We will be having a combined TCCC/CCBC Fall Festival this coming Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm. Come join us and bring friends!
Here is a short video clip from the world-renowned Dr J.I. Packer. Based in Vancouver, he is still actively preaching, teaching and writing books on theology. He is one of the most prominent names in Vancouver’s Regent College. The trouble with our faith is that we have trouble even explaining the most fundamental elements of our faith. That is one reason why we need to study and learn about our faith and what it means.
Watch him explain the importance of “Taking God Seriously” below.
Praying: Set aside a specific time to pray. On a regular basis. (Example: If unsure, just pray the Lord’s Prayer each morning)
Obeying: Be intentional about obeying a Bible teaching in your reading. (Example: Forgiveness, Personal Devotion, Evangelism, Spiritual Practices, etc)
Offering: Pray about offering something, or perform a kind deed as an offering to God. (Example: Serve in a ministry that you’ve not done before)
Fasting: Be intentional about fasting from something; preferably something that you feel addicted to. (Example: Coffee, Chocolate, Sugar, iPads, Internet, etc.)
Join us as we enter the season of Advent, in preparation of the Christmas joy.
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – Feb 5th, 2017
“To me, growing into spiritual maturity is becoming less self-conscious and more God-conscious.”
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – Jan 8th, 2017
“What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.”
(Hans Urs von Balthasar, 20th Century Swiss Theologian)
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – Dec 5th, 2016
“If you are marrying someone, marry one with a solid inner core.
Better still, be the one with the solid core.
If you grow in faith on the solid Rock of Christ, you grow your inner core.” PCY
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – Dec 1st, 2016
“We must accept finite disappointment but we must never lose infinite hope.” (Dr Martin Luther King Jr)
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – Nov 22nd, 2016
“It is not Happy People who are Thankful;
It is Thankful People who are Happy.”
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – Nov 7th, 2016
When someone says he/she is too busy for you, it’s never about time. It’s simply about his/her priorities. You will then have two choices. You could feel slighted that you are way down the pecking order and spray your irritation on others. Alternatively, you can remain humble with understanding and say a calm prayer of care for him/her. If you can do this, you would be practicing the following:
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – October 31st, 2016
The popular British speaker, Simon Sinek says:
“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress.
Working hard for something we care is called passion.”
Wonderful words. What about working hard for Christ? It’s called love.
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – October 25th, 2016
“In the book of Esther, there is one recurrent theme that should grab our attention. It’s the quiet confidence of Queen Esther, a Jew, a woman from an enslaved race, an ordinary person living amid an extraordinary set of circumstances.” – PCY
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – October 19th, 2016
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
– Martin Luther King Jr (1929-1968)
QUOTES FOR THE WEEK – October 11th, 2016
“Educating the head without educating the heart is no education at all.”
– (Aristotle, 384-322BC)
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – September 30th, 2016
“If you are planting for a year, plant grain.
If you are planting for a decade, plant trees.
If you are planting for a century, plant people.” (Chinese Proverb)
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – September 18th, 2016
Teaching children to count is fine; but teaching them what counts is even better.
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – September 11th, 2016
Outer beauty catches the eyes;
Inner Beauty captures the hearts;
but Divine Beauty wins souls. – (PCY)
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – August 29th, 2016
A true friend:
- Loves without conditions;
- Talks without intentions;
- Gives without reasons;
- Cares without expectations.
God is always close but never closed. Like a true friend, He does not listen with an intent to reply but listen with a heart to love. (PCY)
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – August 8th, 2016
The lack of a community to share with is one of the biggest reasons for loneliness and mental illness. We in the West have largely lost the essence of what it means to be a community. In fact, one of the things we can learn from the African indigenous people is their understanding of community. They call it ‘ubuntu.’ It essentially represents the deepest held values of their people, that ‘I cannot be happy unless everyone in my community has what they need.’ Learning to serve one another in such a way is a hallmark of an excellent Christian community. – PCY
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – August 1st, 2016
“If God were our one and only desire we would not be so easily upset when our opinions do not find outside acceptance.” – (Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ)
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – July 25th, 2016
“Encouragement is not limited to mere words that come from positive thinking gurus or surreal moods that only last a microwave moment. The Greek word for encouragement is ‘paraklesis’ which literally means ‘come alongside.’ This word is also related to the word for the Holy Spirit, our Helper, ‘Parakletos,’ who comes alongside us.
True encouragement is about coming alongside someone in need.” – PCY
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – July 18th, 2016
“When the heart is willing, one finds a way.
When the heart is unwilling, one looks for excuses.” – PCY
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – July 11th, 2016
“God has no Phone, but I talk to Him.
He has no Facebook, but He is still my friend.
He does not have Twitter, but I still follow Him.
He does not need GPS on Pokemon Go to locate us, for He is always with us.” – PCY
What a powerful reminder about who we serve.
The first three words of M. Scott Peck’s bestselling book, The Road Less Traveled, says it well: “Life is Difficult.”For some, it is an understatement. Whatever it is, the biblical truth remains that we all need support. While we all live out the typical ups-and-downs of life, going through the downs with support makes it a whole lot more bearable. This testimony of 24-year-old Kirstie Ennis is testament to the power of human support and love of a community. she admitted frankly: “If it wasn’t for my family, my loved ones, and my friends, I wouldn’t be here.”
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 teach:
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Sedap! Delicious South East Asian Food Fair. Here’s a sampling of that memorable evening.
According to one major credit card company, using statistics from 2014, spending on Mothers’ Day was almost $20Billion. In contrast, people splurged only about $12.5Billion on Fathers’ Day. Not bad, but still reflects the lopsided spending. Whether it is mother or father, the Bible teaches us to honour our parents, which means both mothers as well as fathers. With Father’s Day (June 19th, 2016) fast approaching, we like to give everyone an opportunity to write a short note of thanks and appreciation for your dads. In the “Leave a Reply” box, type in the message as follows.
- Name of Your Dad:
- Your Message:
- Your Name:
In the meantime, check out some of our Sunday School kids’ dedications to their dads. For passwords, check with Madeleine or Pastor Conrade.
TCCC Web Team