Head, Heart, Hands

Date 23rd February 2014  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

One of the questions Christians always seems to come back to in new and fresh ways is the question: ‘what does it mean for me to follow Jesus? What does it come down to in real terms of how I live my life?’ It’s true that once the cost is counted, many realizethis journey may

Apprentices of the Master

Date 23rd February 2014  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Mark 1 : 14 - 20

People sometimes ask: ‘Did Jesus have a ‘mission strategy’? In the gospel of Mark we get apiece of the answer. The answer is ‘yes’. In verse 17 Jesus says, ‘Come follow me and I willmake you fishers of men’. This becomes the master and apprentice model that works so wellin industry. Jesus would be the

What’s In it for Me?

Date 16th February 2014  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Romans 8:1-2; Philippians 3:20-21; John 3:36

“What’s in it for me?” This is the question that we ask ourselves with almost everything we do, at least subconsciously. And while it’s a question that Christian circles mostly see as a bad question for it’s selfishness and anti-Christ like sentiments, we have to wonder if there are times when it is appropriate to

The Messenger’s Mission

Date 16th February 2014  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Mark 1 : 1 - 8

John the Baptist must be one of the most peculiar characters of Scripture. From Mark’s gospel we know he had a strange fashion sense, wearing clothes made out of rough camel hair; we know of his diet oddness, locusts and wild honey. Some might dismiss him as a crackpot, an oddball, or a weirdo but

Who Is Jesus?

Date 09th February 2014  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Mark1:1-3

Mark starts his gospel with the statement: The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. That’s it. Mark doesn’t argue the point, instead he went on to demonstrate it, reporting a series of unique events and acts that made it clear who Jesus is. As you read through the gospel there

The Holy Spirit

Date 02nd February 2014  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage John 16:5-16

Just think about these questions: “Why do I believe the Bible is God’s Word when others don’t?” “Why do I believe Jesus is God and Saviour?” “Why do I repent and have faith?” “Where do I get the strength to live the Christian life?” “How come I am able to grow in the faith?” “What

The Great Equaliser

Date 02nd February 2014  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Matthew 20:1-16

A farmer once employed people to work in his vineyard at various stages of the day – some started very early and some very, very late in the day. Striking is the thought then, when, at the end of the day the farmer pays all the workers exactlythe same amount! What do we make of

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Romans – The Power of God

Date: 16 September 2018, 10:09 by Load Audio & Video

Romans 1:16-17 have been called the themed verses of Paul’s letter to the Romans. There Paul declares that the gospel is God’s power for salvation. In other words, it’s through the gospel of Jesus Christ that God will change the world. But what does it look like to believe that? How would believing that shape

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Romans – The Result of Rejecting God

Date: 23 September 2018, 10:09 by Load Audio & Video

In Romans last week we were reminded that the gospel is God’s power to bring salvation to all people. As we speak it to other, God will transform lives. Not only will people change their destination (hell to heaven), but God will change the way they live. The question is, why is that such good

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Romans – Death in Adam, Life in Christ

Date: 04 November 2018, 10:11 by Load Audio & Video

This whole passage contrasts Adam and Jesus, each of whom fixed the future of all the people in the age they initiated. Adam brought in the age of sin, and all who are descended from him have found themselves trapped in sin and death. Jesus brought in the age of grace, and all who trace

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God, Who is Trinity

Date: 18 November 2018, 09:11 by Load Audio & Video

This week we begin a short series looking at some of the big truths the Bible teaches us about God. Perhaps one of the most well known, but not always well understood truths is that God exists as Trinity, three in one. But why is that even important? Sure the Bible tells us, but does

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An Idol, A Furnace and God

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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