One Thing

Date 29th November 2015  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Psalm 27

What’s the one thing that makes life worth living? There are so many things that grab our time and attention in our busy world and hectic lives. We live in a world where people are looking for the one thing that will make them truly happy; the one thing that gives life meaning and purpose.

The COST of Growing and Going

Date 22nd November 2015  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Numbers 13:1-16; 26-33

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

Representing God

Date 15th November 2015  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Exodus 6:28 - 7:7

One of the words Christians are highly familiar with is the word: ‘gospel’. The word basically means ‘good news’ or in verbal form ‘announcing good news’. In other words, the gospel has to do with a message. It’s news. Essentially it is the news that God is restoring his kingdom peace in our world through

The FEAR of Growing and Going

Date 15th November 2015  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Acts 9:10-31

What were you afraid of as a child? Spiders, the dark, heights, teachers/principal? Fear isn’t just a reality in our childhood. What are you afraid of now? Of all the things you might be asked to do in the church which is the scariest? Teach a Kids@Church? Read the Bible in church? Sing a solo?

No Little People

Date 08th November 2015  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Exodus 6:13-27

When you preach through a book of the Bible you get some interesting challenges. Today we come across a genealogy that seems to be inserted is a random place that breaks the flow of the story. The temptation is to skip over the list of names, because it doesn’t make for very good reading, and

The PERSONALITY of Growing and Going

Date 08th November 2015  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Romans 14:1-12

Last week we kicked off a new series on church growth as we dealt with the theme: the HEART of going and growing. We highlighted the importance on God’s agenda of bringing new people into the church and we explored the reasons for that importance. This week we’ll explore the theme: the PERSONALITY of church

I Will…

Date 01st November 2015  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Exodus 6:6-12

This short passage from Exodus brings out what God is going to do in response to Pharaoh’s rejection of the request to let his people go. God has told the concerned Moses that he ‘remembers’ his covenant, he now tells Moses what that remembering looks like. In two verses there are 7 ‘I will’ statements

The HEART of Growing and Going

Date 01st November 2015  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Luke 15:1-10

Bishop J.C. Ryle once commented of the three parables in Luke 15: “There is probably no chapter of the Bible that has done greater good to the souls of men.” This Sunday we are starting a new series dealing with the implications of wanting to grow as a church. The foundation of these implications,however, must

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