Viewing Entries Posted In 2012

Bible study

(A Study of 1 Timothy 1:3-11) The early church had doctrinal disagreements and behavioral problems. Paul asked Timothy to take care of several problems in Ephesus.

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A Christmas tale of time and space

On 12th April 1961 the world stood in awe of Russia. Yuri Gagarin was supposedly the first man in space. . .

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To know the heart of the pilot

Three passengers share a row of seats in an airplane. As the plane is taxiing for takeoff, their conversation turns to the topic of the airplane pilot.

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King Solomon's Mines

“As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly” (Proverbs 26:11 NIV UK) Dogs are remarkable animals.

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Next year will be different... or will it?

Have you ever wondered if God cares about New Year’s Day? God exists in timelessness called eternity.

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What's so special about Trinitarian Theology

Learning more about the nature of God has dominated my Bible study for the last decade and I find it to be more and more fascinating.

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The real Christmas story

Every Christmas season Christians give thanks to our heavenly Father for his love and grace, showered upon us through the birth of Jesus.

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Reconciliation and redemption

We preachers have a habit of using terms that many people, especially new Christians or visitors to our churches, simply don’t understand.

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Don't believe everything you read in the bible

One important thing my Professor at university taught me is to always make sure that your source of information is reliable.

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The law, used properly

(A Study of 1 Timothy 1:3-11) The early church had doctrinal disagreements and behavioral problems. Paul asked Timothy to take care of several problems in Ephesus.

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Ancient words changing me changing you

I don’t remember the name of the movie. I can’t recall the plot or the names of the actors. But I do remember one particular scene.

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Maranatha

This Aramaic word literally means “The Lord is coming.

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How to live in the rat race without becoming a rat

Violent protest action, horror crime reports, wild cat strikes, Klein Karoo fracking controversy, the ever widening gap between rich and poor.

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An unexpected lesson

My wife, Sue, and I recently attended a different kind of church service, and we learned an unexpected lesson from an unexpected source.

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WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE YOUR FATHER?

This is the title of a movie I watched a couple of weeks ago.

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CHARIOTS OF FIRE ALL AROUND US

One of my favourite movies is Chariots of Fire. It is about the 1924 Olympics in Paris.

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RELATIONSHIPS – BROKEN FOREVER?

Last week my husband and I did something unusual. We went for a drive out to the towns of Somerset West and Strand, about 50kms from our home.

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King Solomon's Mines: One Letter Short of Danger

The sound of breaking glass shattered the night air.

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Give Me One Good Reason I Ought to Go to Church

“Why do I need to belong to a church, anyway? Why shouldn’t I just believe in Jesus and try to live a good life? Church can be a real pain,...

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The Heavens Declare

When last have you looked up at the stars and taken in the beauty and wonder that they hold? As a city dweller I must admit that I don’t really...

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The Ragamuffin Gospel

Brennan Manning begins his remarkable book on celebrating God’s unconditional love for his creation revealed to us in the redeeming work of Jesus Christ and the church’s proclamation of the...

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Praying for the Prince of Peace

Our world is full of startling contrasts.

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What if the sky should fall?

I  have some good news and bad news.

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When God whispers your name

“The sheep listen to the voice of the shepherd. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out” (John 10:3).

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Where are the Faithful?

Nineteen people died, fifty two injured – in one horrendous bus accident. In Syria 8000 were killed in civil uprising.

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