The friends of Christ

Based on a transcript of a message preached by Rev. Foster in Penticton Free Presbyterian Church on Lord’s Day November 21st, 2010. You can listen to the audio of this message here. John 15 verses 13 and 14 is my text this morning. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down […]

Evaporating holiness

Based on the transcript of a message preached by Rev. Andy Foster on November 14th, 2010 in Penticton Free Presbyterian Church. I would like to concentrate on the words of Hosea 6:4: “O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness [is] as a morning […]

The rise and fall of Antichrist, Pt1

Note: You can listen to an audio recording of this study here. Please take the time to read Daniel 7:1-28 This vision is a vital part of Scripture. The material it deals with is among the most important issues of all revelation. In terms of sheer volume there is no other period of earth’s history […]

What is a Protestant?

To listen to an audio recording of this message, click here. “And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto […]

Our need for the power of the Holy Ghost

Below is the substance of a message I delivered recently to the ministers of our Presbytery during our Fall week of Prayer held in Barrie FPC, Barrie, ON. I believe that the experience of Micah recorded in Micah 3:8 is the real need of the Church of Christ today. “But truly I am full of […]

The study of Bible prophecy

Notes on Daniel 7:15-16, 19, 28 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of [my] body, and the visions of my head troubled me. I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation […]

The gospel is no longer enough

This thinking pervades much of modern Christianity. It has infected and poisoned the thinking of evangelical, fundamentalist Churches and preachers. It is this concept that lies behind the widespread use of gimmickry to lure an audience to hear the gospel. The idea is to use ‘bait and switch’ tactics to appeal to the worldly and […]

The duty and blessing of Sabbath observance

Please note: Click here to listen to an audio version of this message. “If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own […]

World Religions Summit

Since 2005 the World Religions Summit has met annually—usually concurrent with a G8/G20 conference.  The most recent meeting was held in Winnipeg, MB just before the G8 conference in Huntsville, ON. The stated aims of this organization are to: address poverty; care for our earth; and invest in peace. Obviously it is an “inter-faith” organization […]

The kingdom of Christ on earth

Notes on Daniel 2:34-35, 44-45 “Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the […]

The course of the future

Notes on Daniel 2:1-49 Pondering about what the future holds has long exercised the mind of man. Nebuchadnezzar had just become King and in the wake of an extraordinary/meteoric rise to super-power status, he wondered what the future would hold. Cp v29. In a most dramatic and unexpected fashion he got his desire to know […]

Anglican Church in Canada Synod

The apostasy of the Anglican Church in Canada continues to evidence itself. At its recent tri-annual General Synod in Halifax it was resolved to continue to “engage in theological and scriptural study of human sexuality” and to include the “voices of gays and lesbians” in that process. Since the last Synod in 2007, two parishes […]

Bible reading

I have just read an article that highlights the gross ignorance of Scripture that prevails among professing Christians today. The following is a quotation from the article: “ Americans love their Bibles. So much so that they keep them in pristine, unopened condition. Or, as George Gallup Jr. and Jim Castelli said in a widely […]

Why the Church has no power

“Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?” (Matthew 17:19 AV) These are words that highlight the devastating lack of spiritual power experienced by the disciples on this occasion. It is a question I believe must be asked by the people of God everywhere today.

Rock the river

“What I mean by evangelistic: we’d go for an hour and a half of head-bangin’ music; I’d get up, preach, and give an invitation.” Franklin Graham interviewed by Canadian Christianity, April 8th, 2010. Rock the river is a ‘ministry’ of the Billy Graham Organisation aimed at young people. In the Fall of 2010 Rock the […]