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18 February 2024

Meditation – The Value of Church History by Rev A. Barkley Before delving into the past to examine afresh some of the great events in the history of the Christian Church, it might be profitable to preface such a study with a consideration of the question, What is the value of such history? Some might be inclined… Read More

11 February 2024

Meditation – The Deceitfulness of the Heart by Martin P. Geluk Some people simply do not like to hear about the deceitfulness of the human heart. When this subject is brought up in sermons, addresses, or in the Bible study circle, and it is said that man’s heart by nature is morally… Read More

04 February 2024

Meditation – The Christian's Call to Courage by William Gurnall A cowardly spirit is beneath the lowest duty of a Christian. You of all people will need courage and determination if you hope to obey your heavenly Captain's orders. He commands you, "Be thou strong and very courageous…"… Read More

31 December 2023

Meditation – Pursuing the Call of Theology by Isaac Overton What is the most important thing that you can do with your life? I wonder if you’ve pondered that question before. I wonder what sort of answers we might expect to hear if we asked the average person? We might hear things… Read More

24 December 2023

Meditation – Waiting for Christ or Christmas? by Patrick Jason We’re tired from work, and looking forward to the Christmas break. We’re eagerly waiting to spend time with our loved ones, hop on that long overdue trip, finally go on that special date, or even celebrate our long-… Read More

17 December 2023

Meditation – The Reformation and Education by G. Van Groningen In May 1967, a university president, speaking to a group of graduates from his institution said, “If you now depart from this university with the feeling that you have both feet firmly planted in life, then we have… Read More

10 December 2023

Meditation – The Making of a Minister by T.L. Wilkinson Preamble: In our last blog post our focus was directed towards the shortage of ministers in the churches which was already an issue back in 1976 and how Sessions looked for creative short term solutions… Read More

03 December 2023

Meditation – The Peace We All Long For by Stephen Nichols In order to understand the story of Christmas, we have to go back. Not back just a few thousand years to the birth of Jesus, but all the way back, back to our first parents, Adam and Eve. God placed them in the lush and… Read More

26 November 2023

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise: The Church History behind a Classic Hymn by Dr George Grant In 1857, shortly after he was installed as the new pastor of the Roxburgh Free Church on Hill Square adjacent to the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Walter Chalmers Smith (1824-1908),… Read More

19 November 2023

Meditation – The Truth Will Set You Free by Isaac Overton Q. In what way is truth essential to life?A. As the means by which we may know God, savingly perceive Christ, move forward into greater degrees of spiritual maturity, as well as being the means by which… Read More

12 November 2023

Meditation – Hebrews 7 by Sean Lucas This chapter stands at the beginning of the central theological argument of Hebrews: that Jesus is the great high priest who is able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through him. In this chapter, the writer to the Hebrews wants… Read More

05 November 2023

Meditation – How Can I Know What’s True? by Gabriel N. E. Fluhrer “How can I know what’s true?” It seems like a simple question. But with the advent of social media, “fake news,” and a multitude of competing voices, it can be hard to discern the truth. But there is good news.… Read More