Scripture (Page 50)

Scripture (Page 50)

Holy Week readings

Here’s a video explaining a Holy Week scripture resource for the church: Here are the main talking points of the above video: We are posting daily scripture readings (from the Revised Common Lectionary) every day during Holy Week (and possibly the week after Easter as well). Christians the world over will be reading and praying these scriptures this week and we can joint with our worldwide brothers and sisters in reflecting on and praying these scriptures leading us to Good…

Faith

My daily bible reading took me to Hebrews 11.  The familiar chapter about ‘faith’ and the amazing faith of our forefathers.  Right at the beginning of the chapter is this verse that is so familiar to me, but it hit me in a new way today.  Verse 6 (in The Message): It’s impossible to please God apart from faith.  And why?  Because anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that he exists and that he cares enough to…

Being Present

  It’s true. Following after someone requires intentionality. Listening needs presence. “Pay attention” the mother in the shop says to her seven year old. See what is happening here. Watch what I am doing so you can know how to do it yourself. Paying attention will help you to not miss the details. Drifting is fine for a hot summers day when you are on a raft floating down the North Saskatchewan river. It’s not fine for a relationship. Just…

Healing Today

You know the church’s history of praying for healing for people has been a bit of a come and go thing over the past 2000 years. There are seasons where we practice it well and then there are seasons of quiet. We see seasons of incredible miracles and then we see nothing for a hundred or so years. While that may be a part of our past story, there is biblical reason to believe that it can be a helpful part…

Our Scripture for Sunday

The mouth speaks what the heart is full of. See what’s in your heart, by judging what comes out of your mouth. Matthew 15:10-20 10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. 11 What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.” 12 Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?” 13…