God’s Plan and Our Tendency to Meddle With it: a Sermon

Telling the Story of Jacob and Esau from Genesis 28-30 a primary theme emerges. Our human tendency to take things into our own hands and out of God’s. In this message prepared for Grace Church in Abbotsford BC, our tendency to assume we know how we should implement our own steps to make God’s plan and promises come true is highlighted. In this message I point out the consequences of…

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Camp Bob and a Thirst for God’s Word

Our third camp of the summer was “Camp Bob” which is a strange name I know, when I tell people that where we went they usually end up with a look of confusion on their face. Then I mention that it’s because the lake that the camp is on is called “Roberts Lake” and everything is right with the world again. Camp Bob is a smaller camp and it’s considered…

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Why is there Sharpie all over my Bible?!

I’ve noticed a number of people getting really upset about the lack of accuracy in Bible movies made by Hollywood. So upset in fact that you’d think someone had broken into their home, taken their bible and rewritten the stories with a sharpie. I was thinking about it and though it was worth a few thoughts. My wife and I do devotions with our kids every night. Recently we have been reading…

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Thank God for Thorns

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard people refer to their “thorn in the flesh.” Usually in reference to some kind of habitual sin or personal issue that they can’t seem to get past. Paul is talking from the same vantage point, an issue that nags at him over and over again – something he can’t quite kick and that he wishes wasn’t there. (2 Cor. 12:6-10) I…

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4 Reasons I Read a Paper Bible

Yep, the paper Bible is dying off. I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that people are pulling out their phones or tablets to reference their Bible instead of using a classic paper printed Bible. I thought I’d jot down a few reasons that I have to keep my paper Bible in regular rotation:

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Some thoughts on Reconciliation

If there is anything pivotal to the Christian faith its got to be the concept of reconciliation. I was recently considering the concept and its application to my life. Its clearly outlined for us in 2 Cor. 5:16-21; 16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone…

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