Unexpected Riches July 16, 2018

French gendarmes say workers paid to demolish an uninhabited house in Brittany made an unexpected discovery in the cellar–600 gold coins. They were Belgian, dated 1870 and bore the image of King Leopold the Second. That was an unexpected treasure. But there is another more valuable treasure that we cannot afford to miss. It is the Bible. Often it lies unnoticed and unread in our homes. Solomon, in the book of Proverbs wrote, “…if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you…and search for her as hidden treasure, then you will find the knowledge of God. The prophet Isaiah urged, “seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near…He will have mercy…He will abundantly pardon.” Every one of us needs to seek that treasure.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Flying Free July 13, 2018

An injured eagle has been rescued by Melissa Peter Paul. She found the bird unable to fly because of injuries to the wing. Melissa took the bird to the Atlantic Veterinary College Wildlife Services in Charlottetown. After expert care, the bird was released and is now “flying free.” At times, we too can find ourselves feeling helpless, unable to go on, because of the death of a loved one, dysfunction of our family, or a financial disaster. How wonderful to know that there is expert help available! God can heal the brokenhearted, forgive the repentant and empower us so that like that eagle, we are able to “fly free” again. Jesus promises, “Come to me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Ravi’s Conversion July 11, 2018

He was never able to please his abusive father. Discouraged and depressed, at the age of seventeen, he tried unsuccessfully to take his own life. In hospital, somebody gave him a Bible and asked him to read the gospel of John. After reading it, He prayed, “Jesus, if you are the person the Bible says you are, please come into my life.” A few days later, a doctor said to him, “I have given you back your life, but I cannot make you want to live.” The teenager replied, “That has already been taken care of, I have Jesus.” Once again, God kept the promise, He had inspired Paul to write, “…if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation. Old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.” That young man, Ravi Zacharias, has gone on to become a brilliant apologist for Christianity worldwide.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Baby Albion July 9, 2018

Three years ago, a baby’s little body was found on a bench near Birch Hill Free Church of Scotland, in Port Albion PEI. The case has never been solved. The baby boy was interred in the church cemetery and a stone erected which reads, “Baby Albion, April 12, 2015. Safe in the Arms of Jesus.” The Bible tells us that not even a sparrow falls to the ground without our loving Heavenly Father’s knowledge. Despite the tragedies of our sinful world, God’s love is offered freely to all. John the Apostle was inspired to write the famous John 3:16 passage, which says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” The Good Lord not only loves innocent little babies like Baby Albion, but all people, including you and me.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Ingratitude July 6, 2018

Ruth, a former office manager for a company in Boca Grande, Florida was charged with grand theft and scheming to defraud the company where she had handled billing and payrolls for over ten years. Investigators discovered that she had embezzled over one hundred and eighty thousand dollars from the business. Her ingratitude in stealing from the company which provided her livelihood reminds one of how so many of us abuse the goodness of the Lord, as we take all his benefits, then ignore Him and leave Him out of our lives. The Lord provides life, health, even the air we breathe. The Good Book warns, “be sure your sin will find you out.” It urges, “Do not be deceived, for whatever a man sows, that He will also reap.” God is so good to us all. Let’s respond with gratitude and put Him first in our lives.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Liars like the Dark July 4, 2018

It’s easier to lie about something when in a dimly lit room, or if you wear dark sunglasses indoors, according to three experiments reported in the Journal of Psychological Science. Researchers found that low light or wearing dark shades creates a sense of anonymity that makes it easier to lie. This is an example of the relevance of the Bible, where John’s gospel says “…this is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil…for everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.” Did Mark Twain, the American humourist, have this Bible truth in mind when he wrote, “It isn’t the parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it’s the parts that I do understand.”?

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Fact or Fiction July 2, 2018

For years it was reported that the wife of famous singer Nat King Cole was on her way to visit her dying husband in an Alabama hospital when her car broke down. A stranger helped her, and she got there in time. In gratitude, she gave her benefactor a large television set. Later it was revealed that the whole story was made up. King Cole died in Santa Monica, California and his wife had never been in Alabama. It is very important to get the facts correct. And it is especially important to get the facts regarding the next life correct. God’s Word warns “there is a way that seems right unto a man, but its end is the way of .” That’s spiritual death. The Bible makes clear the correct way to the next life. Jesus Himself said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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