Knowledge and knowing (sermon)

  On Sunday 2th Feb 2017 I preached on a very important topic, the difference between Knowledge and knowing. Many people who attend churches throughout the world have the terrible misconception that the essence of Christianity is knowing, doing, and committing the will. However, Jesus said, “You must be born again”

The what, why, and how of pastoral counselling

Why do church members think that they can, or should, ask their pastors for counselling? Why do pastors think that they are equipped or mandated to provide counselling? A retired pastor I know used to spend an average of 16 hours a week counselling. The man who took over from him when he retired

Hate speech & religious liberty

Chaos reigned in parliament before the South African president’s latest state of the nation address. The Chief Whip of the opposition rose to state why his party could not remain to listen to the president, but the ruling party benches drowned him out with a loud and angry chorus of “racist”. Is this an

TruthTalk Sermon – Fruit of the Vine

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Dr. Christopher Peppler talks about the fruit of the vine using the scripture John 15 as reference and covers things like the fact that Jesus likens himself to a grape vine and His disciples to the branches of the vine, He explains the meaning of the analogy. Branches need to be attached to vine (him);

TruthTalk Sermon Revival Revisited Part 2

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Part 2 in the 2 part series by Dr. Christopher Peppler focusing sing on Revival in the church, how it has occurred in the past, what exactly this involves, and what to expect when we experience revival in the church. [audio

TruthTalk Sermon Revival Revisited Part 1

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Dr. Christopher Peppler preaches on the topic of Revival. In Part one we look at Isaiah 61 and ask ourselves what revival is, what it isn’t and why we need it. We also look at past revivals in the church and what we should expect when revival comes! [audio

TruthTalk Sermon Show me your ways O Lord

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Another year has started! A time of considering and praying about what lies ahead – plans, priorities, budgets. But as Christians we don’t just think and plan, we seek God’s counsel and approval (don’t we)… but how do we expect Him to respond? Psalm 25 gives some importance guidance in ‘hearing God’’. It’s a big

Grace Intoxication

Can something that gives us life and health also cause us harm? Sadly, yes. Take water for example. H2O is necessary to sustain life but too much of it, too fast, can cause hyponatremia, or ‘water intoxication’, a very unpleasant condition that can be fatal. A similar condition, but of the spirit, can result

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