Sermons by Bert Thomson (Page 11)

The Faith That Works: SUFFERING

When you are going through a rough time, who is in the best position to offer you some comfort or hope? Someone who cannot relate at all to your circumstances, or someone who has experienced a similar situation and can share how they made it through? Troubles come in many shapes and sizes – none of us are exempt; they come in the form of unfulfilled hopes and dreams, unkind words and actions, or devastating losses and heartaches. The book of James in the Bible says we can find hope in the midst of suffering… What did James know that we should know too?

The Faith that Works: ENDURANCE

What is the use of faith if it does not give us answers to our most pressing problems? After all, there are plenty of self-help books around that claim to offer solutions for any number of life’s dilemmas, from fixing a car to fixing a relationship.  What often surprises people when they first encounter the…

Oh Canada Series Part 2: He Shall Have Dominion

On July 1, 1867, our nation was born; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada were proclaimed the Dominion of Canada, with John A. Macdonald as its first prime minister. The area of Upper Canada was called Ontario and Lower Canada was called Quebec. It is said while reading the Bible one morning, Sir Samuel…

Oh Canada Series Part 1: Great Canadians

What do the telephone, instant mashed potatoes, the egg carton, a cardiac pacemaker and a snow blower have in common? They were each invented by a Canadian.  For history buffs, a country’s past offers a wealth of fascinating information and trivia that can both entertain and educate. But, even more importantly, a nation’s history is…

The Inescapable Truth About Fatherhood

There is a lot of pressure on fathers these days – all kinds of fathers –  from foster dads, single dads and step-dads to divorced dads and your conventional parent.  Once you become a father, you cannot un-become one, even if you try.   You have entered into the realm of fatherhood that cannot be…