No Updates Next Week
As mentioned above, I (and LOTS of others) will be engaged in Oasis Camp next week so I will not be sending out any updates during it. Do remember to pray for the camp, the nearly 80 campers we have coming, the leaders and that the light of the gospel and our theme of ‘celebrating the goodness of God’ would ring out loud and clear.
Celebration of Life for Paige Newton
All who knew Paige Newton are invited to a celebration of life for her on Saturday July 30th from 11am to 2pm at the Wellington County Museum. This will be more of an open house format so come and go as you’re able as we continue to seek to support her family through this difficult time.
Join us on Sunday in-person or on our livestream as we continue our summer series “Hear my prayer, Lord”: Great prayers of the Bible
Sunday we continue our summer series “Hear my prayer, Lord”: Great prayers of the Bible. What do we mean by great prayers and what do they look like? Find out this summer!
This Sunday I will be looking at the prayer of King Hezekiah when he was under incredible stress. What was happening and how did he turn to the Lord to strengthen his faith? Find out on Sunday!
Remember, you can join us as we gather in-person or you can connect through our website www.guelphbiblechapel.ca our YouTube channel as well as Facebook LIVE.
Summer thoughts to keep you on the journey: Feeling confused these days? Focus on the Lord
I know, its summertime, we want to relax, take it easy, not think too deep. But let’s be honest, these are confusing times, aren’t they? Things just don’t look like they used to and more and more it seems like that’s not going to change. We finally get out of Covid (which really isn’t gone) then there’s a war and inflation and so many other things going on. It creates a lot of confusion. Let’s remember though who wants to amplify confusion. Our enemy, the devil, is the author of confusion. He is a deceiver who seeks to bring confusion and lead many astray. He’s a liar and works hard to make us doubt God’s truth. From the beginning of time, he has lied and twisted God’s word to bring doubt and disbelief. The Bible tells us he seeks to lead the whole world astray. Jesus told us “…there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
How do we overcome the confusion the devil would seek to sow in our lives?
James 4 tells us: “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
The key to dealing with confusion in these confusing days is not to get caught up in media hype or social media musings but be submitted to God and stay connected to the Bible which is ‘sharper than a double-edged sword’ and will not only never lead us astray but will also help us cut through the fog of confusion.
In His grip,