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Come As You Are

Are you struggling? Is your life a mess? Addicted? Unbelieving? Broken? Angry? Stuck in sexual sin? In lies? In alcohol? Have you hit rock bottom? Jesus bids you to come. No strings attached. And he will give you rest. In Matthew 11:28 Jesus says, “Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and […]

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6 Ways to be Missional

  From the Verge Network. 1. EAT WITH OTHER PEOPLE We all eat three meals a day. That’s 21 opportunities for church and mission each week without adding anything new to your schedule. And meals are a powerful expression of welcome and community. 2. WORK IN PUBLIC PLACES Hold meetings, prepare talks, and read in […]

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How is Your Door Mat Looking?

By Ryan Smith Last week, my wife let me in on her personal devotions for the day.  She had been meditating on Romans 12:13 which says  “Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.” It is was convicting for both of us.  Do we “seek” to show hospitality? We give our tithe […]

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A Wedding Sermon from a Prison Cell, Part 2

  By Dietrich Bonhoeffer Continued from Part 1… God makes your Marriage Indissoluble God makes your marriage indissoluble. ‘What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder’ (Matthew 19:6). God joins you together in marriage; it is His act, not yours. Do not confound your love for one another with God. God makes […]

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A Wedding Sermon from a Prison Cell, Part 1

By Dietrich Bonhoeffer Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a famous pastor and theologian from the Germany of both World Wars.  He famously took part in a plot to assassinate Hitler in 1942-1943.  The plot ultimately failed, and he was arrested on April 5, 1943 in connection to that plot.  While in prison in May 1943, he wrote […]

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Facing Temptation

A meditation by Charles Spurgeon “If you are the Son of God…” (Matthew 4:3). Satan came to tempt Jesus and question his sonship. There is no sin in being tempted, for the perfect Jesus was “one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” (Heb. 4:15). Temptation does not necessitate sinning; […]

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Tithing

 By Bill Dehaas. Tithing. Do you give of your first fruits or of your last fruits? Wikipedia: tithe (pron.:/’taiõ/; from Old English: teogopa “tenth”) There is much debate in the church today about whether the “tithe” is even a principle for today. It is only mentioned seventeen times in the Old Testament. For my article I […]

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Adultery Today

See the stats Get Wisdom! Adultery and Young, Modern, Tech-Savvy Christians by: Rev. Ryan deJonge, Pastor at Langley Canadian Reformed Church  The book of Proverbs is a book about two ways to live, the paths of wisdom and folly. The way of wisdom is the way of the righteous, the way of blessing, and the […]

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Use of the Heidelberg Catechism

Use of the Heidelberg Catechism The Heidelberg Catechism was first published in a German territory called the Palatinate on January 19, 1563- 450 years ago today. It was written in order to instruct people in the basic truths of salvation in Jesus Christ. Since then, the Heidelberg Catechism has been used in many churches, and is […]

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The Heidelberg Catechism

What is a catechism? If the word catechism sounds unfamiliar to you, don’t be too surprised.  It’s not used as commonly today as it was in the past.  However, it’s not a complicated word.  The word catechism is really just another term for teaching. The Heidelberg Catechism is a teaching tool used instructing people in the […]

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Your Only Comfort

Your Only Comfort A Conference Celebrating 450 Years with the Heidelberg Catechism    Since it was first published in 1563, the Heidelberg Catechism has been cherished by Christians around the world. Its warm, pastoral summary of the holy gospel has guided generations of God’s people, teaching them about their only true comfort in life and […]

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Resolved…

Jonathan Edwards resolved to live for the glory of God, by the grace of God. We can all learn from his devotion to Christ and would do well to follow the example he set (1 Cor. 11:1; Phil 3:17; 4:9; 1 Pet. 5:3). With the new year upon us and the pressure to create new resolutions, we encourage […]

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I’m not a Christian, But I’m Coming to Your Church This Sunday

By Tomas Weaver. Okay I’m not a Christian, but I’ve finally made the decision to come to your church this Sunday. Don’t expect much from me though. If something comes up I might not, but right now I’m planning on it. I feel like I need to go, but I’m not sure why. I want […]

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Offices in the Congregation

In speaking about the offices in the congregation of Christ we take on a subject that has received much attention in recent years, both in church and in theology. In current discussions about the offices we recognize at least four prominent views.

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A Crowd Can Make You Crazy

By: Ed Welch Crowds are scary. Many of the stupid, foolish and sinful things we do involve a crowd, even if the crowd is just one or two other people. Examples: Anytime I was in a car going way too fast, there were ‘other people’ in the car too. The old college streaking phenomena—don’t ask. […]

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When God Pulls the Rug Out

By: Dr. Ed Welch   Has this happened to you? You read all the signs that were so blatantly from the Lord—“yes, this is the path, go this way, I am with you.” You have been amazed at the way he opened doors—you were scared but you walked through them. The Lord confirmed his will […]

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What Does Revival Look Like?

By Reformed Outfitters As we scan the pages of church history, we see that the Holy Spirit has always been present in the church through revival. In fact, the Spirit has been in continuous operation since the time of the Old and New Testaments. Many great Christian leaders experienced revival in their lives and ministries. Although […]

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2012 College and Careers Retreat

We’re excited to let you know about the 2012 College and Careers Retreat! College and Careers Retreat is a fun, motivating week at Deroche Retreat. The retreat will run from Monday, August 27 to Friday, August 31. Along with social activities, games, fellowship and worship,  Jeffery Temple will be presenting a lecture series titled ‘Faith […]

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A Testimony of God’s Providence

by Reformed Outfitters. Sometimes those who grow up with the gospel take for granted what a good thing they’ve got. Seeing it through fresh eyes makes it come alive. Sarah was kind enough to share her testimony of God’s work in her life in the past while: The Past 6 Months “I have always had […]

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For The Gals: 8 Principles For Dating

I recently came across a 20-year-old photo of Phil and me when we were dating. I started thinking about how very little I knew about relationships, men, and marriage then.

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The Truth About Marital Compatibility

When it comes to compatibility, my wife and I couldn’t be more different.

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Talking Rocks

A chapter from bestselling author N. D. Wilson’s, Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl Film Series. “[God's] attention to detail, His attention to… things that don’t matter to us is really encouraging. ” “There are 8 million other people who could have been here instead of you. Are you going to be ungrateful?”   For more, see […]

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Saving Some Is Not A Compromise

Abortion in Canada is big and it’s wrong. It’s big because there are no limits to abortion in Canada, resulting in the death of about 100,000 children in Canada every year. It’s wrong because it goes against Jesus command to love others (Matthew 22:37-40), which includes unborn babies and mothers. The truth is that abortion kills a […]

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A Meditation on Ecclesiastes 9:10

“Whatsoever our hand findeth to do.” One good deed is more worth than a thousand brilliant theories. Let us not wait for large opportunities, or for a different kind of work, but do just the things we “find to do” day by day.

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Order of Salvation

In an excerpt from a lecture introducing the Gospel of John, Rev Chris Gordon explains the process by which people are saved from sin.

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