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 Here are the questions and answers from the sermon on March 20th… Where do we have opportunity for safe confession in our church relationships? This is a tough one… it depends on what we mean by safe doesn’t it?  IF safe means a place where we can share with no response, no consequence, no accountability …. That’s quite different than a place where someone might ask to walk alongside, hold us accountable, help us step up and deal with the consequences of our actions.    I believe Biblical confession is somewhere…

Bible Reading Challenge Culture Faith Sermon

SO two questions from the sermon and one from last week’s scripture readings.  I hope you find the responses helpful.  It bothers me that we even need to discuss guidelines for euthanasia because our Canadian government has passed this law of Doctor assisted suicide That is fair that it bothers you we need to discuss this, but the government didn’t pass the law.  The courts have said it is a human right to have a doctor assist your suicide.   The courts have requested the government to create legal guidelines around…

Bible Reading Challenge Faith Family Open-Mike.ca Sermon

Question 1:  In my honest opinion we cannot completely compare Moses into our Saviour Jesus Christ, because Moses failed with his mission and Jesus not.  We can just say that Moses was just a shadow of a coming deliverer that time. I appreciate this thought but I think my sermon made the same point.  JEsus s the fullfillment of the image of who Moses is.  Jesus is the greater deliverer, greater law giver, greater priest.  Scripture is clear on those things, however Moses is held in high esteem by God’s…

Bible Reading Challenge Faith Sermon

So here are some questions from the sermon, but also off of facebook this week about our readings….. From: Leviticus 24-25  Should be some good discussions on that one. The inherent contradiction opens some interesting ethical dilemmas.  Blasphemies are to be put to death.  Anyone that takes a human life is to be put to death.   Kind of a vicious circle there – unless one is excused because they are exercising the Word. In which case, well, we have lots of current-day examples of people doing as they feel they…

Bible Reading Challenge Books Faith Sermon

What do I look for to know if I’m not ready for God’s message or if I’m walking in the ways of the world (blocking my understanding)?   How do we avoid feeling like “if I had more faith I’d understand” like the faith healer claim? Some points in response: 1) God is faithful and so as we read God is at work. 2) as we open ourselves to what God is saying in scripture and try to live our lifes reflective of it we’ll see our outlook on the world…

Culture Faith Open-Mike.ca Sermon

Here are some of the resources I mentioned, plus other ones for my sermon on Hunger and Poverty in our world: Food Security Handout from Canadian Baptist Ministries: http://www.cbmin.org/bank/pageimages/what_we_do/Community%20Development/Food%20Security%202010%20pdf.pdf A three day diet to understand poverty in North America: http://halfinten.org/uploads/support_files/Poverty_Diet_Template.pdf Canada Food Grains Bank – we partner with them through Canadian Baptist Ministries http://foodgrainsbank.ca/ Video shown of church discussing Food grains bank: Saskatchewan Food Security Site: http://www.foodsecuresaskatchewan.ca Bible Study on Hunger http://www.endhunger.org/study/ Hunger Statistics: http://www.wfp.org/hunger/stats MOre Hunger Info: http://www.worldhunger.org/ Alternate Table Prayers: http://foodgrainsbank.ca/table_graces.aspx Hunger Count Report 2012 (Food banks in…

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Wednesday morning in our staff meeting I read part of Psalm 145.  Psalm 145 is a Psalm of Praise… though perhaps describing it as a psalm ‘Gushing with Praise’ may be more appropriate.  The first three verses read: I will exalt you, my God and King, and praise your name forever and ever. 2 I will praise you every day; yes, I will praise you forever. 3 Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness. It’s hard not to smile or laugh…

Children Faith Family Sermon

As I get started preaching at FBC I want to take some time and share some of the things God has placed on my heart in ministry and faith.  This allows me a chance to get to know the church family, and also for them to get to know me a bit.  I want to share here a bit about what I mean by ‘pieces of faith’. Over the years in ministry I’ve come across a lot of different fads, focuses, priorities, needs, and things I just ‘have to do’. …

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