Jesus!

Date 30th December 2012  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Philippians 3:4-11, 18-19

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Christmas Is… Love

Date 25th December 2012  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Matthew 1:18-21

Christmas Is… Joy

Date 23rd December 2012  by Ettiene de Witte  Bible passage Luke 2:8-20

Christmas is the time of the year that is normally marked by excitement, gladness and laughter. It would be wrong, however, to assume that these words will mark the experience of Christmas for all people. This may well be a very sad Christmas for many in our community – a fact which leaves us with

Christmas Is… Giving

Date 16th December 2012  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Matthew 2:1-12

Christmas is a time of giving. Estimates are that Australians will spend $16.2 billion on everything from festive holidays to Boxing Day Sales during Christmas 2012! (Source: Comm Bank). Why? Why are we so infatuated with giving at Christmas time? Well God started it off and the Wise men set the pattern in place. Jesus

Christmas Is… Hope

Date 16th December 2012  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Jeremiah 29:10-14

Hope. It’s a word we generally use to express a wish or a desire. We say: ‘I hope that it all goes well’ or ‘I hope that I get that job’ to name a couple of examples. Is there more to the idea of hope though? Indeed we find great writers like Martin Luther saying

Thank You Jesus!

Date 09th December 2012  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Psalm 100

One of the first things we were taught as children was to say ‘thank you’ after we have received something. The idea behind this behaviour is usually to acknowledge and honour the kindness or love which was extended from the giving party. As with many other common customs or cultural norms, however, it’s easy to

Out Of The Cradle

Date 02nd December 2012  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Luke 2:1-20

The Kids@Church children will be presenting the wonderful Christmas story as a play and in song. Christmas has a special appeal with the story of shepherds and wisemen, with stars and angels. Add the cuteness factor of a new born baby and you get a beautiful story that captures the imagination of people around the

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Waste or Worship?

Date: 22 July 2018, 18:07 by Load Audio & Video

In the midst of hatred and betrayal Mark records and act of simple and costly devotion. Sensing where the life of Jesus was headed and being unable to alter that course in an act of love and faith she did what she could for Jesus. The question that is drawn out from the passage is

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The Symptoms of the Flesh

Date: 19 August 2018, 18:08 by Load Audio & Video

Have you ever had the experience of looking back on something you did wrong and saying to yourself, ‘I can’t believe I did that. I don’t normally do that sort of thing.’ How does that happen? Why do we humans do things that we believe are wrong? Why can’t we educate ourselves to a better

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Building a Body Together

Date: 29 July 2018, 10:07 by Load Audio & Video

As I start my ministry here it Redlands CRC it seemed a great time to take a look at what the church is supposed to be, at least in part. What is my role? What are we aiming for? Paul, using the image of the church as body gives us an idea in Eph 4.

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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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An Encouragement to Pray

Date: 15 July 2018, 18:07 by Load Audio & Video

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