David was the object of Saul’s foolish envy and jealousy, to the extent that Saul was leading an army with the sole purpose of taking his life. Nonetheless, even when being presented with a perfect opportunity for revenge, David abstained. How do we love those so committed to our destruction?
- Chances are that you know someone named after him - Even the most biblical illiterate has heard of a fight he had with a giant - A guy called Michelangelo carved him - Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen sang about him But do you really know his story? More importantly, do you know what it means? Join us for this series as we track the fascinating life of David.
Names and titles of people are of great significance in the Bible. Well if this is true of people then how much more the significance of the names and titles of God and Jesus. In this sermon we are going to look at Jesus employment of the title Son of Man for himself. Who is the Son of Man? Simon Brace is the National Director of Ratio Christi South Africa and also serves as the Chapter Director at the North West University in Potchefstroom. Born in Zimbabwe, Simon moved to South Africa. Simon also holds a BA in Theology and MA in Apologetics and Philosophy from Southern Evangelical Seminary. Simon was also involved with the founding and establishment of Ratio Christi while working at Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) and has served as the President and Chairman of the Board of Ratio Christi.
The lock-down enforced a nation-wide, in fact, a global fast of consumerism and has left us with a more acute sense of the things we need and desire. It seems that we can actually get by with a lot less and yet somehow we exist with a communal, chronic dissatisfaction. Whether it be material objects, a partner, a job or even social and political aspirations, we are constantly encouraged to aim for more. There is this nagging feeling that if I can just get (fill in the blank) it will be enough, yet any lasting sense of satisfaction remains illusive. The Bible however views contentment, not as a destination, but a habit which develops as we practice the Way of Jesus.
Bishop Vincent Mathews on Biblical Justice vs Social Justice Johan speaks to our Pentecostal friend, Vincent Mathews on a number of controversial issues.