The Search for Meaning: A Meaningless Life equals a Meaningless Death

Date 31st May 2017  by Ben Peletier  Bible passage Ecclestiastes 9:1-10

It is claimed that Benjamin Franklin once said the only certainties in life are death and taxes. Most of us have lived long enough to face the reality of this statement. Death is life’s great leveler and something that we will all face, but how are we to live when we know that our time

The Lord is My Shephard

Date 28th May 2017  by Ryan Hemelaar - Operation 513 Leader  Bible passage Psalm 23

Probably one of the most memorised and loved chapters in the Bible would be Psalm 23. Even though it’s only 6 verses long, it has provided great help and comfort for so many since it was penned by King David thousands of years ago. But there is a lot we can learn about ourselves and

The Legacy of Mothers and Grandmothers

Date 14th May 2017  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage 2 Timothy 1:1-7

In the passage this morning, Paul mentions his thanks for the mother and grandmother of Timothy, his ‘trainee’. They had passed on a huge legacy to Timothy, one that would last for eternity. What was that legacy? The sincere faith that was lived out in their lives. We combine Mother’s Day with a baptism and

Jude: Confronted #1

Date 07th May 2017  by  Bible passage

The second section in our series on Jude throws us straight into the issue that the letter addressed. There were people in the church who were actively trying to alter the gospel. People who wanted to encourage an unbiblical lifestyle and even deny Jesus sufficiency. To address this issue Jude presents his audience with some

The Search for Meaning: Wisdom

Date 07th May 2017  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Ecclesiastes 7:1-8:1

Reading Ecclesiastes forces us to look at the world around us and ask the hard questions of life; it also forces us to look deep into our hearts and think about the things we hold as meaningful. The book forces us to take a much deeper look at life. So as we navigate our way

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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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