Monday, February 22, 2016

eTeams Belize 2016

In just a few days we will be boarding another flight bound for Belize. This time to lead our 2nd eTeam Belize. Last year a team of six of us from across Canada worked among Belize City area assemblies, as well as in The Valley. This year there will be eight of us. Tim Hood from BC will be heading up the outreach. The team will receive training on how to present the good news of the gospel and distribute scripture portions. Last time the bus depot in Belize City proved to be a real hub of activity. Regular updates can be found here and at You can visit as well to learn about all current teams.

Here are some pics from previous teams:

Friday, November 06, 2015

Religion vs The Gospel

What are the Basic Differences Between Religion and the Gospel?
• Religion is man-made; the gospel is God-given.
• Religion is what man does for God; the gospel is what God does for man.
• Religion is man's search for God; the gospel is God's search for man.
• Religion is man trying to climb the ladder of his own self-righteousness, with the hope of meeting God on the top rung; the gospel is God coming down the ladder in the incarnation of Jesus Christ and meeting a world of sinners at the lowest rung.
• Religion is good views; the gospel is good news.
• Religion is good advice; the gospel is a glorious announcement.
• Religion leads to an outer reformation; the gospel leads to an inner transformation.
• Religion whitewashes; the gospel washes white.
• There are many religions, but only one gospel.
• Religion emphasizes doing; the gospel emphasizes being.
• Religion places the emphasis on principles, precepts, codes and creeds; the gospel places the emphasis on a Person.
• Religion offers us a set of teachings and says, Accept these, believe in them and follow them. The gospel presents a Person and says, Accept Him, believe in Him and follow Him.
• Religion says try; the gospel says trust.
• Religions can point to the grave of a leader, while Christianity points to an empty tomb.
• Religion says, Do! Do this and do that and you might make it.The gospel says, It is done! Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved!

Friday, November 07, 2014

How would you vote?

A professor in college ethics class presented his students with a problem. He said, "A man has syphilis and his wife had tuberculosis. They have had four children: one has died, the other three have what is considered to be a terminal illness. The mother is pregnant. What do you recommend?" After a spirited discussion, the majority of the class voted that she abort the child. "Fine," said the professor. "You've just killed Beethoven." - HIS Magazine, February 1984

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Proper Perspective

A certain copy of the Constitution of the United States was once executed in superb penmanship by the hand of an artist. In some places the words are all cramped together, while in others they are spaced far apart. Looking at the manuscript closely, there seems to be little reason for such a spacing of the words. Standing back, however, and looking at the production from a distance, the artist’s purpose becomes clear. He not only wrote out the Constitution but also portrayed the face of George Washington, his cramped and spaced-out words forming lights and shadows on the page.
Thus it is with the Bible. The creation of the stars is covered in Genesis 1 in five short words: “He made the stars also.” Yet the story of the tabernacle is spread over some fifty chapters of the Bible. All we know of the life of Jesus between His birth and His baptism is covered in a single page of Scripture. Yet page after page is devoted to genealogies which perhaps appear endless and pointless to us. We ask, “Why such an uneven choice of subject matter?” The answer becomes clear when we take a survey look at the Bible. Woven into all the Scripture is the perfect portrait of God’s beloved Son.

Exploring The Scriptures, by John Phillips, pg. 11

Friday, April 18, 2014

This Easter at a small church in Ireland we will be presenting...

The Lamb – A message and Story (Bilingual - English/Russian)
Charleville Christian Fellowship, Ireland (Easter 2014)

Агнец - сообщение и история
Шарлевиль христианин стипендий Ирландия(Пасха 2014)

Behold the Lamb of God which takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29)
Вот Агнец Божий, который берет на грех мира (Ин. 1:29)

The Lamb – is one of the special titles of the Lord Jesus, pointing to His sacrificial character. Beginning like a seed in Genesis and climaxing in splendour in Revelation we see the truth of Jesus as the Lamb throughout scripture. This Easter let us survey this great truth in our Bibles. We see Him,

Агнец - это один из специальных званий Господа Иисуса Христа, указывая на Своей жертвенной характер. Начиная подобно семени в Книге Бытия и достигающий кульминации в великолепии в Откровении мы видим истину Иисуса как у Агнца всем Писании. Этот Пасха дайте нам обследовать эту великую истину в наши Библии. Мы видим Ему

1. In Picture – in the Law (Genesis 3:21; 4:1-4; 22:7,8; Exodus 12)
2. In Poetry – in the Psalms (Psalm 22:1, 12-21)
3. In Prophecy – in the Prophets (Isaiah 53:7)
4. In Person – in the Gospels (John 1:29)
5. In Preaching – in the Acts (Acts 8:35)
6. In People – in the Epistles (1 Corinthians 5:7; 1 Peter 1:18,19)
7. In Power – in the Revelation (Revelation 5:6, 12,13; 6:1,16; 7:9,10,14,17 etc.)

1 в картинке - в Законе (Бытие 3:21; 4:1-4; 22:7,8 Исх 12).
2 В поэзии -. В псалмах (Пс. 22:01, 12-21)
3 Пророчество -. У пророков (Исаия 53:7)
4 В Лично -. В Евангелиях (Иоанна 1:29)
5 В проповедования -. В Деяниях (Деян. 8:35)
6 В Люди - в посланиях (1 Коринфянам 5:7; 1 Петра 1:18,19)
7 В Мощность - в Откровении (Откровение 5:6, 12,13; 6:1,16; 7:9,10,14,17 т.д.).

A special story will be posted soon...

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Brother, the grass grows on your path

Early African converts to Christianity were earnest and regular in private devotions. Each one reportedly had a separate spot in the thicket where he would pour out his heart to God. Over time the paths to these places became well worn. As a result, if one of these believers began to neglect prayer, it was soon apparent to the others. They would kindly remind the negligent one, "Brother, the grass grows on your path."
Today in the Word, June 29, 1992.