Should men pray?

Would you like to meet with other men to take a serious look and intellectual and spiritual look at prayer. then join with other men from Northwest London as they start a free 5 week series on prayer beginning Tuesday May 7 at Forest City Bible Church in the Sunningdale area of London, ON.

#prayer #meditation #ldnont #men #christian #bible #study

What is love?

According to 1 Corinthians 13 – Love is patient and is kind; love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud, doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil; doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;  bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

I can’t think of a better definition.

Read more about love, the love of God through Jesus Christ in the Holy Bible. A great place to start is in what is commonly referred to as the love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13.

Canada set to lose 9,000 churches in the next 10 years

I found this CBC article to be very believable but sad.

The much sadder story is that so many in our society have abandoned our traditional Judeo-Christian values and faith for a self-centred me-first obsession. Along with the movement we have lost honesty, integrity and respect – things that our parents and grandparents highly valued regardless of what church they attended if any.

It reminds me of the following quote by D.A. Carson

People do not drift toward Holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.

D.A. Carson

From the CBC

Shrinking congregations and rising maintenance costs force old churches to be closed, sold or repurposed.

A national charity that works to save old buildings estimates that 9,000 religious spaces in Canada will be lost in the next decade, roughly a third of all faith-owned buildings in the country.

National Trust for Canada regeneration project leader Robert Pajot says every community in the country is going to see old church buildings shuttered, sold off or demolished.

“Neighbourhoods are going to have multiple churches closing,” Pajot said. “Some people qualify this as a crisis, and I kind of agree. It is going to hit everybody.”

Read more at.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/losing-churches-canada-1.5046812

Church looking for new location finds old bowling lanes right up its alley | The London Free Press

I love to read stories like this. Well done Pastor Goodyear and Hillside Church.

Where some saw bowling lanes and pins, Hillside Church in London saw a potential pulpit and got to work converting an old bowling alley into a place of worship and community fellowship.

“Most people think I’m crazy,” said Pernell Goodyear, the pastor of Hillside Church. “The idea is to pick spaces and redeem them into something useful.”

The non-denominational, independent Christian church sold its longtime…

Read more at the London Free Press

If you are interested in learning more about Hillside Church please visit their website at https://www.hillsidelondon.com/