The Tale of Two Men

Date 21st June 2015  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Luke 16:19-31

This striking parable of Jesus gives one of the clearest pictures of the after-death experience in the tale of two men. There is blessing for God’s own and torment for those who refuse his grace. And between these two states lies an uncrossable gap. You can scoff at Jesus warning here but we can’t deny

Fullness and Freedom

Date 21st June 2015  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Colossians 2:6-23

Sunday morning we have the beautiful opportunity to baptise Tate Hemelaar into the covenant community of God. As we do that we may well pause to ask the question: what will it take to make this little man’s entire life – every inch of his total being – as full and free as it can

Are You Ready?

Date 14th June 2015  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Matthew 25:1-13

On Saturday morning we (Ettiene and Dana) received a visit from our friendly local Jehovah’s witnesses. My conversation with these ladies, well into their late seventies or early eighties, sparked some thoughts in my head. One such thought was that despite the many vital differences in our theology I utterly respect the intense urgency with

Colossians: The Mystery

Date 14th June 2015  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Colossians 1:24 - 2:5

As Paul writes to this small, struggling church in Colossae he outlines the supremacy of Jesus Christ and leads into the nature of his ministry, which is to tell everyone about this Christ despite the struggles, sufferings and setbacks. Paul did not view his suffering as heroic or entitling him to join a long line

Colossians: The Supremacy of Christ

Date 07th June 2015  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Colossians 1:15-23

How do you view Jesus? What relevance would people say he has for life today? In theses verses from Colossians Paul is making some astonishing claims about who Jesus is. Through Jesus the universe was created and through him the world is rescued. This universal supremacy of Jesus Christ matches the universality of the gospel

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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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The Symptoms of the Flesh

Date: 19 August 2018, 18:08 by Load Audio & Video

Have you ever had the experience of looking back on something you did wrong and saying to yourself, ‘I can’t believe I did that. I don’t normally do that sort of thing.’ How does that happen? Why do we humans do things that we believe are wrong? Why can’t we educate ourselves to a better

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Building a Body Together

Date: 29 July 2018, 10:07 by Load Audio & Video

As I start my ministry here it Redlands CRC it seemed a great time to take a look at what the church is supposed to be, at least in part. What is my role? What are we aiming for? Paul, using the image of the church as body gives us an idea in Eph 4.

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Song of a Struggling Saint

Date: 19 August 2018, 10:08 by Load Audio & Video

If you live long enough, your faith is bound to be challenged some time. Psalm 73 is the song of a godly man who felt his faith slipping away. Even though these words were written 3000 years ago, they might as well have been written today. This Psalm is his very personal testimony. He opens

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An Encouragement to Pray

Date: 15 July 2018, 18:07 by Load Audio & Video

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