Sunday, June 22, 2008

Paintball at Wasaga Beach

Air under pressure, paintballs, outdoor terrain, high energy youth - all the ingredients for an unforgettable Saturday. It was my first time paintballing. The young people from Northside Bible Chapel and some from Hillside Bible chapel joined together for the day at Wasaga Beach Paintball. It was hot, I lost a lense from my glasses and I got a hit a few times, but it was really really fun. This is a shot of "arm bands" and "non-armbands" at Blackhawk Town, one of the many areas for battle.

Friday, June 13, 2008

No Fishing!

Micah 7:19, "You will . . . hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea."

"The picture is of God vigorously disposing of our sins by hurling them overboard. He doesn't just drop them over the side or even pitch them overboard. He hurls them as something to be rid of and forgotten" (Jerry Bridges, The Gospel for Real Life).

Corrie ten Boom said, "And then God put up a sign saying, 'No fishing allowed.'" Why would He do this?

"Because she knew that we tend to drag up our old sins, that we tend to live under a vague sense of guilt. She knew that we are not nearly as vigorous in appropriating God's forgiveness as He is in extending it" (J.B.)

Let's run to the cross and find forgiveness!