Wonderful Counselor

Date 10th December 2017  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Isiah 9:1-7

The verses surrounding the text today were spoken by Isaiah at a dark time in Israel, both spiritually and politically. Where would help come from? Where could they find hope? The help and hope would come in the child to be born. As a Christian community we are familiar with the words of Isaiah 9,

Humility Like No Other

Date 03rd December 2017  by Ryan Hemelaar  Bible passage Philippians 2:1-11

As we roll into the Christmas season, it’s time to turn our attention to what Christmas is all about. While the world we live in is focusing merely on the consumerism involved in the modern-day Christmas season, we get to take a step back and look at an unsurpassed example of humility that occurred 2000

The Soft-Natured Defender of Justice

Date 26th November 2017  by KJ Tromp  Bible passage Isaiah 42:1-9

Thank You

Date 26th November 2017  by  Bible passage Philippians 1:1-11

As we come to the end of another big year in the church I think it is only fitting that we show our appreciation for each of you in the congregation. There are times when we are guilty of taking you for granted. Like most churches, we’ve seen our share of highs and lows over

Christ in the Passover

Date 19th November 2017  by Bob Mendelsohn - Jews for Jesus  Bible passage Exodus 12:1-13

Come hear Bob Mendelsohn, national director of Jews for Jesus Australia, as he shares from the Scriptures and the richness of his Jewish heritage about Yeshua, the Messiah and Saviour of the world. During this time, Bob will conduct the ‘Christ in Passover’ presentation. Christ in the Passover shows the link between the ancient Festival

Glory to God Alone

Date 19th November 2017  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Romans 11:33-36

Today we will look at the final sola of the Reformation, the one that sums up the point of all the others. While the Reformers were well able to summarize their distinctive teaching into neat phrases, they were mindful to keep in focus the goal of it all, the glory of God. In our text

Do the Right Thing

Date 12th November 2017  by John van Dijk  Bible passage Daniel 1:3-14

In Daniel 1 we read about Daniel and his friends, and how they take a stand for their faith, but they do it in a way that’s maybe different than what we think of when we hear that phrase “take a stand for Jesus.” They do it so graciously that other people are just kind

Grace Alone: God’s Free Gift

Date 12th November 2017  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Ephesians 2:1-10

What’s your reaction to the phrase, ‘God wants bad people in heaven?’ Do you think’ ‘Isn’t it he good people who go to heaven?’ Trying to understand these two phrases forms the basis of the Reformation cry, ‘Grace Alone’. If grace means, ‘We owe everything to God’, what part do I play in my salvation.

Comfort in a World of Chaos

Date 05th November 2017  by Ryan Hemelaar  Bible passage Isaiah 51 : 1 - 8

Increasingly as the world becomes more hostile to Christianity and the values we hold dear, it is easy for us to become fearful and discouraged. In the Old Testament, Israel went through similar experiences, but in Isaiah 51 we see an encouragement from the Lord on why we don’t need to give up or give

Called to Shepherd

Date 05th November 2017  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage 1 Peter 5 : 1 - 4

This morning is a very important and special occasion in the life of the church. We are ordaining and installing elders to serve and to shepherd this congregation. It is visible sign that Jesus is pouring out his gifts on the church. In our text today, Peter is calling the Elders to ‘be shepherds of

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