God’s Teaching Plan

Date 29th July 2012  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Deuteronomy 6:1-12

Parenting is a tough job and what we do makes all the difference in the world. So how does God want us to do it? As parents, we have a huge influence in the lives of our children. So how do we influence them God’s way? As parents, our attitudes and actions shape the attitude

The ‘fine print’ of following Jesus

Date 22nd July 2012  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Mark 8:31-9:1

In our everyday life most of us have had to do with ‘fine print’, whether it was with regards to something as simple as a phone contract, health policy or something more complex like buying a property or business. Most of us are familiar with the important notion of ‘checking the fine print’ before we

The ‘Fine Print’ of Following Jesus

Date 22nd July 2012  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Mark 8:31-9:1

In our everyday life most of us have had to do with ‘fine print’, whether it was with regards to something as simple as a phone contract, health policy or something more complex like buying a property or business. Most of us are familiar with the important notion of ‘checking the fine print’ before we

Installation Service of Jim de Witte

Date 22nd July 2012  by Keith Warren & Jim de Witte  Bible passage 1 Peter 4:11, 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

In the service this morning there will be two sermons preached, one by Jim and one by Keith. But I hasten to add: these sermons will be much shorter than usual. Keith hopes to focus on the absolute centrality of the Word of God in Jim’s ministry amongst us. We will consider some words in

Why Should We Not Do Wrong?

Date 15th July 2012  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Romans 6:1-14

Sin – ‘knowingly doing wrong’ or ‘knowingly violating the law or will of God’ is a word or a concept not often preached or spoken about in Christian circles nowadays. In many ways, I suppose we can say it’s fallen from favour in our culture. This leads the church and many Christians to ask: ‘is

Is Christianity a Straightjacket?

Date 15th July 2012  by KJ Tromp - Pastor for Nerang Community Church  Bible passage John 14:1-6

Ever been tempted to think that Christianity robs you of certain pleasures? Ever been told by others that being a Christian is like being in a straitjacket? Meanwhile Jesus says, “I have come that they may have life, and life to the full” and “whoever the Son sets free is free indeed”. We will explore

Why Christianity?

Date 24th June 2012  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage John 3:16

In a day and age when religion in society is actually on the increase, we may well ask: what is it about Christianity that sets it apart from other world religions? Is there anything special about this one particular religion or are they all the same essentially? Sunday afternoon we’ll answer these fascinating questions as

We’re Ambassadors of Whom?

Date 03rd June 2012  by Ryan Hemelaar - Operation 513 Leader  Bible passage 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

Almost every nation in the world commissions certain people to be ambassadors who will represent their nation while residing in another. It’s usually a job only for a select few. But the Bible speaks of all Christians being ambassadors as well, with an important responsibility, one that is even higher than representing a country on

Who’s Most Important in Church?

Date 03rd June 2012  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage 1 Corinthians 12

Everywhere we look in society we see that, as people, we arrange ourselves in certain hierarchical patterns. This is important, because without it we would find it hard to function. But what if, in a very subtle way, the importance attached to certain roles in the hierarchy extend beyond mere functionality? In other words, do

The Birth of John the Baptist

Date 20th May 2012  by Josh Hartog - Pastor for Westside Christian Church  Bible passage

Zechariah and Elizabeth’s circumstances weren’t all that normal, but probably the most abnormal thing about them is how they saw God’s activity in their lives and responded with praise. Tonight we’re going to examine the story of John’s birth and see how, like Zechariah and Elizabeth, God’s salvation in Jesus Christ can transform our lives.

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