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  • An Uncertain Future But A Certain God!

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Nov 7, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 4,516 views

    Life is seldom fair, but God is always good. We face an uncertain future, but we do so with a certain, trustworthy, and mighty God.

    AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE, BUT A CERTAIN GOD! Genesis 45:4-15 November 5, 2006 1. On Sunday, June 25 I preached a message entitled “The Wisdom of Godly Arithmetic” in which I stated that God has given each one of us exactly 86,400 seconds a day in which to make decisions and choices that either ...read more

  • Motivation: It's The Bottom Line! Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Oct 14, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,951 views

    Christian disciples seek to live their lives for an audience of ONE. God’s opinion, God’s approval or disapproval is ultimately all that matters. The applause of heaven is the deciding factor in their life.

    MOTIVATION: IT’S THE BOTTOM LINE! Matthew 6:1-18 1. A father wrote a letter to apologize to a certain young man for not allowing him to marry his daughter. The letter went as follows: Dear Marty, I have been unable to sleep since I broke off your engagement to my daughter. Will you ...read more

  • Overcomers – Not Victims! Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Oct 7, 2006
    based on 17 ratings
     | 6,354 views

    Evil is never overcome by more evil nor by playing into the power and victim games that others would use to entrap us. Evil is only overcome by goodness that lets our abusers know we will remain in control of how we choose to respond

    OVERCOMERS – NOT VICTIMS! Matthew 5:38-48 1. What has been your gut reaction to the recent spate of school shootings we have suffered in Wisconsin, Colorado, and now most recently in the small Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania where 5 little girls where brutally shot to ...read more

  • Marriage: God's Good Plan & Satan's Scam Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Sep 30, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,246 views

    The parameters God gave us for marriage are for our benefit, protection, and soul-satisfying enjoyment. Satan’s Scam is to try and show God is a liar.

    MARRIAGE: GOD’S GOOD PLAN & SATAN’S SCAM Matthew 5:27-32 1. In Genesis 2 we read that after God had created the heavens and the earth and all the living creatures, He formed man out of the dust of the ground and breathed into him the breath of life and man became a living soul. • But while ...read more

  • Integrity: Where Your Word Is Your Bond Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Sep 30, 2006
    based on 41 ratings
     | 21,310 views

    Integrity is a reputation of trustworthiness that is built up over a period of time and is proven by our behavior, our conduct both in and out of the limelight, both in the public view as well as when no other human is looking.

    INTEGRITY: WHERE YOUR WORD IS YOUR BOND Matthew 5:33-37 1. `My boy,’ said the businessman to his son, `there are two things that are essential if you are to succeed in business.’ `What are they, Dad? Asked the boy. `Integrity and sagacity.’ `What is integrity?’ `Always, no ...read more

  • Salt And Light Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Sep 18, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,825 views

    Jesus calls us salt and light - simply stating it as a matter of fact and a description of our true identity – Be who you are!

    Salt & Light Matthew 5:13 - 16 1. Beaufort West is a mid-sized, rural, sheep farming town in the center of the Cape Province in South Africa. • One of its claims to fame is that it was the birthplace of the world’s first heart transplant pioneer, Dr. Chris Barnard. • Another claim to fame ...read more

  • Righteousness Par Excellence Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Sep 18, 2006
     | 1,271 views

    What God is after is a love relationship with His people – not legalism.

    RIGHTEOUSNESS PAR EXCELLENCE Matthew 5:17-20 1. I have been an “average person” much of my life. • During my school years, I was an average student in my class. I studied and worked and aimed as high as I could, but I knew there were always those other students who would consistently achieve ...read more

  • Have You Murdered Anyone Lately? Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Sep 18, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,330 views

    The whole point of the commandment to not commit murder is that human life is absolutely precious because we were made in the image and likeness of Almighty God.

    HAVE YOU MURDERED ANYONE LATELY? Matthew 5:21-26 1. One of the major challenges of preaching through a book of the Bible or extended sections of a book is that you are forced to deal with some of the tougher and more uncomfortable passages of scripture. • It would be so much easier and more ...read more

  • Persecuted For Righteousness Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Aug 26, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 3,226 views

    Examination of the eighth BE-Attitude: Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    PURSUING HAPPINESS: Persecuted for Righteousness Matthew 5:10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 10-12 1. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ...read more

  • Peacemakers In A World Of Troublemakers Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Aug 19, 2006
    based on 23 ratings
     | 3,701 views

    Examination of the seventh BE-Attitude: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.

    PURSUING HAPPINESS: Peacemakers in a World of Troublemakers Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” Ephesians 2:1-18 1. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. This be-attitude is probably the most often quoted and well-known ...read more

  • Beholding God's Face Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Aug 12, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,752 views

    Examination of the sixth BE-Attitude: Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

    PURSUING HAPPINESS: Beholding God’s Face Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” John 1: 1-5; 9-14 1. “The White Pearl Hotel sits on the beautiful Venetian Harbour of Kyrenia on the island of Cyprus. From its balconies and stunning rooftop terrace, you will enjoy ...read more

  • Extending Mercy Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Aug 9, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,791 views

    Examination of the fifth BE-Attitude: Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

    PURSUING HAPPINESS: Extending Mercy Matthew 5:7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy” Titus 2: 11 – 3:7 1. The Old Testament prophet Micah identifies three essential virtues for living a life pleasing to God. In 6:8 he states: “He has showed you, O man, what is good; and ...read more

  • Starving For Righteousness Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Jul 29, 2006
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,597 views

    Examination of the fourth BE-Attitude: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

    PURSUING HAPPINESS: Starving for Righteousness Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” Romans 3:9-26 1. You would not be unique if the thought has crossed your mind, of what relevance is this study on the Sermon on the Mount at a ...read more

  • Strength Under Control Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Jul 24, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 11,425 views

    Examination of the third BE-Attitude: Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

    PURSUING HAPPINESS: Strength Under Control Matthew 5:5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” James 1:2-8; 19-25 1. Acts 17:6 – in response to Paul and Silas’ preaching of the Gospel and the conversion of numbers of Jews and devout Greeks and many of the city’s leading ...read more

  • Sharing The Sorrow Of God Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Jul 15, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,533 views

    Examination of the second BE-Attitude: Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

    PURSUING HAPPINESS : Sharing the Sorrow of God Matthew 5:4 and 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 1. Last Sunday we commenced an 8 week journey through the Beatitudes that will take us up till the end of August. 2. Just a few reminders about this passage which forms the opening statements of Jesus’ Sermon ...read more