Everything is New

Date 22nd April 2011  by Cilnton Berends  Bible passage Matthew 27:45-56

Did anyone really know on that first Good Friday, what was going on? Did people understand the significance of Jesus’ death on the cross? While at the time it might not have been clear, God left some pretty powerful signs for the world that this death was more than just an ‘injustice’ or a ‘mistake’

What’s the Kingdom of God?

Date 17th April 2011  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Mark 1:14-20

Whenever the queen visits Australia, many of us may wonder: ‘what’s it like living in a kingdom?’ or ‘what’s it like having a king?’ It’s something we Aussies are not really familiar with, are we? In fact, most Aussies probably dread the idea of living under a king. We find, however, that Easter – a

A Different Kind of King

Date 17th April 2011  by Clinton Berends  Bible passage Matthew 21:1-11

It’s pretty fair to say that we don’t think much about royalty in our day. Sure, there is a bit of hype around an upcoming royal wedding, but royalties impact on our daily life is quite insignificant. But this wasn’t the case in the time of the New Testament, in fact for much of the

Responding to Easter

Date 10th April 2011  by John Hoogenhout - Pastor for Bray Park Community Church  Bible passage Matthew 27:11-26

Have you ever wondered what was going through the minds of those witnessing Jesus in the week prior to his crucifixion? Imagine you were in the crowd? You heard Pilate question Jesus and debate with the chief priests and elders. What would you be thinking? What would you have said had you been asked for

Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

Date 10th April 2011  by Clinton Berends  Bible passage Matthew 26:36-46

Throughout the sermons in Acts we saw a common teaching that Jesus suffered and died at the hands of evil men, but also according to the plan of God. But why was it so necessary for Jesus to die, couldn’t God have just waved a magic wand? This Sunday we start heading towards Easter with

Living with a Faithful God

Date 03rd April 2011  by Clinton Berends  Bible passage Psalm 46

Certainty. It’s not that easy to find. In families, in careers, in finances, in sports. Even in the church. Sometimes the most adequate words to describe our world and our lives are words like: turmoil, change, uncertainty, chaos. The Bible affirms this too, that in the world and in life there is tremendous uncertainty and

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He Gave His Only-Begotten Son

Date: 22 April 2018, 10:04 by Load Audio & Video

Over against the war-scarred, sin-strangled world, let us reflect on the wonder of wonders in the text of texts. The measure of love is always its willingness to give; its capacity for sacrifice. In giving Christ, God gives us all things in Him. He leaves the throne of heaven for a stable in Bethlehem and

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The Murdered Son

Date: by Load Audio & Video

Today, the story is simple. A man has a vineyard and he rents it to some farmers. They misuse his property and want to keep it for themselves. When he sends messengers to collect what is rightfully his, the farmers beat them and kill them. Eventually he sends his son and they kill him, too.

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Spiritual Games

Date: 29 April 2018, 10:04 by Load Audio & Video

We have witnessed two great sporting events this year, the Winter Olympics and the Commonwealth Games. Maybe you’ve been excited and amazed at the achievements of all the athletes and marvelled at the amount of time and practice required to reach Games standards. The modern Olympics were inspired by ancient games held in Olympia, Greece,

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Why Should I Believe the Bible?

Date: 15 April 2018, 18:04 by Load Audio & Video

We may often be faced with some common hang-ups with the authority of the Bible when it comes to why we believe what we believe. Who hasn’t heard these sorts of remarks: “Why believe something that was written so long ago?” “Times have changed, move on.” “Can we believe that what was said and done

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Song of a Struggling Saint

Date: 19 August 2018, 10:08 by Load Audio & Video

If you live long enough, your faith is bound to be challenged some time. Psalm 73 is the song of a godly man who felt his faith slipping away. Even though these words were written 3000 years ago, they might as well have been written today. This Psalm is his very personal testimony. He opens

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