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  • The Church

    In different conversations I have had in the last couple of weeks the changing social perception of going to church has changed. At one point in time people were expected to go to church and be part of a religious community. If you did not go to church, you would be asked what was wrong […]

  • What do you have to lose?

    In my limited experience in ministry and life in general, how we look at what we have will dictate how we live. Do we see what we have as something that we have earned or something that we have been blessed with. When it is all because of us and our hard work, we might […]

  • Death and new life

    As we enter the month of June, I will be winding down my ministry in Arthur as my family and I transition to Winchester, Chesterville, and Morewood. I will be continuing these devotions through most of June and will be taking time off in July and possibly for August. I will resume on my personal […]

  • Rooted in tradition towards Jesus

    “things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our […]

  • Jesus’ message of Hope

    “the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1‬:‭5‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Our message of hope from Jesus is the same and yet slightly different for each generation. The focus is always on Jesus’ redemptive […]

  • Being the church that is heard and felt

    “News of this reached the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. When he arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts. He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, […]

  • Prayer to follow the Holy Spirit

    “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.” ‭‭John‬ ‭16‬:‭13‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Let us pray. Lord Jesus, we thank you for the gift of […]

  • Prayer for lost and hurting people

    “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭19‬:‭10‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Let us pray. Lord Jesus we confess at times we feel lost and forgotten. Our hearts struggle to remember who we are in these troubled times. Our busyness seems to have no end and we have forgotten how to […]

  • Prayer for hurting people

    “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23‬:‭4‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Let us pray. Lord Jesus, You know the many hearts that are crying out for justice and closer but they don’t find any. The hearts that […]

  • Share your blessing

    “After they had further proclaimed the word of the Lord and testified about Jesus, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many Samaritan villages.” ‭‭Acts‬ ‭8‬:‭25‬ ‭NIV‬‬ The disciples who were with Jesus believed that it was their responsibility to use the gift that they had been given and to share the […]