Welcome to the Bronte Church Family today. We have gathered this last Sabbath to study, worship, fellowship and give thanks together. It is an exciting and yet solemn time as we are on the eve of a New Year. Where has time elapsed? What have we accomplished this past year? Have we invested more in the kingdom of God? Are we further on in our journey with Jesus? Have we laid aside those impediments that affect our communion with God? Are we too distracted by the world that we are not preparing enough for the world to come? This past year we have seen so many changes in our lives and in our world that indicate we are one year closer to coming of our Lord. This last day of the year 2016 falls on a Sabbath, and what a grand opportunity we have to review, reflect, remember and renew our commitment and covenant to our God. I desire to have a closer walk, a deeper experience, a fresh appreciation of salvation, a revival in my soul, and more love to God and others through service. How about you? May we “seek the Lord while He may be found and call upon Him while He is near…” (Isaiah 55:6). Lord, make me over again and “restore unto me the joy of your salvation” (Psalm 51:12) today and from this day forward, Amen.
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Good morning! We trust your experience today will be uplifting as we study, worship, and fellowship. We have lived to see the last month of the year of 2016! Where has the time gone? As we reflect this month, we will explore the theme, “the Man for all seasons” and hope that we will desire a closer walk, a deeper experience, and fresher appreciation of Jesus. May we also inquire more about Him. May all of our wants, needs, desires, dreams, and hope be wrapped up in Him. So many people will allow another month and year to go by, but will not pause to think about the One who without Him we can do nothing (John 15:5). May our prayer be, “give me Jesus in the morning, at noon, in the evening, and all day long.” Let us never leave home or our lives without Him!
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Welcome to Bronte Church! Have you ever seen fire fall from heaven? We have perhaps seen fireworks or some dazzling display of fire or pyrotechnics that captivated us. Fire is a fascinating element, source of energy and light. When it’s cold or dark at camp we light a fire, or when we want to burn something, we light a fire to consume it. Likewise, we need to keep the “fire” burning in our lives. If it goes out, we may grow cold in many ways and lose the light along the way. In our spiritual lives, fire purifies, refines, unites, warms and illuminates our way and we become like “gold tried in the fire” (Revelation 3:18) developing a character for eternity. As we conclude our series for this month, we pray that God will light or reignite a fire in your hearts to burn for him in sharing your faith, serving him, and making Him and His kingdom business a priority. Let the fire of the Holy Spirit fall on us and renew our minds, revive our spirits, and restore our souls to God.
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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!