Prescription for Loneliness November 30, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May recently described loneliness as “one of the greatest public health challenges of our time.” She said loneliness is linked to a range of illnesses, including heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. The U.K. intends to spend about 2.4 million dollars on an anti-loneliness strategy. God knows about our loneliness. When we become part of His family, a wonderful Person, the Holy Spirit comes to live in our body. Paul explains, “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit Who is in you, whom you have from God?” He heals the broken hearted and comforts the lonely. Furthermore, God promises Christians, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” If you are lonely, today, reach out to Jesus

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Corrie Ten Boom’s Hiding Place November 28, 2018

During World War II, Corrie Ten Boom and her family harbored hundreds of Jews to protect them from arrest by Nazi authorities. Betrayed by a fellow Dutch citizen whom she trusted, the entire family was imprisoned, where they suffered unspeakable horrors. While there, she prayed, “Dear Jesus, how foolish of me to call for human help when You are here.” She had previously recognized herself as a sinner, since the Bible teaches “… there is none on earth who does good and never sins.” She invited Christ into her life at an early age. Her attitude and prayer teach us where to turn when the storms of life occur. She was responding to a wonderful promise, written in the book of James, “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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The Right Train November 26, 2018

Asked by a traveler where to sit on the train he was hoping to take to Montreal, a railway official replied,” It doesn’t much matter, because this train isn’t going to Montreal.” Sometimes we ask “Which car should I get on to go to heaven? Is it giving money to charity? Is it doing kind deeds? Is it going to church regularly? Is it being baptized? The answer is, “It doesn’t much matter, because those trains are not going to heaven.” The Bible tells us that it’s “not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to God’s mercy that He saves us.” Jesus confirmed this fact, saying “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Please get on the right train to heaven. There’s only one going there.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Dead Man Walking November 23, 2018

The headline read “Dead Man Walking.” The story described a Summerside PEI man who literally woke up one day in August, to learn that he was considered dead by the Canada Revenue Agency. Fortunately, he is very much alive. Interestingly, according to the Bible, though we may be physically alive, in God’s eyes, we are all spiritually dead, until we receive Christ as Saviour. The Bible describes us all as follows –“And you…who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world…” But, later we read, “But God, Who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive with Christ..” ”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Oscar Wilde’s Reminder November 21, 2018

“No man is rich enough to buy back his past.” Those are the words of the famous Oscar Wilde. He was correct. Guilt for past wrong-doing refuses to be dismissed. We may call it mistakes or mis-steps; God calls it sin. The Bible clearly states that there is “none righteous, no not one.” and that “all have sinned.” King David of Israel fell into wrong-doing. But fortunately, he came to his senses and prayed a prayer that all of us should pray, “create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” He was forgiven, his guilt was removed. And that is what the Heavenly Father offers us all. John, in his letter explained, “If we confess our sins, (God) is faithful and just to …cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Metamorphosis November 19, 2018

A little girl put a caterpillar in a box, shutting the lid tight. The caterpillar spun a tight cocoon inside the box. Later, her mother opened the box to see what treasure her little girl had hidden, and out flew a beautiful butterfly. Metamorphosis is wonderful, but it cannot compare with the miracle that takes place when Christ transforms a life. The Bible described it as follows— “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have passed away… all things have become new.” How does this happen?” First, we acknowledge our spiritual need because “There is none righteous, not one.” Then we ask Christ to come into our lives and become our Saviour. He invites us with the words, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.” I’m Alex Rockwell.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Accountability to God November 16, 2018

“What is the most sobering thought which ever crossed your mind?” Daniel Webster, brilliant lawyer, statesman, and U.S. Senator, replied, “My personal accountability to God.” All of us face this same accountability. It was why Amos, an Old Testament prophet, warned the people of his day, “Prepare to meet your God.” But none can hope to be prepared for that inevitable meeting. We need help, and Paul the Apostle wrote about that help, “…just as through one man (Adam) sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all have sinned.” Later he explained, “…as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience (Jesus) many will be made righteous.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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