Midweek Wake-Up, February 15, 2018

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If you were in church on Sunday, you heard the quote from Wendy Alsup, where she writes “If you know what God created in perfection, you will begin to recognize it when you see it in redemption”.  The more I reflect on this thought, and the dance you and I are called into as men and women, husbands and wives for the glory of God, the more significant it becomes.

Midweek Wake-Up, January 31, 2018

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Martial Artist, Bruce Lee apparently said at one point in his life “I fear not the man that has practiced 10,000 kicks once - I fear the man that has practiced one kick 10,000 times”.  Someone so well versed in one kick, would be a very dangerous opponent.

Midweek Wake-Up, January 24, 2018

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In Colossians 3:1-4, the apostle Paul lays out some stunning truths.  And although his words are very clear there is still a tremendous sense of mystery to them.

Midweek Wake-Up, January 17, 2018

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Sunday, as we walked through Colossians 2:16-23 we were both encouraged and warned by Paul’s words.  Asking the church at Colossae, why they’d settle for mere shadows of religion, when the reality of the gospel is found in Christ alone.

Midweek Wake-Up, January 10, 2018

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As we begin the dawn of another new year, with the beginning still fresh in our mind, I want to simply direct you to one question to ponder.  Perhaps a question to reflect on, as you think of what you wish to pursue in the year ahead.

Midweek Wake-Up, January 3rd, 2018

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What are your goals for 2018?  At the AIM fall supper, Dr. Grant Richison spoke about the mindset of William Carey.  When we travel to India and Bangladesh it is remarkable how many of our Christian brothers and sisters speak about William Carey like their spiritual grandfather.

Midweek Wake-Up, December 20, 2017

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Midweek Wake-Up, December 13, 2017

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What an astonishing paradox Christmas presents us with. On the one hand, we rightly remember that a fully human baby was miraculously born to a virgin and laid in a cattle feeding trough. That fact itself is amazing, right?

Midweek Wake-Up, December 6, 2017

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As I write this I reflect on my cold, windy walk to church this morning.  Walking amidst the dim of the winter morning, covering up my face as the wind howled with increasing intensity.

Midweek Wake-Up, November 28, 2017

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Good morning church. As I reflect back on this past Sunday and the first eight verses of Colossians, I once again am reminded of God’s grace. We need to return to God’s grace regularly.

Midweek Wake-Up, November 22, 2017

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Recently I was struck by Kathy Keller’s comment, referring back to her decision to follow Christ and what it meant to grow into that decision.  At one point Keller writes “I knew God was real, I had encountered Him in every way possible, except through Scripture”.

Midweek Wake-Up, November 15, 2017

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Good morning church. I was reminded yesterday of how important it is that we view everything through the lens of God’s grace. When we think about “growth” we need to think of it as an outpouring of God’s grace.

Midweek Wake-Up, November 8, 2017

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What makes you stand on your head for joy? Before coming to a saving faith in Christ Martin Luther said that "if I could believe that God was not angry with me, I would stand on my head for joy"

Midweek Wale-Up, November 1st, 2017

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On Sunday we heard, as written by Professor John Stackhouse that one of the struggles of Canadian Christians is that “our love is largely sentimental.”

Midweek Wake-Up, October 25, 2017

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After painting an incredibly rich picture of truth in the book of Hebrews, the writer than encourages us to never quit meeting together, in order to help each other hold onto this truth.