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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…

When God Sneaks Up on Us

Have you ever had someone sneak up behind you and surprise you? Often times, it is not a very pleasant experience. After yelling and screaming, possibly letting out an expletive, we try to calm down and find a sense of normalcy. We often turn to the instigator of the experience and give them a piece…

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…

Following the Example of Paul

Last week I started doing a study of the book of Romans. Part of the reason is I’m thinking of preaching a series out of it later on this year. Romans is a profound book and probably the most influential book of the entire Bible. Many of our doctrines and practices come out it’s contents.…

Being a Person of Influence

I was reading a story about a man who used to work on the Boeing 747. For 15 years it was his job to work on a switchbox that was smaller than a loaf of bread. As small as that component was, without it, flight would have been impossible. It reminded me of our potential…