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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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

Over the past couple of weeks we have been looking at the concept of growing and going. We tackled themes such as the heart, personality and fear of growing and going. This morning we’re going to look at the cost of church growth. Let’s be honest with each other and acknowledge that this church cannot

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Christmas Moratorium

Date: 25 December 2014, 09:12 by aiims

There are so many attractive distractions in the weeks leading up to Christmas. The Christmas and Advent period is a great season for many – but with so many distractions – like having to buy presents – having many parties – taking the kids to see Santa – sending greeting cards to all your family

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