Towards Wholeness: Holy Eating

Date 22nd February 2015  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Genesis 1:29-30; 9:3; Luke 7:31-35

Last Sunday morning we kicked off a series on holiness and heard that it is God’s wish for us to be holy in every area of our lives – to set apart everything for God’s purposes. For many of us, however, this call boils down to the following question: what does it mean to be

Towards Wholeness: Sleep

Date 22nd February 2015  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Psalm 127:1-2

We are opening up the building blocks that take us on the path toward wholeness, as was introduced to last week by Johann Eloff. This morning we are looking at sleep and its important place in developing holiness. We don’t often think of sleep this way but the Bible has quite a bit to say

James: Plans

Date 15th February 2015  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage James 4:13-17

This subject of making plans is very relevant for us today, for we all make plans of one sort or another. Plans for college and jobs; Plans for relationships, marriage and family; Plans for holidays and retirement; Plans for our future. Making plans, in itself, is not wrong. In Paul’s letter he often made plans

Towards Wholeness: Walking with God

Date 15th February 2015  by Johann Elof - Pastor for Mansfield Christian Reformed Church  Bible passage Galatians 5:16,19; 3:26,29; Romans 12:1,2

‘Walking with God Towards Wholeness in Christ’ Today I invite you to join me, walking with God, aiming at lifestyle adjustment, towards wholeness in Christ!”

James: The Key is Humility

Date 08th February 2015  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage James 4:1-12

When you read through our text for the first time, it looks a bit like a puzzle and you wonder what’s going on.Why is James being so blunt and direct? How do the verses link together? What’s going on? What can we learn from these verses?We need to realize that James is writing to believers

Impress Them

Date 08th February 2015  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Deuteronomy 6:6-9

“And so do you promise, in reliance on the Holy Spirit and with the help of the Christian community, to do all in your power to instruct your child in the Christian faith, cause him to be so instructed, and to lead him by your example into a life of Christian discipleship?” So many times

James: Wisdom for Living

Date 01st February 2015  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage James 3:13-18

In 2015, Guinness World Records – the ultimate authority in record breaking achievements – celebrates the 60th anniversary of its first published edition and the creation of one of the world’s most successful and recognized brands. The idea for a book of records begins in the early 1950s when Sir Hugh Beaver (1890—1967), Managing Director

God’s Criteria

Date 01st February 2015  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage 1 Timothy 3

This Sunday morning we have the privilege of installing new elders and deacons who will embark of a journey of helping to lead God’s church. While many of us may be well familiar with this practice, many of us may indeed wonder: why does the church do this? What are these people supposed to do

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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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God, Who is Eternal

Date: 25 November 2018, 10:11 by Load Audio & Video

Last week we begun looking at what the Bible teaches us about God and who He is. We saw that He is one God, but in three persons. A wonderfully rich mystery. This week we will look at the fact that God is eternal. He existed before the universe and He is beyond this universe.

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A Psalm of the Cleaners

Date: 02 December 2018, 18:12 by Load Audio & Video

This is a beautiful Psalm written by people who were present in the Temple, who served there. In it they are expressing just how intensely they desired to be there. But this desire was not because they were separated from it but because they were exactly where they wanted to be. They felt blessed to

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The God of Heaven

Date: 23 September 2018, 18:09 by Load Audio & Video

When people don’t know God it is easy to worry about the future. You wonder what will happen and it can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety. This was the case for Nebuchadnezzar. Here was the most powerful ruler of the day having bad dreams. Yet through the whole story we read of

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A Cosmic Battle

Date: 25 November 2018, 18:11 by Load Audio & Video

This week we will be finishing off the book of Daniel. It is three chapters, but it’s all one vision and the explanation. In these chapters we once again get an insight into a reality we never normally witness. Here we see angels that protect and daemons that cause havoc. How does this help us

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