The Gospel of Hope!

In the early 1970s I had a contract in South Surrey to work on a project finishing inside houses; it was a 30 house plan. When I was working on that project, there were two brothers I worked for who were the owners of the company. One was keeping the books in the office, and the older brother was the project manager. The project manager was in his early 50s. He was always on the project, no matter what time of day you were there; he would direct you to park your truck over here, or unload your material over there. He was very attentive and smart. He and his wife had a nice family of four teenaged kids. I came to work one morning on the job and it was very, very quiet there, because he was usually in the middle of the road directing you! There were police cars around his house. Anyway, I found out through the office that in the middle of the night, he had died of a heart attack. He was a nice guy and I got along good with him. I went to his funeral in a funeral home somewhere, and the preacher or speaker, got up and gave a talk for 45 minutes. The widow and the four kids were sitting in the front row, and other family members and friends were there. It was painful and depressing. The speaker never offered any hope or encouragement. So I left, shaking my head. Even the bricklayer I was walking with back to our cars, said to me, “What was that all about?” To this day, I wonder about those teenagers and the widow; I never heard anymore. I felt for them; there was no message of hope. I know one thing, that teenagers are open to hearing something new or fresh! But that did not happen there that day.


The answer to hopelessness is in the simple Gospel of Jesus Christ. Now the Gospel is very simple: Jesus came, He died, and He rose from the dead. He shed His blood, which erases our sins, past, present and future. Romans 10:9 says: “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;”


Believe on Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved. That is the Doorway to Heaven.


And John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”


And there are many more good comforting words…


The answer to hopelessness has always been and will always be that a Saviour came for us, easily available, simply believe. No hard works involved. He has done it all.


So that is why we feel free today to share the Good News – there is always someone who may enjoy it and receive it!


We will never know the whole situation of that incident that day, but one thing we know for sure that the Gospel when it is shared and accepted, is a Gospel of Hope and promises, direction, and encouragement and comfort for our lives and eternally.


So today, when Jesus knocks at the door of your heart, let Him in and enjoy Him!


God loves you, very, very, very much!


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L’amour du Père Dieu

Il ya une histoire que je veux partager des Écritures pour nous montrer à quel point Dieu nous aime. Ça va comme ça – il y avait un père très riche avec deux fils. Son fils cadet vient chez son père et lui dit: “Papa, je voudrais mon héritage, je veux aller sur mon propre chemin.” Alors son père lui donne son héritage. Son père le voit alors descendre la route vers une terre étrangère. Là, le fils cadet fait beaucoup d’amis parce qu’il a beaucoup d’argent. Il a beaucoup de parties, et a un grand temps. Finalement, il manque d’argent et court d’amis. Il y a une famine dans le pays et il n’y a pas de travail. Il se retrouve donc sans abri. Puis il se rend à une ferme de porcs à la périphérie de la ville et y travaille pour sa nourriture. Il mange des coques de maïs qui sont nourris aux porcs, et vit dans la grange de porc. Un jour, il reprit ses sens, puis il se dit: «Qu’est-ce que je fais ici? Mon père est très riche là-bas et a des serviteurs qui sont mieux que moi et plus bien que moi! Je vais donc retourner chez mon père et je vais lui demander si je peux trouver un emploi comme un de ses serviteurs.


Alors ce jeune fils sortit de la ferme de porcs et, quand il montait la route menant à la maison de son père, son père, qui regardait de sa maison tous les jours pour son fils, le reconnaissait de loin et courait dans l’allée Pour embrasser et baiser son fils, et lui souhaite la bienvenue! Le père, tellement excité, fit venir ses serviteurs pour ramener son fils cadet dans la maison, le nettoyer, lui mettre un Robe, un Anneau au doigt et des Chaussures à ses pieds (ce qui montre le niveau d’amour, L’autorité qu’il a mise sur le fils! La Grâce et la Miséricorde de ce Père sur son Fils!) Le père dit au serviteur, “Va boucher le veau gras, et obtenir l’orchestre de musique prêt, nous allons avoir un barbecue et une grande bienvenue Partie pour lui, parce que Mon Fils était perdu et mort et maintenant il est vivant !!! ”
Maintenant, le fils aîné de ce Père riche, était dans les champs de travail quand il a entendu toute la fête en cours. Il est venu dans la maison et il a demandé à son père: «Qu’est-ce qui se passe?» Le père a dit: «Mon fils était mort, et il est de retour !!!!» Le fils aîné s’est fâché et a dit: «Et moi? Je n’ai jamais fait ce qu’il a fait et j’ai travaillé pour vous toute ma vie ici. Tu ne m’as jamais mis une fête! »Le père dit à son fils aîné:« Tu es toujours avec moi, et TOUT ce que j’ai, c’est à toi! Mais mon fils était mort et maintenant il est VIVANT!
Quand le fils cadet montait sur la route, et il vit son père courir vers lui, il avait peur et probablement pensé que son père était en colère contre lui et dirait: “Qu’est-ce que vous avez fait avec tout votre argent, quel genre de cascadeur Vous tirez sur moi »et tout cela, et il serait très en colère contre lui. Au lieu de cela, le père l’a embrassé et l’a embrassé, et a dit: “Bienvenue, vous étiez perdu et mort, mais maintenant vous êtes en vie!”
Beaucoup d’entre nous luttent dans nos vies avec des questions impardonnables. Mais nous voyons ici comment le grand amour, la miséricorde et le pardon de Dieu nous pardonne, peu importe combien de fois nous échouons. Il est toujours disponible pour nous. Il ne nous abandonne jamais; Nous sommes ses enfants pour toujours! C’est une parfaite démonstration de l’amour de Dieu pour chacun de nous. Ce n’est pas si difficile, c’est juste de lui demander et il va voler sur l’allée de HUG & KISS nous !!! C’est le pardon et la miséricorde de Dieu!
Jésus est toujours debout à la porte frappant. Tout ce que nous avons à faire est d’ouvrir la porte et de le laisser entrer !! Souviens-toi que Dieu t’aime beaucoup, beaucoup.


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That Ol’ Mustard Seed!

When I grew up, and all my life, I always loved hearing stories! From people, from books, from anywhere. I liked telling stories too! One thing I discovered when I first started reading my Bible was that Jesus loved to do that too – as a matter of fact, He gave so many parables to explain things – man, they really made sense to me… One parable that Jesus used, in Matthew 17:20, was this: Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Now apparently a mustard seed is one of the smallest seeds around and it can grow anywhere – it can grow under rocks, under water, and apparently mustard seed can grow in Israel up to 16 feet high!! You can ride underneath it on horseback!
Now Jesus was not talking about the size of the mustard seed – he was talking about the energy and the power IN the mustard seed. He likened it to faith! So it is not how MUCH faith we have, it is faith in Who?? And our faith is in Jesus!
When we first have a revelation about following God in our lives, we begin to trust Him and believe in Him; that means we are walking in faith, just trusting Him! But, many times we have had faith and it didn’t work….
A guy that knows me met up with us at the mall one day, and he knows I am from the “religious” side of things, and I had coffee with him. And he said to me, “Listen Henry, I want to talk to you a bit.” He told me that when he was younger, he had tried “this religion thing.” He had gone to university and he really found what made sense to him, because this religion thing didn’t make sense to him. He said that the thing that really made sense to him that he discovered in university, was math! And my friend said, “With math, you end up with solutions, while in the religion end there is no logic.” He is right, math is so important for the world! I agreed with him! So after he told me all this, he shared with me that he was having major problems in his business, that he could not cope with or handle anymore. It was not working out for him at all. And since the fellow was not a believer at all, I was quite a bit hesitant to tackle him with my “religious” ideas. Finally after a few drinks of coffee, I just said to him, “Can I pray for you?” and he agreed! He said I guess it won’t hurt! Well, I tell you, by that time, my own faith was way, way, WAAAAYY smaller than a mustard seed! And my prayer was not very long and not very exciting! I just asked Jesus to meet his needs.
About a month later, he ran into me. He grabbed me by the arm and shook my hand and said “You will not believe this!” What really happened was God fixed that business problem he had like no one else could fix it! Apparently even a stranger came in from another province and got right into it to help solve his problem! He was so overjoyed, relieved, and thankful!! And couldn’t stop shaking my hand!
Now when my first wife Betty died, we were so devastated, we cried, we prayed, we wanted God to let her live. There were prayer chains going around the world which we really appreciated! Some were fasting, others lighting candles, all trying to help us. But in the end, she died, and we were crushed. But, now, the thing with it all, is God knows everything, beginning to the end, and what is the best for us, so we should never stop trusting Him! No matter what happens, we should never walk simply by sight, but by faith, trusting, believing He who delivered us and gives us eternal life! How he answers us does not change our faith in Him. Father knows best!
Hebrews 11:1
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
Many of us can feel like, well I do trust Jesus but my faith is so little – Remember though… it doesn’t matter the size of the seed, it is what is behind it – and it is the Power of Jesus! Faith and just trusting in Him…
Our blessed assurance we have in pleasing God, is having faith, trusting Him for what He said, what He promised and what He is doing! That is all we have to do to please God, nothing else – Faith in Him, the Son of God, who said “The Father and I are one; if you have seen me, you have seen the Father!” And He also says “I have come that you may have life and life abundant” which means eternal life in the end of things, plus abundant life now on earth!
What a merciful, gracious, and loving God we have!
Be of good courage. Exercise that tiny bit of mustard seed faith we have and we will see what miracles come… Amen and God bless you all today, we love you and God loves you so much!
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What is in Your Hand?

When Jesus knocks at the door of your heart, and you give your life to Him and let Him in, because He resides in you, you are now in God’s will! That simple. God wants to protect us from perishing eternally. That is why He gave us His son, so we should not perish if we believe on Him. It is that simple. That is God’s will for our life. Just believing on him.
John 3:16
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”


Then the purpose is another thing. After we accepted Jesus Christ, then we want to know what our purpose in life is. We find our purpose this way – we are probably in God’s purpose now but we don’t realize it. There is an example for us today, from Moses’ story in the Bible…


God had chosen Moses to deliver God’s people from Pharaoh. They were slaves of Pharaoh. Moses was standing depressed before God, because he did not know how to deliver the people from Pharaoh and God spoke to Moses. He said to him, “What is in your hand?” and Moses said “I have a walking stick.” God said to throw it on the ground, and it became a snake! Then God said to pick it up by the tail. And when Moses did that, it became a stick again!


I was listening to a story by an archaeologist who was chasing all around the world, looking for Moses’ grave to find the magic stick! Anyway, he ended up in a museum in England and there is a stick there! It is 5 feet 3 inches long and black varnished! He was not allowed to touch it. But we know that the power was not in that stick!


Anyway, coming back to Moses, God told him to head towards the Red Sea. And Pharaoh let the Israelites go. Moses was walking towards the Red Sea with the stick, with a million of God’s people down his neck behind him! When they got to the water, he could see the Egyptians in the distance – they were already coming for them! Moses, still depressed (he was a depressed sort of a fellow, and was also 80 years old), was facing the Red Sea and the enemy coming after them. So he said to God, what do I do now!? God said, “What is in your hand?” And Moses said, the stick. So God told him to take the stick and hit the water. And we know the rest of the story! The Red Sea parted, and Moses and all the Israelites went across it and into the desert!!!! Many other miracles happened there, now that Moses knew where to look for God’s power!


So the question for us today is, “What is in your hand?” I read a little book many years ago; it was called “Brother Lawrence.” He had joined the monastery to find God. And through many religious exercises and everything, he could not find his purpose in life. And one day while peeling potatoes in the kitchen, which was his job, God touched him, woke him up, and he said that he realized that his purpose in life was what was in his hands – peeling potatoes!! All the other priests and others in the monastery wondered why he was so happy! He had had a revelation from God that what he was doing with his hands was his purpose in life. Now maybe that doesn’t sound too exciting for many of us – what is in our hands? Now today, you may say, well, my life isn’t that important “just” changing baby diapers for example or you could be a big time CEO of a big company, unfulfilled in life – or whatever other form of labors we may be doing – we know though that every president or king’s mother once changing their kids’ diaper did not know at that time what God was up to and what plans He had for that son or daughter – because God always has a plan for your life, with whatever you have in your hand.


We learn from the lesson today in Moses’ story and Brother Lawrence, that the key with God is usually “what is in your hand.” There is nothing wrong with doing other great things, but I remember when I first became a Christian, under the suggestions of many good hearted preachers and leaders, to go out into the world and do great things, I wanted to pack my suitcase and head out! But, I soon realized my purpose in life was most of the time what was in my hand, meaning what am I doing at the moment? At that moment I was working as a carpenter with carpenter tools and raising a family.


Lacking understanding where God’s power and purpose is, we are wise to do what Moses did! Our encouragement comes from God – because all power and strength and the ability to move forward comes from Him.


So today, if any one of us are thinking this life is pretty boring, “peeling potatoes” or whatever, we know we are not there by accident! Moses was 80 and he delivered his people! It was all a God effort! We learn today that it was all a supernatural doing of God! Because the stick itself had no power in it! Even though that archaeologist I mentioned believed that! So, if we find ourselves today in a situation which is less than exciting, think again about Moses’ situation! God may just be in it!

God loves you very, very much.


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Condemnation No More!

Before I became a Christian, before Jesus knocked at the door of my heart and I let Him in, and He became my saviour, Lord and redeemer, I lived a lot of my life under condemnation. If I did not condemn myself because of my sins, misbehaviours or actions, somebody else would do it – anybody in authority, parents, leaders, friends – the enemy would use any one of them. Condemnation brings many forms of disapproval – I could feel left out, isolated, discouraged, guilty.


Condemnation is NOT from God; it comes from the accuser himself, Satan. You know, my Grandma was Irish. The Irish didn’t call the devil “the devil” – they called him “hisself”!! I think they were afraid of him, or they were polite! So they called him “hisself.” But it is true – he is the carrier of condemnation, the accuser! But one definition of “sin” is misbehaving. We live in the world, where misbehaviours are part of life. Now how many times a day, a year or whatever do we misbehave? But we got to remember what the blood of Jesus is for! It washes away EVERY sin, past, present and future! That is the Gospel!


I just want to give a Bible story here – it is about a woman who was caught in the act of adultery by a bunch of religious leaders of the day (this is in John 8:1-11). In those days, if you broke the law, they didn’t take you to court, but they stoned you to death. So this lady was brought in front of Jesus with these guys with stones in their pockets and they said to Him, “Jesus, this woman was caught in the act of adultery today and we are going to stone her to death because that is what the law recommends. What do you say?”
Well, what Jesus did was say, “all right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” And those accusers heard this and they started filing out, one by one, the oldest first. In a few minutes they were all gone. And Jesus was left with the woman alone. Then Jesus asked the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” And the woman said, “No Lord!!” And He said, “Neither do I; now go on your way and sin no more.” Misbehaviour is washed away by the precious Blood of Jesus at the Cross, past, present and future. And the Bible says, you can NEVER be separated from the Love of God –


Romans 8:38
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”


We are freed by the Love of God!! God is love and He created us in His image, so therefore, in His eyes, you are –
very, very important,
and very, very, very loved,
and He cares for you!!


Today, He is knocking at the door of your heart, Let Him in! And enjoy His love,


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Truc de L’ennemi

L’un des tours de l’ennemi nous fait croire que lorsque nous péchons, cela nous sépare de Dieu. Cela ne pourrait JAMAIS arriver à nous, croyants en Jésus Christ, parce que l’œuvre accomplie de la Croix a traité nos péchés une fois pour toutes. La Bible dit que cela ne changera jamais !!!
Nos péchés ou quoi que ce soit dans la vie qui existe ne peut jamais nous séparer de l’amour de Dieu à nouveau! Nous sommes un avec Lui maintenant et rien ne changera jamais …
La Bible dit dans Romains 8: 38 et 39:
«Car je suis convaincu que ni la mort ni la vie, ni les anges, ni les démons, ni le présent, ni le futur, ni les puissances, ni la hauteur, ni la profondeur, ni autre chose dans la création ne pourront JAMAIS nous séparer de l’Amour de Dieu C’est-à-dire en Jésus-Christ notre Seigneur.
Quand je suis entré dans ma nouvelle vie chrétienne il y a de nombreuses années, je n’avais jamais lu ni possédé une Bible, alors quand j’en ai eu une, j’ai découvert qu’il y avait 6 000 promesses là-bas, et c’est ainsi que Dieu nous parle, Écrit! Quand je tomberais ou pécherais, je me demandais où Dieu allait; A-t-il disparu quelque part? J’ai perdu le contact avec Lui. Je perdis ma joie, et la dépression s’installe. Alors, je lisais Son mot sur ce que Dieu disait de toute ma situation, et cette écriture de Romains 8 m’a expliqué ce que Dieu était comme; Sur l’Amour du Père qui ne me laisse jamais, quoi qu’il arrive !!!!! Quel soulagement et une liberté que j’ai reçus contre toute condamnation, peur et culpabilité que l’astuce de l’ennemi cause en sachant que Rien ne pourra JAMAIS me séparer de l’Amour de Dieu qui est en Jésus-Christ notre Seigneur !!!
Ne tombez pas dans le piège de l’ennemi.
Jésus frappe à la porte de votre cœur … Laissez-le entrer et il vous parlera. Que Dieu vous bénisse, Il vous aime beaucoup! Nous t’aimons…
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New Years’ Resolutions

Many self-efforts are embraced and very, very much needed in this life. I am not against New Year’s Resolutions, for anyone who is successful, and can enjoy and keep them. But here is my experience: One of my earlier years’ disasters was me making New Year’s resolutions and not being able to keep any of them! It was my self-efforts, and some imposed on me by others – to quit drinking, quit smoking, pray harder, be kinder and love people more, love God more, try to find Him, make efforts and sacrifices and by the end of February, I was all depressed, had not achieved anything, and had blown all of them pretty well. Now, the worst thing that was going on at that stage was that Lent was going to start in a couple of weeks, and Lent meant fasting and sacrifices, to strengthen all my resolutions, be kind, love God more, love my enemies; as a matter of fact it was starting all over til Easter. So, to be honest with everyone, I was a failure. I found out from that that self-effort is very difficult.


And then one day when Jesus knocked at the door of my heart, I let Him in and He looked around at my resolutions, and He began to fire them out the window! All the efforts and the hard work I was trying on my own! What a joy and a peace that came over me! That was the beginning of my New Life – He could do it, if He wanted to. And the thing was, He said He wanted to! So as I found out how much He loved me as my saviour and redeemer and forgiver, then I began to love others a little bit more and be kind to them! Finally I thought I found God! But, He was not lost, He was the one that found me!!


So, this is called the Gospel, which means the Good News!! The reason I make a blog now and share the gospel is because I want to tell everybody! I read the other day there are 6 billion people on the planet, and when Jesus left He said, go into the world and tell everyone. But, at my age, I cannot go around the world! Now, I found a good way to do that, right from my living room!! I forward the Gospel, which is the Good News, on my blog in French and English, and Facebook, and that is called “sowing the seed.” The word of God is a seed. The seed is sown by someone, by me or whoever, and someone else down the line waters it, and it grows into fruit for everyone who believes it!! That is God’s promise!


Now, my prayer is that any person who is struggling with resolutions will read this, and accept the gift of Jesus Christ, the Spirit of God that guides you, protects you, cares for you, will meet all your needs, washes away all your sins, past, present and future, plus guaranteed eternal life for you, and for your household as well, as you believe on Him.


God is love and he really, really loves you! My prayer for anyone within earshot is that you would have a prosperous year ahead, and in all that you do and you touch, the blessing of God would be upon your lives, in meeting all of your needs, as you trust Him to do so!!


God bless you, have a Happy New Year, love you all!!!

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