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Forfeit and Loss

Posted by kelvinbueckert on March 24, 2019 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Matthew 16:24-28


Forfeiture is the loss of rights to one’s property and most often occurs because one has neglected one’s duty. Jesus cautioned His disciples against forfeiting something that is infinitely precious…one’s soul. The soul is not referred to much today. Many people want to be known as “spiritual” but where does the soul enter the picture? Why would these words of Jesus matter to p...

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Why Do We Need God?

Posted by kelvinbueckert on March 16, 2019 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Matthew 13:45-46

He is an old man. He just discovered what it means to be born again. After a life-time of going to church, why does he need such a unique relationship with God? He lived a good life. He doesn’t hate anyone, and isn’t angry with anyone. He doesn’t swear any more. According to a certain code of Christian ethics he should qualify to go to heaven.


Looking back,...

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God's Compassion

Posted by kelvinbueckert on March 10, 2019 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Psalm 116:5-9

Our Life Group had been praying for a woman who has been in a coma for 2 years. What her family have endured during that time can never be told. But I was reminded of the verse that in the King James speaks of “bowels of compassion” – describing the depth of God’s interest in our lives. He calls us to emulate Him by our compassionate hearts, bowels of mercies, heartfelt compassion an...

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Praise and Worship!

Posted by kelvinbueckert on March 3, 2019 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Hebrews 13:15-16


As a child growing up, the emphasis in church seemed to be on reverence. We were taught to keep still and to be quiet. We sang with enthusiasm, but not clapping and certainly no hands were in the air, nor did we move to the music. Rhythm to my childish mind, equated to sinfulness. God, the object of our worship, was veiled in a mystery that commanded awe. After all He is Spirit. I remember one elderly lady who int...

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Give Me Oil

Posted by kelvinbueckert on February 24, 2019 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Matthew 25:1-13


“Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning.

Give me oil in my lamp I pray.

Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning;

Keep me burning till the break of day.

Sing Hosannas, Sing Hosannas, Sing Hosannas to the King of Kings”


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Our Covenant God

Posted by kelvinbueckert on February 15, 2019 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Ezekiel 16


What is a covenant?

Ecclesiastical: A solemn agreement between the members of a church to act together in harmony with the precepts of the gospel. There are national as well as legal covenants which bind people groups together for a stated purpose.

In the Bible it is an agreement between God and His people, upon whom He places covenantal blessings, conditioned b...

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Posted by kelvinbueckert on February 10, 2019 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

2 Corinthians 13:14


Recently I became aware that many people attending church go for the sake of “worship”. This is not a bad thing. We know that our God takes pleasure in our worship when it is from the heart. Perhaps we take Paul’s words to heart as we proclaim ”the grace of the Lord, Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit” (2 Corinthians 13:14) In this one benedicti...

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When He Came to His Senses

Posted by kelvinbueckert on February 3, 2019 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Luke 15:11-32


Today we are going to look at two scriptures, words of Jesus as He taught folks then and now, how to deal with a particular problem. First let’s identify that problem. We see a description of a man and a sheep, both going astray. It was a favourite them in Jesus’ sermons. John records: “All this I have told you that you will not go astray” (16:1). Why was this important to Jesus? He tells us...

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Deliver Us From Evil

Posted by kelvinbueckert on January 27, 2019 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Matthew 6:9-13

Most of us are familiar with the Lord’s Prayer. In some churches it is repeated every Sunday. Each phrase is very meaningful when we examine them individually. This prayer teaches us first to honour our Father who is in heaven. His name represents the essence of His being – that which is holy. What a challenge in our world today, to think about holiness!


Our focus ...

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Only God

Posted by kelvinbueckert on January 20, 2019 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

John 10:10-30

We have just celebrated the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Before He was born God prepared the way. Consider the connection between Hanukkah and Christmas.

Isaiah wrote, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold a virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name”…. what? “...

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