August 31, 2014
We are encouraged by the media and the medicos to make good lifestyle choices. Jesus places a lifestyle choice before us to. The choice is to follow him and live our lives for others, or to not follow him and life our lives for self. This message unpacks what it means to live our lives […]
August 24, 2014
Curses exist in fairy tales. But do they exist in real life? The Bible says they do. Or – at least – one does. The curse of the Law. It’s the curse of not obeying all the Law all the time. And the penalty of this curse is death – spiritual death, eternal death. How […]
August 17, 2014
Like Zacchaeus, many today have so many material things, but they don’t find that these things satisfy. In this message, we see that when we seek out Jesus, we will find what truly satisfies. And our lives will be transformed.
August 10, 2014
Depression, Despondency, Intense Sadness. These are all common ailments today. And they were for Elijah. Even though he had seen God’s amazing power, he still had his own emotional demons. God responds to those demons by walking closely with Elijah, and whispering in his ear! And he still does that today.
August 3, 2014
Faithfulness can sometimes seem crazy. The story of Noah, building an ark when there was no sign of rain, is one such example. But for Noah, his faithfulness was credited as righteousness. Righteousness has less to do with what we do, than it has to do with who we trust.
July 27, 2014
In this first message in the “Truths from the Trees” sermon series, we’ll be focusing on Adam (and Eve), and how they hide from God and from their responsibilities. We’ll also focus on God’s nature – that he’s a God who seeks us out and offers us grace.
July 20, 2014
To have integrity means to have an alignment between both words and actions. The dilemma for Christians is that this doesn’t happen – at least not this side of eternity. This message will explore the grace that God gives, and the grace that transforms, which allows us to continue on the journey of moving towards […]
July 13, 2014
When it comes to sermons, people will often focus on the preacher. Did he explain things clearly? Did he engage his listeners? Did he use good illustrations and have clear application? All valid questions. But in the Parable of the Sower, the focus is on the hearer; “He who has ears, let him hear” vs […]
July 6, 2014
One of the biggest epidemics of our day is “weariness”. The pace and complexity of life takes its toll Jesus gives us a great promise when we are weary; he will give you rest. HOW? 1. “Come to me” (not to self-help programs etc. Need to recognise our weariness and the COME to him) 2. […]
June 29, 2014
Most of us will have experienced tough times, times of hard testing. But probably not as tough as the test that Abraham experienced when God asked him to sacrifice his son. Permeating this harrowing story is the promise “God will provide”. He did for Abraham, and he does for us – God provides the RIGHT […]