The Value of a Single Soul

Acts 8:4-8, 26-40 The success or failure of parades, demonstrations, sports activities, conferences or concerts are usually measured by the number of people who attend. It seems that the larger the number, the more impressed people are by the event. Sadly, this is also true in the spiritual realm. Big churches with large congregations, super […]


Honour Your Father

Father’s Day is on June 19, which will serve to remind us that it is good to honour our fathers. The Bible actually says we should honour our parents all the time. It is not a suggestion but a commandment: “Honour your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land the […]


Remain in Christ

John 15:1-11 Jesus often used familiar objects and examples to explain spiritual mysteries. For example, some of his parables or analogies began with references to bread, light, sheep, doors and so on. In the passage above, He used the example of a vine and its branches. Have you ever wondered why Jesus referred to Himself […]



Matthew 21:1-11 Jesus came to earth with a mission: to bring salvation to all who would believe in Him and trust Him. We read in John 3:16-18, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. “For God […]


Taking Inventory

Luke 15:11-24 Every business owner knows that there comes a time that he or she must evaluate the progress of the company. Inventory must be taken and profits and losses must be examined. Similarly, the beginning of a new year is a time for us, as individuals, to evaluate and reflect. We pause and take […]


The Virgin Birth of Christ

Isaiah 7:14 – Luke 1:26-38 Many people seem confused about various religious teachings and beliefs. Even among those who claim to be Christians, there are some who have difficulty understanding who Jesus is. I have been asked questions such as: How can Jesus, a human, be God? Wasn’t Jesus born a human being? How can […]


“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 […]


Mission: Armenia 2015

It’s official: Pastor Joseph Hovsepian is returning to Armenia this summer and his wife, Jessie, will be accompanying him on his sixth (her third) mission trip to their ancestral homeland. Please pray for them–and for those they will meet and minister to–as they prepare to travel. They will leave Montreal on August 19 and return […]

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Why go to church every Sunday?

A Christian wrote a letter to the editor of the newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. “I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me I can’t remember a single one […]


Do you attend a Bible study?

D.L. Moody once said: “I prayed for faith and thought that some day it would come down and strike me like lightning. But faith didn’t seem to come. One day I read in Romans that ‘faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.’ I had, up to this time, closed my Bible […]