Practise being godly

“Therefore, if anyone’s in Christ, he’s a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17: If we desire to grow in Christ we are to practise being godly. People who practise are people who get better at what they do. It might be violin, golf, sewing, fishing, even curling. If we want to get... Read More

The Strength To Do What God Has Called.

“To each one of us grace has been given according to the measure of Christ’s gift” (Ephesians 4:7) In this passage, ‘grace’ means the ability to perform the task that God has given you. This grace is often known as ‘equipping grace’. God equipping us to serve. Now this is different from ‘saving grace’? Saving... Read More

No Idea Of What Sin Is?

Reading Romans 1:18-32.  Does anyone use the word ‘sin’ anymore? Does anyone think sin is serious? Does anyone believe in sin? Has the idea of sin disappeared from our culture? When was the last time you heard someone outside our church circles speak about sin? A few years ago, D.A Carson said, “The hardest part... Read More

Passionate Evangelism Not Guilt

Romans 1:8-17 Guilt is one of the most destructive emotions. Types of guilt include: Legal guilt, running a red light. Personal guilt, neglecting family. Social guilt, treating a neighbour poorly. Green guilt, failing to recycle. There are other types of guilt you might be thinking of, but one guilt sweeping the... Read More

The Five Elements of a Story

The FIVE ...  1. Introduction 2. Rising Action: conflict, and problem revealed 3. Turning point 4. Falling action, this is not the end of the story but prepares the reader for the end 5. Resolution In the Case of the Bible it is the same 1. Introduction … Creation … In the beginning God created the world … (Gen... Read More

Being a Spiritual Person is Not Enough

Several years ago TIME Magazine published a personality test entitled ‘How do you know if you are spiritual?’ By American University Psychiatrist Robert Cloninger The test was comprised of twenty T/F questions for example: 1. I am fascinated by the many things in life; that cannot be scientifically explained T/F... Read More

Canada's Birthday at Erindale

  As you know Sunday, September 10th is our annual community church service, and fun fair.  We are celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday (July 1) so wear your red/white Canada garb (dress casually to church)! We have invited many to joins us.  Please invite families, even strangers you know - We are an outreach... Read More

Dancing with the Holy Spirit

 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. Galatians 5:24-26 If we want to keep in step with the Spirit, we must learn... Read More

No Pain No Gain Running a Believer's Race

The saying “no pain, no gain”. It is spot-on most of the time. Anything worthwhile is hard work. For instance conquering a mountain, restoring a relationship, completing a master piece, and running a race (Hebrews 12:1-3), it is hard work following Jesus. Before I enrolled in Bible College I taught at an adult... Read More

Trust Jesus

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 Life is full of numerous decisions, both minor and major, more often than not decisions related to matters of house, children, finances, school,... Read More