Needed – Someone Who Cares May 21, 2018

Doctor Seymour Perlin, an American psychiatrist, says the high rate of suicide among the elderly reflects society’s attitude toward the aging. Most older suicide victims usually live alone, are terminally ill, and cannot face going to the hospital or don’t want to burden their families with medical expenses. Ricardo Galvis, Director of a mental health centre in the District of Columbia, says the best method of treatment is to show them that someone cares. Perhaps today you feel that nobody cares for you. But there is someone who cares for you– Jesus Christ. He says, “Come to me, all you who labour and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest.” Peter wrote, “cast all your care upon Him (Jesus), for He cares for you.” He proved it when He died on a cross to forgive our sins and prepare us for heaven.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Two Great Discoveries May 18, 2018

Sir James Simpson from Edinburgh, discovered the anaesthetic qualities of chloroform and obstetric anaesthesia. He opened the door to medical operations which were previously impossible. A bust of him was raised in St Andrew’s chapel with the words: “To whose genius and benevolence, the world owes the blessings derived from the use of chloroform for the relief of suffering”. He was a sincere Christian. Once he was asked, “Sir, what do you consider your greatest discovery?” He replied, “My greatest discovery was when I discovered I was a sinner in the sight of God.” He was then asked, “And now would you please tell me your second greatest discovery.” Simpson replied, ‘My second greatest discovery was when I discovered that Jesus died for a sinner like me.’” The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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The World’s Greatest Kiss May 16, 2018

Asked on a television show what the difference is between kissing your sweetheart and your mother, one amused contestant responded, “About fifteen minutes.” But Vincent Torro, 34, and Louise Heath 26 claim the record for the world’s longest kiss ever: 96 hours and 32 minutes. If true, it is still not the world’s greatest kiss. The Psalmist wrote, “lovingkindness and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other,” describing Jesus’ death on the cross for our sins. There the reality of our spiritual depravity and God’s love met. Our fallen sinful nature was made up for when Christ became our substitute. No doubt Vincent Torro and Louise Heath felt the effects of their long kiss. But the world will forever be affected by the kiss of God. Have you allowed it to affect your life? Please think about that today.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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70th Anniversary of Israel’s Re-Birth May 14, 2018

Today is the 70th anniversary of the rebirth of Israel as a nation. 700 years before Christ, the Jewish people were scattered throughout the world, no longer a nation. But God inspired Old Testament prophets to announce that Israel would one day return to the land and become an independent nation again. He inspired Ezekiel in chapter 36, verse 24: “I will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries and bring you into your own land.” In 1914 only 59,000 Jews lived in Palestine. It did not look good for Bible prophecy. Doubters laughed. But on May 14th, 1948, prophecy was fulfilled. Israel became a nation again, as God had promised. We can believe God’s promises, including Jesus’ words, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Revealing Hurtful Hidden Things May 11, 2018

New surgical goggles developed by researchers at the University of Illinois and Washington University can spot cancer tissue where the human eye cannot. The goggles have an integrated camera that picks up infrared signals beneath the surface of the tissue. Sin has been likened to illness, infecting us all. We are spiritually fallen creatures. We cannot see cancer in the body with the human eye, but doctors with surgical goggles can. Similarly, we cannot see the cancer of sin that is us, but God can. He tells us that “all have sinned…” that “there is none righteous, no not one.” He warns that “the wages of sin is death.” But in that same verse, He promises hope, saying “… the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.” When we are “in Christ” by trusting Him as Saviour, He operates, and removes the cancer of sin.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Fatal Mistakes May 9, 2018

Ekaterina Fedyaeva, a twenty-seven-year-old Russian woman mistakenly had her IV bag filled with Formaldehyde. Doctors had allegedly intended to put her on a saline drip. For her it was a fatal mistake. When considering our spiritual health, our relationship to God, it is vital that we don’t make a mistake. Proverbs in the Old Testament warns that “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” Some try to prepare themselves for the next life by such things as going to church, giving to charities, or dropping bad habits, which in themselves may be good. But the truth is that we would have to be perfect to enter God’s presence and none of us is perfect. Impossible? Yes. That’s why Jesus suffered and died in our place. He took the punishment for our sins, and the invitation is “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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What Our Computer Knows About Us May 7, 2018

“… Everything you do online does leave a footprint and will be kept forever,” according to Dylan Curran, a Data Consultant and Web Developer. He says our computers know wherever we have been, everything we’ve searched and deleted, the apps we use, our YouTube history, Ominously, we don’t know who has access to this private personal data. Someone else knows all about us too. Psalm 139 says that God knows when we sit or rise, our thoughts, our words before we speak, sees us before we are born, and how long we will live. “nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight.” God knows everything about us, but still loves us. offering forgiveness when we sincerely call upon Him, inviting us to “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.”.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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