Confronted #3

Date 23rd June 2017  by Ben Peletier  Bible passage Jude 1:14-16

We are continuing our series through the book of Jude, a book written to a church facing some serious issues. From what we have learnt so far a group of leaders were trying to lead the church away from the truth. In our passage today these men sound like they would fit quite well into

Jude: Confronted #2

Date 15th June 2017  by Ben Peletier  Bible passage Jude 1:11-13

After a couple of weeks off we are picking up in the letter of Jude once again. It’s a letter written to a church facing instability and internal strife. They are a church being pulled away from the gospel by a group of selfseeking, prosperity hungry leaders who place their own interests above those of

Mark: Who’s In and Who’s Out?

Date 15th June 2017  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Mark 9:38-41

Our inclination is to divide the world into us and them, those who are with us and those who are outside our tradition, those who are part of the group and those who are excluded. If there’s an ‘us’, there has to be a ‘them’, right? Not everybody can be on ‘our side’, so there

The Search for Meaning: The Final Word

Date 04th June 2017  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Ecclesiastes 12:9-14

Solomon began and ended his spiritual quest by saying that without God there is no meaning or purpose to life. He kept asking is there was more to life than what we see under the sun. If there is no God, and so no final judgement then it is hard to see how anything we

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