The most dangerous lie is the one that’s almost true. Nobody knows this better than Satan, “the father of lies” (John 8:44). It’s why his lies often hinge on subtlety. He’s been known to twist, manipulate, and even speculate on the truth (cf. Job 1:9–10; Matthew 4:3, 6).
Satan’s ministry of lies began with his first appearance in the garden. He probably knew that blatant and outrageous falsehood wouldn’t work with Eve—she enjoyed an intimate relationship with God. Instead he subtly questioned the truthfulness and trustworthiness of God’s words: “Indeed, has God said . . . ?” (Genesis 3:1).
You could argue that Satan’s question marked the true beginning of postmodern philosophy—sabotaging truth by promoting uncertainty. And the church is still under the same attack today. Everything God has spoken in His Word is now subject to conjecture. Prominent postmodern voices now question every established doctrinal truth.
But we needn’t cower or capitulate to their arguments. We can follow the example of Christ and speak with the same conviction that He did. In the following video clip—taken from a sermon called “Jesus Appears Before Pilate, Part 1”—John MacArthur recounts Christ’s encounter with a first-century postmodern thinker called Pontius Pilate:
Watch this 4-minute video clip:
We can answer all the questions that matter in this fallen dying world with full confidence. We have the truth—God’s truth—and it is our responsibility to contend for it. The stakes are eternal in the war for God’s truth. With that in mind, we’d like to hear about some of your encounters with postmodern denials of absolute truth. How do you respond? And how do you witness to your postmodern friends?
Junior Church for Children ages 2 through grade 2 available at CBC.
We are located at 148 Queen Street, Killaloe Ontario!
Wednesdays– Prayer time before Bible Study @ 6:30pm
Imagine walking through a maximum security prison and seeing the cell keys hanging inside the cells. By choosing not to forgive, we voluntarily sentence ourselves to diminished, pain-filled lives. Why would anyone do such a thing? Because forgiveness seems an inappropriate response to offense. To experience a broken promise, betrayed confidence, personal rejection, false accusation, injury, or abuse, is to be wounded. Such wounds cry out for justice. But what if justice is not possible? Or if it doesn't undo the damage done? What then? In this concise, quickly-read volume, noted pastor and author Erwin Lutzer carefully illustrates how it is possible to right the wrongs of your life. Whether you've been wronged--or have wronged others--he makes it possible to experience the freedom of forgiveness, and the restoration of a clear conscience.
8 Lessons on moving from bitterness to forgiveness.
We will all meet together for the video portion each week, and then we will break up into groups. Ladies with Julie. Men with Pastor Mike.
Adult Sunday School! "The One True God" by Paul Washer
Coming in 2017! Switching Study Books (Ladies)Twelve Ordinary Men & (Men) Twelve Extraordinary Women By John MacArthur
They were ordinary, common, and in some cases shockingly low-caste, yet each was made extraordinary by her life-changing encounter with God. Readers will be challenged and motivated by Twelve Extraordinary Women, a poignant and personal look into the lives of some of the Bible's most faithful women. Their struggles and temptations are the same trials faced by all believers at all ages. Inside this book, best-selling author and Bible teacher John MacArthur shows that the God to whom they were so committed is the same God who continues to mold and use ordinary people today.
Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God's work. Look no further than the twelve disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. Jesus chose ordinary men - fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots - and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. MacArthur draws principles from Christ's careful, hands-on training of the original twelve disciples for today's modern disciple - you.
Sunday Oct 30 – VECA Reformation Service @ 6:30pm Grace Evangelical Church in Killaloe. Special Speaker: Dr. Richard Ganz, titled “A Righteousness Freely Given: The Life of Martin Luther & The Protestant Reformation.
Saturday Dec 10th Christmas Dinner and Show. Sign up for dinner at New Star and/or the Singing Christmas Tree at the Pentecostal Church in Pembroke. Admission to the Singing Christmas Tree is non-perishable food items for the food bank. Please sign up by Nov. 13 so we can make the necessary reservations.
Our ultimate desire at Calvary Baptist Church is first and foremost to bring glory and praise to the Sovereign LORD [Father, Son, & Holy Spirit] and to raise up mature believers so that we can fulfill the Great Commission. We will seek to achieve this by following the guidelines that God has put in place for prayer, worship, communion, Christian fellowship, Bible Study, and most of all the expository teaching of God’s Word. We desire to provide the proper teaching of God’s Word so that fellow believers can grow together and edify one another with love and compassion.
Join us as we look into how God has composed a unique story for each of our lives.