How to be Happy

Date 27th April 2014  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Psalm 119:9-16

One of the things most human beings have in common is the desire to be truly happy. We want to live lives that are satisfying, meaningful and which mattered. The key question, however, is how to achieve that? On Sunday night, as we draw near to some incredibly basic truths of the Christian faith, we

Following Jesus to the Cross: Darkness and Light – Part 2

Date 20th April 2014  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Mark 16 : 9 - 20

John Stott once wrote: “The fact of suffering undoubtedly constitutes the single greatest challenge to the Christian faith, and has been in every generation.” John Stott is talking about ‘darkness’. Thedarkness of human suffering we each face inour own lives in varying degrees, ways, shapes and forms. And whileourdarknessconfronts us with many questions, one of

Following Jesus to the Cross: Darkness and Light – Part 1

Date 18th April 2014  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Mark 15: 25-40

John Stott once wrote: “The fact of suffering undoubtedly constitutes the single greatest challenge to the Christian faith, and has been in every generation.” John Stott is talking about ‘darkness’. Thedarkness of human suffering we each face inour own lives in varying degrees, ways, shapes and forms. And whileourdarknessconfronts us with many questions, one of

Following Jesus to the Cross: A Meal with a Meaning

Date 13th April 2014  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Mark 14:17-31

“Why is this night different from all other nights?” To this day it isthe question that a young Jewish boy would ask the father of his family on the night the Passover meal is celebrated. It’s a deep question and itgets deeper and richerin meaning on the night before Jesus’ death when he, as the

Following Jesus to the Cross: Final Words

Date 13th April 2014  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage John 13:1, 34-35; 15:9-17; 17:23-26

We are continuing our journey of following Jesus to the cross. Jesus had just a few days to reinforce and recap three years of ministry and teaching before his death, so we are watching how he acted and what he said over those days to see what was important to him. John 13-17 takes place

Following Jesus to the Cross: Triumphal Entry

Date 06th April 2014  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Luke 19:28-44

Palm Sunday was the entryway to the place of crucifixion. And what a day it was. The mass hysteria of the crowd chanting praise to God and worshipping Jesus. So what is the story about? Here is a crowd who welcomed Jesus as king, despite what he had told them. This crowd had a dream.

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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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