Joshua 5-6 – Pastor Brian

I can’t seem to get Finding Nemo out of my mind lately. It seems that this little movie about fish seems to have captured the mind of many around us as Finding Dory has hit the big screen. Having already grossed over $280 Million dollars it is quickly becoming...

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Joshua 1 – Pastor Brian

What I got thinking about as I read this chapter on Joshua is the strong calling that God placed on this man’s life to LEAD. The New Living Translation takes a few liberties in translating the original hebrew by saying “the time has come for you to lead...

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Exodus – The Plagues – Pastor Brian

Let my people go so that they may WORSHIP ME. I love Summer….I love sitting on a deck or a dock and being still and pondering the wonder of creation….and WORSHIPING Jesus in the quietness. No work to go to, no schedule or deadline to meet. Do you ever feel...

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Exodus 1 + 2 – Pastor Brian

This morning as I was listening to the news I was overcome by the sadness that is all around the world. From Orlando, to First Nations situations, to food recalls and Zica Viruses. I began to think about the mass amount of work that needs to happen for us to have the...

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Genesis 37 – Pastor Brian

So I need to get back on track. I think I was one step ahead of people. The reading plan that we are on has us in Genesis 37, I was one day ahead. Sorry about that. Today we are introduced to Joseph and the story of brotherly love…well not really. So far in the...

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Genesis 32-33 – Pastor Brian

Forgiveness is such a powerful noun. The act of setting someone free from the chains of regretfulness. I can think of several situations in life, especially through growing up where I stressed over telling someone that I had damaged a piece of their property or even...

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Genesis 11:1-9 – Pastor Brian

I wonder if God often uses the statement, “Hey Check this out.” In a situation like the tower of Babel God must have found some sort of enjoyment in the chaos that ensued after everyone started speaking all kinds of different languages. It must have been...

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Genesis 6:5 – 7:24

The FLOOD; it is a story that we have read and heard in Sunday School probably over a 100 times. The story read in the same light of knowledge from the past reads pretty simple. God was frustrated with mankind, Noah built a boat, rain came, dove, and a rainbow. As I...

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2 Corinthians 11 – Pastor Brian

When I read these words this morning of the pain and suffering that Paul went though the only word that I can think of is Vulnerability. For me I have always seen this chapter as a true example of Leadership. I believe that true Leadership requires vulnerability. From...

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2 Corinthians 9 – Pastor Brian

I often wonder if we have it right in North America. The pace that we live life is such that when we finally slow down, the next thing you know there is something else that we have to be at or to do. For many of us Monday feels like that. As I drove to work this...

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2 Corinthians 5 – Pastor Brian

I really appreciated the scripture reading this morning. In the midst of the business of life I find that my body is wearing down more everyday. Don’t know if you feel the same way but our bodies are not designed to handle stress and business. I think that is...

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2 Corinthians 4 – Pastor Paul

Thanks to the Holy Spirit, our Treasure in jars of clay, we can renounce even secret ways (I’ve still got some of those shameful and stubborn habits) and keep bouncing back from life’s blows. All because Of the death and resurrection of Jesus – the...

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1 Corinthians 13 – Pastor Brian

Among the most read chapters in the entire bible this passage is dear to many hearts. Being used in weddings it reminds a HUSBAND how to LOVE their WIFE and a WIFE how to love their HUSBAND. What I would like to suggest today is that we go beyond looking at just the...

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1 Corinthians 11 – Pastor Brian

Heresy in a church….is it a good thing? 1 Corinthians 11:18-19 is placed between the discussion around hats in church and the Lord’s Supper. Here we see Paul mention that he knows that there are disagreements among the members of the church. In part he expects the...

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1 Corinthians 6 – Pastor Brian

This morning was one of those mornings where God broke my heart and pointed me in a very distinct direction of thought. It actually started yesterday as I read 1 Corinthians 5:1 “It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you.” The topic...

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1 Corinthians 4 – Pastor Brian

Having been a world traveler visiting Niagara Falls and Cuba this is my first post in 2 weeks. Today I stumble upon a hard to swallow passage that seems to bring very little hope and excitement. Paul (the writer) does not paint a pretty picture of future expectation...

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Philippians 3 – Pastor Brian

I, I, I, I, I, I…..BUT….Christ. We all have our times where we feel we deserve more based on the performances of our past. Paul was in the midst of expressing how much he has accomplished and how he could be considered among the TOP. BUT…all of the...

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Philippians 1 – Pastor Brian

As we enter into the book of Philippians the one thing I want to remind each of us with is the personal touch that is given to this letter by Paul. Having established the church in Philippi during his first missionary journey this city held a special place in...

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Ephesians 2 – Pastor Brian

PRIVILEGE….Might seem like an interesting word to put at the top of a devotional thought but this is the word that I can not get out of my head as I read Ephesians 2. Originally I felt that I would camp on verse 8-10 with a primary focus on the last verse but I...

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Colossians 4 – Pastor Brian

Finding himself in Prison in Rome Paul signs the letter to Colosse with “Remember my Chains.” I can just imagine what Paul was thinking as he writes this knowing that he is not a free man. Being under house arrest Paul is no longer free to preach the GOOD...

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2 Peter 2 – Pastor Brian

Have you ever made a promise to someone that you regret making. Whether it is not being able to find time to do something or realizing that what you promised is really impossible for you to follow through on. Your mind begins to be consumed with regret. You look for h...

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1 Peter 5 – Pastor Brian

Growing up playing hockey I would have to say that one thing I will never forget are the inspirational speeches by some of my coaches. Whether they were denting a garbage can out of frustration of flailing their arms in the air trying to motivate the team there was...

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Isaiah 53 – Pastor Brian

After finishing the book of Mark we turn to the one chapter that captures Good Friday and the Good News in 12 verses. Written about 700 years before the birth of Christ this prophecy can not be overlooked when one imagines what the pain of Jesus would have been like...

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March 15 – Pastor Brian

This past Thursday our church experienced the opportunity to share with 75 kids the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Road to Resurrection was a huge success. For me I cherished the opportunity to not only witness KBC members bought in by decorating, acting, and providing...

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Mark 10 – Pastor Brian

In a chapter that is filled with so many great teachings of Jesus I find it hard to draw out one thought. Let the little children come to me seems to be one that I can stop on. I could also focus on the viewpoint that Jesus has on divorce or how difficult it is for a...

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Mark 8 – Pastor Brian

Mark 8:22-26: I really love this passage and feel that it is one of those that is passed over when people read the bible. We all know that Jesus healed blind people but most people remember the clean version in John 9 where he made mud with spit. BUT here Jesus hauls...

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Mark 3 – Pastor Brian

I hope people see me as a pretty easy going guy. With that said there are times where I catch myself being pretty opinionated. When I do find myself bringing an opinion I always pray that I have the greater purpose of the church and the Kingdom of Heaven in mind....

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Mark 1 – Brian Stockford

Have you ever started to watch a movie and as you are watching it you are reminded by some of what is going that you have already watched that movie? At that moment you begin to think to yourself, should I keep watching this movie? This happened to my wife and I last...

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2 Timothy 2 – Pastor Brian

Well it’s March Break, and for our family it is going to filled with small little activities around the area. Maybe get some bowling in, go to the movie, get some things done around the house. I find that when it comes to times of rest like this we are often...

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1 Timothy 2 – Pastor Brian

Praying for our Leadership. To be a church leader is a demanding commitment. Paul lays out to Timothy some of the requirements for being both an elder and a deacon. The criteria is pretty high. What tops the list though is the relationship that a church leader has...

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1 Timothy 1 – Pastor Brian

We enter into Timothy as a Church with several conversations in the air. As Christ followers, attending Church can be both exciting (as we get to worship God) but also defeating. I have heard the voice of many people say that they will not set foot back into a church...

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Romans 12 – Pastor Brian

The other day the kids and I got out the game UNO. Now as a kid I used to play this game all the time and I played in such a way that I never had to read the rules. It has been awhile since I had played the game so I felt that I needed a little refresher. So I opened...

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Romans 10 – Pastor Brian

I don’t consider my feet to be worthy of consideration for those of a foot model. In fact, I know my wife thinks they are pretty ugly (she is not a big fan of feet in the first place). I have heard some people talk about how beautiful their feet were but seldom...

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Romans 5 – Pastor Brian

So another loss for the Oilers last night….I know, starting this entry off with a sports comment might cause some to ignore what I have to say….but I have been an Oiler fan for a long time. To be honest ever since I was born. The Oilers franchise came into...

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Romans 3 – Pastor Brian

I have to admit, there are times when I am reading Romans that I have to set down the NLT or NIV and pick up the Message to find out how Eugene Peterson translates a portion of the scripture into his own words. Today was one of those days. I was also reminded of a...

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Acts 26 – Pastor Brian

As I was reading this court scene of Paul once again putting his faith ahead of his life I felt drawn in. I have been watching a few shows involving lawyers and am always amazed at how intelligent the defence is at working to get their client to be found “Not...

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Acts 24 – Pastor Brian

Here we find Paul on trial once again. Being able to bring a defence of himself Paul works hard at being honest and telling the truth about his situation. As a Judge Felix hears Paul out as he brings his defence. Paul finds himself in a situation where he has to...

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Acts 19 – Brian Stockford

What I noticed in this chapter the most is that being Empowered by the Holy Spirit and the Name of Jesus created a clear separation between those that had it and those that did not. I was captivated by the scene where the Sons of Sceva were beat up buy one man in s...

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Acts 17 – Pastor Brian

I often wonder what Paul’s reaction would be if he walked around my city or neighbourhood and came with a message to speak. Here we see Paul walking through Athens and it is clear to him that they have no idea who God is. Even with one of the statues have the...

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Luke 12 – Pastor Brian

Have you ever felt that you were done. That no matter what you did you were not getting out of a particular situation. There was no escape. I wonder what Peter was feeling, here one of his good friends, James, had just been killed and Peter, it seemed, was next. BUT...

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Acts 10 – Pastor Brian

Acts 10 is among the most important game changing books in the bible for us as Gentiles. For those that are not quite sure what a gentile is, you probably are one. It’s everyone else….if you are not Jewish, you are a gentile. Up to this point the Jewish...

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Acts 8 – Pastor Paul

“On that day a great persecution broke out agains the church… Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.” How do I respond to difficulties and opposition? Am I cowed? Do I believe it’s just me against them and that...

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Acts 5 – Pastor Brian

Among the most faith building passages in the Bible I find this to rank up there. Often people without faith, who are skeptical about the reliability of scripture, will try to say something along the lines of “the Bible is just a bunch of things written by man...

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Acts 3 – Pastor Brian

MOVE YOUR FEET, Yesterday in church I shared how one of the hockey parents on my son’s team will often shout the words “MOVE YOUR FEET.” These words our meant as a reminder to his child that the most important part of good hockey is to continue to...

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Acts 1 – Pastor Paul

In the last chapters of his gospel account and now in the first chapter of Acts, Luke, the doctor/historian/lawyer, makes a solid case for the death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He was visible, appearing to individuals and large...

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Luke 24 – Pastor John

This is an amazing chapter. There is so much there but what caught my attention was the two going to Emmaus. They had followed Jesus but missed the point of his death. Jesus appears to them (but unrecognized) and explains all about the meaning of his death… Its...

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Luke 23 – Pastor Paul

This is the heart, the holy ground, of the gospel. Some people will only ready these passages on their knees. Luke is a historian. His account shows research. He’s careful to name sources, like Joseph of Arimethea, who not only carried and placed the very dead body of...

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Luke 22 – Pastor Brian

The journey to the cross is in full swing in LUKE 22. In this one chapter we have Jesus entering into Jerusalem and ending up arrested and in front of the High Priest on trial. In the midst of this stressful time for Jesus he lays down the foundation for true...

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Luke 21 – Pastor John

As a follow up to Sunday’s message I noted with interest that this chapter begins with the Widow who had little but gave all. Then the attention turned to the impressive structure of the temple. When the physical structure caught the disciples eye, Jesus began...

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Luke 18 – Pastor Brian

Not only was Jesus sinless He was also one of the most intelligent and witty thinkers I have ever come across. For me personally there are times when I shut down my thinking process when someone asks me a question that I am not able to answer intelligently. Often my...

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Luke 17 – Pastor John

Forgiveness! Don’t we like to think that we are allowed to make people earn our forgiveness? Or at least we are doing something extra noble by forgiving someone. Yet Jesus call us to forgive and when the disciple ask for extra faith to forgive Jesus says that it’s not...

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Luke 16 – Pastor Paul

A chapter about money, sex and hell. Jesus was no slick salesman or shy saviour. It’s striking how Lazarus gets a name in the story and the rich man doesn’t. His riches were his identity. No doubt he was a good Jew and went to the temple and synagogue but...

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Luke 15 – Pastor Brian

I love how gracious the father is when his son returns from his prodigal lifestyle. Although this is one of the most preached upon messages it never seems to be one that gets old. It’s awesome that the DAD was waiting with anticipation for HIS SONS return. In...

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Luke 14 – Pastor John

Perhaps it is that my mind is already focused on God’s plan for finances as I prepare for Sunday’s message but there are two things that caught my attention here. First Jesus suggests that our “banquets” and our riches should be used to invest...

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Luke 13 – Pastor Brian

As as church leadership we are reading a book called “it” by Craig Groeschel. It talks about How Churches and Leaders Can Get IT and KEEP IT. The premise behind IT is the Holy SpirIT.  Yesterday during church I felt that feeling that we as a church have...

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Luke 11 – Pastor Paul

There’s an incredible contrast in this chapter between moralism and Gospel Christianity, between religious righteousness and relationship with God, between successful living and Spirit living. Most of our New Year’s resolutions involve us doing better at...

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Luke 10 – Pastor John

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2016! Things were about to change! Jesus was headed on a final trip to Jerusalem and he selected 72 other disciples (other than the 12) and sent them ahead in pairs. They were on a mission with Jesus and when they reported back they filled...

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Luke 9 – Pastor Paul

Allahu Akbar – God is great! This chapter expands our human concept of greatness. Yes it looks like healing and miraculously feeding people and having power over evil. But it also looks like offering hospitality to children, not receiving hospitality, doing...

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Luke 8 – Pastor Brian

Popularity is growing and the crowds are gathering in masses to see Jesus and be AMAZED by what HE can do and what HE has to say. The privilege that the Disciples had to be with HIM at all times must have been taken for granted at some point. What I mean by this is...

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Luke 7 – Pastor John

So the year is coming to an end. What will 2016 bring? As I think about following Jesus and I watch today’s reading as he heals from a distance, raises a dead son, preaches the good news, confirms the trust of John the Baptist and affirms a woman and...

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Luke 6 – Pastor Brian

Luke 6:12 “One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night.” With all the exciting things that are going on at KBC right now we all have to take this page out of Jesus’ playbook. Get alone and pray.  Two...

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Luke 4 – Pastor Paul

Jesus’ first words as an adult recorded by Luke are, “It is written: Man does not live by bread alone.” (Satan and all the first readers could have finished that sentence – “…but by every word of God.”) A theme of the rest of the chapter is the word of God. Though...

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Luke 3 – Pastor John

The anticipation here is over. All the gifts are opened and we are all thankful and blessed. Not so for those in today’s reading. The were flocking to John waiting for Messiah. Hoping for the gift of “life”. There was such anticipation… But...

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Luke 2 – Pastor Paul

“In those days, Justin Trudeau issued a decree that thousands of Syrian refugees would arrive in Canada over the Christmas holidays (something to do with “Sunny ways!” – he better not be in the Caribbean sun right now).” Kelly’s...

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Luke 2 – Pastor Paul

“In those days, Justin Trudeau issued a decree that thousands of Syrian refugees would arrive in Canada over the Christmas holidays (something to do with “Sunny ways!” – he better not be in the Caribbean sun right now).” Kelly’s...

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Luke 1 – Pastor Brian

The preparation for the Saviour All of Luke 1 is the lead up to the historic event that changed all of history. Even the calendar is focused around everything that transpires in this chapter and the following one. Such detail is placed on the surrounding narrative of...

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Isaiah 11 – Pastor John

As I listen to the news again this morning and here of more churches reaching out I the name of Jesus to welcome Syrian refugees I am again moved by Jesus the peace maker. He is the shoot of something new from an old stump. There is such a vivid description of his...

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Isaiah 9:1-7 – Pastor Brian

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father,  Prince of Peace. All names to be given to a baby born in a Manger. How awesome it is that we have a saviour that promotes each one of these and Leads us to victory through them. As a Christian I stand firm that...

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Isaiah 6 – Pastor Paul

Israel had just lost a good king and things weren’t looking so good, when Isaiah saw God, the King, on a throne, the throne. If he isn’t, if God is not reigning, we’re cooked, we’re playing games, wasting our lives. But the good news of...

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Hebrews 13 – Pastor John

Wow what a closing chapter! There is so much good instruction in this one. The reminder to “entertain strangers” comes to mind as we prepare to welcome another refugee family tomorrow. But here are the two that catch my attention today “15 Therefore, let us offer...

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Hebrews 12 – Pastor Paul

I came to this passage with weak knees and feeble arms this morning (v.12) for I’d spent the day yesterday shamefully running from some hard tasks. However, now God commands me to run the race he’s designed for me today (v.1). How? 1. Look (with my peripheral vision)...

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Hebrews 11- Pastor Brian

I would have to think that chapter 11 is the most read chapter in the book of Hebrews. It is often considered the chapter of “Faith Fame.” For me I was captured by the Vision that each of these people saw and they went after it. Verses 13-16 spells out...

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Hebrews 10 – Pastor John

What does God want from us this Christmas? What should we give the Christ Child? These verses are so clear, motivating and encouraging. And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus...

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Hebrews 9 – Pastor Brian

As I read this I could not help but think about and sing this song I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart; I will enter His courts with praise. I will say this is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice for He has made me glad. He has made me...

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Hebrews 7 – Paul Carline

“And what we have said is even more clear…” (v.15) I laughed at that part. “More clear”? Something has to be partly clear before it can be more clear. When I got to that verse I was already baffled and believing only readers with...

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Hebrews 5 – Pastor Paul

Every high priest…is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God… I have weaknesses (I know, you’re shocked) and my sins and shortcomings tempt me to stop believing in God’s presence and power in my life. This is the deceitful, heart-hardening trickery of sin...

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Hebrews 4 – Pastor Brian

Being a parent I would have to say that it is really tiring at points yet it is the most awesome thing that I have ever been able to do. As a parent there are a ton of responsibilities that never seem to end. At times I just pray that I can have rest.

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