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Are You Dressed for Church?

I wonder how many of you get up on Sunday morning and ask yourself, “What am I going to wear to church?” Some of you may attend churches where the dress code is very relaxed. Some of you may attend very formal churches where anything less than business attire would be out of place. But did you know that the Bible actually…

Are You in Control of Your Life?

Here’s a quick bible trivia quiz. What was the name of Queen Esther’s husband? Give up? It was Ahasuerus. Or as he called himself, “The Chief of Rulers”. Esther chapter 1 tells us this mighty king had absolute sovereign control from India to Ethiopia. Wouldn’t it be nice to be him! What do you think he spent his money on? Well, the…

Christ Answers Prayer

By Pastor Allen Beardmore There is a lot of talk these days about “answers to prayer”. Do you know anything about having your prayers answered? What does that even mean? If you’re stuck in traffic and you ask God to get you to work on time and suddenly your car is waved through the construction zone does that mean God answered your…

Christ is Risen!

“Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So, she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb…

Dangerous Activities

What is the most dangerous activity you have ever done? Ever been sky-diving? Bungee jumping? What about wing-suit flying?! That’s a sport where a human being tries to imitate a flying squirrel…after jumping off of a 6,000m cliff! Of course, all of the above are seriously frowned upon by life insurance companies but I haven’t yet named the most dangerous activity of…

Life is a Big Balloon

When I was little, my two brothers and I came up with a game called Keep Up The Balloon. The basic idea was to keep an inflated balloon from hitting the playroom floor by tapping it up into the air. The rules were simple. No holding onto the balloon and no more than 2 taps in a row by 1 person. To…

Living Wisely

Raise your hand if you like wind sprints. Raise your hand if you like military drills and marching in formation. Raise your hand if you enjoy being told you’re lost and confused. Anyone still raising their hand? If not, none of you are ready to read the book of Proverbs. The book of Proverbs teaches us how to live wisely in this…

Platypus Theology

Ornithorhynchus paradoxus. Let me say that again. Ornithorhynchus paradoxus. That’s the scientific name that Johann Blumenbach invented for the platypus when he saw a specimen in 1800. It literally means “bird-snout paradox”. We know what a bird-snout is but what’s a paradox? A paradox is a seemingly self-contradictory statement that upon further investigation proves true. You can see why an egg-laying creature with fur, webbed…

Spiritual Chemistry

What is the most important thing you will do today? What was your biggest accomplishment this past week? Did you mow the lawn? Did you finally finish that house project? Maybe you began a new job or entered a new relationship. However, if you failed to keep what Jesus called the “great and first commandment” then your focus needs re-centred. Jesus says…

The God of Abraham, God of Isaac & God of Jacob

Public speakers are often at a loss in beginning a speech. Somehow, they‘ve got to get the attention of all those people! Many preachers use funny stories or bizarre statistics to make church folks sit up and notice. Probably, you know exactly what I mean. Strangely, the apostles began their sermons quite differently. In Acts chapter 3, after healing a lame man…