- Published 16 Dec 2014
Many of us bemoan the fact that Christmas has become much too commercialized and that Christ is being left out of Christmas. It is an inarguable fact that the retail sector makes most of its money at Christmastime and that even those who are celebrating Christmas as the birthday of the Savior tend to get caught up in all the rushing around and buying, returning and buying again. Christmas becomes a time of high stress, and while we deplore this, the fact is that there often doesn’t seem to be much we can do about it. Have we gradually accepted that this is what Christmas is all about?
- Published 28 Oct 2014
God blessed us with beautiful weather as we, along with many brothers and sisters from across the world gathered for the yearly fall church convention in Edmonton from October 11-13. This year, Pastor Gerald Krebs from Chilliwack, BC was the guest pastor who delivered timely and scripture based messages.
- Published 21 Oct 2014
God is faithful! The apostle Paul wrote these words in his second letter to the Corinthians (2 Corinthians 1:18). He had found himself in a difficult situation and God had wonderfully granted him help and guidance. We can clearly see the great thankfulness and joy contained in these words; Paul was thanking God for His faithfulness.
- Published 16 Oct 2014
Jesus once said to His listeners: “Learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart” (Matthew 11:29). There is still nothing better than to learn from Jesus. He is the Truth. If we learn from Him, we will build on the right foundation.
For several years we have tried to plan something during the summer that would help our youth to gain a firm foundation for their lives. This year we invited Brother Mielke to cover some topics of doctrine with the young people.
In a time when many false teachings are circulating, it is important to have a clear understanding of what the Bible teaches. It was a time of blessing! It is our hope that it will benefit our youth in their everyday walk with the Lord.
- Published 07 Oct 2014
God is good! His kindness exceeds every boundary our logic or imagination might set. He distributes His physical blessings to all people, and yet He has set aside special spiritual gifts for those people who love Him without reservation, and follow in His ways.
We were at a prayer meeting. The brothers and sisters of the congregation were encouraged to share a testimony to God’s glory. As one after another shared their testimony, it became evident that they were all hinged on one thought: “blessings.”
One said, “My daily prayer is that God would give me His blessing. I have no joy in life when the weeks pass by without a blessing from the Lord. When I am blessed, I am happy. My face shines with joy and others are curious to know the source of my joy.” In response to this comment, another brother said, “It all depends on the extent of the blessings God bestows on us” – I believe the brother said it correctly. Now, what exactly are blessings?
- Published 03 Oct 2014
This year my wife and I were blessed with the opportunity to attend the Pentecost services in Herford. We arrived in Germany on the thirteenth of May and used the time before the services to visit various congregations and meet our brothers and sisters in the Lord. Although we had never seen each other before, we felt a wonderful connection. This is an indescribable blessing that God’s children possess – to be united in God.