The Lord Provides

Date 29th April 2012  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Jonah 1:17 and Chapter 2

Say good bye, these days are gone, And we can’t keep holding on When all we need is some relief Through these hard times (Matchbox Twenty)  

Losing My First Love

Date 29th April 2012  by Bevan Burnes - Elder  Bible passage Revelation 2:1-7

First century believers faced stiff opposition from political authorities determined to stop the spread of the Christian gospel. In spite of this, they were able to spread the gospel to “the ends of the earth”. One reason for this was a concentration on reaching cities. In Ephesus, for example, Christian leaders influenced groups of workers

God’s Call of Discomfort

Date 22nd April 2012  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Jonah 1:1-4

Christians mostly perceive God as a source of comfort in their lives. This is a well founded perception, since the Bible portrays God as being exactly that, especially in times when injustice and the painful effects of sin really hurts us. But, can God also be a God of discomfort? Can he be the one

The World in His Hands

Date 15th April 2012  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Jonah 1

“He’s got the whole world, in his hands…” Many of us are familiar with these words from the popular children’s song. While we were children and we sing it with the actions, we must confess that the power of it doesn’t really strike us unitl we’re adults. Does God really hold the whole world in

Yes, Dry Bones Can Live!

Date 08th April 2012  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Ezekiel 37:1-14

All of us, from time to time, hit those stretches on life’s journey where we look into our own lives and we are not very excited about what we see… We often face circumstances or challenges which leave us pretty numb on the inside and it doesn’t take long before our lives feel like a

It Is Finished!

Date 06th April 2012  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage

All over the world for the last 2000 odd years the symbol of Christianity has been a cross. Most people know that and most churches all over the denominational spectrum agree that yes, indeed, this is the proper symbol to identify the Christian faith with. Why is this? And why is it that Christians all

How Well Should Christians Sleep?

Date 01st April 2012  by Ryan Hemelaar - Operation 513 Leader  Bible passage Mark 4:26-29

How well do you sleep at night? This seems an odd question to ask. But if the Bible makes clear that Jesus is the only way of forgiveness and that those who do not believe in Him are eternally lost, should we be sleeping well at night? Or should we stay up being worried about

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