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No Salvation Without This Story

by Brent Karding

The story of Judah and Tamar is unpleasant and awkward to read. You won’t find it in any children’s picture Bible storybooks! If it were a movie, it would surely be at least PG-13. If you don’t remember this story, take a couple of minutes and read Genesis 38. Then, once you’ve cringed and grimaced […]

Staying Alive

by Brent Karding

If you were to go to someone you work with, just an average unsaved person, and ask them, “What is the purpose of life?” what do you think they would answer? “To have a good time”? “To travel to as many places as possible”? “To work as little as possible and have as much fun […]

Singing with Understanding: Giving Him My All

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 in […]

A Physical Saviour and a Physical Christmas

by Brent Karding

(The following is the devotional I gave at the Christmas banquet of Kingston Bible College and Academy last week.) At Christmas, our attention turns to a little stable in Bethlehem, and to a little manger inside it. And that manger, at that moment, was the centre of the universe. If you could see with spiritual […]

Singing with Understanding: When Love and Sorrow Met

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 in […]

Music and Being Filled with the Spirit

by Brent Karding

I have been singing my whole life. When I was a child, my parents brought me faithfully to church. When the congregation sang, as soon as I was old enough to sing along, I sang! I can remember (before I took piano lessons, I think) noticing that the notes higher on the staff were higher […]

Like a Bloated Spider

by Brent Karding

What is the opposite of being thankful? I think the opposite of thankfulness is covetousness. To live a thankful life is to live in grateful contentment. To live a covetous life is to live in dissatisfied restlessness – never to be happy with what you have because you always want more. And covetousness is ultimately […]

Singing with Understanding: Willing to Forsake All

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 in […]

Why Don’t Some Christians Go to Church?

by Brent Karding

“I don’t need to go to church; I can worship God at home.” “I’m too busy for church.” “The church is too full of hypocrites.” People make all kinds of excuses not to attend church. Perhaps you are one of those people, or you know one of those people. I’d like to suggest 3 reasons […]

The Peak of Glory and Happiness

by Brent Karding

I can’t say everything I learn about a passage of Scripture in every sermon. I have to content myself with leaving some thoughts, quotations, or helpful points on the cutting room floor. This blog has been and will be a great venue for me to share clips from the “extended edition” of some of my […]