James 1:1-4 Refining faith God’s way.
Zach (my son-in-law) was telling me the other day that the first couple of weeks at the Gym in the new year are particularly busy but that quickly trails off as people begin to realize the perseverance it takes to retain never mind grow healthy muscle tone. Those muscles don’t happen over night. Sometimes people […]Continue reading
Luke 17:11-19 Healing Graces
Lately I’ve been counting my blessings as I’ve been privileged to see God answer prayer in so many ways. Those of you who are connected by Facebook to Sylvia’s page have seen several testimonies of God’s wonderful grace. The one from Kamloops of the young lady who clearly doesn’t know Jesus but was prayed for […]Continue reading
1 Samuel 17:37-51 Faith that slays the giants in life!
By Monday this last week I had talked with 4 people who had giant sized issues that they were dealing with in their lives.Continue reading
Luke 10:38-42 Just do something?
As I sat down to write this morning’s sermon I thought of at least ten things that I could have been doing in that time. Each thing calling and demanding my time away from sitting and waiting upon the Lord. And each of them seemed very good…well most of them, at one point the thought […]Continue reading
Number 21:4-9 Listen your Father has heard you!
Psalm 121:1-8 (NIV) “ 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip– he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will […]Continue reading
Numbers 20:1-13 Stop grief from bringing you more grief.
“22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” 25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to […]Continue reading
Matthew 17:1-9 Context In HIStory is HIS Glory
To see all of today’s study questions, click here. One of the passages in HIStory that is often told around Lent is found in Matthew 17:1-9. The story of that amazing day when three disciples were treated to a mountaintop experience that stuck with them long after Jesus Ascended to heaven. So if you have […]Continue reading
Week 7 – Genesis 28:12-22 Surely the LORD is in this place!
What is love? Is it a noun, verb or adjective? Is it a feeling, thoughts or a person? My definition of Love, being it’s Valentine’s day and all, is a simple one. God. I’ll mention it again in case you missed that, God. The Bible says, “God is love” (1 Jn. 4:8). So any definition […]Continue reading
A Study on Ephesians (Chapter 3)
The Messenger 1 Introduction We are going to turn our thoughts now to the third and final chapter under the doctrinal section of the letter to the Ephesians. It is a chapter that falls into four main themes: Paul’s concern for his readers (verses 1 and 13); Confirmation of Paul’s special calling to “make […]Continue reading
A Study on Ephesians (Chapter 2)
The Messenger 2 Introduction For as long as we live in this 4-dimensional world of space and time there is going to be an ongoing struggle between faith and our senses. Let me illustrate what I mean. Jesus said “Lo, I am with you all the days – perpetually, uniformly and on every occasion – […]Continue reading
A study on Ephesians (Chapter 1)
The Messenger 1 Introduction In the 90’s stereograms, you may recall, were all the rage. A stereogram, of course, is just the fancy name for a 3D image hidden within another picture. When you first look at the picture it appears as nothing more than a meaningless jumble of lines and colours. It does […]Continue reading
In the Word with Brian Bird – Ephesians
Born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, my spiritual journey began when I was in my early 20’s with a commitment of my life to Jesus Christ at a Methodist Youth Camp. It was at one of those camps that I was to meet and later marry Gillian. Next year we hope to celebrate our […]Continue reading