KSB Youth Conference 2001
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5 July 10:00 - John Lilford-Powys
5. July 15:00 - Bruno Hlongwane
6. July 10:00 - Dr. Albu van Eeden
6. July 19:00 - Erlo Stegen
7. July 10:00 - Friedel Stegen
7. July 15:00 - Michael Müller (devotion)
7. July 19:00 - Erlo Stegen
8. July 10:30 - Erlo Stegen
9. July 10:00 - Erlo Stegen
9. July 15:00 - Joseph Chauke
9. July 19:00 - Robert Mapanga (devotion) & TNT
10. July 10:00 - Joseph Chauke
10. July 15:00 - Ingrid du Preez (devotion) & TLW
10. July 19:00 - Erlo Stegen
11. July 10:00 - Erlo Stegen
Wednesday 11. July
15:00 - Sudanese Pastors
12. July 10:00 - Erlo Stegen
Thursday 12. July
15:00 - Zwelandile Ngidi (devotion) & Testimonies
12. July 19:00 - Erlo Stegen
Friday - exodus
5. July, Thursday - Morning Service
As Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, don't you want to lift up the Son
of man in your life. If you come to Jesus today you can be saved. When the people in the
desert looked at the snake, they were saved, but those who did not look up at it, died.
You who are not a believer, are dead spiritually. Don't you want to be saved today?
5. July, Thursday - Afternoon Service
heard about Jesus and longed to see him. There where some obstacles he had to overcome
There was a great crowd and he, being short in stature, couldn't see Jesus.
Maybe you came here with a need. But there will be things that will try to distract your
attention, but don't allow it. Maybe your friends, the opposite sex, the different
fashions and hairstyles - all these things could hinder you from seeing Jesus and you
don't even notice that He is passing you by. Zacheus even acted contrary to the culture
and ran ahead and climbed a tree to see Jesus. And Jesus called him and his life was
changed. If you sincerely seek Jesus with all your heart, you will find Him and he will
change your life.
6. July, Friday - Morning service
Albu van Eeden
Prov. 4: 14-21
of the message: Gods way and the devils way.
warns us not to enter the path of wickedness. He doesnt speak about what you are
doing, but about the way you walk upon. You might walk way of evil and do good and walk on
way of God and do evil things. Dont try to serve God while walking wicked ways.
Youll try and try and not succeed.
First step to leave way of wickedness: Confess your sins, by name and not nice names.
Second step: Go and make restitution where youve done wrong.
is person like who walks on evil ways?
do evil before going to sleep, defile themselves, dream evil dreams.
sleep is taken away unless they make someone else fall.
way is like darkness, and they dont know what causes them to stumble. Maybe
youre depressed, unhappy and even considering suicide, because you dont know
what is wrong.
is Gods way like?
the shining sun, shining ever brighter until the perfect day. We know sun goes down before
day ends, but God says if we walk in His way, sun will shine brighter. When we die, our
day will end in light, like bright sun at noon.
your opportunity to leave way of darkness and turn to Gods way.
6. July, Friday - Evening service
were three important feasts of the Jews:
1. The Passover, commemorating their deliverance out of Egypt, the house of bondage.
2. Pentecost (50 days after passover)
3. The feast of tabernacles or tents, commemorating their dwelling and travelling in tents
for forty years in the wilderness
it is generally agreed amongst scholars of the Bible that this feast was the Passover
feast, although the Bible does not say which feast it was. This is also the most important
feast of the Jews. Now, this feast of the Passover starts on the 14th of April. God said
to Moses that this month of April will be their first month of the year. The Jews call it
the month Nisan.
so we find some Christians even counting their years from their second birth. A 50-year
old man said he was seven years old, when asked for his age, because he had been saved for
seven years. Another man said he was two years old, being saved out of Egypt for two
years. How long ago have you been saved out of Egypt and from the works of Egypt?
had to slaughter the Passover lamb and strike of the blood on their doorposts so that the
angel of death would 'pass over'. In the same way, we take the blood of Jesus and put it
on our hearts. And how do we do it? By coming to Jesus, confessing and forsaking our sins.
And Israel had to eat the meat that was roasted over the fire. So we need to eat God's
Word. And as Israel ate the unleavened bread on the 15th, so, after you have been cleansed
from your sins, you need to live a life free from sin.
7. July, Saturday - Morning Service
You need to answer the Lord's question: Would you like to be
made whole? He is waiting for your reply. His blood can cleanse you from every sickness
Remember to read God's Word; it will give you all that you need through the day. This is
how you will receive new strength.
To get to the pool, they had to pass through five porches. Now we know that the number
five stands for the grace of God. Without the Grace of God we cannot attain anything. Each
and everyone who wants to be healed must let the Grace of God deal with them.
The man we read about had been cripple for 38 years - most of which he had probably spent
at the side of the pool. His perseverence is amazing. After many years of trying to be
healed and failing, he did not give up, but still persisted.
Have you given up because you have not reached the water?
Remember Jacob, who sent all over the stream, willing to be alone with God.
God wants you to be healed and to receive help, so that you in
turn can help others to get into the water. Are you accepting His help that He offers?
Even if you see others getting help and you not, never get
tired of crying to God for help. The cripple saw many others receiving help, while he did
not receive help, but still he persisted. And Jesus saw his heart, and finally helped him.
In the same way God sees your heart and will help you if you call on him with all your
Finally, you must remember that when God helps you, you in
turn must help others to get into the water.
7. July, Saturday - Afternoon Service
"Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days
come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them"
The youth is very important. The most important decisions of our life is made in our
youth. For that God has given us His Word to make those decisions. We cannot choose the
time of our Salvation. There is a time when Jesus is passing by our lives and that is the
time to respond. The paralyzed man of John 5 might have had only those few moments when
Jesus was close and offered help. If he did not respond then, it might have been too late
The rest of the afternoon service was a time for testimony of what God has done.
7. July, Saturday - Evening Service
Jerusalem had many gates, but the Sheep gate was the most
important of them all. It was the gate on the North side of Jerusalem, which led to the
Temple. In the days of Nehemiah it was the first gate they built into the wall of
Jerusalem. This gate was sanctified by God's Word and prayer. In the same way God's place
and house has been sanctified by His Word and prayer. And those that come into His house
and presence without Godly reverence and fear, come under His judgement and do not receive
help. He sees those who come into His house with their sins and do not part with it.
The pool of Bethesda (meaning 'house of mercy' in Hebrew) was
conveniently situated close to the Temple so that all those who brought their sheep to be
sacrificed could wash them in the pool first. They knew that they could not offer God a
dirty animal. Now, Jesus Christ is that pool today where we must dip ourselves and be
washed and cleansed from our sins, before we come into God's presence and offer ourselves
An altar call was made and about a thousand came forward to
give their lives to God. We thank and praise Him for His grace and mercy still today!
8. July Sunday - Morning Service
John 5:6-9, 12-13
000 in auditorium)
* He didn't go
to grand places, but to places of need. He went straight to the worst case. Jesus had come
to earth not for the healthy but the sick, not the righteous but the sinners. Do you have
the same mind and spirit of Jesus, having compassion for those in need?
* Jesus asked him: Do you want to be made whole? The man answered these with condemning
words: "I have no man to help me." Many die daily in South Africa in darkness,
crying, I have no man to help me. If another person falls into sin do you condemn and
gossip about him or do you try and help to bring him back to health. Pray & ask God to
open your eyes to see what He sees.
Also, some people don't want to be made whole. They find their illness, or sin, convenient
and prefer not to be healed.
* Jesus told him to rise, take up his bed and go. He obeyed without doubting and arguing.
He didn't even know the Man who healed him. God has done much for you without you knowing
it. Will you not come today and be healed of your sin, accepting Jesus?
9. July, Monday - Morning Service
were three points:
1. Jesus found him in the temple
2. "You are made whole, sin no more"
3. God is not to be mocked by continued sin, but to be feared, for He knows the future.
then, Jesus found him in the temple. Although he did not know that it was Jesus who made
him whole, he instinctively knew that he has to give God the honour and glory. Where are
you found? Are you found in the temple, in God's house and presence, serving, honouring
and praising Him for what He has done for you - even the things you don't know about? Or
are you found in the pubs and discos?
when God has made you whole, stop sinning and pay your vows you have made to God. So many
people, when they are in trouble, promise God many things, but afterwards forget all they
had promised. You remember how you promised God your whole life to serve Him alone? What
has happened to that promise. Have you kept it? The story was related of the man who said
he wanted to preach the Gospel when he was a boy. Afterwards, when a teenager, he joined a
gang and they murdered two people. They were condemned to death. Fortunately he repented
before he died, but his life was ended, because he broke his vow to God.
God knows the future and knows what worse things will happed to you if you continue in sin
after you had been made whole. He knew this man's sin, probably over thirty eight years
ago, because he had been in that state so long. And He also knew the future that something
worse will happed to him if he continue to sin. So also in our lives, God is not mocked,
but whatsoever we sow, we shall reap.
altar call was made and many hundreds responded.
9. July, Monday - Afternoon Service
The question, "Would you be made whole?", is
directed at the individual by God. The importance of an individual realizing that he/she
is an individual (and not a "we", "them" or "us") and
responsable alone to God was emphasized.
One should not rely on other people as the lost son did. The lost son was forsaken by his
Quote: "You are the only you on earth. There is no other you like you because you are
The devotion was concluded by the question: "Would you be made whole?" God is
desires to make us whole if we are only willing to make the first step as the lost son
9. July, Monday - Evening Service
It was mentioned about the day when all the wicked and those
that did unrighteousness will burn as an oven. It is a terrible day for the unrighteous -
those who are not cleansed and washed in the Blood of Jesus.
Just think of the rich man who burned in those flames. Why did
he want his tongue to be cooled specifically, whereas all his members were burning? I
think it was because he spoke evil with his tongue and sinned more with his tongue than
with any other member of his body.
Oh, how terrible that day will be not. But I do not fear that
day - and so also those that are Christians indeed. We have been saved and ransomed by
Jesus, that we would not be part of those that are judged and condemned on that day. And
this is the message to all: Be made whole by coming to Jesus, confessing and forsaking
your sin. Then you can also flee the wrath of that day that is sure to come on all the
TNT also made a presentation (Here are some photo's and video clips).
10. July, Tuesday - Morning Service
Dan 1:4,8; Gen 19:17
Firstly, we see that these young men purposed to stay pure and
not to defile themselves with the king's food. They said YES to God in the first place.
And by refusing to defile themselves with the king's food, they said NO to the devil. And
lastly, from Genesis, we see how the angels told Lot and his family to flee from the evil
So in like manner, you need to say YES to Jesus by giving your
life over to Him, and say NO to the devil by not defiling yourself with his works of
darkness. His works are manifest amongst young people in their dress. Girls dress with
clothes to attract young men and arouse lust in them. Dresses with slits and mini-scirts,
exposing their body. We read in 2 Tim 2:22 that you young people must flee from the
desires and lusts of the youth. Flee from it as Lot and his family had to flee from those
evil cities. Purpose in your heart to stay pure and live for Jesus as Daniel and his
July, Tuesday - Afternoon Service (devotion)
Ruth chose God and God's people above everything. We know her
response to her mother that she want her God and her people to be her people.
And here we see God's provision for her, after she forsook all
to follow Him and His people - "I will do to you all that thou require". Boaz is
a type of Christ. This shows us Christ's response to those who forsake all for Him.
10. July, Tuesday - Evening Service
"...Go and sin no more..."
The previously paralysed man must have thought that his physical healing was the greatest
event possible, but Jesus thought deeper. This was still insignificant compared to what
should still have to happen: His spiritual healing. Sin now had to be dealt with in his
Only Christianity has the solution to sin:
Nothing can bring rest or restore peace after sin has entered a life except the blood of
It is required that the person be liberated from sin.
"What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?"
In the days of the writing of this, there was a method of execution of a murderer where
the murdered was tied to his murderer and left to putrefy on him and thus kill him. It was
probably with this in mind that the writer wrote this. Only Jesus can set us free from
this body of sin.
A 10 minute speech was made by the previous Junior Mayor of
Durban, Pierre Andy Patton:
The superior importance of a commitment to God above pursuing our own dreams was
emphasized, and the need for us to shine in the present dark age.
"Seek the Lord while he may be found", the time may come when it is too late.
The speech was concluded with a story:
Someone was selling beautiful ornaments at a pathetically cheap price. When asked the
reason for this low price. The salesman replied that there was no stamp on to prove its
authenticity. So too is any imitation of a Christian worthless.
11. July, Wednesday - Morning Service
He shared the secret to success in life. The key to success is
spiritual vitality. God does not discriminate between skin colours; He discerns the colour
of the heart. Those that fear and serves Him He promises to bless even to the thousand's
generation and those that hate Him He curses to the third and forth generation.
John 5:6 "...Do you want to get well?"
This is not a stupid question, as it might at first seem; not all people WANT to be
spiritually healed; many are on the broad way.
A large part of the service consisted of a story that is summarised here:
A couple of years ago, an ex-policeman, Kista Pillay, got a job in a hotel in
Pietermaritzburg. He was responsible for taking care of the property. After some time he
caught a thief in the act of stealing. The thief , who happened to be a sorcerer, sought
revenge; Kista was haunted by spirits nightly and lost the ability to take in solid foods.
After 8 months of vain medical attempts, he heard about KSB. He confessed his sins and was
prayed for, but the spirits continued to torment him. He was asked by rev. Erlo Stegen
whether there was not perhaps one sin left to serve as a foothold for Satan. As rev.
Stegen spoke to him he smelt tabacco, and asked him concerning it. He then confessed this
That same night a gentleman wearing a smart suit entered his room to offer him a
cigarette. When he refused his offer the man jumped on his chest and started to beat him.
Kista cried out to the Lord and at that instant the man fled, exposing his tail to Kista
in this act (revealing to Kista that it had been the devil himself).
After this he was completely set free and healed from his disease.
After a few months, however, he fell back into smoking, and sadly, he died in misery,
being in even worse torment than before.
Again, this illustrate the importance of confessing and
forsaking your sin completely and finally.
11. July, Wednesday - Afternoon Service
Rev Jeffrey Kayanga and Rev Kenneth Baringwa from Sudan spoke
about the desparate situation in their country where Christians are persecuted by Muslims.
They described the difference between Islam and Christianity, where Islam is a religion
based on hate whereas Christianity is based on love.
12. July, Thursday - Morning Service
How to grow in the Lord
This is the question many are asking. Once you have accepted Christ into your life
and repented from your sins how shall you then live? A preacher was once asked
about his salvation. He replied that he was saved, he is being saved and one day he will
be saved when he is received into heaven. It is thus a continual relationship with the
In Rom 12:1 we read about total surrender. We must no longer submit ourselves to
sin but to the Lord who now owns us. Then you no longer live but He lives in you.
12. July, Thursday - Afternoon Service
Gen 6:12 &13
found Noah, the only righteous man in his generation, and commanded him to make an ark so
that he and his family can be saved. Today the corruption in the world is no less than in
the days of Noah. Jesus is our ark. We must hide ourselves in Him to be saved from the
wrath of God that is sure to come on the world.
rest of the afternoon various young people gave their testimonies of what God had done for
them during this youth conference. One young man stood up, saying he had been saved before
he came here, but the message he heard revived him greatly. Various others also thanked
God how He changed their lives during this week.
12. July, Thursday - Evening Service
Now that you are a Christian, watch your thoughts. Some Christians make
no progress, because they do not watch their thoughts. We should be growing so that when
we meet again we are on a higher spiritual level.
Go into the entire world and teach the nations to keep the word of the Lord. If you
keep to your own group, when will you reach the whole world? Be alive and live for Christ.
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true..." The truth cannot lie and is
faithful. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of truth.
There was a young man who was a Christian who received about a thousand rand - putting
it in different pockets. As he walked, he met up with thieves. They searched him and took
his money. They asked him if it was all the money. He said yes. When they had just gone
around the corner, he called to them. When they asked him why, he said "Forgive me, I
found 5c. I lied to you. Here it is, take it." They looked at each other - the one
started to wipe away tears. They returned all the money to him, saying that they could not
take money from one who told the truth in that way. Obey that which Christ tells you
through His Spirit.
Remember, we will have to give account of every idle word we speak.
"...whatever is noble..." You must behave like a person with dignity - every
deed having nobility. There was a poor girl at school having only one potato for lunch
every day. Many of the children made a mockery of her, like children having Satan in them,
always do. At lunch she used to hide and eat her one potato. One day another girl
overheard two boys planning to secretly replace her one potato with stones and then laugh
at her when they see her reaction. Feeling pity for the poor girl, she went home, told it
to her mother, and asked her mother to bake some cakes. The next day, after they replaced
the potato with stones, she replaced it with nice food, and cakes. Great were the
boys astonishment when, as she opened her packet, her eyes lit up, and she took out
cakes and food. This is a noble deed, and such a person can be respected.
"...whatever is right..." Seek out that which is right in the sight of God -
don't seek that which is wrong. "...whatever is pure..." In Greek - whatever is
dedicated to God. Live a life that is pure. Think upon things that are pure, not holding
If you surrender your life to the Lord, this is how your life should be.
"...whatever is lovely..." Things that have goodness in them.
"...admirable...praiseworthy..." When you do something, that you can bring it
before God and the church, that they can admire it.
"...think about such things..." Examining things, testing them, thinking of
them logically. If the devil tells you to do something, ask him what will become of you if
you do it. Remember, you are not what you think you are, you are what you think - the
thoughts you have will be judged. Your thoughts are as deeds before God..
13. July, Friday
The main exodus of children back to their homes has been taking place
since 4am and has continued into the night. About a thousand children still remain and
they will probably be transported back home within the next 48 hours.
Through the day services have continued as normal. This evening the 2
Anglican pastors from Sudan, Rev Jeffrey Kayanga and Rev Kenneth Baringwa,
showed a film "Sudan - the hidden Holocaust". The 55 minute video is a recent
release and shows shocking material about the persecution of the Christian South by the
Islamic North. Some of the footage confirmed that slavery of children is still taking
Please continue to pray for the 7,000 or so children and teenagers who have
spent the past week listening to the Word of God. Many of them made the decision to come
to Christ. They are from very difficult circumstances and will need the grace of our Lord
to stand firm in their faith.
The next Youth Week has been announced - it is to take place, the Lord willing,
from 7 to 14 December 2001.