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Get Comfortable Not Knowing

Have you ever struggled with elements of God’s written Word that simply don’t seem to make sense to you? Have you ever agonized over your Bible trying to find the answer to a hidden riddle?  Have you ever just felt … Continue reading

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One Another

One Another / Each Other Our Pastor’s message this morning was about living together in community to strengthen one another in the faith. Several times he emphasized the phrase “one another”, so I decided to dig a little deeper. The … Continue reading

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Is fear sinful?

You have probably heard the claim that Scripture tells us 365 times (once for each day of the year) not to be afraid, do no fear, be courageous, etc. It’s a good sentiment, but quite inaccurate. However, having said that, … Continue reading

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Blessed and Highly favoured?

For many years I have often responded to the query, “How are you?” with “I’m blessed.” That response grew into a favourite greeting (either on meeting a fellow Christian, or in departure) of “Be blessed.” My subsequent studies of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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What are my motives?

Chuck Swindoll recently said that we should regularly ask ourselves three questions: Is this the right thing to do? What is my motive? Will this bring glory to God? Those three questions prompted some introspection regarding why I do the … Continue reading

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Faith or Works?

Salvation by faith or by works? For all of my Christian life, I have been taught that salvation (entry into the family of God, into the Kingdom of God, and ultimately into heaven itself) is a matter of faith; faith … Continue reading

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Perhaps it’s time…

Woe: an exclamation of grief, distress, or lamentation. It is this definition that we see so frequently in the Book of Isaiah; the prophet was lamenting what he saw and experienced in his day. Isaiah 1:4 Woe to the sinful … Continue reading

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Not with Eloquence or Human Wisdom

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God.  For I resolved to know … Continue reading

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Bread of Life

The Scriptures record that there are several instances where bread is described as much more than just wheat baked into an edible loaf. For example, Jesus said in John 6:48, “I am the bread of life.” Clearly there is more … Continue reading

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Let Your Spirit Soar

(NOTE: This is a rewrite of an earlier posting.) While trying to absorb the preacher’s words as he extolled the power of praise in our worship, my mind wandered to a poem written in 1940 by a young spitfire pilot … Continue reading

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