Broken But Full of Joy – Habakkuk 3:17-19

Sermon for June 29, 2014 preached by Pastor Hassan Bell

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Great Expectations: A Father’s Day Sermon (Matthew 5:48)

Sermon for June 15, 2014 preached by Pastor Hassan Bell

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A Song for the Struggle – Habakkuk 3:1-16

Sermon for June 8, 2014 preached by Pastor Hassan Bell

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Parting Words by Sr. Pastor Ken Davis – June 1, 2014

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Bye Bye

This will be the last time I post anything here. After 21 years as senior pastor at Thistletown, I am moving on to other things. I have taken the position of Retreat Centre Director at Liebenzell Mission Canada. Then in August I will become the volunteer co-ordinator for their short termers who come to Canada from Germany. We are excited about the possibilities of hosting retreats and camps and also of helping pastors and other Christian workers get away for a break and spiritual renewal. There are all kinds of great possibilities. Heather is as much a part of this new work as I am in hosting events and travelling for the mission.

Leaving a church after twenty-one years is a strange experience. Life changes and I can only pray that God has used and will continue to use our efforts to bear fruit that will really matter. The church called Pastor Bell to be the new senior pastor and we are confident that this is from God. It is great to be able to leave and know that God has called and prepared such a fine young man.

So, I hope the intermittent articles and other things I have posted for you have done more good than harm. Now that Pastor Bell is taking charge of it, you will no doubt notice some improvements. i couldn’t be happier.

God bless, whoever you are,

Ken Davis

Grammie and Grampy

Wrestling With God – Genesis 32:22-32

Sermon for May 11, 2014 Preached by Ken Davis Press the PLAY button to listen to this sermon.  To increase volume, click on the right side of the volume bar displayed on the right of this audio player: 

Happy Sufferers – 1 Peter 1:1-9

Sermon for May 25, 2014

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Came across this article lately and thought it worth sharing. There are a few things I read that I truly hope are wrong, false, lies. This is one of them. I fear it may be true. Sadly, there is no reason to believe that it is not completely accurate. I am preaching from I Peter 1:1-9 on Sunday morning and the title is “Happy Sufferers”. This article makes me very careful not to trivialize the sufferings that God’s children around the world are called to endure. At the same time it amazes me that the things that Peter said in his whole Epistle are not made false by the extreme sufferings of God’s children in the world throughout the church’s history. I Peter is as much for Pakistani Christians as it is for those who suffer less.

Pray for your brothers and sisters around the world today who suffer in horrifying ways. And be faithful to the Gospel today. This, with prayer, it seems to me, is the best way, to stand in solidarity with our family members whose lives are threatened.

1 Peter 1:[3] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, [4] to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, [5] who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. [6] In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, [7] so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. [8] Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, [9] obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.