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Above and Beyond

by Pastor King

Above and Beyond Ruth 2:15-16   No, this devotion isn’t about the latest super hero movie, my personal eating habits, or even akin to some giant bath-mat store; it’s a different type of above and beyond. It is about doing more than the bare minimum. All around us are minimum requirements, the barest of the […]

Gracious Words

by Pastor King

Gracious Words Ruth 1:4-7   “Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” Colossians 4:6   You can tell much about a person’s character in how they speak to those who they don’t have to impress. When I was 16, I and […]

Thinking Through Tragedy

by Pastor King

Thinking through Tragedy, Part 1 Ruth 1:3-9   When people go through tragedy, or they experience a sudden and violent change in their life they often experience a type of mental shock. Their thinking becomes cloudy and because of the sudden impact of the event, priorities seem blurred. Let me illustrate this with a scene […]

Bad Blood

by Pastor King

Bad Blood Numbers 12:1-9   When it comes to sibling violence, I’m somewhat of an expert. My younger brother and I were… (well, let’s just sum it up with a euphemism) …awful. Our battles often got out of hand and the results were blood, scars, hurt feelings and of course, broken things. Lots and lots […]

Be Careful what you wish for…

by Pastor King

Be Careful what you wish for… Numbers 11:1-35   The heat was oppressive, with shimmering waves dancing in the distance. Behind me, a tell-tale finger of dust hung in the air, indicating the route of the lone traveller. Wiping the sweat from my brow, I gathered the reins of the camel; then with a steely […]

The Overwheming feeling of being Overwhemed.

by Pastor King

The Overwhelming feeling of being Overwhelmed. Numbers 11:10-17   The sunset painted a brilliant masterpiece against the desert sky. As evening settled into night, the manna came with the dew. This light coloured, honey tasting substance that God had promised to sustain his people. I can imagine as Moses took his stroll down the rows […]

Short Memories

by Pastor King

Short Memories Numbers 11:1-5   It’s been said that men and children have selective hearing while women have selective memories. But truth be told, we all tend to enjoy revisionist history better than the real thing – especially when we are the ones doing the revising. After camping at Mt. Sinai for 13 months, the […]

My Way

by Pastor King

If mankind were to have a universal theme song, Frank Sinatra’s hit single of 1969 “My Way” would be a good fit. With snapping fingers and swinging hips, we could collectively croon, “and now, the end is near, And so I face the final curtain. My friends, I’ll say it clear; I’ll state my case […]

The Friend of God

by Pastor King

The Friend of God Exodus 33:7-23   “Can I borrow 20 bucks?”, “Wanna catch a movie with me Friday night?”, “Do you have a minute?  I really need to talk.” Any of these above phrases could be and have been spoken between friends. In fact, a ‘friend’ is a pretty interesting concept. Webster defines it […]

Bitter Waters, Bitter Tongues

by Pastor King

Exodus 15:22-27. Exodus 16 One of the things I’m really good at is complaining. I didn’t have to take it in school, no specialized training was required, and in fact I came about my talent quite naturally. I notice that my children have also acquired this skill, and tend to apply it on a regular […]