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Bob Jones

Life Formation

10 INDISPENSABLE BOOKS FOR A VITAL CHRISTIAN LIFE

Choosing which ones would go and which would stay was one of the harder decisions of my life. Books are my friends and I had over one thousand of them in my office at North Pointe. They were a source of wisdom, counsel, challenge, empathy and entertainment for decades – food for my soul. When I was nearing graduation from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College my professors advised me in making a choice between food and books, I should give up food for books. I took them at their word. Now I had to say goodbye. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 1, 2019
Life Stories

JORDAN’S JOURNEY FOR A CURE

Pete and Christa Gagnon started 2016 with good cheer for family and friends: “As the New Year approaches us with new hopes, here is wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead.” Four days into 2016 I received an email from Christa.  She said their 5 year old daughter Jordan had been ill. It was serious. Doctors’ initial diagnosis was leaning towards GAN - Giant Axonal Neuropathy - a rare, incurable, terminal, genetic disorder. Say that last phrase again - slowly - to let it sink in on you. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 1, 2019
Health Matters

FEARLESS IN 21 DAYS

I ran into the house clammy and panicked. I did not want to be alone. But, I also unquestionably did not want to share my tormenting thoughts with anyone else. Are You OK? Concerned by my frantic behavior, my husband asked, “Are you okay?” “I’m fine,” I lied, as I handed off the kids for bedtime. I hurried to my bedroom. “How does God deal with suicide? Would I really go to hell? How would my family deal with it? Would I ever actually have the guts to do it?” I locked my door, longing to leave these forceful thoughts on the other side of it, but they followed me to my bed, the place I always ran to when…
Bob Jones
May 1, 2019
Life Formation

WHY TONY CAMPOLO WILL MAKE YOU SEE RED

Dr. Tony Campolo has never been accused of being boring. I was a young pastor, eager to be mentored in communication and leadership, when I heard Tony address the Congress on Pentecostal Leadership in Toronto. Not too deep into his message, Tony had people seeing red. (more…)
Bob Jones
April 29, 2019
Health MattersPopular

DEPRESSION: MY STORY by BROCK HARRISON

Just write, Harrison. For the love of God, write. This speech needs to be locked in a week and you don’t even have an outline. So write. Like you’ve done a thousand times before. Baby is crying again. Ignore. She’ll get her. You’ve got to get this done. Oh yeah, and it’s got to be good. There will be 1,000 people with deep pockets at this thing. So make it compelling. And funny. And smart. Some inspiration would be good, too. Why can’t I do this? Just write one word. One stinkin’ word. Nothing. Heart pounds. Head spins. Muscles seize. This isn’t going to get done. Walk away. Lie down. Have I lost it? Will I get back? What if…
Bob Jones
April 29, 2019
Life StoriesUncategorized

THE STRENGTH OF MY WEAKNESS: VAHEN KING

Weaknesses! We all have them, but rarely do you see someone boasting about them. In fact, we view them as a negative thing, and try to hide them. We portray to the world this résumé full of all our key strengths and abilities. I want to challenge you by saying, God sees the résumé of your life, with all your failures and weaknesses and says, "I CAN USE THAT." (more…)
Bob Jones
April 29, 2019
Uncategorized

KILLING CHRISTIANS: A BAROMETER OF FAITH

Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world. The statement is not a Ripley's Believe It Or Not fact. It is unbelievably true. This is a difficult subject to face but vital to be aware of because of its wider implications. (more…)
Bob Jones
April 22, 2019