Keeping On

By Not Known Life has many disappointing moments. We buy a product with a lfietime guarantee only to discover that its life ends shortly after we leave the store. Someone makes a promise to us and seals it with grand words – only to break it when it suits them. It is like that for…

Servants of the word

By Not Known How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tiding, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns’ (Is 52:7). As placed in Isaiah, these words are about those people who would announce the God’s new covenant in Jesus.…

Holiness in balance

By Not Known Among Christian people, we have a fairly clear sense of moral values. These values reflect God’s character and are derived from the Bible. Christians sometimes differ on how the Biblical teaching applies to different moral issues of our day, but the underlying principles are clear. We are to: be holy for I…

The reclaiming of love

By Not Known The word ‘love’ is elasticised in modern use. ‘Love’ is sometimes applied to relationships and activities that are essentially self-indulgent, short-lived and calculating. In this use, the word ‘love’ has become a very cheap thing. Again, ‘love’ is reduced to the purely romantic and the sexual in some circles. Here, it is…

The reclaiming of love

By Not Known The word ‘love’ is elasticised in modern use. ‘Love’ is sometimes applied to relationships and activities that are essentially self-indulgent, short-lived and calculating. In this use, the word ‘love’ has become a very cheap thing. Again, ‘love’ is reduced to the purely romantic and the sexual in some circles. Here, it is…

Does God Answer Prayer?

By Not Known On the surface, this seems to be a cynical question of one who had lost all hopes on God. Yet on deeper reflection, it may be an important question for all of us to ponder. Is God really an uncaring God? Does He answer prayer? If God does answer all our prayers,…

Following Jesus

By Not Known Today is a special day for 2 reasons Firstly, we receive several people as new members. Some come by transfer from other churches. We welcome them as they formalise their membership with us. We look forward to them being an active part of our life, foellowship and service. Other new members came…

Glorious Gospel

By Not Known When was the last time you heard the Christian gospel being preached simply and clearly? More often than not, the sophistication and complexity of life in a modern society has confounded our understanding of what it means to be Christ’s ambassadors and what our message really is. An ambassador does not speak…

Martyrs

By Not Known The last one hundred years have been the bloodiest in Christian history. There were reportedly more martyrs in the 20th Century than in all the previous nineteen centuries put together. The Global Evangelism Movement reports that the average number of people martyred for their faith each year is around 160,000. Currently, there…

Jesus first

By Not Known Jesus says some extraordinary things. But, few are more extraordinary than his call to hate our families and ourselves: If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters – yes, even his own life – he cannot be my disciple…