A Pill for Loneliness October 14, 2019

“Life is loneliness, despite all the opiates…all the gaiety of parties… and the grinning faces…” Sylvia Plath wrote this nearly four centuries ago. Recent studies show that nearly half of Canadians sometimes feel lonely. Now a pill is being tested to cure loneliness, but is that really the best answer? Loneliness is a multifaceted problem, and the Bible speaks of it too. “The Lord satisfies the longing soul and the hungry soul He fills with good things,” and Jesus invites, “Come to me all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” If you are surrounded with friends, but are still lonely, have you met Jesus? He is One who “…sticks closer than a brother…” With Him in our lives, we may at times be lonely, but we will never be alone.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Overlooked October 11, 2019

An extremely rare copy of Shakespeare’s “First Folio” has been discovered in a library of a 19th century Scottish mansion. Published in 1623 it has been verified as authentic. Emma Smith, professor of Shakespeare Studies, Oxford University said, “It was there in plain sight, but nobody quite knew what it was.” We, too, often overlook obvious blessings. One such is our God inspired Bible. The Psalmist reminds us, “I rejoice at Your Word, as one who finds a great treasure.” Perhaps in your home there is a Bible that was handed down to you by a loved one, and it is gathering dust. Is it time for you to “re-discover” it? In that great book we can learn so much, such as our true spiritual condition in God’s sight. There we learn how to be forgiven and become members of God’s wonderful family. It can change our lives. Please read your Bible.

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Anonymity October 9, 2019



 Well-known author Jane Goodsell wrote “Anonymity is a stern test of character…if we wore name tags all the time, our living habits might undergo a renaissance…”. She’s right. It’s human nature to push the limits when no one is watching. But Someone is watching! The Psalmist reminds us of this with the words, “O Lord, you have searched me and known me…you are acquainted with all my ways…” Yes, while others may not see, God sees everything, and some day, we will all give account to Him. We are all sinners by nature and by choice. Since “There is none righteous, no not one,” we need to get ready to meet our Maker. We can’t get ready alone, but thankfully, help is available. God promises, “If you will confess with your mouth, the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Please reach out for that help today.        

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The Prince of Peace October 7, 2019

General Douglas MacArthur once said, “Men, since the beginning of time, have sought peace.” True, but from the beginning of time, the world has seldom seen peace. Man’s fallen nature results in aggression, selfishness and greed since “there is none righteous, no not one.” There is only one answer to man’s personal wrong-doing problem; that is to know, accept, love and serve Jesus, God’s Son. The prophet Isaiah, when prophesying the return of the Saviour to set up His kingdom on earth, announced, “…unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given…and He will be called the Prince of Peace.” It’s true, nations will not bow to the Prince of Peace, but you and I can. Then we will experience true peace because of the promise that when He is in our lives, “…being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” I’m Alex Rockwell.

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True Friendship October 4, 2019

“Friendship is really a matter of time. Time to listen, help and care.” These thoughtful excerpts are from a poem by Amanda Bradley. Earthly friendships are wonderful but the best friend we could ever have is the Lord Jesus, God’s Son. The Bible, which is God’s inspired Word, tells us “He loved us and gave Himself for us.” Paying our sin debt by His death on Calvary’s cross, Jesus offers eternal life to all who believe on Him. We are told, “The gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Joseph Scriven wrote a much-loved hymn which includes the following words. “What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear… Can we find a Friend so faithful, Who will all our sorrows share? …take it to the Lord in prayer.” Jesus wants to be our friend.

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Misplaced Trust October 3, 2019

Though many depend on the daily horoscope to foretell the future for them, their trust is misplaced. It is not the stars that can tell us the future, but rather the God of the stars. The Psalmist wrote, “From the heavens, the Lord looks down and sees all mankind…He watches all who live on earth.” An insightful songwriter put it as follows: “I don’t know about tomorrow; I just live from day to day… I don’t worry o’er the future for I know what Jesus said…and today I’ll walk beside Him for He knows what is ahead…Many things about tomorrow, I don’t seem to understand, but I know who holds tomorrow and I know Who holds my hand.” Who is leading us into the future? It had better be someone who knows what is ahead. Jesus knows, because “All things were made by Him.” We can trust Him for the future.

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Trivial Things October 2, 2019

Napoleon Bonaparte, the great French leader once said, “Trivial things often determine the outcome of a battle.” This is true in our lives as well. Unforgiveness can lead to bitterness. Illicit pleasure-seeking will in the end, leave emptiness and procrastination in making life’s greatest decision regarding acceptance of Jesus’ offer of salvation. This can result in an eternity of regret. Isaiah in the Old Testament tells us, “Seek the Lord while He may be found. Call upon Him while He is near…He will abundantly pardon.” There is no better time than the present to pray the following: “God be merciful to me, a sinner and save me for Jesus’ sake.” You may be assured that if you pray that prayer sincerely and humbly, the kind Heavenly Father will open His arms to you.

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