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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Why isn’t God more obvious?

September 5, 2017

If God wants people to know him, why wouldn't he make himself known more clearly? Surely a good God would not be so elusive? Lara Buchanan addresses this commonly asked question: "Why isn't God more obvious?" Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, this will be an opportunity to explore these issues together and consider some of the responses offered in the Christian faith.

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Jesus the great apologist

September 5, 2017

Lara Buchanan will be looking at how Jesus interacts with all sorts of people and engages in the questions of his day. Doing a quick sweep of the gospels we will see the master apologist at work: defining the question (Matt 22), exposing motives (Luke 20), questioning the questioner (Luke 10 & 18), and ultimately drawing to people to himself. This Sunday is all about learning how to emphasize with and effectively respond to the questions of our time.

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Is Christianity just a Psychological crutch

August 20, 2017

Andy Moore from RZIM talks about "Is Christianity just a Psycological crutch?"

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Hannah and the Importance of Private Prayer

August 12, 2017

Hannah is a relatively unknown Old Testament figure we encounter in the early chapters of 1 Samuel. Her experience of agony and desperation, however is well known to anyone who's lived long enough in a broken world. It is because of this shared experience and Hannah's approach to it, that us moderns can learn a great deal from this woman.

This talk was given by Johan Erasmus.

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The Sexual Revolution

August 11, 2017

Roedolf Botha talks about the Sexual Revolution.

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