• Colin Bain

    Contributing sermons since Oct 30, 2006
Colin's church

Barrie Salvation Army
Barrie, *Province/Other L4N 5X5

About Colin
  • Education: BSC (Pharmacy) at Robert Gordons University Aberdeen, Scotland (1978) College for Officer Training Toronto (1998) Working on MDiv (Universtiy of Winnipeg)
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: They usually preach differently, perhaps better!
  • Family: My wife and I are co-pastors and have two great grown up children we are extremely proud of, and now expecting our first grandchild
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They’ve only heard two and they were polite
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Mostly good
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Stick to the Word
  • Books that have had an impact: In His Steps -- Charles Sheldon In Darkest England and the Way Out -- William Booth Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy -- Douglas Adams 1929 -- John Larsson
  • Hobbies: Fishing, reading, guitar,
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Just live your faith in it’s fulness ..... for God’s sake
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Had a lady dance at a funeral
  • What I want on my tombstone: He lived his faith
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  • Grace And Glory

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2011
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    The mystery of the gospel is revealed in the glory and grace

    Ephesians 3 Grace and Glory Mystery I love a good mystery. I have been a fan of Agatha Christie and PD James for years. I also love magicians and illusionists. There is something about a mystery that we all like. The moment when we ask ourselves, “What is going to happen next?” more

  • A Living Stone

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2011
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    Two sides of the understand of the Christian Rock. Jesus and Us

    There was a young woman who was engaged to be married. Her fiancé had bought the ring and unfortunately the diamond stone had fallen out. She was devastated and searched high and low for it. As she was walking along the street, retracing her steps after hours of searching, a friend came by and more

  • The History Of The Nativity

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2011
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    A concise exposition of Jesus in history and what that means to us

    Matthew 1:1-19. Part one of a series History Mystery Majesty (not my invention for the series) History Mention history to most people and immediately what comes to mind is a list of dates. Dates of battles, kings, presidents, and events. Or, what comes to my mind, is a kind of fuzzy impression more

  • Growth And Persecution

    Contributed on Jun 26, 2011
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    A look at the nature and use of power in the early church and how it applies to a believer today

    This week in the Arab states, there are ongoing struggles between the official government forces and those who want change. It is a struggle about power. It is a struggle about who has the power. It is a struggle about the legitimacy of those who would rule. At the bottom of the mess, there is the more

  • Bringing Down The Barriers

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2010

    There are barriers to God and between people, Jesus tests our attitudes to wholeness

    As most of you know by know, we have been living in two countries. In fact we have two passports each. (Show Passports). We have two passports because we actually have dual citizenship. One of the reasons we became Canadian citizens in 2004 was that after 9/11, the crossing over the border to the more

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  • Grace Puts The Pieces Together

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2011

    GRACE PUTS THE PIECES TOGETHER I remember years ago watching Tommy Cooper do a trick where you tear up a cigarette paper, blow on the pieces and magically them whole again. He then went on to teach the trick to the audience. The trick he told them was to have another cigarette paper hidden in more

  • The Christian Is Like A Diamond

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2011

    THE CHRISTIAN IS LIKE A DIAMOND The difference between a lump of coal and a perfect diamond is simply that although they are both carbon, and although they are both crystal-like in structure, the lump of coal is dark and dirty, while the perfect diamond lets the let shine through. The diamond is more

  • William Booth: I'll Fight

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2010

    WILLIAM BOOTH: I'LL FIGHT While women weep, as they do now, I'll fight While little children go hungry, as they do now, I'll fight While men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I'll fight. While there is a drunkard left While there is a poor lost girl upon the more

  • It Is The Story Of A Blind Boy With His Father ...

    Contributed on May 1, 2009

    . It is the story of a blind boy with his father on a hill flying a kite. The young lad had the kite string in his hand and a smile on his face which was pointing to the skies. Eventually someone came and asked the unspoken question “What can you possibly get out of flying the kite?” The boy more

  • We Are Directed To The Place Where Everything Can ...

    Contributed on May 1, 2009

    We are directed to the place where everything can be seen and directed – heaven, where God dwells and directs. We are called to that place to gain a perspective that is not our own. It is like that moment when a successful businessman might take his child to his office window, showing the extent of more