Behold He Stinketh!

Date 18th January 2015  by Ryan Hemelaar - Operation 513 Leader  Bible passage John 11:1-44

Jesus performed quite a number of miracles during His ministry on this Earth, but one of His last receives the most air time in any of the gospels – the resurrection of Lazarus. Why was this miracle so important and significant? And what was Jesus trying to teach with it?

Ruth: Under His Wings – NO SERMON

Date 18th January 2015  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Ruth 3

Ruth chapter 3 is intriguing to say the least. Naomi takes the initiative to find a husband for Ruth. But the strategy she comes up with is odd and risky. It’s clear that this is Naomi’s way of trying to get Boaz to marry Ruth. It is not clear why she should go about it

Ruth: God’s Perfect Timing – NO SERMON

Date 11th January 2015  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Ruth 2

The right place at the right time. Coincidence? Chance? Good luck? The wrong place at the wrong time. Bad luck? Fate? Accidental? Is this how we look at the circumstances of our lives? Where is God in all of this. That was the question that plagued Naomi in chapter 1 as she wonders why she

Happiness or Rejoicing?

Date 11th January 2015  by Bevan Burnes - Elder  Bible passage Philippians 1:1-11

At the time of writing the letter to the Philippians, Paul was being held in prison, though the letter does not say the location of his imprisonment. It is thought that on this occassion he was imprisoned in Rome. Paul was visited in prison by Epaphroditus, the Philippian church’s representative, to give Paul whatever help

How Do We Look At Social Media?

Date 04th January 2015  by KJ Tromp - Pastor for Nerang Community Church  Bible passage No Passage

As Christians we are called to be “sober-minded and watchful” (1 Pet 5:8) when it comes to aspects of our day-to-day living. Have we done that when it comes to our social media usage? How do we evaluate it’s influence on our lives and others? What are the benefits and the pit-falls of it? Join

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Who is the Christ?

Date: 01 July 2018, 10:07 by Load Audio & Video

In the passage, Jesus is asking the important question, ‘What do you think about the Christ?’ For the Teachers of the Law to answer this question would radically alter everything in their lives. It would have changed their entire world view. It would have changed their associations and friendships. It would have affected their families

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The Cost of Worship

Date: 08 July 2018, 18:07 by Load Audio & Video

At first glance it appears that this passage in Mark is about sacrificial giving; that the widow who gave two small copper coins is giving so much more out of her poverty than the rich are giving out of their abundance and so we too should give sacrificially like the widow. However, in a closer

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Watch and Be Ready

Date: 15 July 2018, 10:07 by Load Audio & Video

Mark 13 is a difficult chapter to grab hold of as it is full of Old Testament ideas and images and Jesus intertwines two strands of teaching into one. What we can know is that there are three things which give us encouragement. First, Jesus forewarned us that things would happen; God is not surprised.

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Gospel Truth

Date: 12 August 2018, 10:08 by Load Audio & Video

In a world where the very idea of truth is questioned and claims to know the truth are seen as arrogance, it’s possible to downplay the importance of gospel truth. Sure the truth of the basic gospel matters, but how much beyond that? But the Bible is clear, truth matters. Why does it matter? And

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Waste or Worship?

Date: 22 July 2018, 18:07 by Load Audio & Video

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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