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A Message for Thanksgiving »

Date posted: October 09, 2010

Many people see very little in their lives for which to be thankful. We forget that even just being alive and breathing right now, today, is a gracious and precious gift from God. On this weekend that we celebrate Thanksgiving, I want us to realize that thanksgiving with Jesus is not an abstract concept; and see how a song of sorrows, an ode of rejection, becomes a ballad of unspeakable joy...

Memories of a Holy Day »

Date posted: September 18, 2010

Gut Yuntov! Greetings in this New Year. Today is Yom Kippur, the Day of the Covering, most commonly known as the the Day of Atonement. Today is the final day of the Ten Days of Awe that start at Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and end today, the Day of Atonement. For Jews around the world, Rosh Hashanah is the day when God writes some names into the Book of Life, and leaves some out. We then have the Ten Days of Awe to have some impact on God’s verdict of whether we have made it into the Book of Life, by making up for our sins that we committed during the past year. God’s final decision on this matter doesn’t take place until TODAY, Yom Kippur...

Kingdom Reality »

Date posted: May 24, 2010

In the parable of the sower, Jesus is telling us something very important. He is not just talking about wheat or barley, but of something far more important. When Jesus is asked why He speaks in parables, He says, "This is why I speak in parables: 'Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.' In these parables is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: 'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.'" Here, Jesus is saying that there is an extraordinary reality in Kingdom work...

30 Years' Ministry - Part 2 »

Date posted: May 17, 2010

What did I know as a pastor 30 years ago? Well, I'll tell you what I didn't know. What I didn't know 30 years ago, was that what was ahead of me was going to be 30 years of battle. However, I should have known from the Scriptures that this is what was ahead of me. I came here for one purpose...

30 Years' Ministry »

Date posted: May 06, 2010

On May 6, 1980 – 30 years ago today – I arrived in Ottawa with my beautiful, young, wife, Nancy, and our two little girls, aged 1 and 3. Today is the 30th anniversary, to the day, of when I arrived here. Arriving, I had no idea of what was ahead...

Gathering our Kindling »

Date posted: April 24, 2010

Let's make a roaring blaze, aflame in the holy inferno of God! Bring on the kindling! Build a fire that will never die! The fire is God's Word. Make it to blaze on hearts and minds everywhere. Build a fire in your life. Ignite your heart. Light the match of faith, and watch your soul become a roaring, blazing inferno. Bring the kindling. You've got all you need, right at your fingertips...