Acts: On Fire, Under Fire

Date 06th March 2011  by David Groenenboom  Bible passage Acts 5:12-42

On Fire, Under Fire. One of the challenges about reading Acts is coming face to face with the sheer amount of opposition the people faced. This passage is another point of tension – to put it mildly – between the NT church and the leaders of the Jewish faith. Amazing things happen, and God is

Acts: Does God Require Perfection?

Date 27th February 2011  by Clinton Berends  Bible passage Acts 5:1-11

Someone commented to me in the last week “I want to belong to the church of Acts 2.” And it seems very attractive, like they had no problems, and everyone was included, and exciting things we always happening. What’s not to love? And then we hit Acts 5, and all of a sudden it get

Acts: A New Community

Date 20th February 2011  by Clinton Berends  Bible passage Acts 2:42-47

Have you ever wondered what heaven is like? Maybe images of fluffy clouds, angels, harps and as much pizza as you can eat come to mind. The reality is that God has given us some glimpses of eternity, and they are not where we might expect, they are actually in the church. This Sunday, as

Acts: Church – Outward Bound

Date 13th February 2011  by David Groenenboom  Bible passage Acts 1:1-11

How do we understand the book of Acts? What was Luke’s intention as he wrote it? And what can we learn about how God is at work in his church, then and now? Acts 1 gets us off to a flying start – Jesus’ return to heaven, the Holy Spirit promised, Judas replaced. It all

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What if…Jesus Skipped Palm Sunday?

Date: 18 March 2018, 10:03 by Load Audio & Video

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

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Why the Cross?

Date: by Load Audio & Video

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

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What if…Jesus Missed Gethsemane?

Date: 25 March 2018, 10:03 by Load Audio & Video

What happens in the Garden of Gethsemane is a particularly focused example of what had been going on throughout Jesus’ life. In the person of Jesus, we find the perfect relation of the divine will and a human will. The entire time Jesus was in the garden, there was a struggle for His will. Jesus

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Profiles in Courage

Date: by Load Audio & Video

Can you imagine how you would react if your spiritual leader suggests that we should not fight your enemies – that we should simply give in – because that will save your life. How would you react? Jeremiah did just that and he suffered the consequences. In a time of war, what do we call

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God’s Great Salvation

Date: 27 August 2017, 09:08 by Load Audio & Video

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