Posts with the category “grace-for-your-day”

Grace for Your Day July 26
July 26th, 2021
The story is told of the time a pompous looking deacon asked the children in his Sunday School Class: “Why do people call me a Christian?” To which one little boy replied, “It is because they do not k...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day July 19
July 19th, 2021
In December of 2010, the Globe and Mail Website wrote an article that said:"Before 1971, less than one percent of Canadians ticked the "no religion" box on national surveys. Two generations later, nea...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day July 12
July 12th, 2021
Several years ago, a major Christian denomination published a list of misprints in their church bulletins which were rather funny. They were pretty amusing because they included things such as:Last we...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day July 5
July 5th, 2021
The word “commitment” has fallen on hard times today. It has fallen on difficult times because many people church hop like it is going out of style. They change churches at the drop of a hat because, ...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day June 28
June 28th, 2021
The Book of Ephesians has taken us through a lot of things as a church. It has brought us through a lot of trials over the past several years. For example, it is the book that we were in when the pand...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day June 21
June 20th, 2021
In the 1800’s, a young preacher in Philadelphia was forced to resign from his church for speaking out against slavery. His name was Dudley Tyng and, shortly afterwards, he was involved in a horrible a...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day June 14
June 14th, 2021
Oliver Cromwell was an English statesman who led the Puritan forces to victory during the English Civil War in the 1600’s. He won several decisive battles eventually causing him to be elected Lord Pro...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day June 7
June 7th, 2021
The story is told of a Zimbabwean pastor who reportedly told his congregants that he had a set of holy pens that could help university students pass their exams. According to the local newspaper that ...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day May 31
May 31st, 2021
The typical Roman soldier carried two shields with him into battle. One was called the parma. It was a small block of wood two feet across that was used by the calvary and the infantry at the back of ...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day May 24
May 25th, 2021
The story is told of the time when a famous general was attempting to conquer Persia and, at one point in the campaign, it looked like he might lose because his troops were too lethargic. They were we...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day May 17
May 17th, 2021
GRACE FOR YOUR DAY: George Crawford is a graduate of Occidental College and UCLA in Los Angeles where he graduated with a degree in Law. Upon finishing his studies, he worked as a Prosecuting Attorney...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day May 10
May 10th, 2021
In his Commentary on Ephesians, James Montgomery Boice says:"I preached my first sermon when I was thirteen years old and the text I preached was [Ephesians 6:10-17 on the Armour of God]. I preached i...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day May 3
May 3rd, 2021
In the last 50 years or so, a lot has been written on the subject of spiritual warfare. Due to the rise of the charismatic movement, Christian booksellers have sought to publish as much as possible on...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day April 27
April 26th, 2021
The New Testament Commentator, Warren Wiersbe, once said that: “The Christian life is a battleground, not a playground.” By that, he meant that it is not easy to be a Christian. It is not a simple thi...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day April 19
April 20th, 2021
According to a recent article in the Chilliwack Progress, February is usually a slow month in the real estate market. Typically, only a few houses sell. However, in February of this year, 533 houses w...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day April 12
April 11th, 2021
In light of the United States border being closed, we have decided to postpone the Spring conference for this year and are looking forward to having Dr. Tedd Tripp join us in Spring of 2022. However, ...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day April 5
April 6th, 2021
Galatians 5:13-15 says:For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love. For the whole Law is f...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day March 29
March 31st, 2021
Easter is upon us! It is time to celebrate the day of the risen Lord together and, to do that, we will be having three services over the weekend. We will be having three programs. One on Good Friday (...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day March 21
March 21st, 2021
The story is told of the time a greeting card company decided to do something special for Mother’s Day. They set up a table in a federal prison and invited inmates to send free cards to their mothers....  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day March 16
March 16th, 2021
Temptation.When was the last time you were tempted to sin? Just a few minutes ago? Maybe an hour ago? This morning? Last night? Did you see it as temptation? What did you do? Did you ignore it? How di...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day March 8
March 8th, 2021
According to the United Nations, there are 385,000 babies born each day in the world which comes to about 16,000 per hour and 267 per minute. As a result, scientists have determined that the populatio...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day March 1
March 2nd, 2021
The Dictionary defines singleness as “the state or quality of being unmarried.” It is the state in life either before starting a family or after choosing not to pursue one and it is important because ...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day February 22
February 22nd, 2021
In his Commentary on Ephesians, Martyn Lloyd-Jones writes:[As you read Ephesians 5], you would have thought that there could be nothing more exalted than that 27th verse where we are given a glimpse o...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day February 15
February 15th, 2021
In a preaching magazine that I read, the author suggested the following ways to say “I love you” to someone.1. Make a homemade card with a picture of the two of you on the cover.2. Write a poem. It do...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day February 1
February 1st, 2021
When someone suffers, the question is often asked: “Why do bad things happen to good people?” People want to know why does God let the innocent suffer. Why does He allow people to die and get sick and...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace for Your Day January 25
January 25th, 2021
The kingdom of God has been described as “God’s rule over the universe.” It refers to the fact that God rules over everything that exists. He is King and He is Lord and, therefore, He reigns over it a...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace For Your Day January 18
January 18th, 2021
Discipleship has been described as the act of simply telling someone about the Lord. It is the process of finding someone who knows less about Jesus than you do and showing them what you know. Sometim...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace For Your Day January 11
January 11th, 2021
At the time the New Testament was written, the Roman Empire ruled over 100 million people or one fifth of the world’s population. It also covered more than two million square miles of land and was con...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace For Your Day January 4
January 4th, 2021
In his book, The City of God, the 4th Century theologian, Augustine, wrote that there is a city of God and a city of man. He said that, when we read the Bible, we see that there are two kingdoms in th...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace For Your Day December 28
December 28th, 2020
The name Malachi means “messenger” because that is what Malachi was. He was an ordinary man who was chosen to deliver a message to Israel. We do not know much about him. His identity remains a secret ...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace For Your Day December 21
December 21st, 2020
As we all know, the holiday season is upon us. With all of the Christmas music and Christmas trees and Christmas decorations going up around town, it is hard to ignore the fact that the Christmas is f...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace For Your Day December 14
December 14th, 2020
If you were commissioned to announce to the world the birth of the Saviour, who would you announce it to?  An advertising agency?  A important king? Someone of influence who had connections to get the...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace For Your Day December 7, 2020
December 9th, 2020
The Christmas season is upon us, and I keep thinking how did that happen?We are taking a break this week from our amazing series through Ephesians (thank you Pastor Jeremy) to start a series of three ...  Read More
by Christi Viljoen
Grace For Your Day November 30
November 30th, 2020
Ephesians 5:22 may be one of the most controversial passages in the Bible. In a time of secular feminism and women’s liberation, it may be one of the most offensive texts in the Word of God because it...  Read More
by Grace Office
Grace For Your Day November 23
November 23rd, 2020
In her book, The Excellent Wife, Martha Peace writes:God’s will for every Christian wife is that her most important ministry be to her husband (Genesis 2:18). After a wife’s own personal relationship ...  Read More
by Grace Office
Grace For Your Day November 16
November 16th, 2020
According to a recent survey, the number one cause of divorce in North America is a lack of commitment. People just do not feel the need to uphold their wedding vows anymore. They do not see the need ...  Read More
by Grace Office
Grace For Your Day November 9
November 9th, 2020
When it comes to our roles in the home, theologians have come up with two terms to describe the relationship between a husband and a wife: egalitarianism and complementarianism. Egalitarianism refers ...  Read More
by Grace Office
Grace For Your Day November 2
November 2nd, 2020
Type your new text here. The term "submission" is considered by some to be a foul word today. It is considered to be offensive. In fact, one reason there is so much violence and revolution in the worl...  Read More
by Grace Office
Grace For Your Day October 26
October 26th, 2020
Type your new text here. The Protestant Reformation has been considered to be one of the most significant events in human history. It was a time when the whole world was turned upside down by the work...  Read More
by Grace Office
Grace For Your Day October 5
October 5th, 2020
In 2008, a news release was sent out in Great Britain entitled, "World’s Oldest Living Animal Discovered After He is Pictured in 1900 Photograph." The article showed a picture taken on the island of S...  Read More
by Grace Office