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Date 29th July 2012  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage 1 Corinthians 13

One of the things that every member of a church wants is – to put it quite frankly – for their church to simply be awesome. They want a church which works, a church in which they feel they belong and they want to be a part of. This being the case, we can proceed

God’s Teaching Plan

Date 29th July 2012  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Deuteronomy 6:1-12

Parenting is a tough job and what we do makes all the difference in the world. So how does God want us to do it? As parents, we have a huge influence in the lives of our children. So how do we influence them God’s way? As parents, our attitudes and actions shape the attitude

The ‘fine print’ of following Jesus

Date 22nd July 2012  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Mark 8:31-9:1

In our everyday life most of us have had to do with ‘fine print’, whether it was with regards to something as simple as a phone contract, health policy or something more complex like buying a property or business. Most of us are familiar with the important notion of ‘checking the fine print’ before we

The ‘Fine Print’ of Following Jesus

Date 22nd July 2012  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Mark 8:31-9:1

In our everyday life most of us have had to do with ‘fine print’, whether it was with regards to something as simple as a phone contract, health policy or something more complex like buying a property or business. Most of us are familiar with the important notion of ‘checking the fine print’ before we

Installation Service of Jim de Witte

Date 22nd July 2012  by Keith Warren & Jim de Witte  Bible passage 1 Peter 4:11, 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

In the service this morning there will be two sermons preached, one by Jim and one by Keith. But I hasten to add: these sermons will be much shorter than usual. Keith hopes to focus on the absolute centrality of the Word of God in Jim’s ministry amongst us. We will consider some words in

Why Should We Not Do Wrong?

Date 15th July 2012  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Romans 6:1-14

Sin – ‘knowingly doing wrong’ or ‘knowingly violating the law or will of God’ is a word or a concept not often preached or spoken about in Christian circles nowadays. In many ways, I suppose we can say it’s fallen from favour in our culture. This leads the church and many Christians to ask: ‘is

Is Christianity a Straightjacket?

Date 15th July 2012  by KJ Tromp - Pastor for Nerang Community Church  Bible passage John 14:1-6

Ever been tempted to think that Christianity robs you of certain pleasures? Ever been told by others that being a Christian is like being in a straitjacket? Meanwhile Jesus says, “I have come that they may have life, and life to the full” and “whoever the Son sets free is free indeed”. We will explore

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Date: 30 September 2018, 18:09 by Load Audio & Video

As foreigners in a foreign land followers of God will often find themselves under pressure to conform. At times, threats will be made and we will face loss of some kind if we don’t. How will we face that fear of loss? Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego give us an insight into how we can continue

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God, Who is Eternal

Date: 25 November 2018, 10:11 by Load Audio & Video

Last week we begun looking at what the Bible teaches us about God and who He is. We saw that He is one God, but in three persons. A wonderfully rich mystery. This week we will look at the fact that God is eternal. He existed before the universe and He is beyond this universe.

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A Psalm of the Cleaners

Date: 02 December 2018, 18:12 by Load Audio & Video

This is a beautiful Psalm written by people who were present in the Temple, who served there. In it they are expressing just how intensely they desired to be there. But this desire was not because they were separated from it but because they were exactly where they wanted to be. They felt blessed to

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The God of Heaven

Date: 23 September 2018, 18:09 by Load Audio & Video

When people don’t know God it is easy to worry about the future. You wonder what will happen and it can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety. This was the case for Nebuchadnezzar. Here was the most powerful ruler of the day having bad dreams. Yet through the whole story we read of

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The Work of the Bible

Date: 14 October 2018, 18:10 by Load Audio & Video

All of our Christian life we are told that listening to sermons and taking part in Bible study is important. The foundation to this belief is that the Bible is important to the Christian. But what does it really do? Are we just listening to an ancient documentary of a bygone era? Is it a

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