Love Borden – Come and join us

WEDNESDAY 2 May and 6 June   
BBQ, Worship and Fellowship at CFB Borden Trinity Chapel
499 Dieppe Road, Borden

Food at 6:00 pm – Bring your favourite dish!
Service start at 7:00 p.m.

A great evening of Worship, God’s Word, communion and prayer.

We would love for you to join us for this event.  Bring your family, friends and colleagues.  It’s going to be a great night.

God bless!

Padre Milley
Lt(N) Darren Milley
Chaplain, CFB Borden/Aumônier, BFC Borden
Canadian Armed Forces/Forces armées Canadiennes 
darren.milley@forces.gc.ca
tel: 705-424-1200 ext 2180 / CSN:  270-2180 / BB: 705-828-5751

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

May He keep you safe through this coming weekend.
As we continue in this journey we see Jesus praying many times to His Father, so this is called Jesus, the prayer warrior. Jesus knew how to pray to His Father. We need to treat God with respect because Jesus did. We pray to the Father through the Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
John 14 12-14 

Read Matthew 6:5-13 focus on verse 6 and 7. Jesus was asked how to pray by his disciples. They saw Jesus praying and asked him how to pray (Luke 11:1). Now don’t go to God with a shopping list – give me this, give me that. Jesus said: “Give us this day our daily bread”. God gave the Israelites in the wilderness enough for each day. They got greedy and tried to pick up more manna than they could eat. You know what happened? It went rotten. Don’t store up riches here on earth when you have untold riches in heaven (Matthew 6:19-21). Be content with what you have and God will provide you with what you need. He knows what you need and when you need it. Don’t push Him for more than what you need! When you pray the prayer that Jesus taught, feel it in your heart… say it slow and listen to the words.

Matthew 6:5-13   —  In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,   Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.  Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Verse of the day…  Matthew 6:6

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

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

As long as you have God in your days and you glorify Him by telling all those around you that it is God who makes your day GREAT; your days will be good… Amen!

This part of the journey is called Jesus, the model of the Father. I know there are many books, chapters and verses in the Bible that talk about this but we will look into the book of John (and you should be looking at them all if possible). Let’s read John 5:16-23, but we will be looking more at verse 19.

We have read that Jesus modeled many things for His disciples, one of which was being obedient to His Father. Being obedient to the Father eventually led Jesus to Calvary were He paid the ultimate price to secure our Salvation. The older I become in my faith of my Lord; the more I want to be obedient to Him. Jesus has taught me how to be obedient to our Father. God the Father is more interested in our day to day obedience then any grand gesture we might seek to make. So if you want to please God the Father then follow the example that Jesus (His Son) has laid out for you. If Jesus could do nothing outside of the Father, how can we ever think that we could??? So let us walk humbly with our Lord.

Verse of the day… John 5:19  

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

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)

Remembering our brother, BGen (Ret’d) Larry Lashkevich

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

On Sunday evening, 15 April, a good friend and fellow soldier of the cross, BGen (Ret’d) Larry Lashkevich passed into the presence of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Larry had suffered a major stroke in February from which he was not able to recover.  Larry was an exemplary individual whose love for Jesus energized him in his life of service in the name of Christ.  Larry had been an influential force within the Military Christian Fellowship of Canada for most of his military career and served for many years in its primary leadership role.  Larry, was always, no matter what the circumstances, an encourager. Consistently, he provided encouragement to those he led, with whom he worked and to those who served Jesus by serving the military community.  I will best remember Larry for his joy, his insight and his untiring devotion to Christ and his family.  Larry was a big man, whose heart for Jesus was even bigger.  His passing leaves a hole in my heart and the hearts of many across the military community, not only in Canada, but internationally. While, Larry’s passing is difficult for those who remain behind, the mission that he served has not ceased and we are called to press on to take hold of that which Christ has called us to.

I ask that you all join me in offering prayer of thanksgiving, praise and intercession:

“Abba, Father; we thank You that Larry’s earthly suffering has concluded and that He is now with You. You blessed us with Your presence and work in and through Larry and we are all better servants because of His example of leadership and discipleship.  Lord, we appeal to You, to pour Your mercy and grace over his family and friends.  You know the pain and the loss that they are all feeling, so we ask You Lord to manifest Your presence tangibly in our lives that we may know the peace that passes understanding and that we may have uncommon strength to endure and to accomplish all that needs to be done in response to Your call on our lives.  Please Lord raise up your saints to come along side Larry’s family to bring Your love and support both practical and spiritual.  We ask all these things in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour, Amen.”

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

There will be a Celebration of the Life of Larry on Sunday, April 22 between 14:00 and 16:00 at Kanata Baptist Church.  It is a drop in format. More information at the link provided if you wish to join family and friends.
https://www.arbormemorial.ca/kelly/obituaries/lawrance-larry-lashkevich/18155/

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

On a quick side note, I encourage you to read one or two chapters before and after the reading that I recommend. It helps in your studies to understand the meanings of the themes I am writing on.

The next part of the journey is called Jesus, the righteous judge.
Read John 5:24-30.  Focus on verse 26 & 27.  

This is very important and we must pay close attention to this, for we will be judged by Christ. Jesus was God’s righteousness revealed on earth. He came to seek and to save the lost.

Romans 3:10 and John 5:30 and John 3:17-21

When Jesus returns to this earth one day He will come as the Righteous Judge… are you ready?
John 5:26

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

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)

Unified in Prayer

It was such an incredible privilege to spend last Friday morning, Good Friday, with our military community in prayer and worship.

A small group of us met for breakfast and enjoyed powerful unity in the Spirit through our agreement in prayer. Our prayer in the MCF is fueled by our mission and vision: so we pray that every single person in our military community hear the good news of Jesus, that the lost may be saved and believers be empowered to share the gospel. To this end, our prayer group compiled a short list of specific items to pray for that morning, according to what God put on each of our hearts.

Then our prayer group continued the morning with unity in worship by attending the Ottawa military chapel for their Good Friday service. (Our group is occupying the back few pews on the right in the photo.) Each of us in the group is connected with local churches, but we have also been seeking every opportunity in the past two years to join our military community at special chapel services as well. We do more than occupy a few extra pews: we enter with the Spirit in us and the powerful and effective prayers of the saints to bless the people, the place, and the ministry done there in Jesus’ name. Of all places in the military, the enemy would like nothing more than to discourage those praising Jesus right in the midst of our military community. How many work communities have this privilege of established places and times of worship in their midst?! It was no small thing to join with our brothers and sisters there, to worship Jesus together in Spirit and in truth with eager anticipation for Easter.

The abundant life that our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ bought for you at Easter is a joy that no one can take from you. (John 10:10, 16:22) Be so blessed in this, dear brothers and sisters, to turn outward and also bless our military community with this amazing news.

Jazmine Lawrence
Captain (retired)
War Room Coordinator
The Military Christian Fellowship

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

I hope you take the time to read and/or some study God’s word. As Paul has said in 2 Timothy 2:2

The next part is called Jesus, the friend. Read John 15:9-17. Focus on verse 13.

We talked before on how Jesus came to this world and befriended sinners like you and I. The religious leaders of that day condemned Him for doing that. He will stand by you no matter what happens in your life; good or bad. Apart from being your Lord and Saviour, your Master, your King, your Healer and your Deliverer he is also your Friend. Jesus loves us unconditionally. We cannot earn it or deserve it. His love is a free gift that is accepted by faith.

He came to this world to reconcile sinful man to God, the Father! Jesus himself said that there is no greater love than laying down your life for your friends and that’s just what He did! You are his friend if you accept Him as your Lord and Saviour. He sacrificed His life on our behalf.

He invites us to walk a faith walk with him that leads us to heaven. Join your Lord, your friend Jesus, on this walk.
John 15:13

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners,
the One who is the Soon-coming King!

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

The next step in this journey is called Jesus, the healer. Read Matthew 8:1-17 and we will look at Matthew 8:13 to understand that if you have faith, you too will feel His healing powers in your life.

For Jesus is the Healer! The gospels are full of examples. Even in John 21:25 (our verse of the day) John tells us how great Jesus’s healing is. He is the physical, spiritual and emotional healer. There is nothing and no one He can’t heal. Verse 13, Jesus rewards those who believe, in Mark 16:17-18 the same is said for those who believe.

Jesus is real. Jesus is alive! So tell me; are we walking by sight or by faith? Remember, the power and the healing belongs to God, in His time and His way, and it is praying in the Lord’s name that we get answers. Jesus Christ wants you to trust him. He will make your life better in ways you can’t imagine. He is the God of love and mercy…trust Him…have faith in Him and He will take care of you. Amen!

Jesus did many other things as well.  If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. John 21:25

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessing All!

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

I pray that you are well and have been safe. So for this week we will study Jesus, the light of the world.  Read John 1:1-13, we’ll focus on verses 4 and 5. Everything in this world needs light to survive. We can’t grow food in the dark and we even need vitamin D to grow and be healthy. In Genesis 1:2-3 we read…

Before God created anything He created the light in order to sustain life. Jesus is the light; he keeps us from the darkness and if we follow him, we will have the light of life (eternal life) (John 8:12). I think what is very important here is to share this light. We are called to share Jesus, the light of the world, with other people. God promises us: a light has come, glory of the Lord. (Isaiah 60:1)

Read John 1:1-13
Verse of the day…John 1:4 (http://www.cyberoutlaws.com/prayer/page13.html)

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

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)

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

I hope this week went well; I don’t know about you, but I think March may turn out to be a warmer month this year. That would be nice for a change.

Ok, moving right along and keeping with our theme Jesus’s journey of salvation (for us) we will read/study about Jesus, the true bread from Heaven. Read John 6:22-40 but let’s focus on John 6:35.

After he fed the 5000, Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst”. There are people who seek their whole life to find satisfaction and never do. Some accumulate money and many material possessions. There are others who bury themselves in their work, some also seek great thrills and dangers to find fulfilment and satisfaction…are you in any of these categories? None of this works guys, and Jesus gave us the answer in verse 35. You will only know true satisfaction once your spiritual hunger is satisfied. Jesus is the true bread of life from heaven given by God the Father and it’s given to you freely.

John 6:51

Read John 6:22-40    Verse of the day  “Jesus said to them…” John 6:35

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)