Category: "General"

God is not a vending machine

by Gavin  

God is not a vending machine
Christian-ese uses terms like this:   “May the Lord grant you grace to get through it…” “Let’s pray that God would give you the power you need…” “Let waves of God’s mercy envelop you…” “Immerse yourself in God’s love…” “We need a dose of God’s wisdom in… more »

Welcome to Philippi - some thoughts as we start our new sermon series

by Gavin  

Welcome to Philippi - some thoughts as we start our new sermon series
Welcome to the church of Christ, here in Philippi.  Here we all are, sitting in the spacious and Roman-styled home of Lydia, a local businesswoman.  We’re tried a few other venues, but for this meeting, Lydia’s home certainly has the most space, and in… more »

Where is God?

by Gavin  

Where is God?
  Another event-filled week in South Africa passes.  Violent N3 protests in KZN, sentencing and appeal in a racism case, petrol-bombing of a mining bus with tragic deaths, the demise of an admired liberation figure and a life lauded, a high profile… more »

Curse of the crown

by Gavin  

Curse of the crown
  There are rich ironies embedded in the build-up to the cross.   Mark as he writes shows us the mocking of Jesus Christ all over the place!  Pilate, Chief Priests, Herod, Herod’s soldiers, Romans soldiers, and the people passing by at Golgotha where… more »

Call to prayer for South Africa :  April 2017

by Gavin  

Call to prayer for South Africa :  April 2017
Prayer points for individuals, families and small groups   In light of the national events which are currently unfolding, and most particularly the happenings in national government, the elders have called our Randburg Baptist Church family to pray,… more »

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