Category: Messages


In the Beginning

When does the story of the good news about Jesus begin? At his first public sermon in his home town of Nazareth? (Very popular…the congregation tried to kill him at the end of the service). At his birth in Bethlehem?…

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God Keep Our Land

It’s the day after Canada Day. Last night’s fireworks in Assiniboine Park were the best ever. We took in a couple of fun street parties and hung the Maple Leaf with pride from the front of our home. During the…

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Welcome to the Family

I love a good story, no matter what media is used. My favourite type of story is hearing the first hand experiences of individuals and how God found them. I also love baptisms. I love the powerful imagery of death…

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Restricted Access

Have you ever been shut out of a gathering, party, or event that you really wanted to be a part of? Feels awful doesn’t it? That feeling that you just don’t have what it takes, or aren’t good enough… Years…

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Intergenerational Worship

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12 This past Sunday, our Family Worship service saw all the members…

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Out of The Mouths of Babes

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12 Some of us grew up with the adage “Children should be…

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Lining Up To See Jesus

It was the perfect setup line…young Sam was intensely scrutinizing the stained glass window. “I’m learning about Jesus!” he proclaimed. How did he know I would be using that image as the basis for my sermon within the hour? All…

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Winnipeg’s Real Heroes

With hockey playoff frenzy taking over our city this week, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype. All the sports clichés about “battles” and “going to war” can seem a bit over the top (and this is from a confirmed…

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There’s a new sheriff in town…

In the old Hollywood westerns, the arrival of a new sheriff in town (preferably with a white hat) usually represented a significant change in the community (hopefully for the better). Corruption and crime would decline, the streets would be safer…

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Hope vs. Optimism

I have always been a generally optimistic person. It’s part of my personality. However, I’m not so optimistic about human nature and humanity’s propensity to mess things up (including our beautiful planet). That’s why we need hope. Hope is based…

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