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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He Gave His Only-Begotten Son

Date: 22 April 2018, 10:04 by Load Audio & Video

Over against the war-scarred, sin-strangled world, let us reflect on the wonder of wonders in the text of texts. The measure of love is always its willingness to give; its capacity for sacrifice. In giving Christ, God gives us all things in Him. He leaves the throne of heaven for a stable in Bethlehem and

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The Murdered Son

Date: by Load Audio & Video

Today, the story is simple. A man has a vineyard and he rents it to some farmers. They misuse his property and want to keep it for themselves. When he sends messengers to collect what is rightfully his, the farmers beat them and kill them. Eventually he sends his son and they kill him, too.

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Spiritual Games

Date: 29 April 2018, 10:04 by Load Audio & Video

We have witnessed two great sporting events this year, the Winter Olympics and the Commonwealth Games. Maybe you’ve been excited and amazed at the achievements of all the athletes and marvelled at the amount of time and practice required to reach Games standards. The modern Olympics were inspired by ancient games held in Olympia, Greece,

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Why Should I Believe the Bible?

Date: 15 April 2018, 18:04 by Load Audio & Video

We may often be faced with some common hang-ups with the authority of the Bible when it comes to why we believe what we believe. Who hasn’t heard these sorts of remarks: “Why believe something that was written so long ago?” “Times have changed, move on.” “Can we believe that what was said and done

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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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