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WELCOME TO MY BLOG. I use my blog mostly, to let you know what's coming up on Sunday at Ancaster CRC. Occasionally I'll talk about other stuff- maybe someday I'll do more of that! You are most welcome to hear me preach at ANCASTER CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 70 Garner Road E. Services are held at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, 17 February 2017

A "How-To" on how to be saved

So, you want to be saved.  What do you have to do to make that happen?  That's what the jailer asked of Paul and Silas:  "What must I do to be saved?"  Our tendency is to answer that question with a list or prerequisites about what I must do, what you must do. If we are "good" people, we will go to heaven,right?  But that's another one of those "un-truths" that we've been looking at in our series from Acts 16.  Join us this Sunday, Feb 19, for the truth about how we can be saved.  8:30 a.m. at WilsonHub and 10:00 a.m. at the church on Garner.  The Lord's Supper will be celebrated at both services.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Acts 16

Pastor Adam preaches this Sunday, February 12.  We are working our way through Acts 16, discovery that a lot of things that people believe about following Jesus and being a Christian, aren't in the Bible at all!

Friday, 3 February 2017

When bad things happen...

Bad things shouldn't happen to good people, right?  It's another one of those sayings that isn't in the bible.  In Acts 16:19-24, lots of really bad stuff happens to Paul and Silas.  If we look only at that text, we fail to see that there's a lot more going on.  Yes, bad things will happen to "good" people, but there's a bigger story.  Join us, Sunday, Feb 5, 8:30 am at WilsonHub or 10:00 am at the church.

Friday, 20 January 2017

God helps those who...

Apparently it was Ben Franklin, and not God, who said "God helps those who help themselves."  What the Bible says is this:  "God helps the helpless." The apostle Paul went out preaching the gospel.  But it wasn't Paul who caused a woman to accept Jesus.  It was God who opened Lydia's heart (Acts 16:14.)  Our God doesn't do things half way; he will never drop the ball.  We celebrate that promise this Sunday, Jan 22, 8:30 a.m. at WilsonHub and 10 a.m. at the church on Garner Road.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Emerson Shane Huisman's baptism

Yesterday we celebrated the baptism of Jake and Michelle's baby, Emerson Shane.  What a wonderful worship service! The church was packed, the praise team joyfully led us in worship, and one little guy, watching Emerson being baptized, said out loud, "that was amazing!"  And it was.  It was amazing to see this picture of grace.  God's grace. Congratulations, Michelle & Jake!

Friday, 13 January 2017

XDon'tX Rock the Boat

It's one of those sayings that is NOT in the bible:  "Don't Rock the Boat."  Jesus had a way of rocking the boat everywhere he went. This Sunday we begin a series from Acts 16. We begin with verses 6-10 where we find Paul struggling to figure out what it is that God wants him to do. God has plans for him alright.  No status quo stuff- God expects Paul to rock the boat.  He expects the same of us.  We gather for worship at 8:30 am at WilsonHub and at 10:00 am at the church.  Both services will include the sacrament of holy communion.  Our 10:00 o'clock service will also include the sacrament of baptism:  Emerson Shane Huisman, baby boy of Jake & Michelle, will be baptized.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017