Hope Rising

Date 28th October 2012  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Habakkuk 2:2-20

Habakkuk’s frustration was at a boiling point. Violence, injustice, strife, and conflict surrounded him, and he wanted God to do something about it. But he didn’t complain behind God’s back. Instead, he went straight to God. “How long, O Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen” were his opening words. God

Hallelujah- Praise the Lord

Date 21st October 2012  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Psalm 146

Roy Clements, English Baptist Pastor, noted that there are 3 words that are understood in every language on earth: amen; hallelujah and Coca-Cola. Amen we know; Coca-Cola we know…but what does Hallelujah mean? Our culture has trivialised the word and uses it in shameful ways, but what does the word mean and how should we

Greatness Lies In Grace

Date 21st October 2012  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Luke 22:14-30

William Shakespeare once said about ‘greatness’: “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” It is fair to say that most of us are born with the desire to be ‘great’. A desire to live lives of great significance and to be the possessors of some highly sought after

Something Old, Something New

Date 14th October 2012  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Psalm 19 and Matthew 13:51-52

There are things we learn at school which we think will be totally useless when you’ve finished school. There is trivia we keep in our heads that is only useful if you want to go on Millionaire Hotseat. What about the things we learn in church? Do the things we learn about God and the

You Are God’s Workmanship

Date 14th October 2012  by Bevan Burnes - Elder  Bible passage Ephesians 2 : 1 - 10

Have you ever thought what it would be like if God suddenly withdrew his presence and his salvation process ceased? I am sure there would be chaos because every bit of glory, joy, gladness and warmth would be gone. For these blessings come from God’s activity among us, from God at work redeeming, reaching out,

Habakkuk: Two Roads in Life

Date 07th October 2012  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Habakkuk 2:1-20

A revelation has been given to Habakkuk. It is a revelation for all time and it speaks of justice. Justice will be handed down in the course of God’s time. As we look at God’s response to Habakkuk we will be focussing on verse 4 and 5. In these verses God makes a contrast for

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