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You Shall Not Commit Pornography...?

A few Sundays ago we explored the sevent commandment: "You Shall Not Commit Adultery" (Deut. 5:18).  This forbids sexual activity outside marriage.  But that's not all.  In Matthew 5, Jesus reveals that adultery starts in the heart... with lust.  Even lust causes us to drift from the goodness of God in ways that... Read More

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What does the Sabbath say about God?

Here's Matt Chandler from the Village Church teaching on an important element of God's gift of the sabbath. Read More

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Am I punished for my parents' sins?

"...for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments." Deuteronomy 5:9-10 Does this mean I will be punished if my parents or... Read More

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You Should Know What Happened at TWU This Week

Trinity Western University has lost its legal battle to have graduates of its proposed law school accredited by law societies in Ontario and B.C. The reason?  Courts feel biblical convictions about sexuality are harmful to Canadians. Here's a post from Peter Stockland at Cardus: In two separate decisions released... Read More

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Gospel Coalition Conference

If you're looking for a Christ-exalting, spirit-enriching, faith-equipping conference to attend this year that's also local and affordable... look no further than The Gospel Coalition Canada's National Conference in October. Excellent instruction, exposition, and times of singing.  I'll be checking out the... Read More

Compassion

The Impact of Compassion: Tim Keller

Last Sunday at Lightway we launched our Debt Relief Ministry in partnership with Christians Against Poverty.  To help us see the big picture of compassion ministry we looked at Jesus' meeting with a funeral parade in Luke 7:11-17.  There, the crowds learned that through Jesus God was coming to the aid of the... Read More

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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