Message: Jan 17, 2021

“Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?And who shall stand in his holy place?” Psalm 24: 3 The call to worship is accompanied by the question ofself-examination. The one does not happen without theother. To pass the self-examination, as attached to thecall to worship, the impossible is required. Who hasclean hands? Who has a pure heart? Who does not lift uphis soul to what is false? Who does not swear falsely?If it were up to us, we would not be qualified to comeand worship. And yet the LORD God calls us, for Hecalls us in Christ. Christ did ascend the hill of theLORD, to die there for our sins.… Read More

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Message: Jan 3, 2021

“great is your faithfulness” Lamentations 3: 23 These words, core of one our hymns, are in the middle chapter of Lamentations and nearly in the middle of the chapter. It seems intentional and symbolic for how one should view life.Lamentations is written in the midst of great trouble. And in the midst of all those lamentations, peeling away all the layers of trouble, Jeremiah finds this as the heart of the matter: the comfort that God’s children know that the LORD is faithful. As we enter 2021, may that be our comfort, may that be the core of our existence.

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Message Dec 6, 2020

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Psalm 36: 5 These words of praise follow the observation that the wicked say and pursue things that are hateful and harmful. It is the contrast that continues to be seen in the world. The contrast we used to call antithesis. Once it was a descriptor of profiling oneself as Christian. Then it was not popular to speak about antithesis. However it is my observation that it is once again a powerful descriptor of the difference between the ways of evil and the way of God. May Scripture continue to clarify to us how blessed we… Read More

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Message: Nov 22, 2020

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple. Psalm 27: 4. The Christian’s desire and prayer to God is to dwell in the house of the Lord. In times such as these that may resonate, as we are limited in our church attendance, due to Alberta Health regulations. However, the emphasis of the text is on gazing upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple. The beauty of the Lord is… Read More

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Message: Nov 8, 2020

15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to` silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.1 Peter 2: 15-17 With Remembrance Day approaching it is a good thing to reflect on the freedom we have. Some might argue that we are limited, but we should reflect on the words above. Freedom is freedom in Christ. And that is how we serve God, the brotherhood and honour those in authority over us. This… Read More

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Message: Oct 25, 2020

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; Isaiah 61:1 The prophet speaks about all the good things that happen in the year of the Lord’s Favour: good news, healing and freedom. These words were read by the Lord Jesus when He presented Himself in Nazareth in the synagogue. And as the fulfilment of the prophesy, He is the good news, He is the great Physician, He is the giver… Read More

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Message: Oct 11, 2020

For this very reason, make every effort to supplementyour faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 andknowledge with self-control, and self-control withsteadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 andgodliness with brotherly affection, and brotherlyaffection with love. 8 For if these qualities are yours andare increasing, they keep you from being ineffectiveor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.2 Peter1: 5-8 Thanksgiving 2020. The apostle shows us the way of truethanksgiving, fruitfulness. Peter speaks aboutsupplementing the faith. The faith in God’s promises,which has us partake in the divine nature.Imagine what that means! Thanksgiving for thefellowship we have through Christ with our God and theeffect that we may have an… Read More

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Message: Sept 27, 2020

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which hasa great reward. For you have need of endurance, so thatwhen you have done the will of God you may receive whatis promised. Hebrews 10: 35-36 In the midst of trying circumstances, the Hebrews writerrefers back to previous trials. It is a needful reminder tonot forget the history God goes with His people. Therewill be trying times, there will be tests, but do not besurprised, but endure through them all.For it is not in the moment that we will find perfecthappiness, but in the end when the Lord comes back. Thatis why we are encouraged to live by faith. Faith givesendurance.

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Message: Sept 13, 2020

“Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb;4 even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made,and I will bear; I will carry and will save. Isaiah 46: 3-4 In the course of this chapter the Lord God discusses the weakness and futility of the idols and the power of His salvation for His people. We would do well to think of the idols of our day in the beginning of the 21st century, when we embrace the words… Read More

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Message: July 19, 2020

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22 The LORD is faithful. The LORD Himself confirms that after a very tumultuous time, the time of the flood with all its destructive power.It is a reassuring thought also for us in 2020. Even though we have not experienced a Flood, we are experiencing Babel-like confusion of language and speech. However, in all of that, there is a constant: [God has] fixed all the boundaries of the earth; [and] made summer and winter. Psalm 74:17.We should appreciate that the Lord states His enduring faithfulness to Noah, after the Flood,… Read More

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