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Bob Jones

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A 13 Year Old Will Lead Them

Are your beliefs consistent to the core? Jesus, from the cross, said, “Father, forgive them for they don’t know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34) To us this makes little sense. His death was no accident; it was murder. But Jesus forgave. Profound. Forgiving goes right to the core of a belief in Jesus. Two days ago (Tuesday September 18th) a little girl stood at the front of a hushed Ottawa courtroom, ready to tell the convicted killer who repeatedly raped her before murdering a police officer that she was prepared to forgive him, just like Jesus would. She was 10 when she was raped. The now 13-year-old made it through just two sentences before breaking down in tears. A…
Bob Jones
September 20, 2012
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Virtual Choir

Eric Whitacre is a Grammy award winning composer and conductor. He became a YouTube sensation when he posted a video of himself conducting one of his compositions. He invited people to follow his lead, video themselves singing his song and submit the video to him. People from around the world responded. Their videos were combined together creating a virtual choir - and the video went viral. A 2nd and 3rd effort culminated in April 2012 with over 3000 people from 78 countries singing together. I think of God having sent out a message that He would conduct His composition. He invited people to follow His lead and sing His song. The melody is about grace and the harmony is about…
Bob Jones
September 3, 2012
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Halle’s Hope

This past Sunday at North Pointe we prayed for five-year-old Halle Popowich of St Albert, who was diagnosed with a rare form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Without a bone marrow transplant, doctors have pegged her chances of survival at between five and 20 per cent. I was touched by the people who came up to me asking how they could find out if they were a match for Halle. Dad Kurt and mom Deana are appealing for people to get tested, even if they don’t wind up being a match for Halle. “It’s not just about Halle,” Deana said. “We feel happy that we can use her story to help so many other people. We’ve met so many other…
Bob Jones
August 30, 2012
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THE RIPPLE EFFECT: SAYING “YES” TO JESUS

Every time someone says, “yes” to Jesus, the world changes for the better. I liken the results to the “ripple effect”...the expanding series of effects or consequences that are the result of a single event or action. Ripple Effect We’ve all done it - taken a stone and thrown it into a body of water and watched the concentric circles ripple outward from the point of impact. You are tied to all of that. You’re tied to the stone. You’re tied to the water. You have caused change through a single and simple act. Acts 2 The Book of Acts, chapter two, shows what one “yes” can do. Weeks earlier, Peter, a disciple of Jesus said “yes” when Jesus asked…
Bob Jones
August 20, 2012
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My Own Personal Podium

We've been going through our ALL IN series on Sundays at North Pointe.  Cindy Glubish writes, "I’ve been watching a lot of the Olympics. I have shed a few million tears. I’ve been inspired so many times I can’t begin to sum it up. As a result, I decided to research Olympic training technique. Unending amounts of information popped up. I’m sure you are not surprised by that. I wasn't." "There is only so much I can do in a month and I am going to prepare myself the best that I can." -Michael Phelps- Read her complete contribution here.
Bob Jones
August 8, 2012
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Captain Canada

Ya gotta love Christine Sinclair. I hoped to see Sinclair captain the Canadian Womens Olympic Soccer Team to an improbable victory over the heavily-favoured US team. Sinclair is a warrior if ever there was one. I had the pleasure of watching her compete in Edmonton in the U19 FIFA World Championship in August 2002. Game after game for Canada she was the best. Even though Canada lost to the US, Sinclair was named the Tournament MVP with 10 goals. Since then she has become known as one of the most consistent women’s soccer players in the world. She is a 7-time winner as Canadian Soccer Player of the Year and nominated 5 times as World Soccer Player of the year.…
Bob Jones
August 6, 2012
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FUEL FOR GOLD

Tamara Oudenaarden is a retired Canadian speed skater and was a member of the Winter Olympic Team in 2010. Tamara is also a believer and a friend. I asked her to talk about one of the least observable but vitally important parts of Olympic training and how she applies that to faith. Fuel For Gold “Training is a major aspect of sport but something that people look past is the recovery which is an essential part of an athlete’s world. Fueling your body with the right things at the right time, or jumping into cold bath’s or pulling on your recovery tights are so important if you want to keep your performance level up day after day. Its essential to…
Bob Jones
July 31, 2012
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Are Your Beliefs Livable?

Your beliefs play a determining role in how you view life.  Your mind uses your beliefs to create your personal view of the real world. Wherever you are, its your beliefs that have gotten you there. Children, have beliefs impressed on them that are quotable, but not necessarily livable. For instance... · "Chocolate milk comes from brown cows." · "If you swallow a seed, a plant will grow inside you." · "If you swallow chewing gum it will stay in your stomach for 7 years." · "Ice cream vans only play music when they've run out of ice cream." We can be attracted to a belief because of its sheer beauty. Some beliefs are attractive because they appear to unify…
Bob Jones
January 10, 2012