What if… Good Friday

Date 30th March 2018  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Mark 15:21-39

Profiles in Courage

Date 25th March 2018  by John van Dijk  Bible passage Jeremiah 38:2-13

Can you imagine how you would react if your spiritual leader suggests that we should not fight your enemies – that we should simply give in – because that will save your life. How would you react? Jeremiah did just that and he suffered the consequences. In a time of war, what do we call

What if…Jesus Missed Gethsemane?

Date 25th March 2018  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Matthew 26:36-46

What happens in the Garden of Gethsemane is a particularly focused example of what had been going on throughout Jesus’ life. In the person of Jesus, we find the perfect relation of the divine will and a human will. The entire time Jesus was in the garden, there was a struggle for His will. Jesus

Why the Cross?

Date 18th March 2018  by Paul Hicks - Whitehill Church of Christ  Bible passage Matthew 26:36-42

Have you ever been asked the question, Why the Cross? Why if your God is all powerful, why couldn’t He come up with another way, another way to Jesus on the Cross. For me to be in a relationship with God, why did it have to happen this way? Perhaps you find yourself asking this

What if…Jesus Skipped Palm Sunday?

Date 18th March 2018  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Luke 19:28-44

We are so familiar with the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. We call it Palm Sunday, remembering the palm branches dropped before Jesus as he rode a donkey into the city. We know it as the event that marks the start of the final week of Jesus life before his crucifixion. But I wonder

Why Me?

Date 11th March 2018  by Juhan Klooster  Bible passage

Today is a Forge Sunday with the youth taking the service. Come listen as they wrestle with the topic of “Why Me?”

Who Is This Man?

Date 11th March 2018  by Ryan Hemelaar  Bible passage John 5:1-25

Is Jesus more than just a good teacher? What makes him different to any other religious leader? Today, we are going to be looking at a healing Jesus did on a man who was an invalid for 38 years, and as a result it caused a stir amongst the Jewish religious leaders and caused Jesus

Growing Together – Bear One Another

Date 04th March 2018  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage 1 Chronicles 16:23-31

When you study Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, you will learn the importance of pursuing understanding and receiving grace. Those who understand the blessings we have in Christ and have received the grace to proclaim Him, possess Him, and present Him to a lost and desperate world, are invited to live on another level. Living

Live and Let Die

Date 04th March 2018  by Michael Choi  Bible passage John 3:1-21

Live and let die is the title of a 1973 James Bond movie and the theme song of the same name was written by Paul and Linda McCartney. The lyrics depict a change of attitude in life from the fearless outlook ‘let and let live’ of our youthful days to a self-aware realist perspective that

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

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The Cost of Worship

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

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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

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