Thursday, April 29, 2010

What's love got to do with it?

I was doing my daily reading yesterday in the New Century Version and i came across this verse.

Colossians2:2 I want them to be strengthened and joined together with love so that they may be rich in their understanding. This leads to their knowing fully God's secret, that is, Christ himself.

This verse is really telling us that if we want to fully know Christ then we need to be strengthened and joined together in love. That in loving each other we would be rich in understanding that would lead us to know Christ. I don't know about you but I want to know Christ more and in order for me to do that I will have to lay aside some of my attitudes and just love people the way Jesus did.

I'm up for it, how about you?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Give thanks lately?

What a great worship service we had yesterday, a big thank you to our worship team they are awesome! During the worship time we were encouraged to stop for a few moments and give thanks to God, and we did. As I was giving thanks so many things flooded my heart. so I thought it would be cool if on this blog we would take some time to say thanks. I will begin with my thanks and you can comment with your thanks and this could be a great testimony time!

I am so thankful to the Lord because He has blessed me in so many ways! He has given me Salvation through His death and resurrection, He has given me the most amazing and Godly wife and to amazing sons.
He has given me great parents who loved God with their lives and not just their mouths. He has given me two brothers and a sister who along with their families give their lives to make the name of Jesus famous. He has given me really cool nephews and nieces who love and serve God. He has given me amazing in laws who also love Jesus and my wife and kids, and even me most of the time;) I am thankful for Nic who is about to join our family on July 3rd when he marries my mom.

I am thankful that God has allowed me to serve Him in this house for thirty two years, and still love this house today! I am thankful that I get to build His kingdom, and do life with my friends, the people of Jubilee. I love that I get to do life with the people I love! I am thankful that God has placed us in Dunnville and that we get to serve the people of this region. And I will leave some space for you so just click on the comments button and give thanks.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

We Love Dunnville!

Hey all! I would really appreciate your prayers and participation in the upcoming event that we are doing in Dunnville. We are joining with other churches in Dunnville to show the people in our town that Jesus loves them in practical ways. We will be doing a free store, a carnival, free haircuts, renovations, barbecues and a free feast at the end of the day, and we are going to pray that God will bless what we do for His Kingdom. I am so pleased to call Pastor Peter (First Baptist) Pastor Dan (Maple Creek) Pastor Jon (Calvary Pentecostal) and Pastor John (Grace Christian Reformed) my friends and I am also pleased that we can work together at this project.

Please put this date on your calendar and start praying and fasting for that day!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Need a Refresh?

If you read this list and honestly evaluate your life, and you feel you are out of sync on any of them, then you need a refresh.
  1. If you are focusing on your habits instead of focusing on your heart for God. (Going through the routine)
  2. If you are focusing on your goodness instead of your Godliness.
  3. If you are focusing on your knowledge of God's word instead of your obedience to it.
  4. If you are focusing on your spiritual age instead of your spiritual hunger.

Acts 3:19 "Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord,

Simple eh?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I am so excited about what God is doing in all of our lives this week! I t has been fun watching different people respond at different times to what God is saying to them, and it is also great to see a resurrection of the passion that many of you once carried! God is definitely good!

Monday, April 12, 2010

A few Quotes that I have collected.

These are a few of my favorite quotes and verses. I hope they challenge you as much as they challenge me.

Hope is not dreaming. It is not spinning an illusion or fantasy to protect us from our boredom or our pain....It is imagination put into the harness of faith. CS Lewis

If you've gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care-- then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don't push your way to the front; don't sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. Philippians 2:1-4
(The Message Bible)

Never fear death, only fear a wasted life.

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

When I stand before God at the end of my life,I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say "I used everything you gave me".

Disturb us Lord When when we are to well pleased with ourselves.When our dreams come true Because we have dreamed to little When we arrived safely Because we sailed to closely to shore.
Sir Francis Drake in 1577

But I will never brag about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of his cross, the world is dead as far as I am concerned, and I am dead as far as the world is concerned. Galatians 6:14
Contemporary English Version

"We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and lust and ambition when infinite joy is offered to us, like an ignorant child who wants to keep on making mud-pie in the slums because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a vacation at the beach." If I really wanted to be happy, I would seek God. Oh, but God is abstract! It takes effort to reach God. So I settle. I settle for weak amusements that require no effort. What a lazy fool I am!!" - CS Lewis

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me--watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.
Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."
Matthew 11:28-30 Message Bible