Mark 2:1-12 In A Word Forgiven!

In a book called, “Will Daylight Come”, a story is told about “a little boy that was visiting his grandparents and was given his first slingshot. He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit his target. As he came back to Grandma’s back yard, he spied her pet duck. On an impulse he […]

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Mark 1:40-45 The Least of These?

To see all of today’s study questions, click here. That passage in Matthew has always caused me great concern.  I’ve wrestled with it for years now.  Especially every time I walk by a street person or drunk out begging or get accosted by the guy who stands at the corner of Channel Parkway and Eckhardt […]

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Week 2 – Matthew 2:1-12 Wise Worship Time

Today’s Story is found in Matthew 2:1-12 Often times even in our preaching and teaching schedule we sort of celebrate the event of Epiphany during Advent yet it actually comes in the official church calendar on the 6th of January.   What is Epiphany?  Is it as Merriam Websters defines “an appearance or manifestation especially of a […]

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My Friend Walter Goerzen

Prelude  by Chad Goerzen on Piano. “It is Well With My Soul” – Written and arranged by Chad Goerzen.   (Thanks to Graeme Duncan for the video clip he shot from a cell phone) I had the privilege of being Walter’s pastor for the past 13 years and right up to the moment when his […]

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My Friend Rudy

Let’s pause for moment and pray.  Would you pray along with me the Lord’s Prayer?  I’m sure most of you know it but if not you can listen to your neighbor or read it from the wall.  “Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come thy will be done in […]

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To Powerpoint or Not to Powerpoint

Lately a fellow minister and friend of mine here in Penticton, and I,  have been debating the merits of using visuals during the sermon time.  It is becoming more and more common in this day of multimedia to have video clips and PowerPoints as a regular part of the sermon time. My friend was pretty […]

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My Friend Steve

Lynda, Steve’s partner in Christ, along with Auntie Madge and Uncle Ken held a memorial service to celebrate Steve’s life. The Memorial Service was held in Keremeos, Jan. 31, 2015 at Keremeos Community Church. (click this link for the full audio of the service as posted on their site.)    The service was filled with […]

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One Messy Christmas – 2014

Season’s Greetings and welcome to Grace in the Heart of Penticton.  You going to let me get away with that? Let me try that again…Merry Christmas!  We at Grace are all about Jesus Christ…no matter what time of year it may be.  But especially at Christmas.  So if you haven’t done so yet and even […]

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Pure Love Now – 1 Jn. 4:11

11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.” (1 Jn. 4:11-12). Sunday Oct. 5th, James & Lorna Mugwe, Kenyan Directors of Pure Love Now, – […]

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Psalm 149 A New Song of Salvation

The hills are alive with the sound of music! This is from the highest point on Salt Spring Island.  The views were fantastic and awe inspiring.  You couldn’t help but praise the Lord there.  Isaiah the prophet wrote, “Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who […]

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My Friend Len

Have you noticed that some people have a more profound effect on your life than others?  My friend Len is one of those folks for me.  Just before we got to Grace 13 years ago Len and his wife Lillian had moved to Penticton.  And as the call came for us to Pastor Grace MB Church […]

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Psalm 148 B.E.G.I.N. with Praise

  Ah, it’s summertime in Penticton.  For some that means it is time for golfing, going to the beach, camping, and other adventures with God into the great outdoors.   As I was planning and praying what this summer series should like I thought, hmmm… another summer in the Psalms perhaps? Truly, the Psalms have […]

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