Contributed on Feb 19, 2013
In John 3:1-10, Jesus exposes the danger of false assurance and presents the “Starting Point” in the possession of eternal life. It came through 1) The Point of Inquiry (John 3:1–3), 2) The Point of Insight (John 3:4-8), and 3) The Point of Indictment
With Pope Benedict XVI’s shocking resignation this week, Evangelical Christians might be tempted to see this the way a college football fan might view the departure of his rival team’s head coach. But the global stakes are much, much higher. As Pope Benedict steps down, I think ...read more
Contributed on Feb 25, 2013
1) The Problem of unbelief (John 3:11-12) , provided the 2) Answer for unbelief (John 3:13–17), and warned of the 3) Results of unbelief (John 3:18-21).
It was dark and 15 degrees below zero — nearly twice that with the wind chill — when a 20-year-old woman who “wasn’t feeling well” stumbled the few blocks with her mother toward Humber River Regional Hospital’s Finch campus early last Sunday morning. Not quite ...read more
Contributed on Mar 4, 2013
In verses 17–24 Jesus makes five unmistakable claims to full equality with the Father: He is equal with the Father 1) in His person (John 5:17–18), 2) in His works (John 5:19–20), 3) in His sovereign power (John 5:21), 4) in His judgment (John 5:22), and
In a decision being mostly met with a shrug, the Canadian Museum of Civilization is putting the “Christ” back in history. The museum, like many institutions that study history, some time ago dropped BC (for “before Christ”) and AD (for “anno Domini,” the Latin ...read more
Contributed on Apr 4, 2013
Through the resurrection, Christ shows “His Power over Death”, as Manifested in 1) His Dying (John 19:31–37), 2) His Burial (John 19:38–42), and 3) His Resurrection (John 20:1–10).
Scott McConnell, director of LifeWay Research said this week that "Easter and Christmas are the most revered worship observances of the Christian faith. The crux of the gospel is not just that Jesus came to earth in human form which we celebrate at Christmas, but that He lived a sinless life and ...read more
Contributed on Apr 8, 2013
In the account of the expression of Christ’s love, the washing of the disciples’ feet, we see 1) Service Stated (John 13:1), 2) Service Spurned (John 13:2), 3) Service Shown (John 13:3–11), and 4) Service Shared (John 13:12-17).
If there is one reaction that people are having to the recent Roman Catholic pope it is his history and focus on service. Many questions are arising on his Maundy Thursday washing of feet. Some are welcoming the efforts with a sense of new found enthusiasm. Others see the new pope as abandoning the ...read more
Contributed on May 7, 2013
In Bringing someone to Jesus, we must: 1)Be Concerned (Mark 2:1) 2) Be Constant (Mark 2:2), 3) Be Co-operative (Mark 2:3), 4) Be Creative (Mark 2:4), 5) Be Confident (Mark 2:5)
If you have ever undertaken a renovation project, one of the most important questions to ask is what you want out of the project. Things like cost, effort, skill and dedication to the work are all important. But if you don’t have an objective to the project, it quickly spins out of control, ...read more