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Murray Smith
June 11, 2020

Murray’s Midweek Message – 10 June 2020

The Third Option: The Spirit Led Life “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 Some time ago one of our cats caught a bird in our garden and carried the poor thing in its mouth into […]

May 28, 2020

Proposed Opening of Churces

Dear friends, We welcome the President’s recent affirmation of the role of the faith community in South Africa. Please find attached an urgent message from the SUC eldership with regards to the proposed opening of churches.  We ask you to please send your replies to Bianca via email, as soon as possible. We call […]

May 6, 2020

Murray’s Midweek Message: 6 May 2020

Should we appraise a prophet by their popularity? Luke 4:1, explains how the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert to be tempted.  Once that tough ordeal was over, the same Holy Spirit led Jesus to begin His teaching ministry, “Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through […]

April 16, 2020

Murray’s Midweek Message: “Let the new conversations begin …”

(Also available on YouTube on the SUC Facebook page) “Now that same day (Resurrection Sunday) two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about eleven kilometres from Jerusalem.” (Luke 24:13) Life is made up of conversations. Conversations with yourself. Conversations with others. Conversations with God. You could include your pets if you like. Lockdown […]

April 11, 2020

Easter Sunday Service, 12 April 2020

Dear SUC Friends Welcome to digital church here at Summerstrand United Church. We are glad you are here! Over this period in our lives, let us take this opportunity of slowing down and looking at life differently to draw closer to the Lord. To find our rest and heart’s desire in Him. God bless, all […]

April 9, 2020

What is most important?

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-45 The word “new” used here implies freshness, not as if it was a totally new idea: God has loved His Creation […]

March 25, 2020


Lockdown: Due to the deployment of the police and army it may take you back to the enforced restrictions of the apartheid era. If you were ever in prison during a riot, you will remember being confined to your cell, while the authorities regained control.  A few centuries ago, a lockdown occurred: “On the evening […]

March 18, 2020

COVID-19: Testing our Character

“The gatekeeper opens the gate for him (Jesus), and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.” (John 10:3) COVID-19 has brought out the best and worst in humanity. There are some wonderful stories of people from different walks of life reaching out to those in need. […]

March 17, 2020

“True Freedom” – 13 March 2020

March 13, 2020

“God always completes what He begins”

“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.” (John 9:3) Imagine being born blind. Never seeing the light of day. Always being in a state of darkness.  Never experiencing the splendour of colour. This was the condition of the man Jesus and […]

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