Proof Texts and Politics - This article first appeared in the June edition of JOY Magazine...Keep Reading
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Is someone really married only if they were married in a church? Are they married only if a pastor marries them or if they have had a ‘white wedding’? This article will hopefully answer all such questions and provide a framework for understanding marriage within a multicultural African context. ...
At Heritage we desire to be a church ruled by God’s Word as supreme. God’s Word organizes our theology; it dictates everything we teach and every word we use as a church to encourage, rebuke, and exhort one another. It also dictates our practice. How we worship, when we worship, what we do in our worship are all informed directly by God’s Word. It is therefore good for us to continue to examine everything we do, and how we do it. In a short series of articles, I will be putting several the aspects of our worship under the biblical microscope to show why we do them. Our hope in these articles is to encourage your participation in these different aspects of the life of the church and to help us all participate in an informed manner....
We will suspend meetings during the Level 3 Adjusted regulations. We believe the Scriptures constrain us to. Our elders have put together a lengthy letter explaining the biblical principles they have applied....
Samuel Rutherford wrote a stirring letter to his friend Lady Kenmure who had recently lost her husband, Lord Kenmure. Ruthermore himself was acquainted with grief -- the death of his wife and many children -- yet he wrote as one with a keen eye to heaven....
True wisdom is seen in a tamed tongue....
"James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings." James 1:1 Just as our bodies need a balanced diet so too does our soul and the Lord has given us the best chefs. Chef James is unlike any other author in the New Testament (Excuse the mixed metaphor). James is one of the hardest hitting and most controversial let...Keep Reading
Pastor Michael explains the discipline of hermeneutics. This article appeared in the January issue of Joy Magazine. ...Keep Reading
After planting Heritage Baptist and pastoring it together for ten years, Pastor Michael bids farewell to Pastor Tyrell....Keep Reading
We will suspend meetings during the Level 3 Adjusted regulations. We believe the Scriptures constrain us to. Our elders have put together a lengthy letter explaining the biblical principles they have applied....Keep Reading
Psalm 91 is not the prosperity gospel. It is much more glorious than that....Keep Reading
The counsel of the world is all around us. Psalm 1 encourages wisdom....Keep Reading
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back...Keep Reading
Anger does not produce the righteousness we want it to. James has a better way....Keep Reading
Dear Heritage Church Family, Due to the unprecedented events of the past few weeks and our President's announcement regarding public gatherings of no more than 100 the oversight have decided that the following is the wisest course of action: With immediate effect and until further notice all formal church gatherings will be cancelled apart from our 9h30 Sunday service. T...Keep Reading
The Heritage elders message to the congregation on Covid-19....Keep Reading
Interpreting the Book of Revelation: Part 4...Keep Reading
This article looks at the Temple and the Two Witnesses....Keep Reading
Interpreting the Book of Revelation: Part 2 The Seven Cycles (The first blog post can be found here and the sermon series on Revelation here) One of the difficulties with the book of Revelation is that there are so many different interpretations. Some say that most of what John wrote was fulfilled in the first century AD (Preterist), some argue that the primary focus is...Keep Reading
It has been a great privilege to study and preach through the book of Revelation these past few months (You can listen to the sermonshere). What an encouragement to see the church grow and hear the reports of robust theological discussion in the Growth Groups.Due to the nature of the series it was not possible to go into too much detail or spend a lot of time on some of th...Keep Reading
Dear Church Family,I recently read In The Plexby Steven Levy, the subtitle declares, How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives.One of the most fascinating insights, for me anyway, was OKRs. At Google employees must submit what are known as OKRs, Objectives and Key Results. Objectives are the goals that they must set for the next quarter. These Objectives must be ambit...Keep Reading
This blog post gives an update regarding Heritage Baptist Church in Potchefstroom....Keep Reading
What an amazing God we serve! By His grace, shown through the generosity of His people, we have managed to raise over R2.4million which is enough to purchase the church building in Melville. It was a wonderful experience sitting at my computer and within a period of three days receiving pledges of R1million as well as several monthly pledges. ...Keep Reading
The author of Proverbs wrote that, â€œA good name is to be chosen rather than great riches.â€ (Proverbs 22:1) And Solomon said that, â€œA good name is better than precious ointment.â€ (Ecclesiastes 7:1) From these verses it is clear that even names are of tremendous importance. ...Keep Reading