June 24 ~ Pastor Andrew

June 24 ~ Pastor Andrew

Feeble, Fearful, and Finding Forgiveness Genesis 32 – 33 Please note, the sound recording this week is quite high. You may want to decrease your volume by about 20 to 30% before playing the video or audio file.       http://cbcilderton.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Audio-June-24-2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

Summer Reading ~ Pastor Andrew

In my home, my dad had his favourite chair. He spent many hours there praying, and reading. Whether it was his Bible, Pierre Berton, or a theological work, that chair was dad’s reading chair. Dad taught me to love reading. Whether it was David Wilkerson’s The Cross & The Switchblade or Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place, I grew in my love for books. Maybe you’re an avid reader.  Maybe the eBulletin is long enough for you.  Reading, however, will sharpen your mind, broaden your world, and enliven your spirit.  As someone once said, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only once.” While I’ll recommend a few books that I’ve read recently, make the Bible your first go-to book. You can find some helpful reading plans here on our website. Here are a few books I’ve read that you might want to consider reading this summer:   Messy Beautiful Friendship by Christine Hoover   (find it on amazon) While women long for deep and lasting friendships, they often find them challenging to make. Insecurity and isolation complicates friendship. Christine Hoover offers a biblical view of friendship that makes room for the messiness of life and the challenges of various life stages and hectic schedules. From what holds you back to how you build deep relationships, Hoover helps you embrace the people God has brought into your life and enjoy people. This book had some pages that forever changed my view of friendship.     Katharina and Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade Monk by Michelle...
June 17 ~ Pastor Andrew

June 17 ~ Pastor Andrew

Lame, Ashamed and Grace that Overcame 2 Samuel 9    http://cbcilderton.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Audio-June-17-18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

True Spirituality: How to Live for Jesus Moment by Moment

It was a moment of crisis. Having come to faith in Jesus Christ and abandoned agnosticism, Francis Schaeffer had come to ask the question, “What is real?”  Having pastored in the U.S. for nearly a decade and serving in a secularizing Europe, Schaeffer began to ask questions about what reality should Christianity produce and why had that reality diminished in his life when it was so real and fresh after his conversion. After many long walks in the Swiss mountains and pacing in the hayloft where they lived, Schaeffer prayed and thought through the Scriptures in order to review his reasons for being a Christian. And then it came to him. The light went on. The result was L’Abri – a ministry where the Schaeffers opened their alpine home to curious travellers as a forum to talk and wrestle with philosophical and religious beliefs. Schaeffer records the results of his pursuit of reality and meaning in his book True Spirituality. Over the past 8 months, I’ve been meeting with a gentleman who has regularly asked me the question, “But what does it mean?” He wasn’t asking me for information; he was pushing me to think about what Christianity produces in my life and the lives of Christians. After one breakfast, he handed me Schaeffer’s book and encouraged me to read it. In its opening pages, I could hear the question of reality and meaning and I understood the source of his encouragement to me. Each summer, I invite people to join me on my back deck at my home as we read a 20th century Christian classic. This year...
June 10 ~ Pastor Andrew

June 10 ~ Pastor Andrew

Free to Boast Galatians 6:11-18    http://cbcilderton.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/audio-june-10-18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...