Drawing Near to God

James 4:8 Here we are given a wonderful invitation and a glorious promise. The invitation is to draw near to God. The promise is God will draw near to you. If anyone of us received a personal invitation from the Prime Minister of Canada, or if perhaps the Queen of England personally invited us to…

Deciding What’s Important

“Stop going along with the mindless crowd… that’s no life for you… get rid of it! then take an entirely new way of life – a God – fashioned life, renewed from the inside and working out into your conduct, as God reproduces his character in you.” (Ephesians 4:17-24) When building a house, once you…

When God Became One of Us

“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God.” (John 1:1-2) “So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one…

Mary: His Mother, Our Model

So much has been said and is said about Mary the mother of Jesus! Reactions to Mary range from worshipping her on the one hand to ignoring her on the other hand. It is easy to see why the medieval church would feel very close to Mary. For God the Father was so very far…

The Four Comings of Christ

The Bible text that we will focus on today is Luke 2:1-20. The Bible talks about the four comings of Christ.   1. The Coming of the Baby in Bethlehem We have read about this in Luke 2. While there is a simplicity of the telling of the story in the gospels we never can…

Jesus’ Answer to Life’s Greatest Question

There are questions about this life, and there are questions about eternity. We are so consumed with earthly questions that we lose sight of eternal questions. We all wrestle with Earthly questions: – How do I make ends meet? – How do I get ahead? – How do I deal with anger? – How can…

Defusing Your Anger

According to research, the average man loses his temper six times a week. The average woman three times a week. Women more often get angry at people; men mostly get angry at things like flat tires, machines, dull razors, etc. Single adults express anger twice as often as married adults. Men are more physical with…

Enemies of the Family

Ephesians 5:21 – 6:4 “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ,…

Christ Has Redeemed Us from the Curse of Death

‘Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”’ (Galatians 3:13) ‘For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.’ (Romans 6:23)   The first…

The Holy Bible

The text that we will focus on today is 2 Timothy 3:6-17. ‘When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?’ (Psalm 11:3) “Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of  Streets with Dwellings.” (Isaiah 58:12) Here…