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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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Don’t waste your crisis

Don’t Waste Your Crisis… When things get tough, it’s pretty easy to be worried and anxious. And really, how we respond in those times says a lot about our hearts, and whom we trust. Question: is there a way to use troubled times as a positive?

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God has come to strengthen His people

  This Sunday: Craig van Echten (Australind CRC)… Does it ever seem like your prayers ‘bounce off the ceiling?’ ‘Does your worship seem like a hamster wheel of going through the motions? Do you wonder if God is with you? How does all this relate to what we believe about the Holy Spirit? Read ahead […]

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