Ecclesiastes, The Search for Meaning: Religion

Date 26th March 2017  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

In the verses we are looking at today God now gets a mention. Up to now, much of Ecclesiastes has been about the meaninglessness of life apart from God, now we are to look to God who made our world. What is clear is that our “under the sun” lives are in a drastic need

Ten Words: STEALING

Date 12th March 2017  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Exodus 20:15

This Sunday we are looking at the 8th Commandment which says, ‘You shall not steal’. It is simple, blunt and to the point. Every country in the world forbids stealing, so why have a sermon on it? Because God forbids it and the biblical position goes a lot deeper than our surface understanding. Maybe you

Ecclesiastes, The Search for Meaning: Knowing the Times and the Timeless One

Date 12th March 2017  by Ben Peletier  Bible passage Ecclesiastes 3:1-15

There is a time for everything. We know the poem, we might even know the song made popular by The Byrds. It is a poetic reflection of humanities time on earth from beginning to end. It is a poem about time and yet Solomon moves straight from our finitude into the infinite nature of God.

Ecclesiastes, The Search for Meaning: Work

Date 05th March 2017  by Ben Peletier  Bible passage Ecclesiastes 2:12-23

To paraphrase a song from Rihanna, all we seem to hear is work, work, work, work work. It’s a pretty fair assessment of most of our lives. We spend most of our lives either physically or mentally at work, for many of us we spend more time with our colleagues than we do our own

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Who is the Christ?

Date: 01 July 2018, 10:07 by Load Audio & Video

In the passage, Jesus is asking the important question, ‘What do you think about the Christ?’ For the Teachers of the Law to answer this question would radically alter everything in their lives. It would have changed their entire world view. It would have changed their associations and friendships. It would have affected their families

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The Cost of Worship

Date: 08 July 2018, 18:07 by Load Audio & Video

At first glance it appears that this passage in Mark is about sacrificial giving; that the widow who gave two small copper coins is giving so much more out of her poverty than the rich are giving out of their abundance and so we too should give sacrificially like the widow. However, in a closer

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Watch and Be Ready

Date: 15 July 2018, 10:07 by Load Audio & Video

Mark 13 is a difficult chapter to grab hold of as it is full of Old Testament ideas and images and Jesus intertwines two strands of teaching into one. What we can know is that there are three things which give us encouragement. First, Jesus forewarned us that things would happen; God is not surprised.

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Gospel Truth

Date: 12 August 2018, 10:08 by Load Audio & Video

In a world where the very idea of truth is questioned and claims to know the truth are seen as arrogance, it’s possible to downplay the importance of gospel truth. Sure the truth of the basic gospel matters, but how much beyond that? But the Bible is clear, truth matters. Why does it matter? And

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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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