Family: God Meant it For Good
August 20, 2017
Please join us (if close enough) on Sunday August 27th at 10am to hear Pastor Mark Redner of Canada on Track, and receive prayer for healing. A Potluck and barbecue will follow the service. All are welcome. Please repost this.
I commend to you my friend Alan Gilman’s Torahbytes Facebook Live presentation. Alan is a longterm Messianic Jewish believer in Jesus. I am on his board of reference, and spent several weeks with them last summer in Ottawa. Alan and Robin are a delightful couple with ten children walking with the Lord Jesus.
Dear friends in Christ,
You are encouraged to watch the Facebook Live talks from the BC Christian Ashram retreat with Dr Darrell Johnson, already viewed by over 1,000 people so far.
Click to watch Dr. Darrell Johnson speaking (talk #1) at the BC Christian Ashram Retreat at TWU about ‘Living & Serving from the Upper Room (John 13 to 17).
Click to watch Talk #2 with Dr Darrell Johnson speaking at the BC Christian Ashram Retreat at TWU about ‘Living & Serving from the Upper Room (John 13 to 17). Darrell Johnson gave us remarkable insights from John 14:16-27 and John 16:13-36 about how the Holy Spirit brings us closer to Jesus and his Kingdom.
Click to watch Talk #3 with Dr Darrell Johnson speaking at the BC Christian Ashram Retreat at TWU about ‘Living & Serving from the Upper Room (John 13 to 17) ‘He will witness of me. And you also shall bear witness’.
Click to watch the BC Christian Ashram Talent Show
Click to watch Rev Dr Ed Hird sharing at the BC Christian Ashram retreat at TWU on ‘In Christ’ from Ephesians 1:1-14 and Dr. Darrell Johnson giving his fourth talk on ‘Living & Serving from the Upper Room’ (John 14-17). What does it mean when Jesus remarkably said in John 14:12 that we will do greater works even than Jesus our Lord?
Click to watch Dr Darrell lohnson’s fifth & final talk & Communion at the BC Christian Ashram retreat at TWU. Darrell Johnson drew remarkable insights from the very familiar John 14:1-3 passage through framing the passage in its first century wedding context: ‘I go to prepare a place for you and will come back for you to take you where I am.’ How many of us have seen the Communion Service as a betrothal renewal meal?
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Click to learn more about the United Christian Ashram movement around North America and the world.
It’s not often you hear the word ‘ashram’ in a Christian context – at least not outside India – but we are fortunate enough to have an annual BC Christian Ashram Retreat, this year at Trinity Western University July 14 – 16.
The term ‘ashram’ is a Sanskrit term that means ‘a’ (apart from) ‘shram’ (work), or retreat.
This year the featured speaker is Darrell Johnson, who is well known around town as an excellent preacher and a leader of integrity.
Johnson was chosen, no doubt, for those qualities, but he has also harboured a deep respect for the founder of the ashram movement, E. Stanley Jones, ever since his time in graduate school.
He emailed me about that connection:
I did not immediately know whom to choose, as I had come to seminary out of doing physics and my ‘heroes’ were scientists. It was in the second year after ordination that I encountered E. Stanley Jones, not in person, but through his books.
He is the Methodist missionary of the 20th century whom God used in powerful ways in India, so much so that the church of India refers to him as the greatest missionary since the apostle Paul!
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