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LIFE’S CRUISES AND CROSSES

Enjoying a dose of natural vitamin “D” in January in an equipping environment seemed like a great idea for body and soul. I never imagined that I would learn so much about carrying a cross on a cruise. Cruises Make Sense In 2014 I co-chaired a task force assigned to rally pastors from some of Canada's largest churches in a conference setting. Someone suggested facilitating our meetings on a Caribbean cruise. After some initial resistance we agreed that the idea made cents. A 5-day cruise was equal in cost to a 5-day stay at a Toronto-area hotel. Before you could say, “Belize it or not” forty of us were on our way to Central America with Royal Caribbean. By the end…
Bob Jones
August 1, 2018
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WANTING MORE OF GOD

I want MORE of God. I want MORE of God who is not created in my image. I want MORE of God who accepts people who are painfully aware they could be wrong in their beliefs. I want MORE of God who knows my infallibility and allows room for me to err on the side of mercy and grace. I want MORE of God who is a friend of sinners and the conscience of the self-righteous and died for both. (Isaiah 53:12; Matthew 23:25-28) I want MORE of God who allows the righteous to suffer and the unrighteous to prosper, in this life. (Romans 5:3; Psalm 73:3) I want MORE of God who designed marriage to be for life and…
Bob Jones
June 15, 2015
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THE CROSS EQUALS LOVE

Jesus came as the answer to the question, "Why won’t God do something?" In the horrific shadows of the murderous cruelty of terrorists, killer storms, kids dying from cancer, the ungodly suffering of vulnerable people...God gives an answer. God's Answer God offers Himself. He gives His best. "For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 (NLT) Jesus, the Son of God and Son of Man is God's way of healing a broken world. Right On Time "Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented…
Bob Jones
April 3, 2015
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THE KIDS GOT IT RIGHT

I had a front row seat for three all-star Christmas presentations by our Children’s Ministry. Color me, “Proud Pastor.” None of the participants were my children or grandchildren, but they were all family! On Our First Day of Christmas There Were 22 bell ringers chiming, 8 cheerleaders jumping, 7 angels singing, 5 band members serenading, 4 line dancers grooving, 3 C & W singers crooning, 2 choir directors leading, 1 sixty-five voice choir singing and a partridge in a pear tree (OK, so no partridge). A Christmas Extravaganza Yep, it was our King’s Kids Christmas presentation! There was Ginger Breadhouse, Holly Branch, Candy Cane, Mary, and…Ned, Ted and Jed! Miss Carolyn Bells, the children's choir director, was leading the kids…
Bob Jones
December 7, 2014