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Murray's midweek Message
February 7, 2018

Robert’s Midweek Message: “I want peace in my heart, not fear, when I stand before God on the day of judgement”

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6   Your palms are sweeting and your heart is racing as you stand before the judge on the charge of murder. You are finally given a chance to give your defence. You immediately proclaim […]

January 31, 2018

We are always welcome!

“After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here …” Rev 4:1-2. Imagine for a moment you are the doctor’s waiting room. You are more than a little anxious as you have been exhibiting […]

January 24, 2018

Robert’s Midweek Message: “What drives Summerstrand United Church?”

January 18, 2018

Brushing Up on Your Shine

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. Phil 2:14-16 A few years ago I travelled overland through […]

January 10, 2018

Praying more in 2018

“Pray without ceasing” 1 Thessalonians It would seem that prayer is placed, theoretically, high up on the “what is important at church” list. But when it comes to actually praying, everyone knows that they can pray more. We, as the church in general, battle to keep a sustainable prayer life. To improve in prayer, one […]

January 3, 2018

Rob’s 12 Movies

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23 Solomon, who was and is the most insightful man to have lived, penned this ever-pertinent proverb. Struggling with what we fill our hearts with has been a problem for millennia, and it will continue to be a struggle – and as […]

December 21, 2017

God Was Not Surprised by Jesus

“even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him in love” Ephesians 1:4  When Jesus was born, the report of his birth created quite a stir here on earth. But that baby boy born in a manger was not simply such a good little boy […]

December 13, 2017

What kind of leader will they choose?

‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’ Mat 2:6 We live in critical times. The current conflict within the ANC reveals a void of sound leadership. We know that leaders […]

December 6, 2017

Robert’s Midweek Message: “Questioning Christmas”

The origin of Christmas Christmas is a popular December holiday celebrated by large numbers of people all around the world. It has long been known as the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, which occurred over 2,000 years ago. However, not all who celebrate the holiday do so with Jesus’ birth in mind. In […]

November 30, 2017

Memorials to our Past or Movements into our Future

“Should I mourn and fast in the fifth month, as I have done for so many years?” Zech 7:3 The sound of jackhammers and chisels could be heard once again, on the long neglected building site of the Temple, as men gave themselves willingly to the work. It had been two dismal decades since the foundation […]

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