Ladies Spring Conference coming up!
The 42nd Annual Guelph Spring Ladies' Conference will be held at the Guelph Bible Conference Centre April 28 through 30, with keynote speakers, seminars, ministry through music and more. Of particular note is that our own Donna Chapman will be one of the speakers at this conference. Come for the day or for the whole weekend. For more information visit: https://www.guelphbiblecc.com/family-and-adult-conferences/ladies-conference/
The March calendar. has been added to the site Please use this to be aware of what’s going on but also a tool of prayer.
Thought for the day: Be patient and self-controlled
As we continue to look at some of the character traits of Jesus and how they could apply to our lives I have to confess that the ones I’m looking at today are likely the hardest ones for me personally but have born the most fruit when I’ve gotten them right: patience and self-control
Throughout the gospels, Jesus clearly gets portrayed as a very patient man. After all, He was surrounded by disciples who constantly doubted him, Pharisees and Sadducees who continually attacked Him, and large crowds who wouldn’t leave Him alone. Despite all of that, He kept His composure and responded appropriately to every individual. Patience is the ability to see something through to the end, especially something that might be challenging or unpleasant. Patience is a character trait, but also a skill we can work on to improve. I know I am!
Related, in a way, is self-control. Before His ministry was launched, Jesus spent time being tempted by the Devil in the wilderness. Although He was offered food, power, and many other things, Jesus controlled His desires and submitted them all to the will of the Father. Yes, He had desires for food and such, but He had a greater desire to obey the Father and accomplish what He’d set out to do. Self-control is the ability to deny oneself something for a greater objective. We live in a society that encourages us to deny ourselves nothing. This is something we can all grow from and through.
Patience and self-control, two difficult but valuable things. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Nothing of value comes without cost.
In His grip,