As Christians, we are a blessed people today. God has blessed in numerous ways, but one exampe is that we have so many resources available to us that can aid in our pursuit of Christ. First of all, we have the Word of God. Many of us have multiple copies of the Word and in […]Read More Some Recommendations
Every New Year, we are torn in two opposite directions. We can’t help but look back at the year that was while at the same time, we can’t help but look forward to the coming year. In this newsletter, I want to look back at 2009 and in a later document (to be presented at […]Read More January Pastors Newsletter
What a wonderful day this is! A little over 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary. Centuries later, we still celebrate His glorious appearing. Here is a Christmas Prayer: Father, thank You for meeting our greatest need in the person of Jesus who was born when the time had fully come; […]Read More A CHRISTMAS PRAYER
Over the past couple weeks, I have been slowly reading Leonard Ravenhill’s book, Why Revival Tarries. Here is a particularly challenging quote: “Could a mariner sit idle if he heard the drowning cry? Could a doctor sit in comfort and just let his patients die? Could a fireman sit idle, let men burn and give […]Read More DO WE CARE THAT PEOPLE ARE DYING?
This past week I was saddened to hear of the deaths of two people. Rosie Stump, Stephane’s great aunt, passed away last Wednesday. The following day Glen Brause, a man with several connections to Hope Church, also passed away. Even though Rosie was 77, her death was a tremendous shock to her family and friends. […]Read More ON DEATH AND DYING
Have you ever stopped to ponder the incarnation? I mean have you really stopped to think about the miracle of God becoming flesh in the person of Jesus Christ? If not, what better opportunity than this season of Advent for some reflection on the reality of God becoming flesh in the birth of the Savior. […]Read More The Miracle of the Incarnation
The Christmas season is my favorite time of year. It never used to be, but as I have grown in my walk with the Lord, I have come to love the season of Advent. It is hard to believe, but we are less than a week away from Christmas day. This is a very busy […]Read More Making Much of Christ
One of my favorite parables is the parable of the sower in Matthew 13. I won’t go into too much detail explaining the parable, but the basic theme is our response to the Word of God. As the farmer spreads his seed, the seed falls on four different soil types. Some seed fell on the […]Read More How are you responding to the Word?
In Luke 6 (also in Mark 3) we read about Jesus’ selection of the 12 Apostles. Jesus knew what was at stake in the selection of the 12 and did not take the task lightly. These would be the men who He would invest a great deal of time and energy into training over the […]Read More Pray Like Jesus
This morning I was reading in Jeremiah 37, and something really struck me in this chapter. In verses 6-8, we read: 6Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet: 7″Thus says the LORD, God of Israel: Thus shall you say to the king of Judah who sent you to me to inquire […]Read More JEREMIAH – STANDING FOR THE TRUTH