Communion this Sunday
This Sunday as part of our Sunday service we will again be participating in communion. This is a time to come before the Lord not just as an act of obedience (which is it!) but also to connect with him through the taking of the elements. What a great opportunity this is! So, I would encourage you to start preparing your hearts for this today.
"Follow me"- a series on the Book of Luke. Join us Sunday
We return to our study on the book of Luke this Sunday and the theme of “follow me”.
Pastor Dan will be kicking us off as we start our teaching for the New Year.
If you want to prepare, please read Luke 4: 14-30.
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: Remember
As I mentioned on Tuesday, I’m going to be looking at some ways to put more ‘resolution’ into our journey in 2024. Pastor Dan on Sunday asked if anyone still does resolutions. A few of us put our hands up. But what is a resolution? It’s a goal. Do you goal set? I hope you do. Let’s look at the idea of resolutions and what it really means.
Resolution only means to resolve, or be purposeful about what you do. It comes down to having goals and then seeking to fulfill them. Its an act of discipline. Here’s a thought on how to do this.
We read in Ecclesiastes: “Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, ‘I have no pleasure in them’” In January, the year is young and the opportunities seem fresh. So many productivity gurus preach a gospel of self-empowerment, but as gospel people, we know the fragility of human life. We know every breath is a miracle, a gift given to us by God, our Creator.
I love the words of the old hymn ‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’:
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!
Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.
In a broken and fallen world, creation itself reminds us of God’s great faithfulness. Every new season is a testimony, it’s a signpost, to grace. So the proper response to the past year, whether good or bad, is not “I made it through” or “Look what I achieved.” It is “Thank you, Lord.” Remember that and your whole attitude will change!
In His grip,