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Light at the End of the Tunnel

Doubt…that dark place in the middle of the tunnel. You’ve come so far that you can’t turn back, but you still can’t see the light at the other end. In that dark place the enemy plants doubt in your mind. “What if God doesn’t…answer my prayer, provide the funds, do anything amazing”—the list could go…

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Stand in Awe

“Better than all this world, better than all I know, better than life itself, Your love is. All that I have is Yours, All that I’m living for, All that I need Lord is You.” This is a song by the Hillsong Worship band called “Stand in Awe.” The bridge repeats “All of my heart, All that…

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The Names of God

I’ve been spending a good portion of my summer so far immersed in Bible study and have really been enjoying what God is continuing to show me.

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The Fast Track to Discipleship

Recently I read two books, released just months apart, on the theme of discipleship. The first booked called “Multiply” written by Francis Chan focuses on the Great Commission and the command Jesus gave us to go and make disciples! Chan writes, “The Great Commission uses three phrases to describe what disciple making entails, go, baptize…

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Brantford Expositor Article – January 5, 2012

Brantford- based Precept Ministries seeks to expand A former Brantford pastor has been named the national director of Precept Ministries – an international group with its Canadian headquarters in Brantford. Mark and Jessica Sheldrake pose Friday in the renovated bookstore and office of Precept Ministries on Holiday Drive. Mark is Precept’s new national director and…

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The Gift of Gifts

O Source of all good, What shall I render to thee for the gift of gifts, thine own dear Son, begotten, not created, my Redeemer, proxy, surety, substitute, his self-emptying incomprehensible, his infinity of love beyond the heart’s grasp. Herein is wonder of wonders:  he came below to raise me above, was born like me…

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Stand in Awe

“Better than all this world, better than all I know, better than life itself, Your love is. All that I have is Yours, All that I’m living for, All that I need Lord is You.” This is a song by the Hillsong Worship band called “Stand in Awe.” The bridge repeats “All of my heart, All that…

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Christmas is Spelled Hope

Christmas is spelled HOPE   The anticipation that comes from seeing the speaking bubble with the three bullets can sometimes drive you crazy. That bubble is the standard in 2012. It indicates that the person on the other end of the message is about to send you a text message. The anticipation of what could…

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Big News at Precept

Press Release (For Immediate Release) December 5, 2012 (Brantford, ON) –Precept Ministries Inc. announced a transition in key management roles today as National Directors, Dr. Tom & Jane Hart, officially announced that the Board of Directors has appointed their successor, Mark Sheldrake. Mark will assume the role of National Director, January 1, 2013. Mark’s desire is…

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In Difficult Times, God you want me to Rejoice?

On July 13 I posted on Facebook the following status “Two ways to respond to difficult information today…Praise the Lord for His wonderful works and timing…or get angry about it and sulk all day….I choose Praise God”

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