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 […]
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 […]
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.” (Psalm 34:19). “But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop them…; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” (Acts 5:39) Fear of the LORD brings freedom from FEAR! How many of you actually […]
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 […]
To see all of today’s study questions, click here. How many of you like learning lessons the hard way? Have you ever noticed that you learn some lessons much harder than others? I was out flying my quad-copter-camera near Vaseux Lake this spring and had just taken off to do a sweep over a rock […]
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 […]
To see all of today’s study questions, click here. I like this picture! The cross is empty! The tomb vacated! He has Risen! He has Risen indeed! It is such Good News. Especially when you know the risen Lord. And know the power of His word to heal the broken hearted and set captives […]
Do you like dogs or cats? It’s pretty safe to say our household is more inclined to dogs than cats. Though I’ve had both in my lifetime so personally I have no bias against either so long as they are well behaved that is. Well maybe I have a little bias. It seems that there […]
I often drive by the Hospital as I go back and forth from home to work. And for the last couple of years now they have had this big digital sign facing Government and Carmi. The sign flashes several messages but the predominant theme is leave your legacy, support the Hospital Foundation. Sometimes it congratulates […]