Living ‘in-Christ’ (1)

Bible Readings Ephesians 5:1-10Colossians 3:1-12 Introduction Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ, Our topic for this morning is United with Christ—living ‘in-Christ’.  This is the first in a short series of three sermons This sermon is the next in a series from the letter of Paul to the church in Colossae which … Continue reading Living ‘in-Christ’ (1)

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Jesus Christ only – no if’s no buts’ (2)

Bible readings Romans 6:1-11 Colossians 2:8-15 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, Some 24 years ago we migrated from South Africa. Heila and I had to meet the requirements of the Government at the time. All along, our children, then under the age of sixteen, had nothing to do to meet any regulation. We can … Continue reading Jesus Christ only – no if’s no buts’ (2)

Sober up your minds to healthy thinking

Resurrection Our  school days  started early in the morning.  It meant that we were home for lunch, which usually was the main meal for the day.  Mom prepared a fully-cooked meal with meat and vegetables.  I didn’t mind the meat part, but the veggies consisted out of what was available out of Dad’s garden, and without … Continue reading Sober up your minds to healthy thinking

Only Jesus Christ – no if’s, no but’s (1)

Series title:  Growing in the knowledge of Jesus Christ Scripture Readings Ephesians 4:1-13 Colossians 2:9-15 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, Our series from Colossians goes under the heading “Growing in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.”  We find terms like fulness, wisdom, understanding, every way, all power, all things, everything, glorious riches, all wisdom, perfect … Continue reading Only Jesus Christ – no if’s, no but’s (1)

Covenant Baptism

Broadly speaking, there are two main views on baptism: Covenant Baptism (some may call it paedobaptism, because it implies that infants of together with their covenant parents should be baptised).  The mode of baptism is sprinkling of water. Believers Baptism (some call it credo-baptism, because only those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as … Continue reading Covenant Baptism

Baptism: Sign and seal of God’s grace in Jesus Christ

Declared mercy Scripture Readings Acts 8:26-40 Colossians 2:8-15 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters, when it comes to grace and salvation, there is sometimes this sinful appreciation of the self. Captain George Von Trapp in the Sound of Music, finds in Maria, the governess, his new love.  The two of them sing a song, Something … Continue reading Baptism: Sign and seal of God’s grace in Jesus Christ

What is a sacrament?

Definition In secular world:  Something that binds or brings under obligations In the Bible:  An ordinance instituted by God representing the work of Christ 1.  In Protestant Churches only two Baptism Communion 2.  God instituted sacraments to accompany the Word they have no meaning apart from the message of Jesus Christ visible “pictures” of Christ’s … Continue reading What is a sacrament?