What does it take to Love Intentionally For Eternity? Me’Od – Loving the Lord with all…your all! That sure speaks to me about the people of Grace that I’ve had the pleasure of walking with these past 16.5 years. You have Loved Intentionally For Eternity’s sake…Me’Od L.I.F.E. And we have seen God do amazing […]
Where do you find confidence? When everything around is in turmoil, when life gets, overwhelmingly, loud and there is a constant demand for your attention where can you find some peace? Do you have a safe place? This is a question those who are on the spectrum need to have an answer to. They need […]
“Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you” (Deuteronomy 32:7 (NIV). I don’t know how many times I need to hear this lesson but seems that the Lord brings it up again and again. Remember no […]
What does Easter mean today? What evidence do we see in our culture that Easter exists? How do we know it’s Easter? Can you prove it? Take a walk thru any mall. As you do you’ll find store after store with various Easter displays. In some you’ll find large bunnies, or maybe little chicks […]
In case you missed this: Today’s lesson was sponsored by the letter H. Scripture reference was Matthew 21:1-7
Today’s lesson is sponsored by the letter H. H as in Hosanna? Home? Health? Heaven? Happy? My grandson would add Hudson! In the church calendar this Sunday is the celebration of Palm Sunday. Loud Hosannas rang out from the joyful crowds welcoming our Lord into Jerusalem. The Gospel of John records, “(12) … the great […]
Zach was telling me the other day that the first couple of weeks at the Gym are particularly busy this time of year but that quickly trails off as people begin to realize the perseverance it takes to retain never mind grow healthy muscle tone. Those muscles don’t happen over night. Sometimes people try to […]
Good Morning, Christmas is less than 20 days away! Did you know that you and I share a heritage that began almost 2000 years ago? We likely do it somewhat differently then they did but the principle and practice remains some two thousand years later. And it will be a part of the church, part […]
Should we actually greet people with Merry Christmas? I have a confession to make…I love this season. The whole season of Advent. I admit it. Christmas is one of my favourite times of year! Even with its hustle and bustle and everything else that comes with it. So I’m probably not the best […]
Lately I’ve been thinking about this verse in Jeremiah: “This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls….” (Jeremiah 6:16) A couple thoughts immediately come to mind. God says we will […]
Can you think of an event in your life that caused you to believe that God was real? Few things overwhelm our soul and generate faith like personal encounters with our God. I’m talking about those times when God acts in and through us that opens our eyes to the reality of the Almighty. And […]
When I mentioned the book of Jonah what first that comes to mind? Like many stories from HIStory the book of Jonah causes our creative juices to flow. Artists throughout the ages have depicted this tiny book in several ways but none more than a whale of a tale. Sea monsters, sperm whales, and other […]
Jesus Christ commanded His disciples to “go and make disciples” (Mt. 28:19). Just how are you supposed to do that? How will you know if you’ve obeyed His command? And how can we tell if we are obeying this command corporately as His church?
Do you have a happy place? A place where you go that just makes you feel happy even at the thought of it? Where is your happy place? Some people have many such places or at least they have equated them as that.
Is wine of the devil? Some Christians treat it as though it is. The temperance movement of the last century even managed to control and abolish the sale of all alcohol including wine and beer. So does that make the answer to the first question, “yes, wine is of the devil”?
Every trail leads somewhere but do all those paths end up in the same place? And if not, just what happens when you find you’ve ended up on the wrong path? What do you use to reset your direction? Some people just follow the crowd, others set their own direction by intuition, while still others seem […]
Our Thanksgiving address was given by James. Jimmy shared with us how the story of Zacchaeus spoke to him even as a child growing up. Join us as he unpacks this passage in HIStory. Dig deeper into HIStory: Luke 19:1-10 How has someone talking badly about you affected you and what others say about you? […]
That’s a big coincidence, isn’t it? But wait, is there such a thing as coincidence? Something that just happens at the right time for no particular reason or purpose?
“What must I do to inherit eternal life?” This is actually a question that only the wise seem to ask these days… at least here in N. America. With our fast paced, get it while you can society, few people consider the ramifications of eternity until they get sick or have a near death experience or […]
This summer Lynda and I drove to Stonehenge. Well we didn’t actually mean to go there it just kind of happened while we were driving from point A to B. Along the way we saw this sign that said Stonehenge turn here and so we pulled off the highway and drove right up to it. […]
What does it take to be good enough to go to heaven? What must I do to inherit eternal life? (Luke 18:18) The question has been around a long, long, time. Is there an entrance exam one must pass in this life before entering heaven or the fires of hell if one fails? Is it […]
Romans 8:32 says, “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” I went to the golden arches the other day and got a coffee. How much change did I receive from my twonie? Notta! That twonie […]
Lately I’ve been counting my blessings as I’ve been privileged to see God answer prayer in so many ways. Those of you who are connected by Facebook to Sylvia’s page have seen several testimonies of God’s wonderful grace. The one from Kamloops of the young lady who clearly doesn’t know Jesus but was prayed for […]
By Monday this last week I had talked with 4 people who had giant sized issues that they were dealing with in their lives.
As I sat down to write this morning’s sermon I thought of at least ten things that I could have been doing in that time. Each thing calling and demanding my time away from sitting and waiting upon the Lord. And each of them seemed very good…well most of them, at one point the thought […]
Psalm 121:1-8 (NIV) “ 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip– he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will […]
“22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” 25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to […]
“ 28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths […]
Did you know; “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.” (Proverbs 18:21)? The Apostle James says, “We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to control his whole body” […]
Do you rely on first impressions? You know those first encounters with a person or group of people that God places in your path. Do you trust your first impression? Do you go with it or do you leave room for God in the midst of that uneasiness, or even negative feeling? Dr. Luis Palau was […]