I AM… the Gate For the Sheep

Date 31st January 2016  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage John 10:1-10

Sheep and shepherds. These images are some of the most powerful in the Old Testament. David’s Psalm 23 picks up the warm and comforting image of the believer as a sheep in the personal care of God. The shepherd was also the common image of the OT prophets. There it stands for the spiritual leaders,

Families of Faith: Go For the Heart

Date 31st January 2016  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 22:34-38

When it comes to raising children to come to know Christ, it’s been said that faith is ‘caught rather than taught’. Of course this rings true only to some extent. Any faith that is robust must be a faith that is well informed and came with being taught the truth about God, His Word, sin,

Families of Faith

Date 24th January 2016  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Deuteronomy 6:4-12

As schools slowly get ready for a new year we as a church are also preparing for a new year of passing on the truth of the gospel to future generations. Thinking through the process of how we do this led us to the idea of preaching a series on what it means for God’s

From Duty to Delight

Date 17th January 2016  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Ephesians 4:17 - 5:2

We have the privilege to baptise a young baby. As she grows up she will understand that the Christian life involves doing a duty. She has a duty towards God’s law and uncompromising holiness to which he calls every person who considers himself or herself a Christian. This she will understand. Yet if this is


Date 10th January 2016  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Romans 10:1-17

Every year I have to renew my basic First Aid Certificate by attending a 3 hour lesson and test on resuscitation. There we are taught the DRSABCD steps. I was thinking through those steps and thought the same action plan acronym ifs well with God’s plan of rescue, salvation and resuscitation. We would do well

Which Way Do You Look?

Date 03rd January 2016  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Psalm 121

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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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