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The Pursuit of Newness

Jesus calls God’s children away from old habits and into new habits.
He can do that because he grants new hearts that point away from old behaviour that is destructive and sets those hearts on a new life that actively pursues God! Sounds ripper in theory, right?! Here’s the truth: Our outside gives away what’s really going on ‘inside’. Are we really pursuing the godly change that Christ offers? What does your outside reveal? Read ahead Eph 4:17-32.

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The Capabilities of Christ.

Jesus has shown his infinite power by demonstrating his eternal presence, his part in creation, and his role in salvation. If he is able to do such great feats, we can surely trust that he knows what he is doing with us and our problems. Read ahead John1: 1-18

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Out of the Depths

This Sunday We Welcome Frank van den Bos to Preach on Psalm 130 As we continue our look at some famous Psalms this week, we turn to one of Martin Luther’s favourites – Psalm 130.  Originally sung by Israelites as they went up to the Temple for worship, it is one of the great “Pauline” […]

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If you are thirsty – then drink

“If you are thirsty … then drink!” Throughout the Bible we are given the invitation to find our thirst quenched in God. In John 7 Jesus tells us that water is gushing out of him, and we are invited to drink! What is this water that will quench our thirst, and what does it mean […]

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Who do you pray as?

We might be confident that we pray to the Great God of heaven and earth but, as we pray, we may not be so convinced about who we are. One of Jesus’ disciples asks, “Lord teach us to pray.” In reply, Jesus gives them more than mere words to recite aloud. He goes on to […]

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This is who I am

When we think of the reason for Jesus’ coming, we typically go straight to the Cross and the Resurrection and the glorious victory over sin and death Jesus won. And they are glorious truths: God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only son. Interestingly, when Jesus starts his ministry, he […]

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The Offerings of Gratitude

“The Offerings of Gratitude” in Numbers 15:1-21 This passage is all about offerings to be made to the Lord when they arrive in Canaan – and this, at first view, is a bit of a puzzle. Consider: the previous four chapters are in a narrative genre and suddenly we encounter more Laws from Yahweh! Why? Consider also: These […]

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Gods Amazing Banquet

Jesus tells a story of a rich man who made elaborate preparations for a wonderful banquet. It was no last-minute gathering, not just throw a few extra snags on the barbie; but a feast of abundance and magnificence that took weeks, if not months, to prepare. God spares no expense in the banquet he has […]

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Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There

The Heart of the Matter – Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There Typically, we are practical people who get things done. When difficult times arise our first response is to think of what we can do. The result is that we either do more or feel bad about the fact that we can’t do more. […]

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Soils Ain’t Soils

Can I climb that mountain? Ride that 50km? Run the half marathon? When it comes to what we can do, the heart makes all the difference. It’s no different with being Christ’s new community: the state of our heart will determine what we do and what impact we have. So: what’s the condition of your […]

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