Posts from March 2019

Posts from March 2019

March 28, 2019

Dear Friends, I find myself wondering from time to time if our new church property doesn’t need a churchyard.  That’s a word we don’t use much anymore.  But google it and you’ll learn that in parts of western Europe centuries ago it was common for churches to have a patch of land adjoining or surrounding a local church that was used as a graveyard or a burial place for church members. I know that putting tombstones next to your parking lot or adjoining…

March 21, 2019

Dear Friends, Just about all of us have known people during our lifetimes who at some point made a profession of faith in Jesus, only to have that faith fade over the years.  It’s not uncommon.  In fact, it’s one of the reasons some people believe a Christian can lose his salvation.  It’s not because scripture leads people to that conclusion.  In fact, the opposite is true.  Scripture teaches clearly that nothing can separate a true child of God from the…

March 14, 2019

Dear Friends, So Sunday, after church, after our all-church lunch and the town hall meeting, I decided my day of rest needed to include some time over at 10 Fitness. Yes, I do go to the gym. Ask Ben Friesen. He can vouch for me. I was still thinking about the “three open prayer” that we talked about on Sunday. Do you remember it? Ron Hutchcraft had shared it with me, and it’s based on Colossians 4:3–4 which reads “Pray…

March 7, 2019

Dear Friends, It’s become common in recent years for people to find an alternate way to describe themselves as Christians. It’s because calling yourself a Christian in our day doesn’t fully communicate what it is we’re trying to say. A lot of people who describe themselves as a Christian are saying they grew up going to a Protestant or a Roman Catholic church. What they’re saying when they call themselves a Christian, most often, is that they believe there is…