Paul’s Prescription for Peace

Paul’s Prescription for Peace – A sermon on Philippians 4:2-7 by Rev. Colin Pretorius The past year has just rocketed by, hasn’t it! This time last year two girls in our congregation had not yet started their final year at school and now they’re thinking about life after school. Birthdays have come and gone just […]

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Jesus is the gift that keeps on giving

Jesus is the gift that keeps on giving – A sermon on Matthew 2:1-12 by Rev. Colin Pretorius. This past Monday was the 179th anniversary of the publication of one of the most famous ghost stories ever written. It’s a story most of us have read or seen on film, but if you hear the […]

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Blessed are the meek

Blessed are the meek – A sermon on Matthew 5:5 by Rev. Colin Pretorius. On one side of the court sat one of the most influential men in the world. Ruthless, ambitious, proud and arrogant, he represented all that was powerful. He seemed to have all authority. At the other end stood the accused, a […]

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Eight beautiful attitudes that go with kingdom living – a sermon on Matthew 4:23-5:12 by Rev. Colin Pretorius. The Sermon on the Mount is probably the best-known part of Jesus’ teaching. If you google it, you’ll find more than 4 million results. But sadly what Jesus teaches in His sermon is probably also the least-obeyed […]

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Nehemiah 8 -An attitude of worship

Nehemiah 8 -An attitude of worship – A sermon on Nehemiah 8 by Rev. Colin Pretorius. Picture it! Judah, about 600 years before the birth of Jesus. The people of Judah have finally run out of chances to be obedient to God. Time and time again the Lord called them to repentance but time and […]

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Honourable vessels are useful to the Master – a sermon on 2 Timothy 2:20-26 by Rev. Colin Pretorius. When Leonardo da Vinci was painting The Last Supper, he sought long in the churches of Rome for a model for Jesus. At last he settled on Pietro Bandinelli, a noble young man who was quite lovely […]

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Contend for the faith!

Contend for the faith! – a sermon on Jude 3 by Rev Colin Pretorius. In 2009 the priest Patrick Kennedy was sacked from the Catholic Church in Brisbane after 28 years’ service. He wasn’t sacked because of any sexual impropriety – as one would in these times so easily assume – but for his beliefs. […]

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Remember!

Remember! – a sermon on 2 Timothy 2:8-13 by Rev. Colin Pretorius. There’s a condition that afflicts a large number of people. It’s a condition that affects young people, especially teenagers. It causes them to lose their memory. I mean, how often as a mom or a dad have you had to ask your children […]

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Called, beloved and kept

Called, beloved and kept – a sermon on Jude 1 by Rev. Colin Pretorius. This morning we turn our attention to the second-last book of the Bible. It’s only a short letter – just 25 verses – but it is a letter that gives us much encouragement, instruction and assurance. And today we’re going to […]

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Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord! – a sermon on Psalm 135 by Rev. Colin Pretorius A minister had been serving in a small church for some years and, as it happens, some of the times were good and others a bit less good. But he enjoyed his time in that congregation and as far as he knew, […]

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Friends or Enemies of God?

Friends or Enemies of God? – a sermon on James 4:4-6 by Rev. Colin Pretorius. As of a few weeks ago, we have a new government. No, don’t worry, I’m not going to preach politics or talk about the good or not-so good of the various political parties! But those of us who have the […]

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Jesus bids us shine

Jesus bids us shine – a sermon on Matthew 5:14-16 by Rev. Colin Pretorius. In the heart of the business district of Dallas, Texas, there’s a unique but slightly weird-looking building. If you look at this grey-white concrete structure that stands about 28m high, it doesn’t really look like much. I mean, those spirally things […]

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Looking for wisdom

Looking for wisdom – a sermon on James 1:5-8 by Rev. Colin Pretorius. If you start reading through the book of James you realise very quickly that it’s an extremely practical book. It’s a book that gives us as Christians real-world guidance in how to live our everyday lives. It’s very much a book of […]

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It’s a matter of heart

There have been many times over the past two years when we couldn’t get together in the hall after church for a cuppa or a chat. We couldn’t enjoy that bonding as fellow believers of being able to have a bit more in-depth chat about what God has done in our lives or perhaps about […]

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In Christ all shall be made alive

In Christ all shall be made alive – a sermon on 1 Corinthians 15:1-22 by Rev. Colin Pretorius. Leonid Brezhnev ruled Russia from 1963 to 1982. He imprisoned priests and believers and closed churches. In both public and in private, he and his wife Viktoria were examples of communist atheists. Faith in God was nowhere […]

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Reconciled through Christ!

Reconciled through Christ! – A  sermon on Romans 5:1-11 by Rev. Colin Pretorius. (Reading Mark 15:21-41) I’m not a big fan of shopping centres at the best of times, with people milling about and canned music being piped through overhead speakers. And at times like Easter or Christmas it is even worse, isn’t it! It […]

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The Lord’s my shining light

The Lord’s my shining light – a sermon on Psalm 27 by Rev. Colin Pretorius. For the past two years most of us have been on a bit of an emotional roller-coaster because of things like lockdowns and other restrictions. And during the past week concerns about the possible consequences of the Russian attack on […]

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