Love and Parachutes

“This is real love – not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” (1 John 4.10) Listen to this talk here. I heard a story recently of an elderly married couple celebrating fifty years of wedded bliss. They chose to celebrateRead more

Does anyone have ears?

Listen to this talk here. “Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand…” (Mark 4.23) We’re not sure who, but someone first said, “God gave us mouths that close and ears that don’t – surely that must tell us something.” If you’ve ever had a job working with the public, chances are you’ve heardRead more

Proof of Wisdom

 The Book of James: Ancient Wisdom For Right now  James 3.13-18 Listen to the sermon here: https://fortlangley.lwchurch.ca/podcasts/media/2020-06-07-proof-of-wisdom “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) We’ll hear more from Dr. King today, not just because we need to hear from Dr. King this week, butRead more

Flesh it out

The Book of James: Ancient Wisdom for Right Now James 2.14-26  Watch the sermon here: https://fortlangley.lwchurch.ca/live Not too long ago I remember getting so angry that I threw my road bike in a ditch. It’s a long story for another time; but another story goes that Martin Luther, who helped kick off the Reformation inRead more

The Cross & Forgiveness

The story goes that a Hebrew School teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with a class of five and six-year-olds. After explaining the commandment to “honour your father and mother”, they asked the class if there was a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters. Without missing a beat, a girlRead more

Lent Poems

Holy Week holds a story about passionate love and sorrow, anguish and sacrifice, bewilderment and joy. It’s a story which flipped the world upside down, so why would we expect to be unmoved by it today? Stories are told to be heard and to change us, and the story of Good Friday and Easter changesRead more

Lent (the cross ahead)

  Find more Lent resources for the whole family here. He personally carried our sins    in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin     and live for what is right. By his wounds     you are healed. 1 Peter 2.24 Listen to this talk here. We don’t allRead more

Family

“…you are no are no longer strangers and foreigners…you are members of God’s family…together you are his house…”  Ephesians 2.19 Knock-knock Who’s there? Your neighbour. Which neighbour? The one on the left or on the right? The one on the left, I suppose. Which left? The immediate left or the one two doors down? The oneRead more

Expecting Rivers

Listen to this reflection here. “… the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory …” John 7.38 What would you recommend? I’m one of those people who have been accused of always playing it safe when it comes to food choices. You know the type. When ordering atRead more

The Source of Peace

Listen to this reflection here: Micah 5.2-5a But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village among all the people of Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel, whose origins are in the distant past, will come from you on my behalf. …And he will stand to lead his flock with the Lord’s strength, in theRead more