Monday, 12 August 2019

Looking Forward to Fall

I have greatly enjoyed summer 2019. As a family we reconnected with family and friends and in doing so, we have seen how God is at work in people's lives.

As the sun sets a little earlier now and as the nights are cooler, I am starting to look forward to Fall.

September and October are my favourite months. The colours change and church life really gets going again as people return from their summer travels.

This Fall I am excited to see how God works in the life of His church here in northwest Ontario.

While it may seem some church life pauses for the summer, our great God does not. He continues to fulfill His glorious purposes for the praise of His Name.

May we continue to delight in God through Christ this Fall.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

What Did You Expect?

This past weekend, I attended the 5th annual, "Walk By Faith Conference", which was hosted by Fort William Baptist Church, Thunder Bay, Ontario.

I am thankful to God for those who hosted, served in various ways and preached the Word of God. As a Pastor, it is always a blessing to sit in the pew and hear what the Lord has laid upon the hearts of other men as they teach from the Scriptures.

The theme this year was: Walking by Faith in the face of Opposition.

Pastor Julian Freeman encouraged me as he challenged us to: "Expect Opposition" and he did so by teaching from 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16.

1) Expect the Word of God to work, as it worked in you.
2) Expect the Word of God to be opposed as you teach it.
3) Expect the Christian life to be hard as you live it.
4) Expect to need other believers.

Opposition to God and His Word, as we seek to live it and speak it, is to be expected. May we by God's grace, keep trusting Him in the face of it, remembering that He is on the throne, that He will accomplish all His purposes and great is our reward in heaven.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
(Romans 1:16)

Monday, 11 September 2017

Welcome to A Pastor's Posting

Thank you for taking a moment to check out my blog and for your patience as I find my way around this blog site.

My desire in writing here is to encourage your heart as you seek to live for Christ, delighting in Him as your greatest treasure.

I am humbled to pastor a wonderful rural church in Northwest Ontario, Canada and have done so for 10 years, by God's grace.

"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace." (Numbers 6:24-26)