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Bob Jones

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4 IRONIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COURAGEOUS

Courageous people share one common quality - they don't describe themselves as courageous. They talk about being afraid and scared. Some explain that they were "just doing their duty." Soldiers awarded the highest honors of bravery tell of simply trying to "protect their buddies." Courage has an irony about it. (more…)
Bob Jones
October 29, 2019
Life FormationLife Stories

THE GIRL BEHIND THE RED ROPE

If you are familiar with M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village you will feel right at home reading The Girl Behind The Red Rope. Two Dekkers –Ted and Rachelle, father and daughter – teamed up to craft a modern parable of The Girl Behind the Red Rope. (more…)
Bob Jones
October 27, 2019
Life Stories

FROM ALCOHOLIC TO AWESOME

Have you ever had a stroke of bad luck that started a domino effect to disaster? Shannon Reeve's new semi-truck and his life long dream were in shambles. There were fuel bills, insurance bills, repair bills, no money to cover medical bills and a $130k loan that was screaming for payments. Shannon was suicidal. His marriage teetered on disaster. He drowned his sorrows in an endless flow of alcohol. (more…)
Bob Jones
October 20, 2019
Life Formation

PASTORS DON’T INDULGE IN HYPOTHETICALS: PETERSON

Over the last three decades, no one has done more to shape my pastoral imagination than Eugene Peterson. As readers of Peterson’s The Message translation of Scripture know, he had a love affair with well-chosen words. A year before his death on October 22, 2018 he discovered how inflammatory a single word could be. (more…)
Bob Jones
October 17, 2019
Life Formation

WELCOME: 17 WAYS FOR LOVE TO BE SEEN

She felt a nervous excitement signing up for the church women’s retreat. It wasn’t easy to do, but she reasoned that spending a weekend with other Christian women would allow her to meet friends and be welcomed into the life of her new church. (more…)
Bob Jones
October 12, 2019
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MY FACE WAS ON FIRE: CHERYL’S STORY

My name is Cheryl Turner. I’m a recovered drug addict and a follower of Jesus Christ. I was raised in a family of alcoholics. By the age of 12, I was drinking with my parents, started smoking in grade 8 and doing drugs in grade 9. Cheryl and her husband Paul host CARE Ministry every Wednesday at 7:00pm at North Pointe for people facing addictions. Call 780-452-5566 or email  info@northpointechurch.ca for more info. Please leave a comment for Cheryl below. Under The Influence By nature, I was shy and reserved but I liked who I became while I was under the influence as it was much easier for me to fit in socially if I had a bit of “help.”…
Bob Jones
October 10, 2019