Stained

Date 29th March 2013  by Jim de Witte, Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage

Many a mother would be able to talk about and compare with other mothers her agony in removing stains from clothes. We regularly see ads on TV which tells of so and so’s new powder with renewed and strengthened ability to get rid of those pesky stains. This Easter, in a practical and memorable way,

Will Everything be Ok?

Date 24th March 2013  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Psalm 121

Life is a Journey; Enjoy the Ride The quote above is designed to make us look at life from a new perspective – a perspective which presumes that once we see life as a journey, we’ll automatically enjoy it. What if we don’t, though? The reality is that life’s journey is fraught with calamities and

Made For Service – CHECK

Date 24th March 2013  by Bevan Burnes - Elder  Bible passage Ephesians 2:1-10

In spite of enormous success, Elvis was, according to friends, an unfulfilled and unhappy man. He died of obesity and drug dependency at 42. And in an interview with his wife, Priscilla, she said this about her husband: “Elvis never came to terms with who he was meant to be or what his purpose in

Prayer for Protection

Date 24th March 2013  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Matthew 6:13; James 1:1-18

In the Lord’s Prayer Jesus calls us to remember we are weak and that we need the Lord’s protection. As we live in this world we have, what one person described, as the ‘unholy trinity’ attacking us. Three of them (the devil, the World, and Flesh) united in their desire to see God’s work in

Our Daily Bread

Date 10th March 2013  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Matthew 6:11; 25-34

Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string” vs. Jesus Christ: “Give us our daily bread”. Western culture’s insistence on freedom found in the autonomy and self-reliance of the individual vs. Christianity’s truth expressed in total, utter, self-abandoning reliance on the provision of God. Sunday morning we’ll look at how the

Hallowed Be Thy Name

Date 03rd March 2013  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Matthew 6:9-10 Revelation 11:17, 22:20

If you’ve been around in Christian circles for long enough, you’ll probably be familiar with the words: “… Hallowed be thy name…” They aren’t words we really use in today’s language and apart from sounding kind of authentic and even cool to say in a prayer, we have to ask the question: do we really

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