Family of God [Old Testament]

Family of God [Old Testament]

Love – The 10 Commandments

Preacher: Gielie (Michael) LoubserBible Reading: Deuteronomy 5:1-21; 6:4-9 The 10 Commandments are sometimes seen as a list of “thou shall not” – that God is somehow the moral police making sure that we don’t do anything naughty. Can the 10 Commandments be seen in a more positive light? Not a list of don’t but a gift to us from God on how to live a blessed life? Is the core of the 10 commandments an expression of God’s love for Read more

Encounter – I AM

This Sunday is the beginning of the Narrative Lectionary cycle and we are diving into the Old Testament all the way up to Advent. Over the next 6 weeks we will be looking at some different characteristics of what it means to be part of a family – and in particular the family of God. This Sunday we will be exploring what it means to belong. The best place to start is the beginning and we will be ponding the Read more

Struggle – Jacob Wrestles

In Genesis 32, Jacob is on his way to meet his estranged brother. He has recently finished 14 years labouring for his uncle Laban. So there is a lot on Jacob’s mind. That night, Jacob confronts his demon angel and they wrestle through the night. Often we have those dark nights of the soul where we wrestle with personal issues and circumstances. After this struggle in the wrestling match Jacob is given a new name and identity. So this is Read more

Obedience – God’s family finding Freedom

Obedience – God’s Family Finding FreedomPreacher: Liesl HomesBible Reading: Exodus 14: 1-4, 19-31 We are continuing our journey through the Old Testament and this time we are exploring the familiar story of Moses parting the Red Sea. Exodus 14 says that drowning 2000 people is “God’s great work”. Our student minister Liesl isn’t so sure about that. However, this story, which forms the basis of Israel’s national identity, highlights the idea that obedience to God’s commands leads to life, and Read more

Belonging – created to be connected

This Sunday is the beginning of the Narrative Lectionary cycle and we are diving into the Old Testament all the way up to Advent. Over the next 6 weeks we will be looking at some different characteristics of what it means to be part of a family – and in particular the family of God. This Sunday we will be exploring what it means to belong. The best place to start is the beginning and we will be ponding the Read more