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Sermon note-taking does actually work

At Lightway we typically have a half-sheet of paper available for everyone to jot down notes during the sermon.  Why do we do this?  Its a great way to retain God's word for yourself. The wonderful folks at Matthias Media posted this recently: Sermon note-taking does actually work Rachel Macdonald / 11 April... Read More

Membership

Should I Be a Church Member?

Who We Are and How You Fit In a couple of weeks we'll be hosting our two Membership Matters classes here at Lightway.  These are great classes to attend if you're curious about what our church believes and how we strive to live it out together.  The purpose of the class is to encourage Christians in our... Read More

War

7 Answers to Old Testament War

Recently at Lightway we covered a chapter in the Bible that describes Old Testament war in the land of Canaan (Deut. 20).  This war was conducted by ancient Israel under command of God.  Passages like this trouble many people: how could God send his people out to kill and destroy others? Here's an article from... Read More

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What to think about competing interpretations of scripture

Clarity of Scripture Can you know what the Bible says when there are so many different interpretations? Deuteronomy 17:18-20 talks about the value of scripture.  But you might struggle to believe that scripture is valuable when there are so many different interpretations of it.  If the "experts" can't agree...... Read More

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The day Martin Luther King spoke at a Billy Graham Crusade

"For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility" - Eph. 2:14 On our recent men's retreat we began our celebration of the Lord's Table by looking at a few verses from Ephesians 2.  One of the things this chapter does for us is teach us... Read More

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A Letter to a Friend in Trouble

Here is a lightly revised letter from John Newton (1725-1807), “A Letter to a Friend in Trouble” (Works of John Newton 6:377-80). We don’t have the originating letter, but it was from a correspondent who was friends with a woman struggling with extended periods of depression. This friend wrote to Newton to ask if... Read More

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How to Talk to Strangers

Church relationships ought to be growing deep and wide.  Loving people with increasing transparency and loving people different than you.  Here's a helpful article from the folks at Matthias Media about that second one: loving broadly. How to talk to strangers Karen Beilharz / 18 December 2017 It’s Sunday... Read More

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Help For Recovering Prayer Wimps

I've always liked how I once heard pastor and author Max Lucado introduce himself: "Hello, my name is Max Lucado.  And I'm a recovering prayer wimp." If you can identify.  This app might be for you: Prayermate. Helping you to pray faithfully & widely Prayer is an amazing privilege, but it’s also really hard... Read More

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Mind Your Marbles

On Sunday we gave everyone a marble to represent the globe and to prompt prayers for missions through the month. Here's a prayer you could pray: God of truth and love, Father Son and Holy Spirit, Hear our prayer for those who do not know You. We ask that they may come to a saving knowledge of the truthand that... Read More

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From Kolkata to India: Support the Roys

We've begun support-raising for Stephen and Shalini Roy, Christian missionaries to Riverdale from Kolkata with SIM Canada.  Lord willing, they will join our church this Winter and begin reaching the hundreds of international families that live in our community. Start supporting them today by clicking here! Spread... Read More