear thinking about spiritual things based on Biblical truth.
  4. Communicating in large and small group settings with authenticity and transparency. We are committed to an atmosphere of reverence, passion and wonder, rather than a shallow frivolous flippancy filled with hypocrisy.
  5. Being a singing people with growing appreciation for diverse expressions of love for God. We believe in a balance between historic and contemporary music, as long as it is singable, Biblical and God glorifying. We desire to see an increase in a humble willingness to embrace others whose tastes are different than ours.
  6. Creating a place for spontaneity and lay ministry to the body. Ministry is not just about the pulpit, but also about the pew.
  7. Commitment to a multi-cultural, multi-generational ethos at all times. We believe there are only two groups of people, namely the saved and the unsaved. We gather to worship with the saved from all generations and cultures that are comfortable with our ethos, and we leave to evangelise the lost amongst all generations and cultures.

God exalting worship therefore takes place when we……..

  • Focus on God alone
  • Learn from the teaching of God’s Word
  • Respond to God with our whole being
  • Pray with and for the body of believers
  • Sing to each other and the Lord
  • Observe the ordinances of the Church (Communion and Baptism)
  • Give to the Lord and His Church
  • Serve one another with our spiritual gifts and talents

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. Weekly Schedule

Click on "special events" to see if there is any special event soon.

 

Growth group at Pastor Nicki and Wendy on Wednesday evening at 19:00

Growth Group at Pastor Ivan Lotter's home out at Welgelegen also at 19:00


Men for the Master on Friday mornings at 06:00 at Mike van Heese's home.

 

Heart-Core Children's Ministry every second Saturday morning at 10:00 at Samaritan Home.

 

Ladies events as announced.

 

 

Why the name Logos?

Why do we call our fellowship ‘Logos Community Church?’

Our desire is that the word Logos will find a deep seated meaning in your life and that it will become synonymous with a life changing experience.

 

 


You will notice that under our logo, there is a very short purpose statement for Logos Community Church. Our purpose is very simple, namely, ‘To Know God, and to Make Him Known.’ But somebody has done this long before us, and that someone is Jesus Christ the Son of God who was born in Bethlehem 2000 years ago. In John 1:1 Jesus is called the ‘Logos’ which is translated ‘Word’. The humanity of Christ becomes abundantly clear in verse 14 where it says: "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."

The Greek word ‘Logos’ carries the thought of idea, thought, reason or expression.  Words are what we use to express what we think. Now why would John use this word ‘Logos’ to speak of the Messiah? The word ‘Logos’ communicates something very powerful about the Lord Jesus. When Jesus Christ came to this earth He made God known to us in a way that we otherwise could never have known God.  Jesus was literally the audible expression of God in all He said and did; in other words, He was the continuous visible expression of the invisible God. Think about it. You cannot see God but when you see Jesus you see the visible expression of the invisible God. John 1:18 (NIV) says: "No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known." So Jesus came to this earth to explain God, to reveal God and to make God known.

We can put it in another way. The only begotten God has explained God in the person of Himself in Jesus. This is such a powerful statement. God the Son who is God has made God the Father who is God known. The eternal Son has made the eternal Father known. Jesus said that He came from God, God sent Him and this is what John is claiming.

 

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