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The Author of Life Died

Stunning! In so many ways, Acts 3:15: “You killed the author of life, but God raised Him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.” — Apostle Peter  Imagine it. One described as the author of life, succumbing to death and volunteering His life as a sacrifice. The very One who is life, who has life in Himself and has authored all subsequent life. For who? For those whose life is derivative of His life.... read more →

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Sin. Sorrow. Saviour.

  It is the year 587 B.C. Jerusalem lies in ruins. Blood stains the streets. Thousands of God’s people have been dragged off into exile. God’s holy temple is robbed. And the book of Lamentations is penned by the prophet Jeremiah.  People are not normally familiar with the contents of Lamentations. Maybe it’s because it’s an Old Testament book; maybe it’s because it can be difficult to... read more →

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Give the King His Due

  “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe.” – Hebrews 12:27   Doctrine: By placing our trust in Christ, we are made citizens of His Kingdom; a Kingdom of infinite value, eternal rule, and as indomitable as its King. All else will be shaken, things in heaven and on earth, and everything that... read more →

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Scripture Has Been & Will Be Sufficient

Too often Christians feel as though the bible is outdated; insufficient to speak to the unique challenges of today. Nothing could be further from the truth. Firstly, this generation isn’t as unique as many flatteringly describe it. The temptations and enemies of holiness may be wearing different masks, yet sin is as it has always been. Technology has no doubt advanced, and progress has been made in almost... read more →

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Hope RBC Turned Seven!

Yesterday was the birthday of Hope Reformed Baptist Church. We turned seven! Our first service was held on the, 14th September, 2008. From 6pm to 7pm. My wife (Katarina) and I booked a small, side room at the Springwood Community Centre (where we now have midweek study). We didn’t tell anyone except Katarina’s parents who showed up to give their support and even brought a friend. Katarina also had a... read more →

Find A Housetop

I begin by asking a question with an obvious answer: Why do people use megaphones? You don’t need to be awfully intelligent to know that it’s because the person using the megaphone wants their voice to be heard. A megaphone is a tool to use when you have something to say, and you want the crowds to hear it. Jesus Christ once gave his disciples a command where he – in effect – told them to go find some... read more →

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To Judge or Not To Judge

“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned…” —John 6:37  It is so important that we understand this in its context because if it’s allowed to act as an unqualified principle, it will not only become unlivable, but it will stand in contradiction to the rest of scripture. Elsewhere Jesus taught that we should be able to discern people by their fruit; that we should be on our... read more →

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The Honour of Suffering for Christ

“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.” – Luke 6:22-23, Scripture is clear, all who would endeavour to live a life of godliness, and in emulation of the example of Christ, will... read more →

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