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The importance of structure

There is an old adage that states, "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail". How true this rings when a church finds itself in crises. The Bible is clear that everything should be done in order (1 Corinthians 14:40), and yet so many Christians seem allergic to the tools that help to bring that consistency and order. In pursuing excellence (Colossians 3:16-17) in the context...

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The Gospel Truth

Back in my seminary days, our theology prof gave us an assignment. It was simply this - define the Gospel. When Paul wrote in Romans 1:16, that he was "not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation", what did he mean? When he wrote of declaring the gospel "by which you are being saved" (I Cor. 15:1-2), what exactly was he proclaiming? What is the gosp...

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An un-biblical view of God

A few years ago, I was travelling from Vancouver to Prince George, and the person sitting next to me, when she found out I was a pastor shared that she had made up her own god. She was serious, and as we kept talking, she shared she was a little tired with that god, so was thinking of making up another one. Shocking and stupid, and yet so many people are shifting from a Bi...

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Sovereign Suffering

Joseph, in faithful obedience to his father (37:12-17), was approaching his brothers in love when they betrayed him and sold him for pieces of silver (37:23-28). He was wrongfully accused and captured and paid the penalty: just for the unjust (39:13-20). Jesus, in faithful obedience to his father, approached His brothers in love and was betrayed, sold for pieces of silver,...

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Putting Feet to the dream

Over the past few months we have been asking the question. “Why a BC Chapter?” With the help of our steering Committee we recently worked through this question and we are excited to share the following purpose....

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Together We Can!

Welcome to the first issue of the Gospel Coalition, British Columbia Chapter newsletter. It has long been my dream that we as a group of evangelical believers could come together in mutual support and fellowship. I believe God is calling us together for such a time as this. As we are increasingly being exposed to the world's agenda we need to take time and effort to bolst...

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