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Praise and Prayer Update (March 12, 2020)

Thank you for praying for us and being part of God's work in and through Heritage.  Last week I asked to you pray for some teaching opportunities that Linda and I had scheduled:  I preached in Mississauga on Sunday; Linda…

The Church in Action (Acts 7)

Acts  7 is the longest in the book of Acts (60 verses), following the shortest (chapter 6 has 15 verses).   In chapter 7 we hear Stephen’s defense before the Sanhedrin.  Having been charged with “speaking against this holy place and…

Praise and Prayer Update (March 6, 2020)

As I write this update, "it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" here in Cambridge.  I shoveled 6 to 8 inches off my driveway this morning.  It's actually quite beautiful but we are still rooting for spring! I'm rejoicing…

The Church in Action (Acts 6)

This shorter chapter serves several purposes:  1) it gives further evidence of the church’s internal life and external rapid growth in Jerusalem; 2) it introduces us to Stephen—a man who will be prominent in the next chapter; 3) it continues…

Praise and Prayer Update (February 28, 2020)

It's been a few weeks since I've posted a Praise and Prayer Update.  Linda and I were down in the States at the annual conference for The Association for Biblical Higher Education.  It was a significant time of learning and…

The Church in Action (Acts 5)

Acts 5 contains two major accounts:  Ananias and Sapphira (1-11) and the apostles’ miraculous ministry and run-in with the Sanhedrin (12-42).  In the opening verses, we see two members of the newly formed church pretend to be more generous than…

Praise and Prayer Update (February 14, 2020)

Last week, I asked you to pray for Linda and me as we spoke at a Marriage Retreat for Benton Street Baptist Church.  By God's grace, we had a wonderful weekend, sensing God's strength and grace.  It's always refreshing to…

Praise and Prayer Update (February 7, 2020)

What it week it's been!  This year's missions conference was very impactful for students, faculty and staff.  The messages given by Tim Watley (Ethnos Canada) and Brooks Buser (Radius International) were riviting, inspiring and challenging for all of us. (You…