Midweek Wake-Up, October 18, 2017

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As I write this midweek, looking out on the beauty and warmth of the fall season, the effects of the wind are present.

Midweek Wake-Up, October 5th, 2017

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This week I sat in stunned silence watching the news surrounding the tragic events that took place in Las Vegas, perhaps feeling it more closely as two Manitoba women were among the many injured.

Midweek Wake-Up, September 28, 2017

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Fathers who have given away a daughter as a bride at a wedding, know the joy of walking your beautiful young girl down the aisle, along with the emotion of giving her away to a young man who has won her heart

Midweek Wake Up, September 21, 2017

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What will you be doing in ten thousand years time?  What are you doing in this life now, that will continue to be of real impact in ten thousand years time?  At the risk of oversimplification let me suggest the following

Midweek Wake-Up. September 13, 2017

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Sunday we were challenged with a question by magician/illusionist Penn Jillette where he asks “How much do you have to hate somebody to not proselytize? How much do you have to hate someone to believe everlasting life is possible and not tell them that?”

Midweek Wake-Up, September 07, 2017

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Seems when we speak about leadership, and spiritual leadership, in particular, many thoughts and ideas run through our minds.

Midweek Wake-Up, August 31, 2017

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Walking through the story of the Good Samaritan as we did on Sunday, we see something that is often common to our sinful natures, questions we seek to justify ourselves before God.

Midweek Wake-Up, August 16 2017

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  On Sunday we heard about Barnabas, the man who exhorted and encouraged both, Saul and Mark.

Midweek Wake-Up, August 10

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One of the concerns that has often been raised over the years with regards to such teaching is:  "Is it really right to seek treasure and reward from God?

Midweek Wake-Up, July 26 2017

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On Sunday morning we continued our series on spiritual gifts by considering the gift of teaching.

Midweek Wake-Up, July 19, 2017

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How awesome our God is!   Our loving heavenly Father rescues us from His righteous anger against our outright rebellion against Him (whether we were shaking our fists at Him in anger or completely ignoring Him).

Midweek Wake-Up, July 6, 2017

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On Sunday we wrapped up our series on James. Throughout the book, James brings a number of encouragements, challenges, rebukes, and exhortations to the Body of Christ to whom he writes.

Midweek Wake Up, June 28, 2017

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This morning I took out the trash, another solemn reminder that every week thousands of pounds of garbage find their way to the Brady Landfill.  Yes, some of this is the usual household garbage that necessitates the dump, but much of it at one point in our lives held such a draw, as we gazed upon our new possessions with awe.  And now the garbage truck takes it away to rot and waste away at the d

Midweek Wake-Up, May 31, 2017

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I am ashamed to say that I did the very thing I said I would try not to do. On Sunday I spoke out of James 3 about the importance of our words, and that we should all be careful with the words we use. We should take a good, hard, and honest look at the words we use to make sure they are lining up with our faith. Then as I was driving home from church I used some words in response to another driver that do not represent the belief I have in Christ. It was an awful experience. Just as the words were coming out of my mouth I almost gagged. I knew exactly what I had done. I was fully aware of my hypocrisy in that moment. I hope you are reminded that we all stumble, even pastors.

Midweek Wake-Up, May 25 2017

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One can only imagine what went through the minds of the readers of James letter to the churches.  Do we have more faith than the demons?