About Bob Semp

Christian, Retired, Ordained Minister, Chaplain, Biker

Don’t eat the Horse February 22, 2019

Horsemeat was found in the food chain in Great Britain, after testing revealed horse DNA in burgers. They were then removed from shop shelves. We really need to be careful with what we put in our mouths these days. And it’s a good idea to be vigilant as to what material we put in our minds, since falsehood often masquerades under the guise of truth. The Psalmist reminds us that “truth endures to all generations.” There is such a thing as absolute truth.. To suggest that truth depends on one’s perspective would be the same as saying that there is no moon unless I can see it. Jesus said, “the truth shall set you free.” Please read your Bible. There you will find the truth.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Immortality February 20, 2019

Dr. Philip Minton of Stanford University claims in his book “The Immortality Enzyme” that soon, there will be an enzyme on the market that will be used in fighting aging, cancer, and heart disease. Remarkable advances are adding years to the average life, but we cannot achieve immortality on our own. However, an immortal state is freely available. Jesus promised, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, yet shall he live.” There is no fountain of youth, or medicine that produces earthly immortality, but eternal life is possible if we trust in the One Who promised, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” Anyone want to live forever?

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Heads in the Sand February 18, 2019

The number of obese children in Canada has tripled in the last thirty years, but only nine percent of parents acknowledge weight problems in their children. They prefer to compare their children with others, rather than facing what the weight scales reveal. Many of us also act like that when it comes to eternal matters, putting our heads in the proverbial sand. It seems easier for us to say, “I’m as good as the next person,” forgetting God’s warning that “there is none righteous, no not one.” Thinking people will acknowledge their spiritual need and turn to the One who 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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Hidden Treasure in the Attic February 15, 2019

Leo Guarente, cleaning out Maria Velos’s late mother’s home, found an envelope containing U.S. Savings bonds worth one hundred and fourteen thousand dollars. He realized that he was going to change this woman’s life for the better. Velosa was overwhelmed at the discovery calling it “a gift from heaven.” While it was a wonderful gift, the greatest gift from heaven is the gift of eternal life. The Bible says , “the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.” The Saviour took the punishment for our sins and paid our debt. It’s a gift found in a place often forgotten and neglected, the Bible. It too is a “gift from heaven” and can change lives.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Eat some Insects! February 13, 2019

A United Nations report says it’s important that we eat insects, giving three reasons why. The first reason is that insects are healthy, nutritious alternatives to mainstream staples. The second reason is that they are better for the environment than cows, sheep and other animals. Finally, the report says insect farming would help poor families around the world eat and start small businesses. Interesting! But Jesus presents the best diet of all. He said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. “ A Bible study diet will reveal that we are all spiritual paupers, but we will also learn of God’s grace to forgive and fit us for heaven.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Discovery February 11, 2019

Discovery Channel is an American television network founded in 1985 by John Hendricks. It has produced many interesting discovery type films such as Black Sky and The Race for Space. The word “discovery” means “to learn, find or see for the first time.” From the dawn of human history, the challenge of discovering new frontiers has captivated every generation. For example, anaesthesia- is the artificially induced insensibility to pain. It was discovered by Sir James Simpson. On one occasion the brilliant man was asked, “what is your greatest discovery?” He replied “that I am a sinner and that Jesus Christ is my Saviour.” Are we as smart as Sir James Simpson? Have we made the discovery that we too are sinners and need a Saviour?

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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God is not Partial February 8, 2019

MLA Kathleen Casey believes newcomers are being discriminated against on PEI. One in ten Prince Edward Islanders report having experienced racial discrimination in their lifetime. This is surprising, in a day when there so much opposition to discrimination against minorities. This discrimination is in stark contrast to the attitude of our Heavenly Father. Paul the Apostle wrote “there is no partiality with God.” The book of Revelation, described a company of forgiven people as “…a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues…” And the book of Romans states God’s promise that “whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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