James: How Hurting Helps Us

Date 29th October 2014  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage James 1:1-12

If lived faithfully, the Christian life will inevitably be accompanied by times of deep hurt and trials. So easily can circumstances drive us into a corner where our tearful eyes have one question written on them: why? What is the point of my pain and my suffering? How can I deal with it in a

Wisdom In Friendships

Date 19th October 2014  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage John 15:9-17

Proverbs deals with social realities and today we are looking at the reality of friendships. We may be of the best character but choose to hang out with the wrong crowd. What happens then? ‘Bad company corrupts good character’ (1 Corinthians 15:33). The wise person chooses friends who are good-hearted, even-tempered, considerate and kind. Wise

Wisdom of Words

Date 12th October 2014  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Proverbs 15:1-7

Word are important. After all, God created the universe with words. He spoke and it was so. Jesus was called THE WORD. “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” Proverbs has a lot to say about

Exodus 4 – God’s Sovereignty vs Our Choice

Date 05th October 2014  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Exodus 3:21; Romans 9:16-23; 10:8-11

“The Lord said to Moses, “When you return to Egypt, see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders I have given you the power to do.But I will harden his heartso that he will not let the people go.”” Exodus 4:21.The words in bold bring us face-to-face with one of the most perplexing questions

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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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