Our Youth-Seniors lunch returns!
Another casualty of Covid was the annual youth and seniors June lunch. I'm happy to share with you the triumphant return of this always-popular event!
On Sunday June 11, after our main service, our youth will again host the GBC seniors for a lunch that will provide an opportunity to share a meal and build relationship together.
I hope you can make it out.
If you're interested in coming, please RSVP to me so we can ensure food and setup.
I'm really excited about the opportunity to do this again. I hope you can make it out!
Join us on Sunday in-person or on our livestream for a special guest speaker
Our friends from the Guelph Bible Conference Grounds will be here this Sunday as part of their Victoria Day weekend conference. Gary McBride, their speaker for the event, will be teaching.
If you can’t make it you can connect through our website:
www.guelphbiblechapel.ca our YouTube channel as well as Facebook LIVE.
Thought for the Day: What is the fruitful Christian life?
Who doesn’t like to bite into a good piece of fruit? Regardless of your preference, fruit is tasty, nutritious and is good for you. Have you ever considered this thought in terms of your spiritual life? …pardon? My walk with God ‘tasty’? Say what?
For the next few weeks I’m going to examine some different ways to look at the idea of being fruitful and what fruit our lives produce. I hope that it is a challenge and encouragement!
We find the idea in the earliest book of the Bible. In the creation story, in Genesis 1, the very first command given to man by God was “to be fruitful and increase in number.” God uses the idea of growing and reproducing.
Interestingly, Jesus gave a similar command to His followers in John 15:16: “to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last.” He talked a lot about fruit in this particular chapter. The key thread is we are to bear fruit which means we are to do something with our faith, with the gift of salvation and with the call on our lives. We’re to live a ‘faith that works’ and be a ‘doer of the word and not listener only as I talked about last Sunday in Romans 12.
But what fruit (or fruits) is Jesus referring to in this passage? What does it mean for a believer to be fruitful? And how are Christians supposed to bear fruit?
There are three kinds of fruits that Jesus can be referring to in this passage: the fruit of the Spirit, the fruit of our labor and our good works. We’re going to look at each over the next couple of weeks and see how we can apply this to our lives.
In His grip,