Welcome to the Bronte Church family! We trust that today you will find a blessing through our study, worship, and fellowship. As we continue our monthly theme, “Revive Us Again,” and we start our Week of Prayer, we pray that God will inspire you and encourage your heart. The first of the reassuring readings for this week is, “A Heart for Mission” – how appropriately titled as yesterday we celebrated Remembrance Day. In this reading, we will explore how our world was lost because of sin and God came seeking and searching for us. It was a “mission possible” assignment and going “where no one has gone before.” David Livingstone remarked, “God had only one Son and he made that Son a missionary.” God came to our world to redeem and reconcile us back to Him as He paid the supreme sacrifice. Jesus himself said, “…for the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10). All that we have now –our rights, freedoms, and blessings – come from the One who has done so much for us. We need Him and He could not do without us and loved us so much to save us by His ultimate sacrifice at the Cross of Calvary. May we respond with gratitude and be willing to serve Him in loving appreciation and say “Lord, here am I, send me.”
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Welcome to the Bronte Church family today! We hope that you will find meaning, inspiration, hope and be blessed by our study and worship experience. It is that time and season of the year. The leaves are turning to that picturesque hue of orange, brown, red and yellow. The golden coloured harvest of crops surround us that gives such a scene of exquisite beauty. The bread stuffing, cranberry sauce, rice pilaf, and turkey (veggie for some!) It’s that time of year again…we enjoy Thanksgiving. However, it reminds us of the changing seasons of life and how we should approach it. Are we thankful for our lives, our families, our health, our work, and all the blessings, privileges, opportunities but also the challenges that life affords us? We are persons of habit and of such we have preferences for things that make us happy and by extension thankful. When last have you stopped to be thankful for the “small stuff” in your life, like the air you breathe, being able to read this, walk, use your body, your spouse, child(ren), family and above all to the One who makes all this and more possible. The Bible says in Ephesians 5:20, “Giving thanks always for all things unto God…” Live life with an attitude of gratitude. You will experience better health in every way because if you can find more things to be thankful for than complain about then you are beginning to really live! Be thankful you can read this today and be blessed!
This month we will be having our Bible studies after service at 2:30 pm on our Spiritual Heritage and History. Please make an effort to come out and join us.
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Today we are celebrating our country’s 149th year. Living in Canada, we have so many privileges that, unless we stop and think about it, we take for granted – we live in a peaceful nation with many allies, have access to leading education and healthcare, and most importantly, allow accepted diversity and freedom. This last point – diversity and freedom – is part of the basis of this month’s theme, “Staying Connected to the Source.” If we consider that the Ultimate Source that we, as Christians, should be connected to is the Heavenly Father, than because of our religious liberties in Canada, the only thing stopping us from being connected to Him is our own free-will and choice. Just imagine what those in other countries go through to worship – condemnation, attack, and conviction, and even death… yet still they risk it all to put Our Lord first and worship Him. How inspirational!
Let’s take advantage of our first-world benefits and use our ability to freely praise Our Father for this and all that He deserves. I look forward to seeing everyone at Sabbath tomorrow, but if you happen to be away from Bronte this weekend, have a wonderful Sabbath.
Many blessings to everyone this weekend.
Pastor Daniel D. Saugh
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Welcome to the month of June. We hope that you will join us at the house of God at Bronte this Sabbath. We hope that you experience God’s presence through our study, worship, and fellowship.
This month, we will explore a new theme, as we examine what it means to be a Christian in a world that is becoming hostile to Christianity.
What does it mean to represent Christ? Is Jesus really who He says He is? What’s the difference between living a life for God and apart from God? We will seek to answer some of these questions.
Our Christian living is based on our experience with God. We must have a living union with the living vine and have boldness that seeks to magnify and glorify God in our lives where everything else is second (Phil. 2:19-21).
It is not just “mere” Christianity, but a “must” Christianity that we must strive for. It’s not enough to just get by on little Christianity, little praying, little studying God’s Word, little sharing, and little with God.
Either Christ is the truly Lord of all in our lives, or none at all!
Let’s choose Christ, for to live is Christ and to die (to self/world) is gain!
Hello.. I look forward to seeing you all at Bronte tomorrow!
Have you ever thought about the cravings that we get – food we must eat, power we desire, possessions on top of our want list? We live in a society where what we crave, we strive to achieve, be it big or small. But how many times do we crave God’s Word?
1 Peter 2:1-3 (NKJV), “Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.”
What does it mean to “desire” Him? Think about it as a craving – longing for God, urgently needing to speak with Him, desperately wanting Him in your life, filling that void that you might have. Just like how milk fills our physical needs, our spiritual life also is dependent upon having a relationship with our Lord, and what better way to get to know Him than through prayer and reading the Bible so we can aim to follow Him?
Think about your spiritual journey right now. Do you “got ‘milk’?” in your life? If not, crave God, and cultivate a relationship with Him, today!
Once you get a taste of Him, He’s so good, you won’t let Him go.
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We look forward to welcoming you to Bronte tomorrow for study and worship on Sabbath, May 07. Please be reminded that this week we have Morning Manna at 8:30am; what better way to start the Sabbath, but bright and early with our Creator?
We have started a new month and have a new theme to explore. We’ll dive in to what it means to grow in grace and allow God to work in our lives. Oftentimes we get so busy in the routine of work, home, family, and other demands that life simply becomes “business as usual” and God takes the backburner as we squeeze out time for Him. However, in order for a seed to grow to become what it was designed and destined to be, it requires intentional time, effort, soil conditions, watering, sunshine, fertilizer, and tender loving care. Only then, in the most conducive environment, can it germinate and grow into the beautiful flora it was meant to be. Similarly, in our Christian experience, we need to cultivate in a setting that will best stimulate growth. The Bible refers to us as branches that should be connected to the vine; in order to yield fruit we must remain connected while the “Vine Dresser” works to prune and purge us, because apart from Him we can bear nothing (John 15:1-5). So take the necessary time to grow intentionally, experience fully, and act meaningfully to experience the abundant life that He wants you to have (John 10:10).
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Welcome to Bronte! We pray that your families have been enriched and inspired by the messages on family life these last few weeks. Today, we welcome to the pulpit our guest speaker, Pastor Sarah Oliveira-Augustin, who will conclude this month’s theme. In the book of Jeremiah 31 the Lord says, “‘At the same time… I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people.’” (verse 1, NKJV). God wants to be the Head of each one of our families and His desire and design for us, His children, is that we grow and live together in a healthy social, emotional, physical, and spiritual manner. Since the beginning of time, no family has been perfect; we must work together to develop, nurture, and support one another. It is not an easy job; we have to fight for what we wish to achieve. By accepting our families as they are, adopting life changing principles, and ensuring God is the centre of our families, our relationships with each other will greatly improve. Let God be the Lord of your families as you protect, preserve, and promote taking time to worship, study, play, and pray together. God bless each family here today.
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