Is Self-Esteem Biblical?

Date 28th August 2016  by Ben Peletier  Bible passage Matthew 22: 34-40

The world around us constantly tells us that we need to believe in ourself. Self-esteem is the catch phrase the supports this idea. But does it match with our biblical understanding of self value & worth?

Afflictions Work For Us – NO SERMON

Date 28th August 2016  by Mark Bensley - Principle of Redlands College  Bible passage 2 Corinthians 4: 5-18

2 Corinthians 4:17 draws a contrast between present tribulations and future compensations; between troubles here and triumphs hereafter.

Life, Love & Theology

Date 21st August 2016  by Ben Peletier  Bible passage Revelation 2:1-7

In chapters 2&3 of the book of Revelation we read the letters to the seven churches in Asia Minor (modern day Turkey). Over the next two weeks Jim and Ettiene are visiting the sites of these seven churches. The first letter is addressed to the church in Ephesus, a church known for it faithfulness but

Our Hope Is Certain

Date 14th August 2016  by Josh Hartog - Pastor for Westside Christian Church  Bible passage 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17; Psalm 130:7

Often the things we hope for are just wishful thinking, but biblical hope is certain, because our hope is in God and His gracious work in our lives. Our hope is certain because it’s not based on us or our circumstances, but on God and His power and love.

God’s Purpose for You

Date 14th August 2016  by Bevan Burnes - Elder  Bible passage Romans 8:28-34

Have you ever wondered what is God’s will for you? Who do I marry; what career should I choose; should I be a missionary; what activity should I pursue in church ministries; etc; etc? These are personal questions which only you and God can answer. But the verses we will explore this morning reveal what

I Worship, You Worship

Date 07th August 2016  by Ben Peletier  Bible passage Exodus 20:1-17

Over 4000 years ago God gave to Moses the ten commandments and despite the history that fills the gap to today they still stand as a guide to life before God. Yet our world falls at the first hurdle. We all struggle to simply obey the first commandment. Everyone worships something or someone. Its a

Useful in a Whole New Way

Date 07th August 2016  by Murray Capill - Principle of the Reformed Theological College  Bible passage Philemon

We all like to feel useful in some way or other. No one wants to feel like they are useless. So it is good news that as the gospel of Jesus Christ changes us it makes us useful in a whole new way. We see that in a delightful way in Philemon, Paul’s shortest and

Philippians: Are We There Yet?

Date 07th August 2016  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Philippians 3:12-4:1

Last week Paul contrasted what a true believer looks like, and what a religious person looks like. The true believer lives “In Christ,” by repentance, through faith. The resume of the religious is one of merit, works, and self-glory, while the resume of the believer is one of grace, repentance, humility and God reliance. In

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