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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...

    • Jul19Fri

      Approach Your Bible Obediently

      July 19, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      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 

      This week, heart posture five, Approach your Bible Obediently. It almost sounds robotic or cold doesn’t it? We are told to obey...

    • Jul12Fri

      Approach Your Bible Studiously

      July 12, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      We have been looking at Matt Smethurst’s book “Before you open your Bible: Nine Heart Postures for Approaching God’s Word.” 

       

      Let’s Review: 

       

      Week one we looked at the need to Approach your Bible Prayerfully

      Week two we looked at the need to Approach your Bible Humbly

      Week three we looked at...

    • Jul5Fri

      Approach Your Bible Desperately

      July 5, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Approach your Bible Desperately

       

      Job 23:12 (NASB) “I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food .”

       

      Many fortune seekers passing over the “Last Chance Gulch,” where now is Helena, Montana, were unconscious of its wealth, until a miner,...

    • Jun21Fri

      Approach Your Bible Prayerfully

      June 21, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Approach your Bible Prayerfully

       

      One of my summer readings is the little book “Before You Open your Bible: Nine Heart Postures for Approaching God’s Word” by Matt Smethurst, I commend it to you. I thought I would take the time in the weekly E-Bulletin to share with you these nine heart postures … Really these are...