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On Our Good Works

The Corinthians were associating themselves with remarkable and skillful church leaders, perhaps in order to feel superior to other believers.  By contrast, Paul reminds the Corinthians that even the greatest leader is only a servant of the Lord Jesus, and human labor is fruitful only because God “gives the growth” (1 Corinthians 3.5-7).  49 more words

Book Of 1 Corinthians

Balancing Spiritual & Carnal

God tells us, as believers, it is all about the spirit man/person. But we are physically in a body, in the flesh. So how do we deal with this difference? 654 more words

Spirit, Soul & Body

WHAT ELSE DOES THIS "GOSPEL" TELL YOU?

“Sin is disobedience to God’s commandments, either by doing what is forbidden or failing to do what is required. The good news is that, no matter how serious the sin, God is always seeking us out and is willing to forgive and forget our sins and give us a fresh start. 423 more words

Should I Make My Faith Public or Private? (Or, Is Jesus Contradicting Himself?)

Once, Jesus said this:

Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

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It happens to every pastor. The sermon we feel was a bomb.  We labor over it, rehash it, reform it, slash sections, add others, practice and still, when we get up there to share these thoughts and insights on The Word, we walk away and believe we have bombed it. 928 more words

Christianity

7th Sunday after the Epiphany

7th Sunday after the Epiphany, year A (preached 2/19/17)

first reading:  Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18

Psalm 119:33-40

second reading: 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23

gospel reading:  Matthew 5:38-48… 1,031 more words

Sermons

Comedy night raises thousands in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation

A sell-out crowd of 300 attended a Yuk Yuk’s comedy night organized by Judy Larmand of Royal LePage In Touch Realty in Coldwater, ON.

A total of $6,800 was raised for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, in support of Larmand’s participation in the Iceland Challenge for Shelter. 126 more words

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