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Feb
04
2016

Random FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Category: WTTB Reflections

This morning was “catch up on email day” and I have been trying to answer a variety of questions from our people as they minister to others within their sphere of influence.  As a pastor my job is to coach and resource the players and our church is full of people who are deeply engaged in the ministry of reconciliation.  I am proud of the questions you are asking and I marvel at the work you are doing; way to go team!  It occurs to me that some of what I’ve written this...keep reading»»


Jan
21
2016

How Free Am I?

Category: General

Over the last couple of weeks, partly in response to last week's message, but also because of an increasing level of confusion within the wider evangelical church, I've been frequently found answering some version of the question: "How Free Am I?"  As a Christian, saved by grace, filled with the Holy Spirit - how free am I from the destructive power of sin?  In what way am I free?  How am I not free?  How much freedom should I expect to see in my life if I am truly...keep reading»»


Jan
20
2016

My friend Marc Bertrand has written an excellent article on preaching the Old Testament.  While it is written primarily to encourage the CBOQ college of pastors, it could almost as easily be called "On Reading The Old Testament".  I plan on inviting Marc to write a smaller version of this article called "Why Read Leviticus?"  Marc is presently in the middle of a 10 month preaching series on the Book of Leviticus so I know that he has given considerable...keep reading»»


Jan
07
2016

Prayer Week 2016

Category: General

Prayer is good for us. Prayer is a gift from God whereby we commune with Him. Prayer brings us back to a place of humility and asserts our full reliance on the Lord.  Prayer is powerful and God works in marvellous, mysterious and miraculous ways when we pray!  I am excited about prayer. Let’s pray together.   Prayer Week 2016 begins this Sunday January 10! We will be praying for the persecuted church. Sunday evening at 6:30 pm is our Communion with God...keep reading»»


Jan
07
2016

It is January 7th - which means that we are one week into our New Year's resolutions; how are you doing with those?  Many of you made reading through the Bible in a year one of your resolutions for 2016 - way to go!  However, as I've been watching on the website, it is easier to start something new than it is to maintain it.  We had nearly 300 people start with the RoundUps on January 1st but each day a few less seem to be keeping up.  I do notice that people will go back...keep reading»»


Dec
23
2015

WTTB With Pastor Jon: The True Vine

Category: WTTB Reflections

Pastor Jon here with a reflection on Chapter 15 of John, which is part of our RMM reading for Christmas day. I find it interesting that we are reading through the portion of John leading up to the crucifixion as we celebrate the birth of baby Jesus. However, I think that as we celebrate Christmas, this passage can help us to cling to the real reason for the season and to shy away from the distractions of culture. While this passage has a LOT of content I think that we will look at verses 1-12...keep reading»»


Dec
18
2015

 In response to my article last week predicting the sort of well meaning theological nonsense we have now heard from a suspended professor at Wheaton College, I've received some questions seeking clarity on the relationship between the God of the Bible and the Allah of Islam. I hope this article brings some helpful clarity to this current conversation.  You can find it here. Blessings, Paul Carterkeep reading»»


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