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?
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
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.
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
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
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
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
In the midst of despair and misery Micah brings a message of hope to the people. They will be rescued and redeemed. How? As Matthew understood it, Micah had prophesised that the Messiah, the delivering king, would be born in Bethlehem. The hope of Israel would be fulfilled in the birth of a child inRead More +
We are opening up the building blocks that take us on the path toward wholeness, as was introduced to last week by Johann Eloff. This morning we are looking at sleep and its important place in developing holiness. We don’t often think of sleep this way but the Bible has quite a bit to sayRead More +
‘Walking with God Towards Wholeness in Christ’ Today I invite you to join me, walking with God, aiming at lifestyle adjustment, towards wholeness in Christ!”Read More +
If God knows our suffering, and if He sees our pain, and if He is so loving, why doesn’t He do something? Does God really care about me? Is he interested in what happens to me? These are huge questions that plague our mind today and it is a question that comes out of theRead More +
In 2015, Guinness World Records – the ultimate authority in record breaking achievements – celebrates the 60th anniversary of its first published edition and the creation of one of the world’s most successful and recognized brands. The idea for a book of records begins in the early 1950s when Sir Hugh Beaver (1890—1967), Managing DirectorRead More +