CG Sea Point

CG Sea Point

By Common Ground Church
Weekly messages from Common Ground Church Sea Point.

We are one church, many congregations.

Whatever your thoughts about God and church, you’re welcome here! We are passionate about God and our city which is why we meet all across Cape Town. We exist to spread the good news of Jesus wider into our city and deeper into our culture.
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Mark 3:7-19 - Kyle Peters
Join us as we hear the Gospel preached during these unprecedented times.
31:18
May 24, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 45: Prayer Part 17 A Habit of Retreating
Like any battle, the coming of Jesus’ Kingdom seems to advance in waves. There are times of pushing forward and then there are strategic times of retreat and consolidation. We see today that Jesus’ desperately needed time alone with His Father to strengthen himself, and therefore so do you and I.
08:40
May 22, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 44: Prayer Part 16 Power and Affirmation
Power and affirmation are two things that many people in general often desire, and they are two things that all Christians need in order to live the life we’ve been called to live! Today we explore the connection between prayer, the Holy Spirit and these two things.
07:40
May 21, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 43: Prayer Part 15 Old Lady Prayer Warrior
Today we are going to learn from and be inspired by the prayer life of Anna the prophetess!
08:29
May 20, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 42: Prayer Part 14 Bowls of Incense
Why do some churches burn incense? Today we explore the biblical imagery of smoke and incense and why we should hold onto that image and let God inspire us to pray because of it!
09:07
May 19, 2020
2 Corinthians 1: 12-24 - Bruce Martin
If you missed Sunday message, or you want a refresher of what was said, take a listen to this podcast episode.
34:36
May 18, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 41: Prayer Part 13 Introducing Luke on Prayer
For the next season we are going to unpack all of Luke’s mentions of prayer in his writings! Today we lay some foundations and get to know Luke himself, the biggest contributor to the New Testament!
05:53
May 18, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 40: Fasting Part 5 Getting Practical
With all the foundations in place, it’s time to plan and prepare to actually fast! Today we get practical!
09:22
May 15, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 39: Fasting Part 4 Solidarity with the Suffering
Today we continue to figure out the motives for fasting as we look at the fact that it is a way to love and serve the suffering!
09:55
May 14, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 38: Fasting Part 3 An Invitation and a Prayer
Why do we fast? Today we start to answer this question and look at the fact that fasting is an invitation for the Spirit of God to work in us and it’s a prayer to God!
09:02
May 13, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 37: Fasting Part 2 What It Isn’t
Is fasting a way of getting God to owe you, or getting healthy? Is it a way of proving yourself to be spiritual, or getting the attention of others? Today we attempt to dismantle these and other misconceptions around this important spiritual habit.
10:47
May 12, 2020
Hope: 2 Corinthians 1:1-8 Roger Haynes
If you missed Sunday message, or you want a refresher of what was said, take a listen to this podcast episode.
35:26
May 11, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 36: Fasting Part 1 What It Is
Fasting is an ancient spiritual practice that we don’t really give ourselves to much anymore and a practice we don’t really know too much about. Today we start to change both those things.
09:52
May 11, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 35: Prayer Part 12 The Gift of the Spirit
Our Father has promised to give the Holy Spirit to those who ask? What is this? What does it mean? Today we attempt to answer this massive question from these last lines of Jesus’ teaching on prayer in Luke 11.
08:32
May 8, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 34: Prayer Part 11 A Good Good Father
Ever seen a dad throw a cobra at his little kid? Sounds like something out of a Tim Burton film, but it’s part of the story Jesus uses to emphasize just how good our heavenly Father is and why we can always trust his answers to prayer!
08:25
May 7, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 33: Prayer Part 10 Shamelessness
Have you ever felt like you didn’t want to bother God? Jesus certainly wants us to never feel like that again because shockingly he literally calls us to be shameless as we come to God with requests!
10:14
May 6, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 32: Prayer Part 9 His Authority and Promise
Ever wondered if you’re wasting your time with prayer? Today, we allow Charles Spurgeon to remind us about the authority of Jesus and the promises he makes in his teachings on prayer that give us confidence to go and pray!
10:06
May 5, 2020
Comfort: 2 Corinthians 1 : 1-7 - Ryan Ter Morshuizen
If you missed Sunday message, or you want a refresher of what was said, take a listen to this podcast episode.
28:45
May 4, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 31: Prayer Part 8 Lead Us
Does God tempt us? Could God lead you into temptation? Can God allow you to never be tempted? These are all good questions that many of us have thought about and today we explore them as we continue to learn from Jesus how to pray.
10:03
May 4, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 30: Prayer Part 7 Forgive Us
We are called to pray for the forgiveness of our sins as often as we pray, and we are called to be people who forgive others constantly too! These are massive tasks that we all need to process, prepare for and ask God’s help in!
12:21
May 1, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 29: Prayer Part 6 People in Need
In light of praying for the glory of God and the coming of His Kingdom, Jesus calls us to pray for our needs. More often than not, many of us have actually forgotten we need to pray for provision because we’ve become so accustomed to having it. Let’s explore the nuances of this verse.
12:57
April 30, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 28: Prayer Part 5 Kingdom Come
What is the Kingdom of God? When will it come? How will it come? What can you do about? That’s what we’re chatting about today!
08:01
April 29, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 27: Prayer Part 4 Hallowed Be Your Name
Are we meant to be praying about Halloween or something? Today we chat through the first thing the Lord Jesus tells us to pray about… the name of God!
12:07
April 28, 2020
Lament: Psalm 137:1-6 - Rigby Wallace
If you missed Sunday message, or you want a refresher of what was said, take a listen to this podcast episode.
41:36
April 27, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 26: Prayer Part 3 Father
When you’re sending mail it’s important to get the recipient right otherwise who knows where your message might end up! Today we explore the first word of Jesus’ model prayer: Father!
10:39
April 27, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 25: Prayer Part 2 Lord, Teach Us
As we embark on our journey into prayer, we start by recognizing the uniqueness and authority of our teacher!
09:01
April 24, 2020
Strange Days – Ep 24: Prayer Part 1 Something to Say
It’s a new season here on Strange Days as we explore the massive topic and arguably the most important spiritual practice of prayer!
09:10
April 23, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 23: Praise in the Pandemic Part 3 How We Sing
Join us today as we wrap up this series on singing. We'll be exploring how we sing and the impact of singing in our lives. What a gift God has given us in singing together.
07:18
April 22, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 22: Praise in the Pandemic Part 2 Compelled and Commanded
Today we continue looking at why we sing - and hear that we are both commanded and compelled to sing! Why not spend some time meditating on Psalm 96 if you're feeling stirred by the questions at the end of today's podcast?
07:23
April 21, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 21: Praise in the Pandemic Part 1 Created to Sing
Welcome to our new season where we'll be looking at where singing comes from and starting the conversation around why we sing. Here are some helpful resources for anyone who would like to delve a bit deeper into the topic: Sing by Keith and Kristyn Getty, and Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin (this one is especially helpful for worship leaders/musicians and church leaders).
08:02
April 20, 2020
Advance Global Message: Comfort & Courage - Philippians 1:1-14 - PJ Smyth
If you missed Sunday message, or you want a refresher of what was said, take a listen to this podcast episode. Advance is a movement of churches around the world that we are part of.
24:29
April 19, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 20: Lessons from Lockdown Part 5 Finale
Today Kyle wraps up this season and pulls together some of the themes from the week’s lessons that various Common Grounders have shared with us.
08:21
April 17, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 19: Lessons from Lockdown Part 4 Savanah
Three weeks ago today, with lockdown about to start, Savanah, a final year medical student at UCT got married to Murray! Listen to her share what God’s been teaching her as she volunteers at a hospital and figures out the first few days of being a wife!
11:47
April 16, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 18: Lessons from Lockdown Part 3 Elbre
Elbre lives in Green Point and is part of our Inner City congregation. She works for a global fashion retailer and today she is going to share with us what God’s been saying to her in her times of silence and solitude and reminding her of from the Bible!
08:14
April 15, 2020
Easter Sunday sermon - Luke Harper
If you missed Easter Sunday message, or you want a refresher of what was said, take a listen to this podcast episode.
36:49
April 14, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 17: Lessons from Lockdown Part 2 Ziba
Ziba leads our Langa congregation, located in the oldest township in the city, and he also suffers from a serious immune deficiency. It’s a privilege to have him share his encouragements with us today!
10:11
April 14, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 16: Lessons from Lockdown Part 1 Garth and Sam
Today we kick of a new series hearing from various Common Grounders from around the city. First off Garth and Sam from Bosch PM are sharing with us their experience of contracting COVID-19 and the lessons they’ve been learning!
12:03
April 13, 2020
Good Friday sermon - Iain Kruger
If you missed Good Friday message, or you want a refresher of what was said, take a listen to this podcast episode.
44:13
April 11, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 15: Sabbath Part 5 The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
As we close out our series on Sabbath, Paul shares some of the highs and lows of the Maughan family’s attempts at a 24 hour period of rest, delight and worship.
12:52
April 10, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 14: Sabbath Part 4 Prepare for Delight
One of the things that will stop our Sabbaths from being as delightful, restful, pleasurable and worshipful as they should be is bad planning. Let’s figure out how we overcome that.
11:18
April 9, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 13: Sabbath Part 3 Obstacles and Confusion
There are many wrong ideas, confusing thoughts, as well as internal and external obstacles that get in the way of us truly enjoying the gift of Sabbath! Today we try to make the way a little clearer.
12:01
April 8, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 12: Sabbath Part 2 A Gift for the Soul Keepers
Is Sabbath yet another thing we need to do? Today we get our hearts into alignment around the invitation God has given us.
11:33
April 7, 2020
Mark 2:23-3:6 - Paul Maughan
Join us as we hear the Gospel preached during these unprecedented times.
42:05
April 6, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 11: Sabbath Part 1 Introduction
Today we are starting a new season looking at the spiritual practice of Sabbath, a weekly rhythm we desperately need, but one we often ignore.
09:46
April 6, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 10: Silence and Solitude Part 10 For the Sake of the World
Our final episode of season one explores the idea that time alone with God should produce a fire in our hearts for the sake of the world.
07:49
April 3, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 9: Silence and Solitude Part 9 Guidance
We’re all making decisions and we all seek guidance from somewhere. Today we explore how God may guide us during our times of Silence and Solitude.
10:32
April 2, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 8: Silence and Solitude Part 8 Transformation
Join us today as we explore the fact that when we come before God we will also come face to face with ourselves. It might not be pretty, but as we do this, God brings transformation through his grace.
11:36
April 1, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 7: Silence and Solitude Part 7 Mental Rest
There are some problems far too big for us to solve, and some issues far too complex for us to control. At times we need to rest our over active minds in God and humbly accept our limits in his presence.
09:43
March 31, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 6: Silence and Solitude Part 6 Physical Rest
We are not souls waiting to escape our bodies. We are embodied beings and our spiritual wellbeing is linked to our physical life.
08:00
March 30, 2020
Mark 2:13-22 - Luke Harper
Join us as we hear the Gospel preached during these unprecedented times.
32:57
March 30, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 5: Silence and Solitude Part 5 Burning Out
There are times when we get dangerously tired and even hanging with God seems like too much. We're in good company.
11:22
March 27, 2020
Mark 2:1-12 - Paul Maughan
Join us as we hear the Gospel preached during these unprecedented times.
39:50
March 26, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 4: Silence and Solitude Part 4 Resistance
There'll be times when you don't want to or can't seem to be silent and alone with God. Don't be surprised.
11:37
March 26, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 3: Silence and Solitude Part 3 It's Kairos Time
Today we talk about sacred time and not wasting your lock down!
06:51
March 25, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 2: Silence and Solitude Part 2 An Opportunity
Today we look at the opportunity we've been given during this time to seek the presence of God.
10:59
March 24, 2020
Strange Days - Ep 1: Silence and Solitude Part 1 Introduction
An introduction to our new series during these strange days we face together amidst the Corona Virus Pandemic.
04:52
March 23, 2020
Good News At Last - Week 6: Paul Maughan
2000 years ago, the Jewish nation was waiting, hoping and expecting good news. Good news about the promised messiah and king. All of us, just like 2000 years ago, are looking to the future, waiting, hoping and expectant for some good news. In this series we’ll be spending 5 weeks studying the first chapter of Mark. We’ll see the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry, who he was as a man and what he did while here on Earth. This series asks and answers some of life’s biggest questions. Who is Jesus? Why did he come to Earth and Why is this such Good News? In a world that too often feels like it’s on the brink, finally we can dive in and get some Good News At Last!
38:04
March 9, 2020
Good News At Last - Week 5: Kyle Peters
2000 years ago, the Jewish nation was waiting, hoping and expecting good news. Good news about the promised messiah and king. All of us, just like 2000 years ago, are looking to the future, waiting, hoping and expectant for some good news. In this series we’ll be spending 5 weeks studying the first chapter of Mark. We’ll see the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry, who he was as a man and what he did while here on Earth. This series asks and answers some of life’s biggest questions. Who is Jesus? Why did he come to Earth and Why is this such Good News? In a world that too often feels like it’s on the brink, finally we can dive in and get some Good News At Last!
52:33
March 2, 2020
Good News At Last - Week 4: Stephan Pienaar
2000 years ago, the Jewish nation was waiting, hoping and expecting good news. Good news about the promised messiah and king. All of us, just like 2000 years ago, are looking to the future, waiting, hoping and expectant for some good news. In this series we’ll be spending 5 weeks studying the first chapter of Mark. We’ll see the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry, who he was as a man and what he did while here on Earth. This series asks and answers some of life’s biggest questions. Who is Jesus? Why did he come to Earth and Why is this such Good News? In a world that too often feels like it’s on the brink, finally we can dive in and get some Good News At Last!
41:16
February 24, 2020
Good News At Last - Week 3: Paul Maughan
2000 years ago, the Jewish nation was waiting, hoping and expecting good news. Good news about the promised messiah and king. All of us, just like 2000 years ago, are looking to the future, waiting, hoping and expectant for some good news. In this series we’ll be spending 5 weeks studying the first chapter of Mark. We’ll see the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry, who he was as a man and what he did while here on Earth. This series asks and answers some of life’s biggest questions. Who is Jesus? Why did he come to Earth and Why is this such Good News? In a world that too often feels like it’s on the brink, finally we can dive in and get some Good News At Last!
35:05
February 19, 2020
Good News At Last - week 2: Drew Murphy
2000 years ago, the Jewish nation was waiting, hoping and expecting good news. Good news about the promised messiah and king. All of us, just like 2000 years ago, are looking to the future, waiting, hoping and expectant for some good news. In this series we’ll be spending 5 weeks studying the first chapter of Mark. We’ll see the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry, who he was as a man and what he did while here on Earth. This series asks and answers some of life’s biggest questions. Who is Jesus? Why did he come to Earth and Why is this such Good News? In a world that too often feels like it’s on the brink, finally we can dive in and get some Good News At Last!
33:00
February 11, 2020
Good News At Last- Week 1: Paul Maughan
2000 years ago, the Jewish nation was waiting, hoping and expecting good news. Good news about the promised messiah and king. All of us, just like 2000 years ago, are looking to the future, waiting, hoping and expectant for some good news. In this series we’ll be spending 5 weeks studying the first chapter of Mark. We’ll see the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry, who he was as a man and what he did while here on Earth. This series asks and answers some of life’s biggest questions. Who is Jesus? Why did he come to Earth and Why is this such Good News? In a world that too often feels like it’s on the brink, finally we can dive in and get some Good News At Last!
32:53
February 4, 2020
Seapoint Team Talk - Doing what Jesus would do: Paul Maughan
Paul gives our congregation team talk.
35:50
January 28, 2020
Practicing The Way Of Jesus - Week 3: Paul Maughan
Learn to better become a disciple of Jesus.
36:54
January 20, 2020
Practicing The Way Of Jesus - Week 2: Kyle Peters
Learn how to better become a disciple of Jesus.
42:57
January 20, 2020