“LIVING IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD”

     NEW STUDY STARTING 7 Feb 2018.

This study is for all members of Garrison Petawawa desiring to learn more about the Kingdom of God as described in the Christian Scriptures.
And it’s Free!  Join us.

When: Weekly, starting Wed 7 Feb 2018,  1600-1700 hrs.
Where: Grn Petawawa, St George Chapel    (Bldg Q-101).

Sessions Overview   (6 sessions)

  1. Kingdoms and the Kingdom of God through the Ages
  2. Lessons from Biblical People Living in the Kingdom of God
  3. Conscious of the Kingdom!
  4. Descriptions of the present Kingdom of God – Parables and the Presence of Children of God
  5. Preparing for the next ages in the earthly Kingdom of God
  6. Summary – The Kingdom of God and of His Son

Contacts:
Padre Mario Gaulin – Mario.Gaulin@forces.gc.ca or 613-687-5511, Ext. 6185
Padre Robert Schweyer – Robert.Schweyer@forces.gc.ca Ext. 5433

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

Padre Andrew Whitman is a member of the MCF and is currently serving in 4 ESR Gagetown.  He also serves the MCF on the executive team and contributes to the mission of bringing the gospel to the Canadian military community by leading a prayer/study group on the base in Gagetown, together with Jimmy Damiani and Jeff Page. With his insights on Scripture, and Jimmy’s humble prayerfulness and Jeff’s cheerful faithfulness to the Lord, they lead the group fervently.
It is Padre Andrew’s desire to empower many to be watchmen for our people.
(meeting for prayer/study every Wednesday, St. Luke’s church at 1210hrs to 1250hrs)  
We pray you will find the notes by Jimmy to be inspiring.

We start with Jesus, the Word.  (http://www.cyberoutlaws.com/prayer/page6.html )

When you read John 1:1-18 and look at verse 10.

Now read back to Genesis 1:1-3

Do you see it? God spoke, and by the power of his Word, the world was created. Look back at John verse 10, Jesus came to this world to reveal the Father, reconcile mankind to God and to redeem man from his sin… He was the Word made flesh. The word “God” in Genesis, the Hebrew word “Elohiym” is plural, gods in the ordinary sense. But specifically used of the supreme God. A masculine plural noun meaning God. ~from Hebrew OT Dictionary~

NOTES ON 1:1
In the beginning was the Word echoes Genesis 1:1.
John identifies this Word as Jesus  John 1:14. Here he highlights Jesus’ existence throughout eternity with God. “The Word” conveys the idea of divine self-expression or speech. This idea occurs often in the OT. God’s Word is effective: God speaks, and things come into being  (Genesis 1:3; Psalm 33:6;  Isaiah 55:10-11). By speech he relates personally to his people (e.g., Genesis 15:1).  And the Word was with God indicates interpersonal relationship “with” God. And the Word was God affirms that this Word was also in essence the same God who created the universe. Some have claimed that “the Word was God” merely identifies Jesus as a god rather than identifying Jesus as God. However, in Greek grammar, the lack of an article does not necessarily indicate indefiniteness (“a god”). The context must determine the meaning, and the context clearly indicates that “the Word” is the one true God (see also John 1:6, 12, 13, 18).

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS…
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

Padre Andrew Whitman is a member of the MCF and is currently serving in 4 ESR Gagetown.  He also serves the MCF on the executive team and contributes to the mission of bringing the gospel to the Canadian military community by leading a prayer/study group on the base in Gagetown, together with Jimmy Damiani and Jeff Page.  With his insights on Scripture, and Jimmy’s humble prayerfulness and Jeff’s cheerful faithfulness to the Lord, they lead the group fervently.  It is Padre Andrew’s desire to empower many to be watchmen for our people.
We pray you will find the notes by Jimmy to be inspiring.
(meeting for prayer/study every Wednesday, St. Luke’s church at 1210hrs to 1250hrs)  

I hope you had a great holiday and a well needed rest and decompression time being with your loved ones and friends.

I know in the New Year many people make resolutions to do things to improve or to change things in their life like eating habits, fitness, mental wellbeing and better financial decisions, etc… but remember, that no matter if we succeed or fail at keeping those resolutions, Jesus Christ our saviour and friend loves us as He always has loved us. God’s love never changes and is eternal.

So let’s start off the New Year right; right with God! Let us show our Father that we are not just going to give him borrowed or leftover time, let’s make time for Him! Wednesday prayer day is a good start. So let’s have good attendance at lunch to join together and pray. (St. Luke’s church at 1210hrs to 1250hrs) I encourage you to make a godly effort to come out and pray with us. (And bring a friend!)

Now, I know there are some of you in this email list that are not here in Gagetown, but that should not stop you from going to your base church and spending a few moments in scripture and/or prayer. (And bring a friend!)

On that note, for our study/prayer group, we can start with confirming our calling and election… for the next while I want to talk about Jesus. I want to share with you what I have been reading. As a Christian and a child of God, this reading really hit home for me. It’s called “JESUS’s Journey of Salvation” 

Verse of the Day click here for more info on this verse  (I encourage you to go read these thoughts)

Mark 10:17

On a side note; I want to ask if there are any updates to my email list. I have had a few people leave us and some new ones put on, so please let me know if there are any changes to your email. If you would also like to have your home email put on the list so you can share these emails with your family, or if you know anyone else that would like to be put on the list, let me know please.

You might have also noticed that I have created a prayer page on my website so you can read more thoughts of the “verse of the day”. These are the links… click here for more info on this verse 

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS…
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

Christmas Season in Borden

Come and enjoy food & fellowship!

Korean BBQ & pizza & rice

When:  December 13, 2017

Time:  6:00 pM

Where:  CFB Borden Trinity Chapel

                 499 Dieppe Road, Borden

hosted by: Padre Sung Ho Kim and his wife.
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Christmas Eve supper meal

When:  December 24, 2017

Time:  6:00 pm

Where:  CFB Borden Trinity Chapel

                 499 Dieppe Road, Borden

To be followed by carols and a short suitable for all ages Christmas movie.  The intent of this event is to care for any military members and families who are not leaving base for the Holidays.   All are welcome.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years.  Thanks so much to all those who have supported this ministry to Love Borden.

God bless!
Padre Milley
Lt(N) Darren Milley

Chaplain, CFB Borden
Canadian Armed Forces
darren.milley@forces.gc.ca
Aumônier, BFC Borden
Forces armées canadiennes

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

The following encouragement comes from the weekly Gagetown MCF group.  The group is fervently led by Padre Andrew Whitman with his insights on scripture, Jimmy Damiani with his humble prayerfulness, and Jeff Page with his cheerful faithfulness.

Well it’s that time again! Christmas leave is here.
This week’s prayer group will be the last till leave is over so we will be stood down till January 17 2018.

On that note, I would like to say whether or not you celebrate the traditional Christmas, Hanukkah or just celebrate your faith, though there is different thoughts of when Jesus was born; we all should know one thing for sure, that without Jesus, we never would have been saved from our sins. He was born to die for us, as God has told us many times in the OT and the NT.

As we have seen together in past emails (from scripture) there is NOTHING we can do to save ourselves or make ourselves righteous in front of our God but ONLY through Jesus. Hebrews 11:6 & Ephesians 2:8 sayfor by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God”. Just to quote a few…

Here are a few more to reflect on:
Isaiah 7:14 – Luke 1:31 – Genesis 22:2 – John 3:16 – Psalm 2:7 – Mark 1:11 – Mark 9:7 – Luke 2:8-20

The world will be celebrating something. We should never forget why the angels came down from heaven to sing for this world!

Blessing All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

WAR ROOM 2 December 2017

Members and staff of the MCF have been interceding in prayer for the Canadian military community throughout 2017. We are so excited now as we are taking this ministry public.

Join us on Saturday, 2 December, 10:00-11:00EST on a Facebook Live video broadcast as we intercede before God in response to your requests submitted via email or Facebook during the live event. We will pray for specific requests involving people (including yourselves), workplaces and circumstances connected to the Canadian Armed Forces military community.

Click on the image above for more details.

 

Grey Cup Breakfast Report 25 November 2017

On Saturday, 25 November, Athletes in Action (AIA) held their 39th Grey Cup Breakfast at the Westin Hotel in downtown Ottawa.  Over 350 people attended the event and were treated to testimonies of faith in Christ and the changed lives that have resulted from that faith.  Speakers included players from both the Calgary Stampeders and the Toronto Argonauts as well as former CFL players and coaches.  In accordance with the MCF mission to bring the gospel to the military community, the Ottawa chapter of the MCF hosted 18 military community members.  The participants ranged in age from 14 to 64 that of course included serving and retired personnel.  Some were new in the faith, some were in need of renewed faith and some were in need of a sense of God’s love for them.  Of note, the group included five Officer Cadets who are attending university and were in need of a better understanding of the life of a military Christian.

I am grateful to AIA for their faithful example of bringing the gospel to the sporting world.  I was humbled by the appreciation shown to those of us from the military community.  In fact on two occasions our tables were singled out for appreciation by those gathered and on one occasion we received a standing ovation.  I know that the younger members of our group were stunned by the appreciation and it served to deepen their sense of calling to serve God by serving in the military.

I am also grateful to you for praying for the event.  Please note that we are still in need of additional funding in order to cover all the costs associated with the Grey Cup Breakfast, so please consider giving financially.  Next year, the Breakfast will be held in Edmonton so I ask you to join me in praying and preparing for that event.  My desire is that we would be able to sponsor 40 members of the military community.

Gerry Potter
Colonel (Ret’d)
President

MCF ANNUAL SPIRITUAL RETREAT 10 – 12 November 2017

 

Join us at the National House of Prayer’s beautiful historic building in Ottawa to rest and refresh, enjoy fellowship and teaching, and receive prayer.  The weekend includes the annual MCF prayer breakfast on 11 Nov before attending the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Canadian War Memorial in downtown Ottawa.

2 night’s accommodations plus food Friday evening to Sunday morning, $160/per person or $280/per couple.

Contact the MCf office for details and to reserve by 8 Nov.

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

Good morning,

Ok, so we’ve seen that our faith is only grounded in a relationship with God’s Son, Jesus Christ. Nothing we can do will get us close to God but through Jesus. Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Read John 7:25-39 (focus on 37-38 then 39)

NOTE ON 7:37 Jesus’ invitation refers back to OT prophetic passages such as Isa. 55:1 and Isa. 12:3. Thirsts. That is, “thirsts” for God To come to Jesus and drink means to believe in him, to enter into a trusting, ongoing personal relationship with him.

Study group questions…

What does ‘drink’ describe? How can we allow the Holy Spirit make a bigger impact on our lives?

What are the two things Jesus tells people to do in order to quench their spiritual thirsts?

Verse of the Day – Proverbs 19:20-21
Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days. There are many plans in a man’s heart, Nevertheless the Lord’s counsel—that will stand.

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

Good morning,

I think it’s time to fire up the wood stove! Only here can we go from hot days to frost warnings in a matter of 3 days LOL. I hope you all had a great week and I pray that you all have a wonderful and safe weekend in our Lord’s light… Amen!

Now, you may be thinking, “what’s with this topic of faith vs. sight?” My point is… doing things on our own (by sight or works) is not the walk of a Christian. We walk by faith. Faith in Christ is what makes you righteous in Gods eyes (2 Corinthians 5 verse 21).  With faith in Christ, he will never leave us or forsake us. Faith will only be possible if you believe that Jesus is who He says He is. Let’s look in the scriptures…

Read Hebrews 13 (focus on verse 5 and verse 8)

Study group questions…

The moral exhortations given in this chapter. (1-5)

  • Let brotherly love continue
  • The honour of marriage
  • Entertain strangers
  • Do not covet
  • Remember the prisoners
  • Be content

The religious exhortations given in this chapter. (7-19)

  • Remember those who rule over you
  • Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines
  • Be willing to bear reproach with Jesus
  • Continually offer the sacrifice of praise, giving thanks
  • Do good and share
  • Obey those who rule over you, be submissive
  • Pray for others

What does the author pray for in behalf of his readers? (20-21)

  • For God to make them complete in every good work to do His will
  • For God to work in them what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ

Verse of the Day 
“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:11-12 NKJV

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)