The Sunday after Black Monday

November 9, 2017

This past week has seen South Africa as divided as ever with the "Black Monday" campaign and ensuing reaction.

Pictures of farm murders and old South African flags dominated the media and every second person has an opinion.

On Sunday we take this hot issue to the Cross and consider a possible christian perspective.

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House of Prayer

November 7, 2017

Huis van Gebed

Die tempel speel 'n baie sentrale rol in die Bybel. Dit was veral bekend as God se huis van gebed. Hierdie preek bespreek die impak van hierdie huis in ons lewens.

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Does the Bible condone slavery?

November 1, 2017

Recently Confederate Statues across the USA came tumbling down because of its link to slavery.

In South Africa we also see a continues process of disassociating with controversial historical figures, due to their link with Apartheid. Is it possible that the next thing that 'must fall' is the Bible?

There seems to be no indication that the Bible condemns slavery, as a matter of fact - slaves are told to obey their masters. Neither in the Old or New Testament is slavery prohibited.

What is the biblical position on slavery, and how can it be God's Word if it doesn't condemn such an atrocious evil?

 

Mathabo Baase has a BA in Psych, LLB, LLM (comparative child law) and obtained a Christian Theology Certificate from Wycliffe hall & the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.  She is currently working as a lecturer at NWU Potchefstroom.

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Have and Have-nots

October 24, 2017

How to live generously with plenty, and how to live graciously with nothing.

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Free will vs Predestination

October 24, 2017

The debate surrounding fee will has been pre-destined to be a big one and people choose to understand it in different ways. On Sunday we'll try to go past just the dogmatic stuff and consider the spiritual significance of predistination and free will. Make the right decision by electing to join the discussion.

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Undesigned coincidences in the Scriptures: an Argument for their Veracity

October 16, 2017

by Jonathan McLatchie.

Interlocking puzzle pieces from among different accounts of an event, which illuminate one another in a manner unintended by the author(s) is a phenomenon which would be very surprising in the works of fiction. They are, however, expected on the hypothesis that these accounts are based on real events. When one finds numerous undesigned coincidences crisscrossing the Biblical documents (and even between the Biblical documents and external secular sources), one uncovers a very powerful cumulative argument for the substantial veracity of Scripture, as well as the authenticity of the thirteen letters attributed to the apostle Paul. In this presentation, Christian apologist Jonathan McLatchie will reveal some of the most impressive cases of undesigned coincidences in the New Testament.

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The Bible and History

October 16, 2017

By Johan Erasmus

"If they keep quiet, the stones will cry out." Luke 19:40

It is unlikely that Jesus initially referred to archaeology, but as it appears the stones in the Bible lands do tell quite a bit.

Christianity is different to many other religions in the sense that it claims to be based on and set in verifiable history, and not just divine revelation. This implies that many of the places, events, and language being used are open to investigation. It is especially true for modern-day Turkey (referred to in the Bible as Asia Minor).

 

What do the stones say about the New Testament? In what way can modern archaeological discoveries enrich our understanding of the Scriptures?

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Eating for God’s sake: Lessons on Hospitality

October 2, 2017

By One Mokgatle

We live in a time where hospitality, the twin brother of fellowship, has been neglected by the Church. We have neglected hospitality so much, we call fellowship - hospitality and believe them to be the same. Though these two may look the alike, their outworkings and implications a very different. If the Church is to truly become an influence in our ever-changing society, we must embrace both hospitality and fellowship; by being clear on who the two are and letting them grow to maturity in our communities of Faith.

 

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Good News for the City

September 26, 2017

Tobie Meyer

The story of man is a story of cities. They both shape each other, for better or worse. How do we shape it for the good of all those who live in it? What is the best thing we can do for the city we inhabit?

In this talk, Tobie Meyer considers what true human flourishing might look like.

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Getting Over Your Church Baggage

September 6, 2017

Roedolf Botha discusses how to overcome the baggage in your life caused by an imperfect church.

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