Chris's church

Bezanson Community Church
Bezanson, *Province/Other T0H0G0

About Chris
  • Education: 1997 - Northwest Baptist College, Langley, BC B.A. in Religion (minor Bible & Theology)
  • Experience: 1997-2001 - Associate Pastor - Terrace EFC (Terrace, BC) 2001-2004 - Youth Pastor - Broadview EFC (Salmon Arm, BC) 2004 to present - Pastor - Bezanson Community Church
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I pray that they would be both an encouragement and a challenge to you.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Hearing recordings of MLK; I’m inspired by Eugene Lowry’s sermon "Up The Down Staircase", the only sermon I have ever listened to that kept my solid attention from first word to last.
  • Family: Irene and I have been married for 10 years as of October 11, 2007. We have no children but are working on joining the baby boom presently occuring in our church.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My parents are not yet Christians. They’re proud of me.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Most of the time my wife appreciates my sermons but she lets me know when I’ve failed to communicate with clarity, or have lacked organization in my thoughts.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Don’t try to preach like someone else, preach like you preach. Get a main idea and stick to it, try to avoid the shotgun sermon.
  • Books that have had an impact: The Bible . . . I love to preach it and think on it.
  • Hobbies: Real Sports & Fantasy Sports . . . Hockey, Baseball, Football Reading . . . Bible, John Piper books, John Grisham novels
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." You can’t get more sucinct than that.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I once preached with my fly down, oops.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Haven’t though about it!
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Newest Sermons

  • One Baptism

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2007
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    This sermon considers Paul’s statement that there is ONE baptism. It focuses on the concept of spiritual union, with Christ and with Christians. That this is a spiritual reality in the baptism of the Spirit, and a physical proclamation of a spiritual real

    One Baptism Ephesians 4:5 READ Ephesians 4:5 . . . “There is one Lord, one faith, and one baptism.” Sometimes as pastors we can be susceptible to rare gaffes. So its no surprise that the story is told about the baptism of a King by St. Patrick in the middle of the fifth century. Sometime more

  • One Faith: Putting All Our Eggs In One Basket

    Contributed on Oct 23, 2007
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    Faith means both belief and trust. We believe something to be true, and because we belive it to be true we are willing to invest ourselves into it. This sermon reminds us of what our faith is as Christians, that the Christian faith in our pluralistic worl

    One Faith . . . Putting All Our Eggs In One Basket Ephesians 4:5 Language is amazing . . . how we use words to describe ideas or thoughts. Do you know what an idiom is? It’s a phrase or expression, a group of words that has a meaning different from the literal meaning of its parts taken more

  • The School Of Thanksgiving

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2007
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    My own expression of an outline adapted from James MacDonald’s sermon of the same name. Living a thankful life is beyond the childhood learning of saying a dutiful thank-you for everything we receive and the adolescent development of reminding ourselves o

    The School Of Thanksgiving! *Outline from James McDonald* Here’s the problem I have on a morning like this. I grew up in a secular home where we celebrated with gusto the holidays. You’ve heard me share with you about the materialism of the Willis family Christmas. But not just Christmas, more

  • Living With One Hope

    Contributed on Oct 2, 2007
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    Paul writes in Ephesians 4 that we have one hope, and that hope is based upon our calling. When we understand our calling, we will understand our hope, and we’ll know how to live like Jesus.

    Living With One Hope Ephesians 4:1-4 Let’s start with our text this morning . . . READ: EPHESIANS 4:1-4 Today we will focus on the exclusiveness of the Christian faith as we try to understand what it means for us to have one hope. But before we talk about hope, actually in order for us to more

  • The Three In One

    Contributed on Sep 12, 2007

    There are certain beliefs that we hold that make us ONE. The doctrine of the Trinity is one such belief.

    ONE The Three In One Ephesians 4:4-6 This morning as we enter into a new season as a church, we’re beginning a new mini-series as we journey through Paul’s letter to the Ephesian church. The Mini-series is called ONE and is based on ONE long sentence (like only the apostle Paul can write) that more

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  • Sometimes As Pastors We Can Be Susceptible To ...

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2007
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    Sometimes as pastors we can be susceptible to rare gaffes. So its no surprise that the story is told about the baptism of a King by St. Patrick in the middle of the fifth century. Sometime during the ritual, St. Patrick leaned on his sharp-pointed staff and inadvertently stabbed the king’s foot. more

  • Mark Twain Was A Brilliant Writer Who Used His ...

    Contributed on Oct 23, 2007

    Mark Twain was a brilliant writer who used his fair share of idioms, and he used our idiom this morning when he wrote Pudd’nhead Wilson in 1894. This is what he wrote, Behold, the fool saith, "Put not all thine eggs in the one basket" which is but a manner of saying, "Scatter your money and your more

  • How Do You Say Thank-You For Miscarriage? I Don't ...

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2007

    How do you say thank-you for miscarriage? I don’t exactly know, but what I do know is that miscarriage has helped me to . . . - It’s helped me love and appreciate my wife more. - It’s helped me hug my nieces tighter. - It’s helped me sing louder praise to God. - It’s helped me long for heaven more

  • I Would Suggest That When We Have The Proverbial ...

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2007

    I would suggest that when we have the proverbial silver spoon shoved in our mouth it makes it very difficult more