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March 8, 2017

Midweek Message: Lent Part 2: Why do you so often lack Peace?

“For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility …” Eph 2:14 By now your 2016 December holiday break is but a distant memory. The thing about holidays is that they don’t come around often enough. They relax you for a while […]

March 1, 2017

Midweek Message Lent Part 1: How do you know how well you are doing as a Christian?

  “By their fruit you will recognize them.” Mat 7:20 If you were to ask a world class sprinter how well he is doing in 2017, he could show you a list of his fastest times so far this season. If you were to ask a top quality tennis player how well her year is […]

February 22, 2017

Midweek Message: Are you struggling with darkness?

“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every  power and authority.” Col 2:9-10 It’s not difficult to sometimes feel alone in the world. It’s not difficult to sometimes feel overwhelmed by darkness. Its’ not difficult to sometimes consider if […]

February 15, 2017

Risking your heart

“My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love …” Col 2:2 The worshipping community in Colossae had allowed themselves to be led astray by fine “sounding arguments” and “hollow and deceptive philosophy.” As a result their hearts were not in good condition. Our life experience today tells us this is […]

February 9, 2017

Maturity cannot happen on your own.

“We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.” Col 1:28 We have already been assured that the gospel in us is “bearing fruit and growing” (Col 1:6a), especially once we have, “heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth,” (Col 1:6b). Paul […]

February 1, 2017

All our defects filled in

“Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behaviour.” Colossians 1:21 The Colossians did not have a great track record. Most of us have a past we are not too proud of either. Our text for today explains that our past, which mostly centred on our own way […]

January 26, 2017

Could it be you are trying too hard?

“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Col 1:17 Do you ever get the feeling life is getting away from you a little – or a lot? You just seem to have too many irons in the fire – too many things going on. You have so many different commitments to […]

January 18, 2017

Top Quality Fruit

“The gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace.” Colossians 1:6 If we were to take a leisurely drive along the famous Route 62 through the Langkloof with its beautiful backdrops of mountains and clear blue […]

January 11, 2017

Your thought life will shape your year

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”  Phil 4:8 How has your year started? Have you already experienced some challenges. Perhaps you have been frantically busy making those final preparations […]

January 4, 2017

“Predicament or Opportunity?”

 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” Luke 1:34 Mary was in a predicament. She was in a tight spot. She had a problem. The promise God had given her was completely impractical. Sure, it was a nice surprise, but totally off the radar in its application. She had […]

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