Category: Church

Story First

Over the past number of years, I’ve started to notice a shift in how regular people talk about God. This is a shift I’ve seen primarily not in the church, but in the culture around us, specifically with my family, friends and neighbours. The shift has been in moving from talking about God, to asking…

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The Main Thing

Earlier this year, after we got up one morning, Asher asked me, “Daddy, is it school day?” I said, “No Asher, it’s church day!” And, immediately he ran around yelling “YEAH!! Thank you Daddy! It’s church day, Hudson!” Then I asked him why he loves church so much and he said, “My class, Dad. We…

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The Bible: Transformative Power

“Nothing has more power to awaken and shake and shape us than these accounts and encounters with Jesus.” – Leslie Leyland Fields The Bible is powerful; I think sometimes we forget that. While God can speak to us – and He does in a myriad of ways – one of the primary ways He does…

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So Many Friends at Forever Young

On Fri Sep 1, I attended the Forever Young boat cruise on the Niagara River. As we chugged down the river on the two-decker Mississippi river style paddle boat, we dined in luxury. While being served a delicious three-course meal, we learned about the history of Lewiston, Queenston and the underground railroad movement that brought freedom to…

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Sunday School Remix: Weekend Rundown

This weekend, we explored an under-rated and life-changing piece of technology: the brick. We explored how the story of the Tower of Babel, found in Genesis 11, isn’t just about God scattering the people, but about God’s response to technology and how it shapes us. So, what we discovered is that the people were moving…

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Sunday School Remix: Tower of Babel

This weekend, we are diving into a really interesting and intriguing story. It’s the story of the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11. And, it’s something that is incredibly ancient and also relevant. I believe this may be one of the most important passages to wrestle with in our day and age. Because, it has…

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Why Become a Stephen Minister?

Why Become a Stephen Minister?    1) Colossians 3:12… “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Stephen Ministry will give you the opportunity to consciously act as God’s chosen people – to develop and practice the fruit of the Spirit, including those of kindness,…

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Four Reasons to Attend Youth Group

Thanks for all you do to invest in your teenage children. Have you taken the time to reflect and ask yourself, “How do I get through each day?” It’s pretty amazing what we face each day raising our teenagers! On any given day, you probably feel like an Uber driver (ready to pick them up/drop…

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Food From Angels

  Noah, Moses, Hannah, Nehemiah, Elijah. Who knew our Sunday School heroes had so much to teach us? I do not think that it is an accident that the summer sermon series at our church has been challenging and blessing us. As is so often the case when life is hard – when our hearts have been…

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How To Improve Your Spiritual Life

Today, I want to write about something counter-intuitive: to improve your spiritual life, you need to stop focusing on your spiritual life. And, here is what I mean by that… When we talk about our “spiritual life,” we often mean things like serving, reading our Bible, going to church, having a quiet time in the…

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