A Church Reforming to Reach the Lost for Christ

Fear and Trembling (Rev. Dr Stephen Voorwinde - 15/1/2017)

Phil2:12-13 FEAR AND TREMBLING Readings: Acts 16:11-40 Philippians 2:1-18 Introduction I want to begin by letting you in on a little trade secret. It was one that I learned many years ago when I was still a student. As a group of aspiring young preachers we had a lecturer who told something like this: “When you are reading your Bible and a passage or a verse really strikes you, if there is something that jumps out at you, then maybe that is the Holy Spirit nudging you to preach on that passage.” Well, that was certainly my experience recently as I was......
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"When the going gets tough" (Rev. Dr. Stephen Voorwinde 19/11/2015)

James5 WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH Scripture Readings: Job 1:1-2:10; 42:1-17; James 5:7-12 Scripture Text: James 5:11b: “You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” Introduction It’s the middle of WW2. A baby girl is born into a deeply religious family. Her mother has all the gifts and graces of a mature Christian woman. Her father is a hypocrite. He has affairs with different women and when his daughter is a teenager he divorces his wife. In her twenties the daughter becomes a nurse and gets married......
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Daniel 5 "A Divine audit" (Rev Pieter Tuit)

A DIVINE AUDIT Have you ever been audited by the Australian Tax office? I have not had that experience so I don’t know what it is like. Of course, an honest tax payer would have nothing to worry about. In our text tonight we also hear about an audit. A divine audit to be precise. It was an audit that did not turn out very good for the one audited. We continue this evening our series of messages coming from the Book of Daniel. The overall title of these messages is speaking truth to power. And this is what we hav......
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Daniel 4. (Rev Pieter Tuit)

DANIEL 4 Was God teaching Nubuchadnezzar a lesson in humility here in this chapter as many sermons from this passage seem to think? Or, was God comforting and encouraging the exiles in Babylon that God and not Nebuchadnezzar is sovereign over all? And is this Scripture’s encouragement to us this evening? Well, I am not going to deny that the need for humility is evident in this chapter. Let’s face it, the mighty ruler of that awesome empire Babylon had a lot to learn in this area. But there are other things going on. There are other things to learn. Actually, thr......
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Daniel 2 "Speaking the truth to power 2" (Rev Pieter Tuit)

DANIEL 2 SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER 2 Eating vegies is always a good thing to do. However, as we heard last time, it is not the application that we should take home from Daniel chapter one. The so-called Daniel diet may be the best thing you can do for your physical health and well-being. However, Daniel was not written to teach us, living in the 21st Century, that we can thrive on the Daniel diet. What made Daniel and his friends thrive was by being obedient to God’s will for their lives and well-being. They knew what Sunday school children would l......
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