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    • Oct11Fri

      Thanksgiving 2019!

      October 11, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Thanksgiving 2019

      Monday October 14, 2019 is the day when we celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada. I wanted to take a moment and get our minds away from Turkey, Cranberry Sauce and Pumpkin Pie to something that is not fattening but just as (and more) filling. I am referring to genuine thankfulness. For this Ebulletin I have invited one of my...

    • Oct4Fri

      Helpful Online Resources for the Christian -Bible.Org

      October 4, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Last week we looked at Todd Friel and Wretched Radio. This week I wanted to expose you to probably my favourite online resource for Christians who desire to grow in their faith and knowledge of the scriptures: Bible.Org. 

      To say that this site is Big is an understatement. I’m not sure that “massive” even comes close....

    • Oct1Tue

      Helpful Online Resources for the Christian- Todd Friel

      October 1, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Helpful Online Resources for the Christian

      Todd Friel

       

      Over the next few weeks I wanted to introduce you to some online resources that will help, encourage and challenge your walk as a Christian. 

      The first resource person I wanted to introduce you to is Wretched Radio and Todd Friel. Todd’s broadcasts are both unique and...

    • Sep20Fri

      Why Do We Take Communion?

      September 20, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      This Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. we are taking one hour before our regular corporate worship service to celebrate communion together. This week I want to share a devotional by Jim Cymbala entitled “ Why Do We Take Communion?”  Read this before Sunday, you’ll be glad you did. See You Sunday … Pastor Byron 

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    • Sep13Fri

      The Election Has Been Called

      September 13, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      The Election has Been Called

      (I send you this E-Bulletin, or some variation of it, every time we face an upcoming election. This is a reminder and a guide.)  

       

      The  2019 Canadian federal election (formally the  43rd Canadian general election ) is scheduled to take place on October 21, 2019. Parliament was dissolved by...

    • Sep6Fri

      Happy 40th Anniversary CBC!

      September 6, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Deuteronomy 8:2 “And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.”

      This month Community Bible Church is celebrating her 40 th Anniversary in ministry...

    • Aug30Fri

      Before You Open Your Bible - Some Final Thoughts

      August 30, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Over the last nine weeks we have been examining “Before you Open Your Bible” by Matt Smethurst. This book is sub-titled “Nine Heart Postures for approaching God’s Word.” 

      Let’s review these nine heart postures:

       

      1. Approach your Bible Prayerfully – I approach the bible in this manner because when...
    • Aug9Fri

      Approach Your Bible Expectantly

      August 9, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Approach your Bible Expectantly

      We have been examining “Before you Open Your Bible” by Matt Smethurst in our E-Bulletins. This book is sub-titled “Nine Heart Postures for approaching God’s Word.” 

      Let’s review the heart postures we have already examined: 

      1. Approach your Bible Prayerfully
      2. Approach your...
    • Aug2Fri

      Approach Your Bible Joyfully

      August 2, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Approach Your Bible Joyfully

       

      We have been examining “Before you Open Your Bible” by Matt Smethurst in our E-Bulletins. This book is sub-titled “Nine Heart Postures for approaching God’s Word.” 

      Let’s review the heart postures we have already examined:

       

      1. Approach your Bible Prayerfully
      2. Approach...
    • Jul26Fri

      Approach Your Bible Obediently (Part 2)

      July 26, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Approach your Bible Obediently (Part 2)

       

      Heart Posture One - Approach your Bible Prayerfully

      Heart Posture Two - Approach your Bible Humbly

      Heart Posture Three - Approach your Bible Desperately

      Heart Posture Four - Approach your Bible Studiously 

      Heart Posture Five - Approach your Bible Obediently

       

      This week we will conclude...