Grace For Your Day February 27

One of the greatest joys in ministry is to support other like-minded churches in the spread of the Gospel. Our Vision Statement says that it is our mission “To proclaim grace upon grace to Chilliwack, British Columbia and to the ends of the earth.” However, we cannot do that alone. It is impossible for us to do all the work of preaching, teaching, witnessing, counselling, and serve people here in this community all by ourselves so it only makes sense that we need help from other congregations.

One of those congregations is Prairie Chapel in Abbotsford. Prairie Chapel began several decades ago when a group of believers wanted to start a church that was founded on the Gospel and the basic teaching of Scripture. Since then, they have seen a considerable amount of growth and have called a new pastor to lead their congregation in 2018 named Mike Chalmers. Mike is originally from Surrey, B. C. and is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary where he was trained in expository preaching and sound theology. He and his wife, Tanya, have five children.

In order to learn more about their ministry and the work that they are engaged in, this Sunday we will be doing a Pastor Swap where Pastor Mike will preach for us here at GFC and I will preach for their people in Abbotsford. The goal in doing this is to have him give a report to you on the ministry over there and remind you that you do not stand alone in your faithfulness to the Scriptures. The Lord has called other congregations to preach the Word right along with you and we want to do everything we can to encourage them in that task.

The title of his sermon is “We Believe the Word of God” and it will be on several passages including:

Second Timothy 3:16-17:
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

Hebrews 4:12:
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Second Peter 1:2-3:
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
I pray that this Sunday will be a blessing to us all. Please come join us if you can for it should be a great encouragement.

– Jeremy Cagle