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In Memory of John Hains

1958 – 2022 In 2 Samuel 1, David wrote “the Son of the Bow,” a lamentation for Saul and his son Jonathan who died in battle against the Philistines. David mourned the loss of these two great heroes of Israel. … Continue reading

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God of the living

Oops! All public speakers have those moments where what they intended to say and what they actually said were not the same thing. In the Sunday sermon on January 16, 2022 (The Christian Bucket List) I referenced Matthew 22:31-32, which … Continue reading

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The Christian’s Responsibility To God And The Government

Over the past year, we’ve faced many Covid-19 related restrictions from the federal, provincial, and regional governments. Non-essential travel has been restricted with closed land borders. Any who do travel must submit to a mandatory test, costly hotel stay, and … Continue reading

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MICAH

Micah was contemporary with Hosea and Isaiah, prophesying during the reigns of the Judean kings, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah (1:1). His message is identified as what “he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem” (1:1), which are the respective capitals of Israel … Continue reading

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A Famine In The Land

According to the 2017 Legatum Prosperity Index, Canada was listed among the top 10 most prosperous nations in the world. When we hear the word “famine,” it is about other nations, not our own. Yet, there is a serious famine … Continue reading

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What Is Truth?

William J. Stewart After He was betrayed by Judas and arrested by the Jewish authorities, the Lord was ridiculed and tortured throughout the night. When the morning came, they took Him to Pilate, expecting the governor to put Jesus to … Continue reading

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A Full Bowl Full

by William J. Stewart A few years back, there was a TV commercial advertising a certain brand of breakfast cereal. I can’t recall what cereal it was, but remember the advertiser using the phrase “a full bowl full.” Apparently their … Continue reading

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Lessons From The Life Of Nathan

by William J. Stewart When we focus on great people in the Bible, we often look at Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David, Peter, Paul, etc., and rightly so, for these are wonderful people of faith. And yet there are countless “minor” … Continue reading

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The Man Who Wouldn’t Be King

by William J. Stewart When unexpected circumstances come, it can turn our lives upside-down. Jonathan, Saul’s son, was heir to the throne of Israel, until his father’s sin removed the monarchy from the family (1 Samuel 13:7-14; 15:24-28). This loss … Continue reading

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Teaching In Song

by William J. Stewart Humans are creatures of rhythm and rhyme. Our lives are surrounded by sound and poetry; from the time we rise in the morning (alarm clock, perhaps a radio alarm) to the time we lay our head … Continue reading

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