Treasuring Scripture

My wife Stephane has an old Bible that has seen better days. There are a few pages that are completely ripped out, along with other smaller tears and rips. When I say that this Bible is “old” I don’t mean that it is super ancient or anything. It’s just that it lived through the John […]

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Great Message, Feeble Messenger

Not long after I graduated from Bible College, I had the opportunity to preach at my home church, the church I attended in junior high and high school. I can’t remember the exact text I preached on, but I do remember the response of some friends. They were extremely affirming and appreciative of me for […]

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The Preacher’s Prayer

Week in and week out, the preacher has a tough job. In fact, it is an impossible job apart from work of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, preaching, from start to finish (even after the sermon has been preached), must be done in prayer. I have been in pastoral ministry for about 10 years now and […]

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Directions for Life

Last week found me traveling up to Buffalo, NY for our District Prayer Conference. Having been up to Buffalo a couple times, I pretty much know the way. I could bore you with details about which particular highway’s I took, but I won’t do that. Let me simply tell you that I opted for a […]

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Treasuring God’s Word

Imagine if the US Constitution was lost. I don’t think that would ever be possible, but just imagine that somehow it did happen. Or, for my fellow Canadians, imagine if the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was lost. In both cases it would be a great tragedy because most everyone recognizes the value and importance […]

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Consecutive Expository Preaching

Over the past several months, I have preached from several different genres of Scripture – Gospels, Epistles, and Prophets. I typically pick a portion of Scripture and then work through it verse by verse, emphasizing the authors intended meaning. This is called expository preaching. For the most part, however, I have not preached consecutively through […]

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Longing for God

“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk.” (1 Peter 2:2) So what exactly is “pure spiritual milk”?  The apostle Peter makes it clear that we are to have an intense longing for this milk, but we know he is not literally referring to the “milk” that we drink. The answer is, the Word […]

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Discipleship in the 21st Century

The digital explosion has changed the world forever. There are now about 2.3 billion people who have access to the internet and over 800 million people who are on Facebook. There are countless gadgets and devices now on the market that 15 years ago would have sounded silly. Even something like a blog (weblog) would […]

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The Word Reverberates

Jonathan Leeman:   The ministry of the Word indeed begins in the pulpit, but then it must continue through the life of the church as members echo God’s Word back and forth to one another. The word reverberates, as in an echo chamber. In a real echo chamber, sound reverberates off walls. In the church, […]

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