Monday, 17 October 2016

Friday, October 14th, 2016

On Wednesday evening I was sharing at Bible Study some keys to successful leadership.  The truth is you can be a success in the home, in the church, and in the work place.  I was talking about how easy it is to offend others and how easily you can be offended yourself.  There is an automatic response that we all will reveal when we are offended and if you are wise you will see this response and act quickly to fix things before you have an offended brother.  Proverbs 18:19 "A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a castle."  God gives us wisdom and if we will combine His Divine wisdom with our right actions, we will find great success in life.  
Tomorrow @11 at Chant's is the funeral for Arthur Spencer who's wife Heather has been attending our church the last few months.  Also tomorrow, get ready get ready get ready it's our Church Bus Tour over the Cabot Trail.  See Martin McCarthy if you would like to go.  A wonderful day has been planned for all who go on this trip around the beautiful Cabot Trail.
Sunday morning I'll be sharing on 'Great Faith.'  Our hope for things is often hidden while our faith for things is always needed to reveal our hope.  Sunday evening @6 is a water baptism service.  Faith Baptist church in Sydney has offered us their church for the evening.  We will also have a time of fellowship afterwards so if you would bring some food it would really help us out.
Next weekend I'll be speaking at a Leadership Conference in Moncton for the Victory Churches in Atlantic Canada.  I am expecting great things to happen.
In two weeks on Sunday evening @ our church @ 7 pm is Tim Neufeld & the Glory Boys.  Tickets before the event are $10 dollars and $15 at the door.
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Today is the 7th of Oct and seven in the Bible is a number of completeness.  God's creation took 7days to complete.  The number eight in the Bible is new beginnings.  Seven is complete but life is not over as we arise and enter a new season and begin again.  Thanksgiving is a celebration that the harvest is finished and the produce of the past season is gathered into the barn.   We rejoice for the labor of what was planted has been rewarded and we begin again.  In the Old Testament God required a sacrifice of an animal from the harvest, in the New Testament God request a sacrifice of praise for His goodness towards us who believe.  We are to bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord and with the fruit of our lips to give thanks.  "Lord we thank you for this past season and we trust You for the future as another new season begins."
Just a reminder that the visitation for Lin Ryan will be tonight from 7-9 at Chant's Funeral home with the Home Going Service tomorrow at 2pm.  Our prayers go to the family to be comforted by the Holy Spirit at this time.  In light of these events Martin McCarthy has postponed the Bus trip by 1 week and this moves the Bus Trip event to next Saturday Oct. 15th.  If you have booked for this week and can't go next week you will gladly be reimbursed.
This Sunday I'll be sharing on, 'Thinking of Thanks."  Sometimes we don't have to think about thanks for what's happening in a certain moment for that moment is great.  It's at other times, have you ever had any of those 'other times?'  Times when it can take a minute to find your thanks.
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you real soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice

Friday, October 1st, 2016

Happiness is a by-product of love.  That's why doing what you love to do brings you happiness.  If you love going for a walk then walking makes you happy.  If you love going to church then sitting in church makes you happy.  One person can be glad to do something that another person fines hard.  To one it's a burden that causes them to complain and to another it's a joy that causes them to rejoice.  It can be the same job but it carries two points of view.  We are told to love God and love one another all the time because God knows that love makes our good days better and our burdens light.  If you hear someone complaining all the time about what they do then their love level for what there're doing is low.  Say to yourself, "I love life!"  "I love everything that God has blessed me with."  "I love everybody."  Love is the key that unlocks blessing.
This past week Shari MacKinnon went home to be with the Lord and she will be greatly missed.  Also Web Woodland left this realm to join with those on the other side.  To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.  May both families find comfort from the Holy Spirit at this time.
Tomorrow is Family Sunday so we start @10:15 with some food and fellowship followed by the morning service.  We have moved some things around so the way things are set up it will seat more people.  We are expecting some visitors and it's not too late to invite a friend.  I will be sharing on, "Gateway To heaven."  The Lord has lots of things to give us but He requires that we wait in the places where He shows up.
Coming up next Saturday there is a bus tour over the Cabot Trail.  If you would like to go please check with Martin McCarthy as there are only a  couple of seats left.
In two weeks on Sunday evening we are planning a Water Baptism service, check with Pastor Bruce for details.        
Continue to pray for those in need, lots of love, looking forward to seeing you soon, Pastor Kevin and Alice