Any Old Bush Will Do

Date 24th May 2015  by Bevan Burnes - Elder  Bible passage Exodus 3:1-10

Have you ever imagined that looking at a bush could radically change the direction of your life? This actually happened to Moses. In a split second reaction, Moses fell from the Egyptian royal court to tending sheep in the desert. But when he inspected a bush, a new career path opened up to him. As

The Christian Life

Date 17th May 2015  by Mark Bensley - Principle of Redlands College  Bible passage 2 Timothy 4:1-8

In 2 Timothy 4:7 the apostle Paul describes the Christian life in three metaphors – A Fight, a Race and a Trust. They tell us that the Christian life demands bravery, perseverance and fidelity.

Unconditional Love

Date 10th May 2015  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage 1 John 4:7-12

The closest thing to unconditional love that many of us have ever experienced is the love of a mother, whether our own or someone who has chosen to be our adopted mum. Unconditional love is the way that God expresses his love for us so it is fitting to discuss His unconditional love on Mother’s

IF

Date 03rd May 2015  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage 2 Chronicles 7:14-15

The verses of the text start with the small but powerful word ‘If’. It’s a conditional clause. If we have wandered from God there is a way back. If I am in a dark place. If we want to be a greater church in God’s kingdom work, there is a way for that. If we

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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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