“Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest.” (Hebrews 4 :11) Considering how hectic and busy your life and mine can get, a vacation definitely seems to be a must. Vacation? But what kind of vacation? We often come home from our vacation more tired than when we left! At such times, my grandmother used to say: “It will at least shift the itching”. Maybe we should invent the expression: “To shift to living!” If we could only take a vacation where we would rest – really rest!
UKRAINE - Last week, Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed in a Ukraine war-zone, killing all 298 people on board. One hundred and ninety-three victims were from the Netherlands, and at least one was Canadian. It is alleged that the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile, and an investigation is now underway after pro-separatist rebels gave up control of the crash site and handed over the airplane’s black boxes.
God continues to challenge people about the need for workers among the French speaking people of Canada. Yet, the ability to communicate in French and understand the Francophone culture are the most important prerequisites for effective service. FIT4M is a French Intensive Training for ministry in the Francophone world for PAOC Bible College Graduates and ministers.
We are pleased to announce that we will hold a Men’s Conference at Trinity, LaSalle, on November 8, 2014. This provincial conference will be bilingual and is organized in cooperation with the Men’s Ministries of Trinity, Gospelvie and the Assemblée du plein évangile LaSalle. Do not miss this opportunity to be equipped, refreshed and encouraged, for God wants his sons to be in good health in every aspect of their lives and to walk toward their destiny in full freedom.
Despite popular misgivings about theology, theological reflection is inevitable for human beings, and it is related to discipleship. I realize that pairing the two words “theology” and “discipleship” may seem odd, improbable, and even laughable to some.
The moment I saw the trailer for the movie, Noah, I knew I had to see it. The flood scenes were unlike anything I had ever seen before– certainly not like the flannelgraph stories of my childhood! But as the premiere of the film got closer, criticism of the movie began to surface. There were accusations of inaccuracies and even outright changes to the scriptural narrative.
These videos are sent in by our Global Workers, and their children, to highlight the transformational power of the gospel worldwide. They are well worth your time and could be used to promote missions in your church. Because “We are all on a mission. We must follow Jesus’ model and go where the gospel is not present.” Brian Egert, Mission Canada Director. Be inspired and challenged. Click here to watch the videos.
Steven Spielberg’s popular movie, Lincoln, runs exactly two and a half hours. After the brief opening sequence there are no explosions, no sword fights and no one is killed on screen (spoiler alert: Lincoln is assassinated at Ford’s Theater, but we don’t see it). When I saw the film, the theater was packed. Two and a half hours of talk, talk, talking heads on the screen yet no one in the theater moved, no one became restless and no one complained about the length. And we have trouble holding people’s attention for a 28-minute sermon. What’s the difference?
The EFC sent a letter to the Minister of Justice Peter McKay urging the government to ensure that euthanasia is not practised in Quebec following the passage of Bill 52. The Criminal Code considers euthanasia to be a form of homicide, and as such, prohibits it. The criminalization of euthanasia is a well-established matter of federal jurisdiction. As recently as 2010, a private member’s bill (C-384) that would legalize euthanasia was soundly defeated in the House of Commons by a vote of 228 to 59.
In February and March of this year I had the awesome opportunity to represent our District as I visited Uganda for 3 weeks. I was invited by the National Superintendent (Rev. Simon Peter Emiau) to speak at a leaders retreat and then teach at the Missions Transformation Center (MTC) where our missionary Rev. Joy Johnson has been heavily involved.
Jesus was dead. God had failed. The Romans were in control. The stone was in front of the tomb. There would be no funny business from religious zealots. Soldiers went home to sleep off a long night. The Pharisees couldn’t sleep for the excitement of success. Some women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away. They entered. They did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
WHO? Church leaders, laypeople, and a lineup of fantastic speakers and music.
WHAT? God has artfully arranged the moments of our history to create a movement that our forefathers and mothers could never have imagined. We invite you to celebrate the first one hundred years with us while we launch the next hundred years together. The Centennial is to be one of the most memorable events in the history of theAssemblies of God Movement with leaders from around the world gathering in one place.
This retreat will certainly be a very precious and special time together. It is organized by the Quebec Native Women’s Ministries and all are welcome. The theme will be “A heart to know Him”. Don’t miss the details and pass the word around! Just click here to access the registration brochure and do not hesitate to print it and share it.
We are very pleased to announce this seminar that will be open to pastors and their spouse but also to all the leaders in the local church with their pastor’s recommendation. A Life Counsellor can play a vital role in the life of people by being a confidant with whom one can share his/her personal, family or relational challenges.