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November 18, 2014

Flourishing Flawed Families – Part 4: Against All Odds

Joshua’s Final Challenge   Joshua was a wise old leader getting ready to die, but before he did, he had few things on his heart to share with the people of Israel.   Read part of his message to the people in Joshua 23:6 – 16 What were the three main areas Joshua cautioned the […]

November 11, 2014

Flourishing Flawed Families – Part 3: Job Revisited

Sunday Message for this bible study available at www.summerstrandunited.co.za The 1st Test Read Job 1:1-12 It is not known exactly when Job lived, but most likely it was during the period of the patriarch’s (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob), before God gave the law or appointed priests. During Job’s era fathers took on the role of priest […]

November 4, 2014

Flourishing Flawed Families Part 2: David & Bathsheba Revisited

  Sunday Message for this bible study available at www.summerstrandunited.co.za   Pinnacle of Power   Read 2 Sam 11:1-4 Some being movies made of David & Bathsheba have tried to portray David being bewitched by a cunning, enchanting woman who knew he would be enjoy out enjoying the breeze at that spring evening. However, as […]

October 28, 2014

Flourishing Flawed Families Part 1: Unloved  

Sunday message available at www.summerstrandunitedchurch.co.za   Wedding Night Switch Read Genesis 29:14-25 One wonders how this switch happened, as the bible does not give much detail. The bride wore a veil which was taken off in the darkness of the bridal chamber and the Hebrew for wedding feast basically means ‘drinking party’. Perhaps after seven […]

September 2, 2014

Themes in Luke & Acts – Part 4: Inspired by the Spirit

Sunday message available at www.summerstrandunitedchurch.co.za) Baptism of the Holy Spirit “On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized withthe Holy […]

August 26, 2014

Themes in Luke & Acts – Part 3: Balancing the Scales

In the Sunday message available at www.summerstrandunitedchurch.co.za), we looked at a story unique to Luke of the rich man & Lazarus (Luke 16:19 – 31) with its unexpected outcome.  Luke begins the ministry of Jesus with a particular emphasis on it being good news for those considered as “the poor” (4:18), which continues through the […]

August 19, 2014

Part 2: Men and Women

Themes in Luke & Acts In the Sunday message available at www.summerstrandunited.co.za), we said that to gain a deeper understanding of Dr Luke’s writings we need to pay attention to the details … Read Luke 8:1-3 together and reflect on the following:   Why do you think Jesus started with 12 men as his disciples? […]

August 12, 2014

Themes in Luke & Acts – Part1: Sovereignty of God

At the heart of our belief in the sovereignty of God is the understanding that God is in control of all that he has created in heaven and on earth. In the Sunday message, (available at www.summerstrandunited.co.za),we looked at the sovereignty of God in Luke’s gospel and now continue the same theme into the book […]