Leviticus: Pursuing Holiness
The overall message of Leviticus is about justification and sanctification. We learnt that the way to God is through sacrifices and the shedding of blood for the atonement of our sins. This way we are justified, and we can have access to God. This book communicates that receiving God’s forgiveness and acceptance should be followed by holy living and spiritual growth. This is a life-time sanctification process that transforms us into a new life of holy living, adopting a new holy lifestyle in God, to be set apart and different from the rest of the world as God’s people. In Leviticus we learn that God loves to be approached, but we must do so on His terms, not ours. We pray that this series will reaffirm our faith and realign us to be more Christlike.
Advent: A New Beginning
It’s been an odd year. No one had any inkling of what was to come as we greeted the year with resolutions, dreams and plans. Our diaries were filling up with social functions, sports meets and holidays when Covid-19 unravelled everything – rearing its ugly head. Man’s mighty plans – worthless. The enemy – invisible.
We find ourselves anxious, worried and afraid in difficult times as we grapple with issues on our own. Where do we find peace and hope when the world is in turmoil? It was for this very reason that God came near.
This Advent season, we bring you 3 messages based on the following themes: Peace, Joy & Love as we remember the One who came near.
The Apostles' Creed
We live in a world of mission statements and taglines.
These statements define the company and the people who work in it.
It determines who they are, how they work and what they aspire to be.
It is a message that they tell, that gives life to what they do.
It brings people together in one mind and one heart.
What is the Apostles’ Creed?
Over a thousand five hundred years ago, the Apostles’ Creed was one of a few documents that defined what Christians believed - in its simplest form.
It was a time when Christians were still a powerless minority, and the faith subject to many interpretations and reinterpretations.
The creed was put together as a document that expressed the heart and mind of Christianity - who we believe in, what we believe, who we are and where lies our hope.
It endures today and stands as the document that unites all Christians past and present.
We’re embarking on this rediscovery of the Creed because, to be honest, the Church isn’t a brilliant human idea. The Church is the ongoing work of God established by Christ and led by the Spirit to accomplish God’s purposes.
Until we discover who God is and who God says we are, we cannot fully live out what God intends for us to do.
So DUMC, come with open hearts as we unpack and rediscover the Apostles Creed, a creed Christ’s people has recited and kept in our hearts for hundreds of years and will continue on until Christ returns.
Come and find out who you are, who we are and what is the work God calls us to do.
God's compassion is boundless and not limited just to “us” but also available for “them." The book of Jonah captures this compelling truth with the people of Nineveh being recipients of His compassion. In running From God, running to God, running with God and running ahead of God; we see God's boundless compassion at work.
Advent - An Invitation to Christmas
The word "Advent" means "coming" in Latin. Advent is celebrated in anticipation of the arrival of a Saviour. But between the coming and the anticipation of Christ lies the often daunting task and trial of waiting. It is not just then about the going but a "staying home" to both prepare our hearts and home as well as to invite others into the magnificenf Story not without our radical hospitality. In an age where belief is contested, when religion is a private matter with little bearing on real life, the church can recover the heart and art of radical hospitality here in the waiting.