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June 2018

2 Corinthians 3:6 “He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant - not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”

Jesus came to establish a new covenant in His blood.

The old was to be succeeded by the new.

A covenant of grace, not law.

We have been justified, set free and brought into a new relationship with our Father in Heaven.

Let us take hold of this with both hands – the gift of Life!


​~ Brian

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May 2018

The Holy Spirit is our teacher, guide and comforter.

He empowers us, gives us gifts and inspires us.

He assures, sanctifies and walks with us.

We have fellowship with Him and He reveals Christ to us.

Let us continue to be filled – over and over again . . . then we will be enabled and equipped to overcome and succeed in life and ministry.


​~ Brian

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Life Groups add life!

Here, we ask questions and the truth comes alive.

We connect with friends – often over a meal.

People are cared for - Life Groups are where shepherding starts.

The Gospel becomes personal and relational as we are discipled.

The gifts of the Holy Spirit are developed and exercised.

We worship, break bread together, study the Word and pray together.

We open our homes to neighbours, colleagues and family - presenting the Gospel in a relevant yet uncompromising way.


​~ Brian

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March 2018

“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.

For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.”

Colossians 1:15-20



​~ Brian

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------February 2018

Here is a quote from a book I recently read:

“Somewhere along the way the movement of Jesus Christ became civilized as Christianity. We created a religion using the name of Jesus Christ to convince ourselves that God’s optimal desire for our lives was to insulate us in a spiritual bubble where we risk nothing, sacrifice nothing, lose nothing, worry about nothing. Yet Jesus’ death wasn’t to free us from dying, but to free us from the fear of death. Jesus came to liberate us so that we could die up front and then live. Jesus Christ wants to take us to places where only dead men & women can go.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself!​


​~ Brian

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January 2018


As Christians, we look at the new year from a unique point of view.
We have a Father who is beyond time.
We have a Saviour who has saved, delivered and set us free.
We have the Holy Spirit within us to lead and guide us.
We have a spiritual family to walk with us into all He has for us.
We therefore receive the words He spoke to Joshua as our own:

“The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." 
Deuteronomy 31:8


​~ Brian

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December 2017


Jesus said "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." (John 8:12)

This Christmas – let’s remember and represent the one true Light - Jesus!


​~ Brian

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November 2017

Sometimes we need to hammer a nail a few more times before it will do its job!

Here’s a reminder of what God has been speaking to us as a tribe:

Our Father is calling us to a greater intimacy with Him.
We are in a season of dealing with personal sin and things that hinder our walk with Him.
We have received a fresh call to show Jesus to a lost world.

Let us look at these once more, take stock of our own lives, and then ask the Holy Spirit to transform us to not just hear, but to do what He has said!


​~ Brian

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October 2017

During our church fast last month, God said only a few things. Nevertheless, He said them often and in many different ways. These were 3 overwhelming themes:

Our Father is calling us to intimacy with Him.
We are going into a season of dealing with sin and things that hinder our walk with Him.
We received a fresh call to show Jesus to a lost world.

Over the next few months, let’s think on these things and ask the Holy Spirit to do a supernatural work in and through us.​


​~ Brian

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September 2017

In Matthew 7 and Luke 6, Jesus spoke about building on rock – not sand.

What did He mean and what is our response to be?

In our series “Our life in Jesus Christ,” we look at the importance of building the foundations of our lives on Jesus’ teaching.

Nothing else, no matter how bad, good, wise or well-meaning, can replace Jesus Christ as the Rock on which we build our lives!​​


​~ Brian

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August 2017

Our province has been through a testing time – fire is a real danger. It reminds us of our vulnerability and many are fearful and worried about their safety.

Yet, as Christians, we have an eternal perspective that allows us to live without fear. Paul says in Philippians “I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.”

When we understand this, we keep our eyes on what is most important. We then have a healthier view of the many things that tend to distract us here on earth. And fear no longer holds us back from living fully for Him!


​~ Brian

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July 2017

How do we get to know our Heavenly Father?

By getting to know Jesus.

Pursue Him. Speak to Him. Read about Him. Follow Him.

In John 14 we read this: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him."

Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us."

Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.””

There is NO other way to know the one true God.

Jesus.


​~ Brian

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June 2017

We have just completed a series on finances – a prickly topic that seems to invoke a sense of independence in us.

But let us remember that we are not our we – we belong to Jesus now – and all we own, have and do!

In Romans 14:8 we see the completeness of this “If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.”

Let’s trust God with our very lives – including our time, talents and treasures.


​~ Brian

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May 2017


An amazing time was had in Nanamio at the Canada Equip! Go to www.canadaequip.ca/sessions to see the sessions!


​~ Brian

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​Our Christianity is not an adoption of a philosophy or set of guidelines, nor are we mere messengers of a good way of life.

Our Faith is a reflection of the new person we have supernaturally become, and the message we live is a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

Fulfilling this great call is not a task to perform out of fear, rather an honour bestowed upon us that we wholeheartedly embrace.


​~ Brian

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March 2017

Money is such an interesting commodity.

With it, we buy food and pay for gas to heat our homes.

We also use it to buy the things we like, such as the more expensive breakfast cereal or that new rifle in the store.

It’s the currency of the drug trade, pornography and slavery.

So, is money evil? No, it’s the love thereof that causes problem.


In 1 Timothy 6, we read that “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”


As we look at finances over the next few months, we want to get a good, solid biblical understanding of it.

We also want to nurture a spirit of generosity – being conformed to our Saviour in every way.


​~ Brian

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February 2017

In 2 Peter 1 we read that “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.  Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises...”


God’s promises can be popular and unpopular – both play a vital role in His plan. And because He is Truth, they will come to pass.


Some promises will encourage, comfort or give hope. Others will warn, convict or awaken us from a slumber.


Because of His great love for us, they are all for our benefit. Even when they test us or nudge us from our comfort zone, they are all good – because He is all good!


​~ Brian

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January 2017

Over these next two months, we’ll continue with our series on the promises of God.

Isn’t it wonderful that God doesn’t make empty promises? The Bible tells us that God is not a man and therefore doesn’t lie – it’s not at all part of His nature.

So, if our Father said it, it’s a fact. If He promised it, it’s going to happen. Because He foretold it, it’s just a matter of time!

Let’s allow this series to build our faith in our God who is Faithful and True!


​~ Brian​


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