At the end of the year, many Christians, brimming with optimism and motivation, assess their walk with Christ and resolve to turn over a new leaf by cultivating their spiritual life. Sadly for many, the leaf wilts, the resolution dissolves, and the motivation stalls as their lives become complicated.
Jesus stated His goal when He said, “I will build my church…” and throughout the gospels we see Jesus doing that and ministering with His disciples. But then He was then crucified, buried, and that was the end of His ministry, right? Wrong!
Both Judaism and Christianity have the same Old Testament. The essential difference is that Christians accept Jesus as the Messiah and their personal Saviour while Jews do not.
This letter is your invitation to continue being involved in the work the Lord is doing through Insight for Living Canada, building His church in this country. Isn’t it marvellous and exciting to be invited by the Lord to participate in His work together?
Some joy experienced at Christmas is seasonal. Is our joy only related to Christmas because of all the pleasant things associated with it? Or is it “all-weather” joy like the tires, good to run on all year through all seasons?
When we consult the Scriptures further we see that God does not explicitly command against war or against the taking of another’s life. Murder, which is different than killing, is explicitly condemned.
One donor told us, “I give because there are eternal benefits. The sound biblical teaching is so valuable, so important. You never know who is listening or who will turn on the radio, but you can make sure it's always there.”
I once heard an older person say, “I’m not older, I’m just further ahead of you.” It made me stop and think. And it helped me make a paradigm shift in the way I perceive age and older people.
To combat ageism, we first need to become aware of it in ourselves and those around us. We become informed by reading about aging and talking with older people about ageism.
Quite literally lives have been saved and salvaged because of this ministry. And it happens because you, and people like you, pray and give. Together we are the voice of Jesus to the marginalized in our day and in our country providing biblical truth and hope.