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Understanding Grace

One of the most awful feelings I have experienced in my life is the feeling of guilt when I realize my sin. Now, I’m not talking about the kind of guilt when I get caught or even the remorse, I’m talking about the magnitude of sin in its effect on my relationship with God. For…

The Church: God’s Strange Assortment

As a diabetic, I need to watch what I eat. I now read labels, examining protein amounts, carbohydrate and fibre amount to see if this food item fits into a healthier lifestyle. One of my favourite things to eat though does not fit into this category. One of my favourite treats is licorice allsorts. Now…

How Paul Saw the Church

Our church is approaching its 40th anniversary. Looking back there have been many changes. People come and go. People pass away and children are born. Pastors come and go. Even locations change. The truth is, although we desire to be constant and stable, change is necessary for survival and effectiveness for reaching the community around…

Connected in Service

Prologue: We are all busy. We’re all short on time. I think we know what our time is precious, but what are we doing with our time? Are we spending it wisely? How do you spend most of your spare time? The Point: Serving in the body of Christ is a wise use of our…

Connected in Unity

Prologue: Team Building Exercise: Boys vs Girls – 40-piece 3D Puzzle. Sharing: What’s the most difficult thing about working with others? Unity within the body of Christ takes work. We don’t always agree but we can set aside out differences, sacrifice our personal comfort, and work together to fulfill our call. Read Ephesians 4:1-6; This…