7. The New Humanity

INTRODUCTION

In the opening pages of the Bible, God appoints humans to rule the world on his behalf. But when they rebel, the biblical story leads us on a search for a new humanity that will be God’s faithful partners, forever. This is the plot conflict of the biblical story that leads to Jesus, and we explore it in this final and seventh episode of our Spiritual Being series.

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6. The Satan and Demons

Spiritual Beings

Theme: 6. The Satan and Demons

Summerstrand 1 September 2019 18:30

INTRODUCTION

The storyline of the Bible presents a populated spiritual world, full of creatures who are in rebellion against their Creator, just like humans. Let’s look at the video for episode six of our series to learn more about the powers of spiritual evil in the story of the Bible.

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5. The Angel of the Lord

INTRODUCTION

Just to recap. We are at session five of our series on Spiritual Beings:

  1. Spiritual Beings – introduction: we are not alone.
  2. Elohim – God is not alone.
  3. Divine Council – there is communication between God and Spiritual Beings, also between heaven and earth.
  4. Angels and Cherubim (and Seraphim) – they praise God and fulfil roles as messengers and missionaries for God.

Today we will look at a special angel, the Angel of the Lord.

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4. Angels and Cherubim

Spiritual Beings

Theme: 4. Angels and Cherubim

Summerstrand 18 August 2019 18:30

INTRODUCTION

I begin with an overview of the essence and work of angels, cherubim and seraphim. Then I will focus on Acts 12 where an angel’s exceptional involvement in the life and ministry of Peter is told, as well as the manner in which an angel killed Herod because he did not honour God.

My focus is: “And the chains fell off his hands”. This story attest to the reality of angels and the power of prayer.

VIDEO

Video on the Angels and Cherubim

Watch the video Angels and Cherubim – 58,7 MB

Spiritual Beings are copyright 2019 by The Bible Project and are available for viewing at www.thebibleproject.com“.

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3. Divine Council

Spiritual Beings

Theme: 3. Divine Council

Summerstrand 11 August 18:30

INTRODUCTION

We are not alone!

To recap

1. In the beginning God created two realms, the heavens and the earth. This is the setting for the story of the Bible.

We are more familiar with the human and earthly side of it. But there is another set of characters, the spiritual beings of the heavenly realm who also take part in this earthly story.

God is not alone!

2. One category of spiritual beings is the Elohim. They attest to the fact that we live in a god-congested universe. We focussed on two types of Elohim, the gods of the nations, and the gods of religion. And we heard that God is above those Elohim, He is the Elohim of the Elohim. As Paul says:

“For although there are many that that are called gods in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many gods and many lords) – yet for us there is One God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.” (1 Cor 8:5-6)

3. There is a fascinating group of Spiritual Beings that is called the Divine Council. Let’s look at the third of our videos on the Spiritual Beings.

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Kommentaar en navrae

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    Chris van Wyk

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    Dankie!

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    mariette

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    Môre-môre!

    Dankie Chris. Die reeks dra baie praktiese wenke oor en is verrykende luistergenot vir elkeen. Elke dag iets nuuts om na uit te sien!

    Seën daarop toegebid
    Mariette

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    Chris van Wyk

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    Nee, Elmarie, jy hoef nie. Ons kan 250 mense akkommodeer. Skryf net in by die deure. Baie welkom.

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    Prof Elmarie Venter

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    More Ds Chris. Ons is 3 wat wil bywoon. Moet ons nog bespreek? Groete
    Elmarie

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    […] Pinkster-reeks se titel vanjaar is “Vreesloos”– oor geloof in ‘n tyd waar ons bang […]

  • 21 Mei 2020

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    […] Pinkster-reeks se titel vanjaar is “Vreesloos”– oor geloof in ‘n tyd waar ons bang […]

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    Chris van Wyk

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    Ons het vir baie lank ‘n versorgingskommissie gehad vir leraars en personeellede. Dit was persone in die gemeente wat gereeld op informele wyse met elkeen van ons kontak gemaak het, belanggestel het in wat in ons lewens aangaan, uitgevra het na uitdagings, en vir ons gebid het. Dit was benewens die diensverhoudingekommissie wat meer op die formele dinge gekonsentreer het. Die inperking het ‘n bietjie daaraan verander, maar dit was ‘n baie goeie informele sisteem van versorging.

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    Des Sampson

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    Goeie dag. Ek is voorsitter van die DVK op Hartenbos. Wat doen julle mbt die versorging van predikante en kantoor personeel?

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    Chris van Wyk

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    Dit was Rethie van Niekerk se preek. Sy het in die preek verwys na die Hebreeuse woorde.

    Die eerste reël (seën) het drie woorde, dan vyf woorde, dan sewe woorde.  15, 20, 25 konsonante (onthou ʾ is ook ‘n konsonant).  11, 13, 16 lettergrepe (ek het weer getel, en dit is die korrekte aantal).

    24 yĕbārekkā yĕhwâh wĕyišmĕrekā
    25 yāʾēr yĕhwâh pānāyw ʾēlêykā wîyḥunekā
    26 yiśāʾ yĕhwâh pānāyw ʾēlêykā wĕyāśēm lĕkā šālôwm

    Hoop dit maak sin.

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    Annemarie vn Zyl

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    NUM 6; GOD SE SEEN, Goeiemore
    Ek het vanoggend hierdie Bybelstudie gedoen en dit was wonderlik. Die deel DIE TEKS verstaan ek egter glad nie. ek kry die aantal woorde reg maar glad nie die konsonante en lettergrepe nie. Ek verstaan ook nie die doel van hierdie deel nie, tensy jy wil bewys dat dit menslik amper onmoontlik is om die seen so te skryf, met die spesifieke aantal konsonante en lettergrepe sonder God se ingryping.. ek sal dit waardeer as iemand die deel in kort vir my verduidelik Baie dankie Annemarie van zyl.

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    Chris van Wyk

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    Dankie Corrie! Mooi jaar vir jou.

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    Corrie

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    Ds. Chris, soos altyd ń opbeurende en positiewe bydra deur U, vir die toepassing deur die kinders van God. Selfs hulle wat Hom nog nie as hul Saligmaker en Verlosser aangeneem het nie, sal baat by diė insetsel. Ek vra dat God se seën op U sal rus.

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    C Joubert

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    Inspirerende en besielende boodskappe

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    Sonja Lizemore

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    Beste Ds Chris.
    Net n GROOT DANKIE vir die liedere. Dit is baie spesiaal.

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    Chris van Wyk

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    Hi Carol, jy is reg, dit is ‘n kosbare insig! Ek het ook onlangs gepreek oor die inwonende Christus, as jy meer wil lees. Baie seën.

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    Carol

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    Baie dankie vir die eerste keer in my lewe besef ek nou wat my probleem is. Ek het nog nie vir JESUS in my ontdek nie dis geen wonder dat my verhouding met JESUS nêrens kom nie. Geen ontmoeting geen kennis of wysheid en GEEN GROEI.

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    Chris van Wyk

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    Hi Annelize – ons hou dienste in die kerkgebou (Louis Bothasingel 177, Somerstrand) om 09:00 Sondae tegelykertyd met ons Youtube erediens ook om 09:00. Ons het ook ‘n meer informele Youtube erediens – Pulse – wat van 11:00 af op ‘n Sondag beskikbaar is. Ter wille van die personeel se verlof sal ons DV van 27 Desember tot 24 Januarie nie fisiese eredienste in die kerk hê nie, net die Youtube erediens 09:00. Dié dienste word weer hervat van 31 Januarie af sowel as moontlik ‘n aanddiens om 18:30. As jy hier is, maak ‘n afspraak dat ons jou kan verwelkom. My sel is “nul agt twee 5749191”. Groete, Chris van Wyk.