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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James: When Is Wealth a Sin?

Date: 12 April 2015, 17:04 by aiims

Tonight we are jumping back into the book of James, picking up where we left off before our Easter series. We come to these opening verses of chapter 5 and find this powerful condemnation of rich exploiters. While James is generally blunt and direct this criticism of the behaviour of Christians throughout his letter this

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Re:Vision: Not Ashamed

Date: 11 August 2013, 09:08 by aiims

This morning we begin our series looking at some of the core values that we believe our church holds onto. The first is the Gospel, which is at the heart of all we say and do. If we are honest every one of us at one time or another has been ashamed of the gospel.

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Christian of the Year Award – NO SERMON

Date: 27 November 2016, 09:11 by aiims

As you read this passage, you can imagine the disciples arguing about who would be awarded the prestigious award of ‘Christian of the Year’. You picture them trying to show why they should be considered for the award, how they were greater, each convinced that they were a better disciple than the one next to

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The COST of Growing and Going

Date: 22 November 2015, 09:11 by aiims

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Christmas Moratorium

Date: 25 December 2014, 09:12 by aiims

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