About Bob Semp

Christian, Retired, Ordained Minister, Chaplain, Biker

At the Right Time August 17, 2018

Admiral Thomas Williams, in command of a ship crossing the Atlantic Ocean on September I, 1799, felt a surprising and unexplainable urge to steer toward the uninhabited Ascension Island. Approaching the island, a sailor spotted a white flag. On the island they found more than a dozen shipwrecked men, destitute and near starvation. They had been praying for a miracle—someone to rescue them in the nick of time. Their prayers were answered. It reminds us of the first coming of Christ into our fallen, needy world. Paul wrote, “…when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son…to redeem those who were under the law……” As Admiral Williams rescued those lost shipwrecked men, Christ came to “seek and to save that which was lost…” Jesus is still seeking for those who are spiritually lost. His death makes it possible for all who believe to become what God calls “saved.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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The Best Gift of All August 15, 2018

A while ago, Dean Ravenhill of Cornwall PEI and a friend were sharing memories of the best gifts they had ever received. Dean remembered that as a teen he often looked longingly at a motorcycle that was for sale by a neighbour. But he could only look, because he did not have the money. Then one day, his father surprised him by buying that very motorcycle for him. He was thrilled, because up to that time it was the best gift he had ever received. Later in life Dean recognized his need for forgiveness and a home in heaven. He learned of a better gift when he read in the Bible, “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. “ Dean gladly accepted that gift. It was again from his Father, but this time from his heavenly Father. And like the first gift of the motorcycle, it was free, paid for by someone else, Jesus Christ on the cross. Please consider that today.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Eternal Life August 13, 2018

It is believed that Ponce De Leon went to Florida in the 1500s searching for a spring having the power to restore youth. Dr. Phillip Minton, of Stanford University, claimed in his book, “The Immortality Enzyme,” that soon there will be an enzyme on the market to fight against cancer and heart disease. We are seeing remarkable advances in adding years to the average life. But though we cannot achieve immortality on our own, it is freely available. Jesus promised, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, yet he shall live.” On our own, we cannot achieve the goal of endless physical life. But receiving eternal life can happen when we believe what the Bible teaches. Paul explained how we are to believe when he wrote, “with the heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Are you going to live forever?

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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The Gem of Salvation August 10, 2018

Molten lava, toxic gas and ash have been spewing out of a Hawaiian volcano since May. Surprisingly, green gemstones have been noticed. Out of the volcanic destruction it is literally raining gems. Similarly, as beautiful gemstones come out of volcanoes, it is wonderful to know that God offers the people of this world the gemstone of salvation. This is despite the chaos of our evil fallen world, resulting from the disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve. Genesis chapter one, verse one informs us that ” In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” and that He “… made man in His own image.” This was all made possible because “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life, since “While we were still sinners, Christ died for the ungodly.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Just a Minute now on Internet Radio

Just a Minute can now be heard 4 times a week on the Internet Radio Station hopestreamradio.com

Praise the Lord for continued opportunities to share the Word across the globe thru
Just a Minute and Hopestreamradio.com, as well as the numerous radio stations
that continue to broadcast the program all across Atlantic Canada and beyond.

You can reach Hope Stream Radio here: Hopestream Radio

The Conscience August 8, 2018

In 1958, Bill Teitleff stole two hydrangea plants from Centennial Park in Nashville, Tennessee, but every time he walked through the park, he felt guilty. It bothered him so much, that after almost sixty years, he returned the plants from the root system of the flowers he stole. Someone may think, “what a trivial thing to be concerned about. “Is it really trivial? The book of Proverbs in the Old Testament reminds us, “The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching the inner depths of the heart.” In other words, that disturbing voice, the conscience, is often the Lord talking to us and steering us away from wrong-doing. While our conscience is not a true guide unless conditioned by the truth of God’s Word. It is a gift from God, producing healthy guilt, revealing our need of a Saviour. The good news is that though “the wages of sin is death; the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. “

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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What a Kiss August 6, 2018

Vincent Torro, 34 and Louise Heath, 26, may have achieved the world’s longest kiss. It lasted 96 hours and thirty-two minutes. But as remarkable as it was, it was not history’s longest or greatest kiss. The Psalmist in the Bible was inspired to write of that which took place at Calvary, when Christ died for our sins. His words were, “Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.” He referred to a kiss which took place when Christ died for the sins of the world. It brought face to face, the truth of our sinful nature and spiritual depravity and the mercy of God. With that kiss, Christ took our place, became our substitute and paid our debt. What a kiss! No doubt Vincent Torro and Louise Heath felt the effects of their long kiss, but the world will forever feel the affects of the kiss of Christ. I Have allowed it to alter my life. Have you?

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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