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    • Nov29Fri

      The Opposition of Offense (2)

      November 29, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Last week we looked at the Opposition of Offense (one of the ways Satan opposes the church). This week we are going to conclude this brief study. 

      Lat week I concluded with Luke 17:1-4 – Notice the bolded words: 

      He said to his disciples, “ Offenses will certainly come , but woe to the one through whom they come! It...

    • Nov22Fri

      The Opposition of Offense

      November 22, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      We have looked at how Satan opposes God’s church through keeping us focused on the past, through criticism, and through the diffusion of responsibility. The Diffusion of responsibility defined is “ when a task is placed before a group of people, there's a strong tendency for each individual to assume someone else will take ...

    • Nov15Fri

      The Not-So Subtle Opposition of the Diffusion of Responsibility

      November 15, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      I realize that the title is a mouth-full. Let me explain: The Diffusion of  responsibility  defined is “when a task is placed before a group of people, there's a strong tendency for each individual to assume someone else will take  responsibility  for it—so no one does.”

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    • Nov8Fri

      The Subtle Opposition of Criticism

      November 8, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Last week we looked at one way that Satan subtly opposes us: he causes us to look backwards instead of looking forward. Our enemy is so subtle! He takes the healthy practice of reminiscing, and turns it into our main occupation (even an obsession). There is a subtle danger in nostalgia! It keeps us focused on the glory days, and not the days...

    • Nov1Fri

      Satan's Growl

      November 1, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Charles Haddon Spurgeon once wrote that “the best evidence of God’s presence is the devil’s growl.” In other words, the best evidence that God is at work (or about to work in great ways) is the manifestation of satanic opposition and attack. By satanic opposition I am not talking exorcist stuff, Satan is more subtle than...

    • Oct18Fri

      Before You Go To Vote on Monday

      October 18, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Before You Go to Vote on Monday

       

      I have been thinking a great deal lately about the upcoming federal election on Monday as many of you have. It will be my very first opportunity to vote federally as a Canadian citizen, so I am excited. 

      I believe it is NOT ONLY our right as citizens to vote, BUT ALSO our duty. It is commonly believed...

    • 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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