June 25 ~ Pastor Andrew

June 25 ~ Pastor Andrew

Decide: Draw Near or Pull Away? Leviticus 26     For iPads and iPhones please select RSS subscribe option. http://cbcilderton.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/June-25-2017-A-Hall.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Summer Reads 2017 ~ Pastor Andrew

Every summer, I have a stack of books that I take with me for my holidays.  Some are just for pleasure.  Others pertain to an area that I want to study further.  Still others are to sharpen my mind. Good books feed the soul.  And when I travel, I want to be refreshed in body and soul. So if you’re heading out this summer, consider picking up a copy of one of these great books.  I have some extra copies for the first person who asks! Christopher Ash, Zeal without Burnout.  I read this book last year just before I went on my sabbatical.  Many people lose their zeal for God not because of compromise, but because they are exhausted.  There were sentences in this book that gripped my soul and made me think about how to pace myself for the long term.  Filled with practical encouragements and wise tidbits, I began thinking more intentionally about my sleep, rest, friendships and overall well being. Donald Whitney, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life.  To renew my soul, no book has helped me like this one.  Plotting a course for spiritual growth isn’t easy, but Don Whitney shows how we can seek God’s grace through scripture intake, worship, silence, solitude, journaling, and so much more.  If you want to grow, this book will give you practical ideas on how Christ can be formed in you. Andrew Pettegree, Brand Luther.  To celebrate 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenburg Chapel, many books have been published.  But what this book does is show how the...
June 18 ~ Pastor Gary

June 18 ~ Pastor Gary

The Lord’s Rest Leviticus 25     For iPads and iPhones please select RSS subscribe option.http://cbcilderton.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/June-18-2017-G-Prickett.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

The King’s Jubilee ~ Pastor Gary

In 2012 I had the opportunity to return to Britain for a few weeks to participate in the weddings of two close friends from Oxford. My visit happened to coincide with the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations. It was only the second time throughout the history of the monarchy that a 60th anniversary jubilee could be observed and the island was in party mode. Streets, shops, and homes were festooned with blue, red, and white bunting. The Union flag was everywhere to be seen, an unusual expression of patriotism for the reserved Brits. Regardless of your affection or disdain for the monarchy, did you know that a jubilee was first seen in ancient Israel? Besides denoting special anniversaries the English word jubilee also means a time set apart for happy celebration (hence the related word jubilation). And this brings us closer to the biblical origin of the word. We find the term jubilee in Leviticus 25, our text for this Sunday, and it is a rough transliteration of the Hebrew word Yobel. A yobel was a ‘ram’s horn’, and it was used as a kind of trumpet to sound the beginning of the Jubilee year. The laws and observances relating to the jubilee echoed the blessings and theological significance of the Sabbath. Just as God laboured in creation six days before resting, so also was man to rest every seventh day. Similarly, the land was to be worked six years, then lie fallow for the seventh – a Sabbath rest for the land. Finally, after every seventh sabbatical year was Israel’s year of jubilee. The sounding of the ram’s horn trumpet heralded a time...
June 11 ~ Pastor Andrew

June 11 ~ Pastor Andrew

Presence: Living in the Light Leviticus 24     For iPads and iPhones please select RSS subscribe option.http://cbcilderton.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/June-11-2017-A-Hall.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...