From the Pastor 2013

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Emmanuel

Isaiah 9:2-7 If you were God and you had a very important message for the human race, how would you say it? Would you use a loud, booming voice from heaven? W ould you broadcast it on every television channel at once? W ould you write the message across the sky? Or would you spread […]

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Reach Out

John 1:40-42; 4:25-30; 39-42 For many people, it was not a sudden desire to go to church that brought them to church but, rather, a personal invitation by a friend, co-worker, classmate or even a total stranger. The greatest rewards in ministry do not come from extraordinary church events but from everyday person-to-person witness, something all […]

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Christ Makes All the Difference

John 1:40-42; 4:25-30; 39-42 For many people, it was not a sudden desire to go to church that brought them to church but, rather, a personal invitation by a friend, co-worker, classmate or even a total stranger. The greatest rewards in ministry do not come from extraordinary church events but from everyday person-to-person witness, something all […]

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Who Is Jesus to You?

Almost everyone, when asked, has a comment, theory, opinion or belief about the person of Jesus. Even when Jesus was on earth with His disciples, people asked and commented about Him. We read in Matthew 16:13-16, “When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son […]

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Your Actions Have Consequences

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Sir Isaac Newton’s third law of motion states: “For every action there is a reaction.” I will not try to explain what this means in physics and in terms of the motion of things, but I will use it as a metaphor to spirituality. In Hinduism, Buddhism and other religions, this concept is referred […]

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Here I Am Lord

Exodus 3:1-15; 4:10-17 From The Pastor Devotionals – Temple Baptist Church in Montreal Moses’ life story is a very interesting one. He went from being an abandoned child to an Egyptian Prince; from a murderer to a fugitive; from a shepherd to a negotiator, a miracle worker, the leader of a nation, a theologian, a […]

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Habits

From The Pastor Devotionals – Temple Baptist Church in Montreal Habits “unlike instinct, which is inborn” are formed when someone learns to do something over and over again without thinking about how to do it. Many everyday actions are habits. How do we learn habits? Most habits begin as actions that a person is aware of. […]

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Ordinary People

 2 Kings 5:1-14 People often want to see extraordinary and supernatural signs and wonders, either because the extraordinary excites and entertains them, or because they have doubts about their faith and beliefs. In the formation of clouds they might see a face and call it a supernatural revelation. Others may see a face in a […]

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Do Something

Philippians 4:4-9; Colossians 3:23-24 From The Pastor Devotionals – Temple Baptist Church in Montreal At the end of one of his concerts in 1970, Jimmy Hendrix smashed his guitar. Expecting this kind of action, the audience screamed and applauded until they realized that something was wrong. Suddenly the applause stopped. Hendrix had fallen on his […]

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When Your World Crashes

Job 1:13-22 From The Pastor Devotionals – Temple Baptist Church in Montreal Who would not want to be as happy, prosperous and successful as Job? Most people would have to spend a lifetime to even come close to what Job had. Job was a good and prosperous man and he had a great family: seven […]