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Chosen to Bear Fruit

This past weekend, I had the privilege of participating and sharing at my son’s ordination service. Although the sermon was directed for him and his family, the message is for all Christians. I have modified it and generalized it to make it applicable for us all. Jesus tells us in John 15:16: “You did not…

Surrender Leads to Victory

Sunday was Remembrance Day. It is a day we set aside to remember and honour the fallen, the veterans who survived and those who continue to serve and sacrifice so much so we can experience the freedoms we have in our country. I cannot imagine what our lives would have been like if 100 years…

Seven Words of Grace

Have you ever had this happen to you? Words leave your mouth and you immediately wished they would not have. You see the reaction of the person at whom the words were directed and your heart sinks. Their head drop. In essence, we have aimed a weapon, struck the target, and regretted our success all…

Focused Fathers

This past weekend was Fathers’ Day. It is the day when Dads are complimented, pampered, and given gifts. Well… sort of. One little boy gave an interesting description of Father’ Day. He said, “Father’s Day is just like Mother’s Day; only you don’t spend as much on a present.” It is not easy being a…

Grace to Fight Temptation

I was again reminded this week of the importance of prayer. As Christians, it is easy to fall into the temptation of taking God for granted. This leads to letting our guards down and falling to the wiles of Satan. Jesus’ reminder to pray regularly against temptation reminds us just how prevalent and dangerous the…