What God knows about you (Psalm 139)

In our scripture reading, Psalm 139:14, David declares: “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made” Most of us may not think about it all that much, but I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that the human body is one of the most amazing things that God has created in the entire universe. Not only has God created you as an incredibly complex and amazing organism, but this psalm also tells you that long before you were ever aware of him, God knew everything there was to know about you. “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” (139:16) God created you, he formed you in your mothe

Living in the Power of the Risen Christ

In May 1995, Randy Reid, a 34 yr old welder, was working near the top of a newly constructed water tower just outside of Chicago. In order to reach some nearby pipes, he had to temporarily unhook his safety harness. Unfortunately just as he did so, a metal cage slipped and bumped the scaffolding he was standing on. Losing his balance, Randy fell 110 feet to the ground below. Barely missing all kinds rocks & debris at the site, Randy landed on a six-foot soft pile of dirt near the base of the tower. Miraculously, the only injury Randy sustained was a bruised lung. But ironically, as he was being carried to the ambulance, (only 3 feet above the ground), he looked into the faces of the paramedi

What the Cross still says today

What does the cross still say to us today? Do you ever wonder if the message of the cross is still relevant in a world preoccupied with iPhones, Ebola and ISIS? Many people, if they think about him at all, wonder how an obscure carpenter from Nazareth has anything to say to us today in the 21st century. And so on this Good Friday morning, as we focus our attention on the cross, I'd like us to think for a few moments about whether it still says anything important to us today. What is the message of the cross, that people not only here in Canada, but in every country of the world, so desperately need to hear once again? Perhaps one of the clearest places where that message is spelled out for

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