Stay Awake

“And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.”  Luke 22:46

 When is the Christian most liable to sleep? It is when his temporal circumstances are prosperous. Have you not found it so? When you had daily troubles to take to the throne of grace, were you not more wakeful than you are now? Easy roads—make sleepy travellers!

Another dangerous time is when all goes pleasantly in spiritual matters. Bunyan’s “Christian” did not sleep when lions were in the way, or when he was wading through the river, or when fighting with Apollyon! But when he had climbed half way up the Hill Difficulty, and came to a delightful arbour—he sat down, and shortly fell asleep—to his great sorrow and loss.

The enchanted ground is a place of balmy breezes, laden with fragrant perfumes and soft influences, all tending to lull pilgrims to sleep. Remember Bunyan’s description, “Then they came to a warm arbour, promising much refreshing to the weary pilgrims; for it was beautified with flowers, and was furnished with a soft couch, where the weary might lean.” “The arbour was called the Slothful’s Friend, and was made on purpose to allure, if it might be, some of the pilgrims to take up their rest there when weary.” Depend upon it—it is in easy places that men shut their eyes and wander into the dreamy enchanted ground.

Old Erskine wisely remarked, “I like a roaring devil—better than a sleeping devil.” There is no temptation half so dangerous—as not being tempted. The disciples fell asleep after they had seen Jesus transfigured on the mountaintop. Take heed, joyous Christian, spiritual experiences are near neighbours to temptations! Be as happy as you will—only be watchful!

– C.H. Spurgeon

The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, October 29th

10:00a.m. Joint Sunday school  (DVD – “The Building of the Ark Encounter”)

11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Ken Elliot

6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Time

6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Ken Elliot

Weekly Events

Weekly Announcements

Tuesday, October 31st

6:00p.m. Funtastik Night

Wednesday, November 1st

7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study

Friday, November 3rd

7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club

Weekly Events
Upcoming Events

Advance Announcements

Sunday, November 5th

10:00a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class

11:00a.m. Morning Service – Rev. Reggie Cranston

6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Time

6:30p.m. Evening Service – Pastor Daniel Olson

Wednesday, November 8th

7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study

Friday, November 10th

9:00a.m. Women’s Morning Bible Study

10:30a.m. Remembrance Day Service

7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club

Please note that the November Communion Service will be moved to the 12th in the morning.

Upcoming Events

Martin Luther

“From the beginning of my Reformation I have asked God to send me neither dreams, nor visions, nor angels, but to give me the right understanding of His Word, the Holy Scriptures; for as long as I have God’s Word, I know that I am walking in His way and that I shall not fall into any error or delusion.”

Funtastik Night

Tuesday, October 31st 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Each year we provide a safe alternative to Halloween for our children. It will be held in the high school building for

children ages 6-12. If you would like to make a contribution please mark your envelope accordingly.

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