Tom* had a goal.
I first met him a few months after beginning my ministry in Chatham, Ontario. By the time I came on the scene, he had been diagnosed with brain cancer. The suddenness and the seriousness of that diagnosis led him and his wife to search for answers for the here and now, as well as for eternity. Continue reading
Jesus Christ was born to buy back you and I from the cruel taskmaster of sin. I have attempted to draw a picture with words this month of the beauty and humble majesty of his coming to dwell among us.
My prayer is that he would be exalted as the King of my life everyday and that everyday I would worship him with every fibre of my being! Would you join me in that prayer?
Here are the 4 blogs, really personal devotional thoughts, that reflect the desire to live for him daily!
The Hope We NeedThe Process of PeaceReally Good NewsWhen Love Came Down
Sports “fans” are half-crazy. There are some who buy “jerseys” and “hats”, there are others that makes no difference whether your team wins or not. They, obviously, really do not have passion. Personally, I’ve been a fan of a team for a long time, since 1967, they have not won anything, but I keep watching their games and buying things that show I’m a fan. I guess you could say I am passionate about that team!
There is a big difference between the person who only attends the church out of a sense of duty and the person who is really committed to it. The person who attends without getting involved has other reasons to be there, the person committed passionately to the church would really give his life for her. How, then, can we become passionately committed to the body of Christ?
There are 4 commitments that have those who are passionately committed to the Church possess. Continue reading
By this all people will know that you are my disciples…
In recent days there has been a lot of hand wringing among the people of the church. There is a general feeling that everything is out of control and that the world is careening rapidly down to the hill into the abyss of hell. The announcement last week of the United States Supreme Court decision in regards to same-sex marriage has caused an uproar among people of faith. I have had the privilege of living in the United States and know how patriotic most of God’s people are. There seems to be a very close association between government and the church. To many government is a reflection, or ought to be, of Biblical values. Continue reading
Really? Always…and…in everything? You can’t be serious!
That is my first reaction as I read Ephesians 5:20, “…giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” What an unbelievable statement! My question is: “Who can do that?”
You can’t make it on your own. You need help. Contrary to popular thinking, it is not a sign of weakness to arrive at that conclusion. In fact, one of the great dichotomies of the Bible is this, “When I am weak, then I am strong.” Continue reading