The Murdered Son

Date 22nd April 2018  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Mark 12:1-12

Today, the story is simple. A man has a vineyard and he rents it to some farmers. They misuse his property and want to keep it for themselves. When he sends messengers to collect what is rightfully his, the farmers beat them and kill them. Eventually he sends his son and they kill him, too.

He Gave His Only-Begotten Son

Date 22nd April 2018  by Mark Bensley  Bible passage John 3:11-21

Over against the war-scarred, sin-strangled world, let us reflect on the wonder of wonders in the text of texts. The measure of love is always its willingness to give; its capacity for sacrifice. In giving Christ, God gives us all things in Him. He leaves the throne of heaven for a stable in Bethlehem and

Why Should I Believe the Bible?

Date 15th April 2018  by KJ Tromp  Bible passage 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16-17

We may often be faced with some common hang-ups with the authority of the Bible when it comes to why we believe what we believe. Who hasn’t heard these sorts of remarks: “Why believe something that was written so long ago?” “Times have changed, move on.” “Can we believe that what was said and done

Who Made You Boss?

Date 15th April 2018  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Mark 11:27-33

This is the final few days of Jesus before He is to be crucified. He and his followers are returning to the Temple for the third day in a row. This time He is met by the highest religious authorities who have had enough of this Jesus and his actions. They pose him a quite

Hosea: “Go Get Gomer”, Got by God

Date 08th April 2018  by Jeremy de Vries - Westside Christian Church  Bible passage Hosea 14:4

God not only used Hosea’s words, but his very life to point out Israel’s unfaithfulness to him but also his great love for them. The book of Hosea foreshadows God’s redemptive work on the cross through Jesus Christ.

A Living Parable

Date 08th April 2018  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Mark 11:12-25

We have been dipping in and out of Mark’s gospel for some time. We left it last time, just before the Triumphal entry. We pick it up again, with the teaching of Jesus through the last week of His earthly life, the time between Palm Sunday and His crucifixion. Jesus packs a lot of activity

What if… Jesus didn’t Rise from the Grave?

Date 01st April 2018  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage 1 Corinthians 15:12-19

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