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

Why Worship?

Date 25th February 2018  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage 1 Chronicles 16:23-31

Our Forge Youth are wrestling with a number of ‘Why’ questions about the Christian life. Most people who know anything about God know that God desires our worship. The question many people might have is, “why?” Why should we worship God? What difference does it make? How does our choice to worship God affect anything?

Growing Together – Submit to One Another

Date 25th February 2018  by John Van Dijk  Bible passage Ephesians 5:21-6:9

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

Growing Together – Pray for One Another

Date 18th February 2018  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Colossians 1:9-14

Prayer is an important part of a Christian’s daily life. We also have a general awareness that it is a good thing to pray for other people and to have other people praying for you. Maybe it is more than just a good thing, perhaps it is crucial? But, why should we pray for others?

A Set Apart Church

Date 18th February 2018  by Ryan Hemelaar  Bible passage Acts 5:1-14

When we read the account of Ananias and Sapphira, it can easily leave us confused at God’s extreme response to a lie told by this couple. Why was their death necessary? As we unpack this passage, we are going to learn why God did it and what it means for the church.

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SOLA SCRIPTURE: What does the Bible mean to you?

Date: 08 October 2017, 09:10 by Load Audio & Video

On the 31st October 1517, Martin Luther mailed his 95 theses onto the church door in Wittenberg. He had no idea that his actions would change the course of history. He hoped to spark debate about church practices he considered corrupt. Instead he ignited a revolution whose flames burn bright to this day. Michael Reeves and

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SOLA FIDE: Footsteps of Faith

Date: 22 October 2017, 09:10 by Load Audio & Video

What does it mean when people or Christians say that we are justified by faith alone?   Does this Biblical truth give you comfort or does it confuse you?    You might believe this truth, but do your actions prove otherwise?  This morning Pastor Jack De Vries will consider ‘by faith alone’ (sola fidein Latin) as we

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A Ferocious Army

Date: 11 September 2016, 17:09 by aiims

We all love a good story. A good story can be retold over and over again and it never gets boring. A good movie can be watched again because the story captivates you. As we continue with the account of the 10 plagues in Exodus we get to the story of the locust plague that

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Hot Topics: Is My Thinking/Conscience Correct? – Part 1

Date: 16 August 2015, 17:08 by aiims

In recent weeks our church had a series of messages on socially sensitive issues such as abortion, refugees and gender equality etc. The larger Australian community is also currently debating on same sex marriage and whether a conscience vote is appropriate for our politicians. In a democracy everyone is entitled to their opinion but how

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Do Justice

Date: 25 November 2012, 09:11 by aiims

Do you ‘Do Justice’? This is not asking whether you want justice, but whether you act justly. Just think for a moment about how mad you got when somebody treated you unfairly. I’m sure you all have a story to tell and you might still get angry just thinking about it. God says…get that angry…not

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