The Transforming Power of Praise

Date 26th August 2018  by Jono Deenick  Bible passage Psalm 95

Psalm 95 starts out like many psalms, with exuberant praise. We are called to ‘shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation’. It reminds us of how great God is and how great His love is for us. But then it takes a strange twist. It turns from being a psalm of praise to one

The Symptoms of the Flesh

Date 19th August 2018  by Jono Deenick  Bible passage Galatians 5:19-21

Have you ever had the experience of looking back on something you did wrong and saying to yourself, ‘I can’t believe I did that. I don’t normally do that sort of thing.’ How does that happen? Why do we humans do things that we believe are wrong? Why can’t we educate ourselves to a better

Song of a Struggling Saint

Date 19th August 2018  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Psalm 73

If you live long enough, your faith is bound to be challenged some time. Psalm 73 is the song of a godly man who felt his faith slipping away. Even though these words were written 3000 years ago, they might as well have been written today. This Psalm is his very personal testimony. He opens

Betrayal and Blessing

Date 12th August 2018  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Mark 14:12-31

Mark sandwiches the beauty of the Lord’s Supper between accounts of betrayal and abandonment. As we celebrate the Lord’s Supper this evening we need to be reminded of the beauty of the supper as it is surrounded by the very people (just like us) who need the grace extended through it.

Gospel Truth

Date 12th August 2018  by Jono Deenick  Bible passage 3 John 1-14

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

The Fight (Forge Sunday)

Date 05th August 2018  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Galations 5:16-26

You may not realise it, but you are in a fight, a battle, but it is ‘no longer I, but Christ in me.’ As believers, we have freedom in Christ. But freedom in Christ doesn’t mean a life without conflict but it does mean the possibility of life without defeat. That is a huge encouragement

Gospel Shaped Love

Date 05th August 2018  by Jono Deenick  Bible passage 3 John 1-14

What does it look like to love your fellow believers with gospel shaped love? The little letter of 3 John gives us wonderful insight into that. John writes to encourage his friend Gaius and, as he does, we get a to watch true gospel friendship in action. This is a simple but profoundly encouraging example

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Romans – The Power of God

Date: 16 September 2018, 10:09 by Load Audio & Video

Romans 1:16-17 have been called the themed verses of Paul’s letter to the Romans. There Paul declares that the gospel is God’s power for salvation. In other words, it’s through the gospel of Jesus Christ that God will change the world. But what does it look like to believe that? How would believing that shape

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Romans – The Result of Rejecting God

Date: 23 September 2018, 10:09 by Load Audio & Video

In Romans last week we were reminded that the gospel is God’s power to bring salvation to all people. As we speak it to other, God will transform lives. Not only will people change their destination (hell to heaven), but God will change the way they live. The question is, why is that such good

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Romans – Death in Adam, Life in Christ

Date: 04 November 2018, 10:11 by Load Audio & Video

This whole passage contrasts Adam and Jesus, each of whom fixed the future of all the people in the age they initiated. Adam brought in the age of sin, and all who are descended from him have found themselves trapped in sin and death. Jesus brought in the age of grace, and all who trace

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God, Who is Trinity

Date: 18 November 2018, 09:11 by Load Audio & Video

This week we begin a short series looking at some of the big truths the Bible teaches us about God. Perhaps one of the most well known, but not always well understood truths is that God exists as Trinity, three in one. But why is that even important? Sure the Bible tells us, but does

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An Idol, A Furnace and God

Date: 30 September 2018, 18:09 by Load Audio & Video

As foreigners in a foreign land followers of God will often find themselves under pressure to conform. At times, threats will be made and we will face loss of some kind if we don’t. How will we face that fear of loss? Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego give us an insight into how we can continue

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