Monthly Archives: December 2016

Behold the Lamb of God

The last time Christmas was on a Sunday, I preached a message at the Metropolitan Bible Church on The Word as Lamb.  The passage of Scripture we studied was from the first chapter of John’s gospel. When you think of “Christmas … Continue reading

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A Christmas Greeting from the Reeds

Christmas isn’t easy.  For some students, going home is hard.  For others, coming back is hard.  Some face confusion, disappointment and fear.  Christmas can reveal rifts in our relationships and patterns of pain. The first Christmas wasn’t easy. There was … Continue reading

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Why do so many people get depressed around Christmas time?

Christmas can be a time of great highs and lows. On one hand, it’s a time of celebration for many. At the same time, it’s a season of struggle for others. While some are delighted, others are depressed. Why do … Continue reading

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Prayer Update December 16, 2016

As I sit down to write this prayer update, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Heritage.  The campus is blanketed with snow and Christmas lights shine brightly on the spruce trees outside my office window.  Inside, things are … Continue reading

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During the frantic holiday season, how can you stay focused on your faith in Christ?

It’s that time of year when many people are delighted by the Christmas story and drained by the Christmas season. In our efforts to make things merry, we often wind up weary. We get so busy with the trimmings of … Continue reading

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Prayer Update Dec 9, 2016

Once again, I want to thank you for your ongoing prayers for Heritage and for us. Linda and I deeply value and need the ongoing prayer support of friends like you. I want to give thanks to the Lord for … Continue reading

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The Christmas Story in 3 Minutes

Last week in Ottawa, I had the joying to telling the Christmas story at a Christian Embassy banquet for government leaders–MPs, Senators and ambassadors.  The challenge was the time limit:  three minutes. Having a three minute time limit turned out to … Continue reading

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