Don’t Despair – Being to Repair

Date 04th September 2011  by Bevan Burnes - Elder  Bible passage Nehemiah 2:1-10

What the church needs is……! Why don’t our politicians do something about….! If it were up to me I would…! Self-proclaimed know-alls, arm chair critics sideline spectators …everybody knows one…or two or three…! We really need people who will get in and do something to fix a situation or solve a problem. We need people

The Mark of the Beast

Date 28th August 2011  by Gerhard "Obee" Oberholzer - Pastor for Mansfield Christian Reformed Church  Bible passage Rev 14:6-13

In the church today, we leave a track – footprint. Are we leaving a track that is deceiving or one that is fitting of God’s grace. Is our track showing a loving Christian life style ? In Revelations the angel of God tell us we need to be fearing of God. Todays message will help

Fix Your Thoughts on Jesus

Date 14th August 2011  by Josh Hartog - Pastor for Westside Christian Church  Bible passage Hebrews 3:1-15

Many people start the Christian journey but never finish it. Sometimes as Christians we can start to drift away from our commitment to Jesus Christ. So how do you run with perseverance the race that God has marked out for us? How do you finish well? How do you cultivate your faith, so that it

To Seek and Save

Date 14th August 2011  by Ettiene de Wilzem  Bible passage Luke 19 : 1 - 10

Although it does not always feel like it,living in the Redlands means that we live in an affluent, western culture. Many, if not most of us have everything we need to get by very comfortably. It is amidst these circumstances that it becomes very relevant to ask: ‘what does Christianity have to offer us?’ ‘Why

Joseph: Grace Given to the Guilty

Date 07th August 2011  by John Hoogenhout - Pastor for Bray Park Community Church  Bible passage Rom.12:17, 19

Seeking revenge is so luring… but never heals the hurt. OT Joseph had serious reasons for seeking revenge from those who mistreated and misrepresented him. He’d been incarcerated in jail. Sold as a slave. Threatened with death. Joseph suffered heavy duty wrongs! The world screams ‘seek compensation!’ ‘You deserve revenge!’ But that’s not God’s way.

Joseph: Reaping the Rewards of Righteousness

Date 31st July 2011  by John Hoogenhout - Pastor for Bray Park Community Church  Bible passage Genesis 41

Driving a car when the wheels are aligned right makes driving easier. Living life when wisdom from above directs your steps make living easier. Old Testament Joseph models this as well as anyone. There were times he had to consciously realign his heart to stay the course he’d committed his life to. Tonight we’ll discover

Joseph: Why and How Long?

Date 24th July 2011  by John Hoogenhout - Pastor for Bray Park Community Church  Bible passage Genesis 41

Tonight, I want us to wrestle with the questions all of us face more often than we perhaps want to admit: Is it really possible that good can come through bad? Are there silver linings to dark clouds? Why do we have to face sad and bad things in life? Doesn’t the Bible say; ‘…

The World vs Jesus

Date 24th July 2011  by Ryan Hemelaar - Operation 513 Leader  Bible passage John 15:18-25

Australians love watching their favourite team. But did you know that everyone is actually part of a team? The passage we’ll be looking at this Sunday morning comes from the gospel of John where Jesus outlines for us two teams. These two teams encompass the whole of humanity, with some in one and the rest

Be All You Can Be?

Date 03rd July 2011  by Bevan Burnes - Elder  Bible passage 2 Peter 1:3-11

How much would you be willing to pay for a piece of fruit? In Japan someone paid more than $6000 for one Densuke watermelon. Grown only on the northern island of Hokkaido, this beautiful dark-green fruit looks like a bowling ball. The fruit’s rarity brought an astronomical price on the market. Christians have fruit that

Joseph: Favoured Son, Hated Brother

Date 19th June 2011  by John Hoogenhout - Pastor for Bray Park Community Church  Bible passage Genesis 37 : 2 - 11

In this first sermon in a series on the life of OT Joseph, we see how dysfunctional Joseph’s family of origin was. Sad and bad events caused unbelievable heartache and hardship to this large family. Yet, their dysfunction didn’t thwart God’s plans for using this family to fulfil His plan for His people. What do

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Date: 20 May 2018, 10:05 by Load Audio & Video

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Date: 17 June 2018, 18:06 by Load Audio & Video

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Date: 10 June 2018, 18:06 by Load Audio & Video

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Date: 27 May 2018, 10:05 by Load Audio & Video

When you go through difficult times, what do you find yourself thinking? Paul’s message to the Corinthian Christians and us is that great grace and privilege often go hand in hand with suffering. How does God use sickness, trials and suffering? We will learn Paul’s secret. Sometimes God has to empty us of ourselves to

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