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March 31, 2015

Living the Message: Unholy Welcome in Holy Week

When Jesus came into the world there was no space for his family in any of the B & B’s or Inn’s. He was therefore born into the simplicity of domestic animal life, using a crib for a bed. Now that it was time for the King of Kings to leave, his departure was marked […]

March 24, 2015

Living the Message: “Pachyderm Believers”

If we were to visit the North West part of Namibia we would discover unexpected life in the semi-desert region of the Kunene. The Desert Elephants have been flourishing here for a long time, for that is what they are good at, finding succulent plants and good sources of water in this harsh terrain. “When […]

March 17, 2015

Living the Message: “Trust”

Trust … “a state of being relied on” Each time we sit in a chair we trust it will hold our weight. (hopefully) Trustworthy … “worthy of trust” Before we trust someone with an important task we usually check their track record. It’s not easy to trust, especially if you have been let down. Saul […]

March 10, 2015

Living the Message: “Choosing Joy”

Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved, Acts 2:46-47. Joy can be elusive. It has a tendency to […]

March 4, 2015

Living the Message: Kingdom Ethics – Part 3: Responding to the Economy

Sunday podcast message for this small group study available at www.summerstrandunited.co.za Our economic realities often seem unfair. We work harder for the benefit of our families only to discover we are required to pay more tax. We regularly travel to and from work each day only to discover fuel will be going up and … […]

February 24, 2015

Living the Message -Kingdom Ethics, Part 3: Responding to Threat

  Sunday podcast message for this small group study available at www.summerstrandunited.co.za   “Every day in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It is known that it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will […]

February 17, 2015

Living the Message: Kingdom Ethics Part 2: Responding to Violence

Sunday podcast message for this small group study is available at www.sumerstrandunited.co.za   Because we live in a violent society, if you have not been directly affected by some form of violent crime, you most likely have a friend or a relative who has. Recently foreign national shop owners were in the news for taking […]

February 10, 2015

Living the Message – Kingdom Ethics part 1: Responding to Disability

Sunday podcast message for this small group study is available at http://summerstrandunited.co.za/?p=1974   Alasdair MacIntyre says, “When we do think of disability, we tend to think of “the disabled” as “them,” as other than “us,” as a separate class, not as we ourselves have been, sometimes are now and may well be in the future.” Some […]

February 3, 2015

Living the Message: When we feel inadequate

Sunday message for this small group study is available at http://summerstrandunited.co.za/?p=1969   It does not take much for us to feel inadequate. The pace and pulse of a busy life saps our energy. The demands on our time and resources restrict our ability to remain positive. We find ourselves thinking negatively and fatalistically. Perhaps some of […]

October 15, 2014

Worthwhile Investment

Can we really get to know God? Some would say it’s impossible. After all God is infinite and we are finite. Even though this may be true, that God is truly ‘other’ than we are, He has still allowed us to get to get to know Him. Of course we should not expect this to […]

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