God’s Graffiti

Date 28th October 2018  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Daniel 5

We often use the cliché, ‘The writing’s on the wall’ when we refer to something that is obvious, ominous and imminent. Well this phrase comes from this strange and intriguing story from the book of Daniel. The Medes and Persians have besieged the city of Babylon, the empire is falling and the king holds a

Romans – Joyous Hope

Date 28th October 2018  by Jono Deenick  Bible passage Romans 5:1-11

How would you describe God’s attitude towards you? Given the first 3 or so chapters of Romans, you might say, ‘well at least because of Jesus’s death for me He’s not angry at me.’ And yet at times, especially in times of trial, we can doubt even that. In the first part of chapter 5

The Holy Spirit Is Crucial

Date 21st October 2018  by Josh Hartog - Westside Christian Church  Bible passage

We don’t often talk about the Holy Spirit in Reformed circles, sometimes because we’re afraid of causing division or nervous about where it might lead. But the Holy Spirit isn’t an optional extra for Christians, He is crucial to living the new life that God has called us to. This sermon looks at why the

Romans – Learning from the Faith of Abraham

Date 21st October 2018  by Jono Deenick  Bible passage Romans 4

Last week, Paul finished his prosecution and offered a defense, the righteousness that God gives by faith. But what does it mean to live by faith? If we are justified by faith alone, does it matter how we live? How can we live a new life? How can we be sure of our faith and

The Work of the Bible

Date 14th October 2018  by KJ Tromp  Bible passage 2 Timothy 3:10-4:8

All of our Christian life we are told that listening to sermons and taking part in Bible study is important. The foundation to this belief is that the Bible is important to the Christian. But what does it really do? Are we just listening to an ancient documentary of a bygone era? Is it a

Romans – But Now

Date 14th October 2018  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Romans 3:21-31

In the last couple of weeks Paul has being diagnosing the human condition and the news is not good. We are all doomed, without excuse. Nothing is hidden from God, not out thoughts, our hearts, our intents or our motives. So, what is next? Paul now brings to light God’s remedy for our sin; his

God Humbles a King

Date 07th October 2018  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Daniel 4

Once again Nebuchadnezzar had a frightening dream and called Daniel to interpret it. This time the dream was directed against him: The king would be a victim of madness until he acknowledged the sovereignty of Daniel’s God. The dream warned him to personally submit to the Lord, urged by Daniel to repent. Yet he thought

Romans – Hiding Hard Hearts

Date 07th October 2018  by Jono Deenick  Bible passage Romans 2:17:-3:20

In these verses Paul finishes exposing our great problem as humans and the various ways it shows up. In chapter one we saw people in open rebellion, at the beginning of chapter 2 Paul exposed the self righteous, this week he looks at people who appear to be following God, but are still living in

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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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