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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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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