Friday, August 18, 2017

Blessings

Thoughts:
God doesn't bless us because of who we are or what we have done.  He blesses us because of Who Jesus is and what He has done.  This is wonderful news because when we pray for someone, the answer doesn't depend on how good we have been.  When we have a need, the blessing we receive won't be dependant on our holiness. That, of course, doesn't mean we can live as though we were not children of God anymore than,  after we  marry,   we continue to live as though we were single.  Our lives and the way we live it should reflect the gratitude and love we feel for the Lord's sacrifice for us.  When you love someone, you want to please them.
Accepting that our blessings are because of Jesus, helps us to deal with Satan when he tries to tell us that God will never use us, answer our prayers, bless etc. because we have sinned in some way.  Our answer can be:  yes, I failed but, Praise God for Jesus because He is perfect and God sees me through the sacrificial blood of His Son.
It helps to remember that it isn't about us but Christ.  For that I am thankful.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Greatest Gift.

One of the biggest lies the enemy tries to crush us with is that we must change ourselves before Christ will accept us.  In Rom. 5: 8, it says that "While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  He didn't wait until we were good enough, changed our lifestyle, quit smoking or whatever a person thinks is a fault too big for Christ's sacrifice to cover.
There is absolutely no way for us to earn salvation.  That is the whole point of the cross.  We could never be good enough.  The most saintly person the earth ever has or will see is not good enough. It is not humanly possible for us to meet God's standards of goodness.  This is why it was necessary for Christ to step in and pay the price for us.  We need do nothing but accept the gift.
When you receive a present from someone, you don't refuse to accept it until you feel you have earned the right to it.  Why would it then not make sense to have the same attitude to Christ's gift to us?
Salvation is the greatest gift from the greatest giver!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Out Door Service

A reminder that our service this week will be at the home of  Ed and Glenys LaPlante  for our annual picnic and out door service.
Please bring a salad and/or dessert as well as a chair.  There will be music, fellowship, worship and fun.  Time is 10.45 a.m.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Historical Documentation of Christ's Existance on Earth

There is more historical documentation for Jesus than for the founder of any other major religion.
The scriptures of Buddha, who lived in the 6th century B.C. were not put into writing until after the Christian era.  Muhammad,   lived from 570 until 632 AD, but his biography was not written until a hundred years after his death.
The first accounts of Christ were written within a few years of His death and resurrection.  Non believing writers such as Josephus, the Talmud, Tacitus and Pliny the Younger all give independent evidence of His birth, life, death and spread of the Christian belief.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Coincidence or Fact

Is the Jesus of the New Testament the Messiah promised in the Old Testament?
There are more than a dozen predictions of Jesus birth and death in the Old Testament which was written more than seven hundred years before the birth of Jesus.  The predictions are not so general that they could be interpreted in any manner (you will meet a tall, dark stranger) but contain specifics as to place, manner and people involved.
Could the fulfillment of these predictions be merely a coincident?  No!  The probability of just 8 of those prophecies being filled by chance is one in one hundred billion.

"But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ should suffer, He has thus fulfilled" Acts 3: 18

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Courage to be You

If I were to tell you, you were a courageous person, what would your reaction be?  You would probably recount all the things that make you afraid, the times you failed or mention someone who has faced so many more obstacles than you.
None of that matters to God.
He made you as you are.  You are one of a kind and God did that on purpose.  He made you and the only you that is you.  You are the most rare individual on this earth because you are the only one.  When it is your time to die, there will be no you left.
The you that is you is beautiful to God because He created you. Solomon 4:7

It takes courage to be yourself, to stand alone with the individual characteristics that you were given. Many people try to be someone else: a famous entertainer, wealthier, busier, less busy.  Some Christians try to be like a well known evangelist.  But, if you are content to be who God created you to be, you are showing your trust in Him.  If you stay true to who you are, no matter the outside pressure, you are courageous.


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Announcements
 
 
 On August 17th, we will be holding our famous outdoor service and picnic at Kelsall Park, 371 Relative Road.  There will be music, encouragement, fun and food.  Please let us know you are coming.  (reply by comment or e mail: arkangelcreations@gmail.com)
 
We are collecting for the Burk's Falls food bank as well as for Christine's Place (pregnancy counselling).
 
This is also a good time to buy seasonal items-sandals, sunglasses, for the Christmas shoeboxes.
 
blessings and hope we will see you soon.


 
 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Counting the Cost

I'll fight the night until I see the SON for greater is He in me than he who is in the world.  We fight for respect, we fight for exposure, we fight for our loved ones and for our marriage.
When was the last time you fought for what matters MOST?  Do you have a daily intake of God's word?  When was the last time you focused on praying rather than going through the motions as though it were something to mark off your 'to do' list?
When was the last time you meditated on the words of our Savour?  He fought and died for us-can we do less for Him.

Pastor Aaron Oliveria
Chetwynd Community Church

Join us for Sunday worship at 10.45