Friday, 27 May 2016

Viewer Discretion Advised

It isn’t something that a bunch of stiff theologians dreamed up-- the doctrine of election comes straight from the bible.  “God chose us in him before the creation of the world. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his children through Jesus Christ.”  Some view this teaching as cold, and hard.  But it arises out of God’s love, his warm and deep love.  Warning:  this doctrine is to be “handled with care.”  We are doing a sermon series that follows the Canons of Dort.  Join us this Sunday, May 29 at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Breaking Bad

Breaking bad - it's a euphemism for causing trouble, or for the more common term, "raising hell."  It's easy to condemn the "breaking bad" crowd.  But the Bible says that that crowd includes all of us. None of us can claim to be without sin. We discover that harsh reality when we read the bible (Romans 3:10).  We also discover that reality when we look honestly into our own hearts.  We all need Jesus. Join us this Sunday, May 22 at 10:00 as we consider the bad news... and the good news.

Thursday, 12 May 2016


I left for vacation when my dad was already in the hospital, knowing that his time on this earth was coming to an end.  We said our good-byes.  Dad died two weeks later and as my final gift to him, I conducted his funeral.  From there I attended the annual meetings of World Renew, recognized a birthday, and then was blessed with a few days at Muskoka Bible Centre at our Pastors' and Spouses Retreat.

I am looking forward to going back to work.

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, a day on which we are reminded that we minister in the power of the Holy Spirit.  In that power, we can expect to do great things for God, no matter how tired or strained we are.

Join us this Sunday, at 8:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. as we gather to worship.