Ordinary Men

Date 22nd June 2014  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Mark 3:7-19

Let’s face it, most of us are ordinary people. We think that we are nothing really special. Wequestion whether God would even be interested in us, or want or need us. We compareourselves to the 12 Apostles and we feel even smaller. That’s because we have the idea thatthese were incredibly special people, picked by

Lord of the Sabbath

Date 15th June 2014  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage 1 Samuel 21: 1-6, Mark 2: 23-3:6

The Sabbath was originally given to give people rest and recreation. Properly observed, it would be a joy. But the Pharisees had so ringed it with their thousands of hair-splitting interpretations of what it meant to cease work on the Sabbath that they had made it a terrible burden to bear. The passage today forces

Pentecost Sunday

Date 08th June 2014  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Acts 2:1-24; 36-41

Pentecost is an important day in the life of God’s church on earth. Pentecost marks the beginning of new life and for Christians it marks the birth of the New Testament church. In Acts 2 we read of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the fearful followers of Jesus, and how it transformed them.

Separation

Date 08th June 2014  by Bevan Burnes - Elder  Bible passage Genesis 13:5-18

The life story of Abraham and his family is one that fascinates me greatly. He was an old man near the end of his life, yet in his ‘retirement’, God called him to go on a journey to ‘somewhere he knew not’. Amongst millions of heathen people, God chose Abram, not because of who and

Ascension Day

Date 01st June 2014  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage 1 John 2:1; John 14:2; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22

“He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.” While posing many historical and scientific challenges to modern minds, Christians wholeheartedlyaffirm this Biblical truth so clearly stated in the Apostle’s Creed.The God of the Bible really did raise Jesus fromdeath andhe ascended to be with God until one

Ascension Sunday

Date 01st June 2014  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:19b-23

  Today, in both services, we will be focussing on the Ascension of Jesus because, following the church calendar, last Thursday was Ascension Day. Ascension Day marks the 40thday after the resurrection when the Bible tells us Jesus left the earth and ascended back to heaven. For the forty days from Easter to Ascension, Jesus

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