Posts from December 2015

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There Went Out a Decree

by Brent Karding

Merry Christmas, everyone! I’ll be enjoying my Christmas in Barrie this year, so no more blog posts until the year after Christmas. But there’s one more thing I wanted to share with you. During the last season I read this great book called God Rest Ye Merry: Why Christmas Is the Foundation for Everything, Doug […]

Worship Christ This Christmas

by Brent Karding

The hinge of history is slowly creaking and turning in Matthew 2. The turning point in God’s story has begun! We have a wonderful example of how we should respond to this turning point – Christmas itself – by the way the wise men responded: they worshipped Christ.  In Matthew 2:11, we read that “when […]

What Kind of a God Would Kill a Child?

by Brent Karding

Does God act like a spoiled child? That was the question put in my mind when watching the movie Exodus recently, starring Christian Bale. In the movie, when God speaks to Moses, he appears in the form of a small boy (very odd). Before the tenth and final plague, God warns Moses that there will […]

Fight the Slimy Snake of Doubt

by Brent Karding

Today, that old serpent the Devil still attacks on the same two fronts he used to attack Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden: the truth of God’s Word (Gen. 3:4) and the goodness of God’s person (Gen. 3:1b, 5). And yet they are both one attack; to cast doubt on God’s Word is […]

Kisses from Heaven

by Brent Karding

A refreshing sip of a warm mug of coffee in the morning. Sinking into the softness of a couch after a tiring day. The warmth of your spouse’s hand in yours as you walk on the beach in the brightness of summer. The sweet tang of crumbly, warm, strawberry rhubarb pie next to the cold, […]

An Overflowing Fountain of Love

by Brent Karding

For the last two Sundays of November, I taught on the Trinity in Sunday School.  I want to share with you the importance of the truth that God is love. There has never been a time when love did not exist, because there has never been a time when God did not exist. I John […]

A Coffee Cup Is Not a Fork

by Brent Karding

A couple of weeks ago or so, I told you that I wanted to defend some of the teachings of God’s Word currently under attack in our culture.  One of the attacks today is against the division of mankind into two genders (and only two).  When God created mankind, we don’t read, “and God created […]

Singing with Understanding: Religion and Pleasures

by Brent Karding

Series introduction: The title of this series comes from I Corinthians 14:15, where Paul said, ” I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” I want to help you sing hymns with understanding; that is, to understand what you are singing with your mind, so that you can rejoice […]