Grace For Your Day February 19

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 reaching people here in this part of the country all by ourselves so it only makes sense that we need help from other congregations.

One of those congregations is Grace Church on 99 in Squamish. Grace Church on 99 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 called a new pastor to lead their congregation in 2015 named David Corrente. David is originally from Ontario and is a graduate of The Expositor’s Seminary where he was trained in expository preaching and sound theology. He and his wife, Chelsea, have four 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 David will preach for us here at GFC and I will preach for their people in Squamish. 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 proclaim the Word right along with you and we want to do everything we can to encourage them in that task.

Pastor David will be speaking from Acts 1:9-11 and the title of his sermon is “Christ’s Ascension the Church’s Assurance.” The passage is as follows:

And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”

I pray that this Sunday will be a blessing to us all. Please come join us if you can as it should be a great encouragement and please pray for me that I would be an encouragement to the people in Squamish.

– Jeremy Cagle