Posts by Elizabeth Laubscher

Y.O.L.0

Y.O.L.O “You only live once…” How should we respond to the truth that we only get one shot at life? One approach is hedonism. You only live once, therefore maximise selfish pleasure and sensual experience. Frank Sinatra, who seemed to have given this approach a good go, famously said: “You only live once, and the […]

Expressing Ourselves When We Sing

Expressing ourselves when we sing There are countless passages in the Bible which speak of praising God, and many reasons why we should praise God, (we are “called out of darkness” – 1 Peter 2:9, Revelation 4:11“Praise Him for His mighty deeds” and Psalm 150:2). Of course,one of the biggest reasons, if not the biggest […]

The Call of Every Christian

The Call of Every Christian… When we read Jesus’ great commission in Matthew 28:18-20, “Therefore go and make disciples of allnations…” or Acts 1:8, “…you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” We might be tempted to think that this call is only […]

DOXOLOGY: THE GOAL OF THEOLOGY

DOXOLOGY: THE GOAL OF THEOLOGY STUDYING GOD IS NOT ONLY FOR MENTAL STIMULATION… J.I Packer is quoted as saying, “Theology is for doxology and devotion—that is, the praise of God and the practice of godliness.” Theology comes from the Greek word “Theos” which means God, to engage in theology is to study God or his […]

The Shame and Power of the Cross

The Shame and Power of the Cross… As we consider the events of Good Friday, we might wonder, “Isn’t it a bit bizarre to celebrate the agonizing death of Jesus on a Cross?” Many people during the 1st Century felt the same (or even more perplexed by this); as Paul writes, “we preach Christ crucified: […]

Give us this day our daily water

GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY WATER In what has become the most famous and most prayed prayer of all time Jesus taught his disciples how to speak to their Heavenly Father. This can help to shape our prayers and our thoughts as we live through the current water crisis: GOD’S PRIORITIES “Our Father in […]

How to Self Check-in

How to self check-in at the 8am service. Enter your surname on the check-in computer and click Search. If there is more than one family with the same surname, you will need to select your family on the next screen. If all children are present, select Check-in all at the bottom right of screen. Or […]