Violinist Joshua Bell July 31, 2017

Joshua Bell is one of the most famous and celebrated violinists in the world today. In 2007, without publicity, he performed a famous concert for forty-three minutes, at a busy subway station in Washington D.C. 1,097 people passed by. None recognized him. Later, it was asked, “If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing? So, we ask, how many fail to recognize Jesus, the Saviour of the world. John wrote of Jesus’ entrance to the world with the words, “He came unto His own, but His own received Him not. Yet to all who did receive him, …he gave the right to become children of God.” How sad to miss out on recognizing Jesus- the greatest Person Who ever lived.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Robert Louis Stevenson July 28, 2017

Robert Louis Stevenson, famous for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, in failing health sought a favorable climate. He chose Samoa, in the South Pacific. Finding that the native chiefs were constantly at war with one another, he gradually resolved their conflicts and taught them to be at peace. In gratitude, the Samoans built a highway in his name, which they called, “The Road of the Loving Heart.” A plaque explains that the highway was built to please Stevenson “because he had brought them joy and peace.”Jesus too brought peace to troubled hearts everywhere, but it is eternal peace. Paul the Apostle wrote that Jesus “made peace by the blood of His Cross.” Our Lord makes a promise to all of us who recognize our spiritual need and receive Him as Saviour, “my peace I give to you.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made! July 26, 2017

“The brain is the last and grandest biological frontier, the most complex thing we have yet discovered in our universe.” Those are the words of American scientist Dewey Watson, best known as one of the four discoverers of the structure of the DNA molecule. This amazing organ controls everything we do. It enables us to think, learn, create, breathe, and function. And as only God can make a tree, only God can make a brain. No wonder the Psalmist praised God saying, we are “… fearfully and wonderfully made.” Paul wrote, that “we are bought with a price.” That price was paid at Calvary when “Christ died for us.” So, God has a double claim on every one of us. He madeus, and He redeemed us. Have you considered these claims on your life? Please think seriously about this today.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Vitamins July 24, 2017

We are into the summer of 2017, so many, have stopped taking vitamin D for a while. Known as the “sunshine vitamin” it is recommended during winter months when we spend less time in the sun. Other dietary supplements taken, include vitamins C, B and many more. Despite the sometimes-exaggerated alleged value of these supplements, some are helpful. And while it is important to take care of our physical health, it is much more important to look inside, and examine our spiritual condition. We are all spiritually bankrupt and must one day give account to our Maker. Amos, the Old testament prophet urged, “prepare to meet your God.” We do that by having a personal relationship with Christ.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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How to live Forever July 21, 2017

Doctors at the American Health Foundation believe that disease is spread by man’s illusion, because of man’s unflagging belief that serious heath problems happen only to someone else. One scientist, referring to the mistaken idea of living forever in these bodies here on earth wrote, “We all suffer from the illusion of immortality.”. You and I have a rendezvous with our Maker. That is an appointment we will all keep. But that need not frighten us, because Jesus promised, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, even though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.” None of us has earthly immortality, but when we have Christ in our lives, we will live forever, with Him in heaven. In other words, the key to eternal life is a personal relationship with Jesus.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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A Life Changing Moment July 19, 2017

“A life changing moment.” Those were the words of a prominent Maritime politician, describing his feelings when he had a serious heart attack. When such an event takes place, many are rudely reminded that one day, their life on earth will be over. The brilliant Daniel Webster, when asked what was the greatest thought that had ever crossed his mind, responded without hesitation, “My personal accountability to my Maker.” If youever wonder how we can be prepared for the next life, the answer is found only in the Bible, God’s inspired Word. There we learn that “there is none righteous, no not one. Jesus said, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.” When He comes in, we have the greatest possible “life changing moment.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Broken Promises July 17, 2017

In an article titled “list of treaties”, the Wikipedia Internet Research Source cites all the treaties and agreements formalized between nations and groups from 1283 and 2009. The article compares this long list of agreements with a list of wars, arguments and broken treaties. It calls into question the usefulness of human agreements when most of them have been broken. But how wonderful to realize that while most leaders of mankind generally speaking cannot be trusted, God, our Creator, can. He always keeps His. And the most important area of trust is regarding our eternal destiny. Paul was inspired by God to write, “whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” When we acknowledge our spiritual needs, and invite Christ into our lives, He keeps His Word.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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