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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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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