Oasis Day Camp is Coming!
You’ve read some updates of late about Oasis Sponsorship and Oasis leadership but here’s a reminder: Oasis REGISTRATION is now OPEN. We are expecting the numbers to be capped by the Grounds meaning the camp will likely sell out so if you have grandchildren, neighbors or friends who you’d like to see join us for this amazing week I’d encourage you to register SOON!
You can sign up or find out more information here:
Oasis Day Camp | Guelph Bible Conference Centre (guelphbiblecc.com)
Join in Prayer
The GBC Prayer Group meets in the side auditorium on TUESDAY AFTERNOONS at 3:30pm. We continue to pray as prompted by God’s Word, intercede for our church family and city, and enjoy the encouragement of God’s presence. Please join us!
Thought for the Day: The Power of the Resurrection: “I know that my Redeemer lives”
Before I left for my time away, I was looking at some critical elements of the Easter story that help us live in God’s power week-in and week-out, making Easter more than an event on our calendar. I have two more thoughts to share on this.
Several thousand years before Jesus rose from the dead Job made this declaration: “I know that my Redeemer lives (Job 19:25). It’s a powerful and important statement for us today.
The question, to me, then is, what is God saying here through Job?
Job is considered by many to be the oldest book in the Bible. And the oldest of books has to do with the oldest of problems: “Why do the righteous suffer?”
Up to this verse in the story of Job, he is asking questions, tough questions. In his grief and anguish he asks: “man dies, and is laid low; he breathes his last and where is he?” This is a question many ask, especially in days like this, but his follow up is even more powerful: “If a man die, will he live again?” These were unanswerable questions that rose from a perplexed and anguished heart and are still being asked today. But with his cry of faith, “I know that my Redeemer lives,” he is on solid ground.
Job had no Bible, he had no church history or tradition, but he did have a prompting of the Holy Spirit to make the statement that has conveyed assurance to believers down through the centuries. Job says, “I know.” He points with certainly to the fact that the solution to all problems, the ultimate answer to all questions, whether they be old and persistent or new and passing, lies in knowing that the Lord, our Redeemer, lives.
God in Christ is on top of it all.
He has conquered the last great enemy which is death. This allowed Paul to make this statement to the church in Rome about Jesus: He is “declared to be the Son of God with power …by the resurrection from the dead.” We can make that same declaration today, hold onto that same assurance and experience not just the promise of the resurrection but the power it gives for today.
In His grip,