Rethinking “Family” This Christmas Season

Rethinking “Family” This Christmas Season   For most of us, when we think of Christmas, we think of family. When I was growing up I remember looking forward to the break, but even better was the opportunity to be with family. Sometimes we would drive to Toronto (from Windsor) to spend time with my cousins. This actually became even more prominent when I left for university and would come home…

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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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Your Marriage is Like a Diamond for The World to See

I love marriage – for a different reason than you might think. One of my favourite things about marriage is the incredible illustration it represents of the power of Jesus’ relationship with us, his church. We are to love our spouse as Christ loves the church: selflessly, sacrificially, full of grace. I’m convinced that there is NO greater form of evangelism in our current culture than a Christ-centered marriage (Eph….

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4 Ways to Swing Your Kids Towards Jesus

Have you ever seen those pictures with kids swinging? Not the ones where they are on an actual swing, the ones where they are holding their parents’ hands and being swung in a circle. The look of pure joy on their face is incomparable. The smile is without reservation and joy exudes from every pore of their body. I love those pictures. They make me smile and bring happiness to…

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