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May
27
2015

As many of you will know, I often like to do some advance reading and thinking as I anticipate difficult topics coming down the pike in our preaching series.  I've been reading a fair bit on tongues and prophecy in preparation for some of the passages we are going to meet in 1 Corinthians 12-14.  With all of that in my mind I was delighted to see Isaiah 28 on the docket this morning in our RMM readings. Paul's citation of this passage in 1 Corinthians 14 constitutes a very important,...keep reading»»


May
24
2015

How Can I Know If I Am Really Saved?

Category: WTTB Reflections

This morning was truly a gift from God!  How fitting that on Pentecost Sunday we witnessed such a powerful moving of the Spirit!  This afternoon I was reflecting on what sort of RMM post to write for tomorrow that might be encouraging to the folks who professed faith in Jesus Christ in the waters of baptism and it occurred to me that something from 1 John would be most appropriate.  We've been reading 1 John for the last couple of days and many of you will know that John wrote...keep reading»»


May
22
2015

WTTB With Pastor Bill: Christ Our Advocate

Category: WTTB Reflections

As I looked at the Biblical passage for our reading of this week, the heading for Chapter 2 of First John read, “Christ Our Advocate.”  I went to the dictionary and found the definition of an advocate to be someone who supports or defends a cause and especially someone who pleads on behalf of another. An example of an advocate could be a lawyer who specializes in child protection and who speaks on behalf of abused children in court.” How then is Christ our advocate? John here, in verse...keep reading»»


May
21
2015

You've heard these things said many times: "I know God didn't mean for this to happen but I believe he will cause some good to come out of it." "God hates the sin but loves the sinner". "All sins are equal in God's eyes." We say these things all the time but do we actually believe them? Are they true? What does the Bible really say? I've written a reflection on the discussion site interacting with those common statements; you can find it here. The reflection...keep reading»»


May
20
2015

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Category: General

Christopher Peters, one of our B2 participants, has written an excellent reflection on the book "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus".  Please check it out and engage with Christopher over the content.  You can find it here. Blessings, Pastor Paulkeep reading»»


May
19
2015

More On The Gift Of Faith

Category: General

On Sunday I mentioned the gift of faith and offered an example from the life of George Muller.  Given that this gift is likely less well understood than some others and given that its strong return would be a real blessing to the church, I've written a post with some further reflections and examples from the life of Muller along with a few other important texts for us to consider.  You can find it here. Blessings, Pastor Paulkeep reading»»


May
16
2015

The situation in North America is rapidly changing, but in a lot of ways, it is returning to an old normal. The church used to do witness in a culture that was generally disinterested and occasionally quite hostile - just like it is today! The Apostle Peter provides some counsel for how to prepare for minority witness in 1 Peter 3:13-17 which we read this morning in our RMM readings. I've pulled out 10 principles for minority witness that I pray you will find helpful. You can find...keep reading»»


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