May 8th, 2021 – Mother’s Day – Bob’s Message
Message of Thanks – Helen
Thank you to everyone who helped make quick quilts for the needy in Innisfil. We made over 400 quilts. We have now started to make tops only and will put them together when we can get back into the church. If anyone wants to work on this project and needs some materials please give me a call.
Need to get a hold of Helen, drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org we will forward it to her.
October 18, 2020 -Tony’s Message
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glory of God and the power of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Psalm 9, Verses 9 to 10 (New Revised Standard Version)
v. 9 – The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
v. 10 – And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
“Those who know your name:”
The people in Old Testament times who “knew the name of the Lord” were those who looked forward with saving faith to God’s promised redemption, just as we look back with saving faith to the redemption we “know” was accomplished for us!
Guard Me, Always
Let’s look at two clear things. Let’s call one Theology ‘A’ and the other Theology ‘B’.
Theology ‘A’ goes like this. If the children flourish, if my doctor gives me a good report, and if my business thrives, then I will give “whole hearted” and “heartfelt thanks” and lay my trust in God. This can be known as the ‘Gospel of the Affluent’.
Then there is Theology ‘B’, which states the spirit of God is present with the power to heal us spiritually and emotionally and at some times physically as well. From God comes the power for life’s greatest miracle – not some contravention of the natural order but the possibility that men and women find the trust in the midst of mortal frailties and tragedies, to care for one another, to struggle for fairness, and to tell of the God who stands with them. This is how God guards them and He will never leave them alone.
Our faith in Christ and the moral order of God is what guards us from evil and temptation. This does not promise us immunity, but a defence.
The power to protect comes from God.
That is why in his second letter to the Thessalonian Christians, Paul prayed that “the Lord will direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.” (2Thessalonians 3:5)
Let us close with the Lord’s Prayer, either spoken aloud or quietly in our hearts:
The Lord’s Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,
For ever and ever.