From the Pastor 2010

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The Glory of the Lord

Luke 2:1-20 What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Christmas? Be honest. I wonder if we, the believers and followers of Jesus Christ, have paid enough attention to and tried to understand the birth of Jesus Christ, putting the event in its right context. I believe that the way […]

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The Wrong Door

John 10:7-9 Robert Murray M’Cheyne (1813-1843), one of Scotland’s great preachers, preached one night on these words of Jesus: “I am the door, whoever enters through me will be saved.” (John 10:9) A man who had listened to the sermon, came to him at the end and said: “I have been a church member all […]

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Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin

Daniel 5 We have often heard the Prime Minister of Canada, his government officials, and the media say that Canada is doing well and that our economy is strong. We have also heard other government leaders say that they are strong and powerful enough to deal with anything and anyone… and yet we know what […]

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Will Renew Their Strength

Isaiah 40:28-31 The Bible is full of metaphors and parables that help people understand the message… and themselves! In the New Testament, Jesus often used parables to illustrate what He was teaching. For example, He compared the believers to: Sheep — “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” […]

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Christ’s Church: The Local Church

Acts 2:41-47 People ask: “Why is it that today’s church has so little impact?” Some may agree with this observation and try to explain why churches in general are not doing well, or they may say that churches are doing better than ever. You may have your own opinion and observations about the effectiveness of […]

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The Lord Had Left Him

Judges 16:17-21 There are many tragic events recorded in the Bible, but there is hardly a statement as tragic as these words in the book of Judges about Samson: “But he did not know that the Lord had left him.” (Judges 16:20) Is there anything more pitiful than a person who does not know his […]

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What Are You Waiting For?

Matthew 25:1-13 You see them at airports all the time: people waiting in line on “standby”, especially around the holidays, hoping that a seat on the airplane will become available. They tried making reservations too late and all the tickets were sold out. We’re all waiting for something. We living in a “waiting in line” […]

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Be Clean

Matthew 7:28 – 8:4 Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount was a call to moral and ethical living and was, no doubt, meant to give Christians a standard to follow. Today, however, there seem to be no more moral and ethical standards. Matthew 27 ends with these words: “When Jesus had finished saying these things, […]

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Lost

Luke 15:1-24 From time to time we hear reports of children and even adults who get lost in our great Canadian forests. Many of them probably thought that they were doing well and would soon return home when, actually, they were going farther and farther away from their destination. While the sun was still up […]

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Watch Your Tongue

James 3:1-12 The tongue is a little member of the body that has limitless and awesome power. The tongue can start wars, ruin friendships and bring down nations. It has destroyed more reputations, families, and churches, and driven more people out of Christian churches and ministries, and caused more harm than any other weapon in […]