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  • ComBap Update - "TBM Edition"
    bridges and traffic jams Thinking to make the trip more bearable he invited some coworkers to share the ride However the commute actually got more stressful especially the trips through the tunnels He consulted the company doctor Doc the frustrated commuter complained I m fine on the bridges in the traffic in the day and at night and even when Joe forgets to bathe all week But when I get in the tunnels with those four other guys crowded into the car I get anxious and dizzy and I feel like I m going to explode What is it Doc Am I going insane No no no said the doctor This problem is actually quite common Tell me What is it You have what is known as Carpool Tunnel Syndrome Coming Up May 24 Annual Sausage Noodle Supper June 15 Keepers of the Faith Concert Tickets are available from the church office for both events Prayer Requests Alice E Austin G Orville G Kaye G Brock H Kelly L Eldon S Lloyd S Karen W Payton W Loreen W Ministry Opportunities Parting Words It s not hard to meet expenses They re everywhere Daily Devotional Titus Tell Em Do Good Already Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities to be obedient to be ready to do whatever is good to slander no one to be peaceable and considerate and to show true humility toward all men Titus 3 1 2 Titus was a missionary and pastor on the island of Crete It s a gorgeous looking place judging by the pictures I ve seen online It s a big sunny Greek island with beautiful beaches and rocky cliffs and mountains that get snow in the winter Apparently it was also a hard place to be a Christian Even Paul confirmed the reputation of the culture there Cretans are always liars evil brutes lazy gluttons He wanted the Cretan Christians to stand out for being the opposite of that to live like they really believed God s Word is true Today s verses bullet point some action items for all Christians including us non Cretans Obey authorities don t talk mean about people think of others make peace don t make it all about you no matter who you re talking to Think How would you stand apart from your friends or peers if you lived the way these two verses describe Would people think you strange if you were obedient and respectful to authorities Why or why not Pray Ask God to help you to be subject to rulers and authorities to be obedient to be ready to do whatever is good to slander no one to be peaceable and considerate and to show true humility toward all men Do Go to Crete and lay on a beach while you really think about this book Or read a little about the biblical history of the island by going HERE Whichever works better for you Get more Daily Devotionals at PlanetWisdom com Direct Deposit Info Meetings CBWC Watch Live Contact Us Calendar Library Library Search Daily Devotional Contact Us 800 2nd Ave NW Swift Current Saskatchewan S9H 0R4 E mail combap sasktel net Telephone 306 773 1568 Fax 306 773 3051 Donate Online Facebook Twitter YouTube Go to top clip image001 png o title ComBapUpdate blue Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ May 7th 2014 TBM Edition To be added to or removed from our ComBap Update mailing list contact the This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hello ComBappers A 30 mile tunnel under the English Channel That daunting proposal had been floated as far back as 1802 Napoleon wanted to use it to invade Twenty years ago on Monday that tunnel project was completed and traffic officially started flowing and by traffic I mean huge trains that acted like a ferry to move cars trucks through I often wonder as in am amazed at the ability of human beings to create manipulate and invent When we lived in Kitimat we were close to the Kemano power station and got to visit that town a few times to see the power station The power station itself was not a building but a hole I literally mean a hole They bored out the inside of Mount Dubose to house the power station and send the electricity out to the power lines that made their way over some very high mountains to Kitimat where the Alcan now Rio Tinto aluminum smelter is The original project was completed in the 50 s The Kenney Dam by Vanderhoof was built and the reservoir snaked its way over 230 kms west to Tahtsa where 16 kms of tunnels were blasted all the way to Kemano the last 800 metres of which were vertical to the inside of the power station In the 80 s the 2nd phase of the project started and this time instead of blasting their way through the mountains they used a TBM tunnel boring machine to bore its way through much like was used for the Chunnel They also blasted another even bigger hole inside the mountain for a new power station I was lucky enough to get a peek into it which along with the new tunnels was never completed due to environmental issues and government restrictions The boring machine was within a few hundred metres of completing its task and was stopped pulled out and rusted In other places the TBMs when their work is done cannot be extracted and simply bore themselves into spot and shut down Now rumour has it that they have since secretly finished the tunnel but nobody is talking It s kind of sad when a project like that starts but never finishes Men and women spent countless hours working on it Engineers spent and charged countless hours planning it Our lives are God s project Too often we abandon them

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  • ComBap Update - "Pop Goes The Egg!" Edition
    being cheated taking a beating having loved ones killed or harmed or trashed in any way Nobody is okay with that Your Father isn t asking you to become so spiritual that you can just turn off the part of you that wants to strike back He s asking something far more terrifying He s saying that to walk like Jesus is to have the patience to wait for the day when He will repay injustice with the molten lava of his terrible anger That makes me think Whoa Wait a minute Do I really want that guy that took my parking spot or even that conniving former friend who betrayed me to suffer the vengeance of God Yikes I m so glad it s not up to me who gets forgiven for their hurtfulness through their faith in Jesus experience of the crushing wrath of God as I have been and who remains the object of God s anger toward injustice and sin That s not my job and I should not want it Think Whose vengeance would be more just and painful yours or God s Would you ever really want to be responsible for deciding who will experience God s vengeance and who will be forgiven by His grace through faith in Christ Pray Ask God to help you not to take revenge but to leave room for God s wrath Do Pay attention to your heart this week and notice when you feel like taking revenge Get more Daily Devotionals at PlanetWisdom com Direct Deposit Info Meetings CBWC Watch Live Contact Us Calendar Library Library Search Daily Devotional Contact Us 800 2nd Ave NW Swift Current Saskatchewan S9H 0R4 E mail combap sasktel net Telephone 306 773 1568 Fax 306 773 3051 Donate Online Facebook Twitter YouTube Go to top clip image001 png o title ComBapUpdate blue Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ April 30 2014 Pop Goes The Egg Edition To be added to or removed from our ComBap Update mailing list contact the This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hello ComBappers Hey what was that loud pop All four of us uttered that on Tuesday morning as shortly after 8 am a loud pop was heard in the house Soon a smell was detected and I went into investigative mode to find out what it was I checked the furnace which was running at the moment the pop was heard but it seemed to be operating correctly Hot water tank fine Sump pump fine Plumbing fine Electrical panel fine I couldn t isolate the problem and left the house still scratching my head After Humpty s coffee time Emmalina returned and isolated the smell to the living room Then my internal light went off It s an exploding egg I said And sure enough that s exactly what it was Each Easter we do Ukrainian egg decorating which is done on raw eggs

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  • ComBap Update - "Sophie's Choice"
    street The one dog says to the other Wait here a minute I ll be right back He walks across the street and sniffs this fire hydrant for about a minute then walks back across the street The other dog says What was that about The dog first dog says Oh I was just checking my messages Coming Up May 3 Fence Fixing Work Bee at 9 00 a m Let us know if you can help May 24 Annual Sausage Noodle Supper Prayer Requests Alice E Austin G Orville G Kaye G Kelly L Cornie Doreen M Eldon S Lloyd S Karen W Loreen W Ministry Opportunities We still need someone to man the nametag box before the service on the first Sunday of each month Please talk to Penny if you could do this Come help us fix the neighbour s fence on May 3 damaged by snow in our parking lot Parting Words Doing nothing is very hard to do you never know when you re finished Daily Devotional Countforward How Long He was taken up before their very eyes and a cloud hid him from their sight They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them Men of Galilee they said why do you stand here looking into the sky This same Jesus who has been taken from you into heaven will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven Acts 1 9 11 I don t think countforward is a real word but we re not counting down any more The countdown was finished when Jesus walked out of his tomb alive and more powerful than ever Now the clock is moving forward toward the day he will return In the verses right before these Jesus said we don t get to know how long Nobody knows the hour or the day but there is a specific hour a day on the calendar coming He will be back The Father knows exactly when In the meantime we have a job to do you and me and all those who believe all of these things we ve been talking about all week We have a job to use real power the same power of God that raised Jesus from the dead at work in us to be witnesses of what we ve seen that power accomplish It s a job that matters And the clock is ticking That s the message of Acts 1 Think Are you looking forward to the return of Christ What difference does his promised return make in your life How seriously do you take the call to be his witness in your world Pray Ask God to help you to make the best use of the power and time he gives to you to accomplish whatever he asks of you in this life Do Read Acts 1 all the way through Get more Daily Devotionals at PlanetWisdom com Direct Deposit Info Meetings CBWC Watch Live Contact Us Calendar Library Library Search Daily Devotional Contact Us 800 2nd Ave NW Swift Current Saskatchewan S9H 0R4 E mail combap sasktel net Telephone 306 773 1568 Fax 306 773 3051 Donate Online Facebook Twitter YouTube Go to top clip image001 png o title ComBapUpdate blue Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ April 24 2014 Sophie s Choice Edition To be added to or removed from our ComBap Update mailing list contact the This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hello ComBappers We can t get Sophie to pee As you may have heard Sophie our wee dog had to have surgery Thanks Dr Rod a few weeks ago to remove a bladder stone the size of a quarter Part of her recovery is that we have to get a urine sample to get tested to determine if we need to take extra steps to ensure that stones don t form again The problem is Sophelia is not particularly fond of us sliding things under her butt when she s trying to relieve herself So if we are standing around watching her with that little red plastic lid in our hands she won t go She s now been holding it in for 18 hours and counting We try various tricks We try to get her excited We try to scare her We run water We take her to places where other dogs have gone before to no avail If she sees that we want to collect she will not give She ll go to the door in the house and ring her bell and we ll escort her outside and she ll just stare at us It will come out eventually We are banking on that We are just hoping it s not in the car or on the rug but somewhere where we can scoop it up The things we do for our dog Sometimes it would be nice to get a few moments just to have a heart to heart chat with her in English to explain a few things We could explain to her why she needs to let us get that urine Why she s not allowed on the couch upstairs but is on the one downstairs Why she doesn t need to worry when the car goes over a bump Why she doesn t need to bark when the doorbell rings or when someone walks by the house Why she needs to avoid the road Why she doesn t need to be so grouchy when Samson comes to visit We could also explain to her how much we value her How she brightens our day How we are doing our best to take care of her Alas she can t understand The Bible tells us that God s ways are not our ways That He is so much greater than us

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  • ComBap Update - "Holy Week" Edition
    punishment that brought us peace was upon him and by his wounds we are healed Isaiah 53 5 According to Bible scholars the prophet Isaiah wrote these words 700 years before Jesus was crushed punished wounded and killed for our sins And if you read the whole chapter of Isaiah 53 you ll see that it describes both what happened and why it happened in some detail That would be like discovering a document from the 1300s clearly describing what has happened in our time It s almost as if the same God who sent Jesus to live and then die and then live again told Isaiah about it ahead of time And that s exactly what we believe For our study this week we re going to start the countdown clock for Easter with Isaiah and start leapfrogging forward in time each day as we get closer and closer to the discovery of that empty tomb Our first leap will be the biggest so come back tomorrow Think If God is outside of time how hard would it be for him to reveal to Isaiah something that was going to happen 700 years in the future Does thinking about this give you more or less confidence in the reliability of God s Word Pray Thank God for sending Jesus to be pierced crushed punished and wounded for our sins so we could have peace with God and be healed Do Read the whole chapter of Isaiah 53 Get more Daily Devotionals at PlanetWisdom com Direct Deposit Info Meetings CBWC Watch Live Contact Us Calendar Library Library Search Daily Devotional Contact Us 800 2nd Ave NW Swift Current Saskatchewan S9H 0R4 E mail combap sasktel net Telephone 306 773 1568 Fax 306 773 3051 Donate Online Facebook Twitter YouTube Go to top clip image001 png o title ComBapUpdate blue Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ April 16 2014 Holy Week Edition To be added to or removed from our ComBap Update mailing list contact the This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hello ComBappers Welcome to Holy Week The week we specifically remember the very special week from 2000 years ago where Christ started things with the triumphal entry and ended with the resurrection In this one little week Jesus went from being hailed as the Messiah to being mocked by the crowd as they called for his execution From being famous to infamous back to famous again From struggling to keep his fame from sidetracking him from his mission to needing every ounce of physical strength to take each and every step up the track to the place his mission would be completed Golgotha During this week he taught for hours and hours turned the tables over in the temple rebuffed repeated attempts by the religious leaders to trap him washed feet and ate his final supper with those who had travelled with him over the previous three years

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  • ComBap Update - "Faraday Cage" Edition
    it Maybe someday when he s older Guess what That never happens Human babies who can walk always do eventually If they don t they re not healthy Something is wrong that needs fixing But I know some Christians who think it s perfectly normal not to walk in the way of Jesus They seem to think you can be a healthy Christian without ever moving your spiritual legs without ever getting up and following after Jesus Guess what Healthy Christians always walk unless there s something seriously wrong We might fall down a lot but that s because we re walking in the first place We re going to talk for the next week or two about what we should expect to see our spiritual legs doing as we grow up in Christ Where should these wobbly new legs be taking us What should be different about us than if we were not Christians at all Come back tomorrow Think What does the idea of walking as Jesus did mean to you Do you expect to see yourself walking more and more like him as you grow as a Christian Pray Ask God to help you to understand what it means to walk as Jesus did and then ask him to help you to continue to do that Do If you want to read ahead check out Romans 12 9 21 to see what kind of hiking we ll be talking about for the next two weeks Get More Daily Devotionals at PlanetWisdom com Direct Deposit Info Meetings CBWC Watch Live Contact Us Calendar Library Library Search Daily Devotional Contact Us 800 2nd Ave NW Swift Current Saskatchewan S9H 0R4 E mail combap sasktel net Telephone 306 773 1568 Fax 306 773 3051 Donate Online Facebook Twitter YouTube Go to top clip image001 png o title ComBapUpdate blue Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ April 10 2014 Faraday Cage Edition To be added to or removed from our ComBap Update mailing list contact the This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hello ComBappers One of the greatest scientists of all time was Michael Faraday His work was in the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry He was a man who was not highly educated not that good at math but he loved to investigate God s creation and figure out how things worked From his work came the electric motor electric generator and electric transformer He also invented the faraday cage which is a really handy thing to have if you don t want to pick up cell service or get struck by lightning He spent countless hours working in his field without much monetary compensation He also spent many hours serving in his local church Faraday was a committed Christian who never even considered that science was in any way shape or form in conflict with the Bible He saw that the created world had order and design and

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  • ComBap Update - "Alive" Edition
    Yea I want to get one of those dayvorces The attorney said Well do you have any grounds The farmer said Yea I got about 140 acres The attorney said No you don t understand do you have a case The farmer said No I don t have a Case but I have a John Deere The attorney said No you don t understand I mean do you have a grudge The farmer said Yea I got a grudge That s where I park my John Deere The attorney said No sir I mean do you have a suit The farmer said Yes sir I got a suit I wear it to church on Sundays The exasperated attorney said Well sir does your wife beat you up or anything The farmer said No sir we both get up about 4 30 Finally the attorney says Okay let me put it this way WHY DO YOU WANT A DIVORCE And the farmer says Well I can never have a meaningful conversation with her Coming Up April 13 Teen Challenge will be sharing in our morning service 10 45 a m April 17 Christ In The Passover presentation at East Side Church at 7 00 p m presented by Jews For Jesus April 18 Good Friday Service at 10 00 a m Comprehensive High School Prayer Requests Alice E Austin G Orville G Kaye G Kelly L Cornie Doreen M Beth R Eldon S Lloyd S Karen W Loreen W Ministry Opportunities We need someone to man the nametag box before the service on the first Sunday of each month Please talk to Penny if you could do this Parting Words Don t give up on your dreams unless your dreams are really really stupid Daily Devotional FOOL WEEK GET WISE FRIENDS He who walks with the wise grows wise but a companion of fools suffers harm Proverbs 13 20 Why does it matter if we know what a fool looks like For one hanging out with fools will get you hurt Today s proverb says that your friends rub off on you Wise friends make you wiser Foolish friends make foolish choices which leads to painful consequences that they share with their friends Looking to join a posse or add some friends to your network Here s a tip from proverbs Always look for friends that are wiser than you at least a few of them Be humble enough to be the least wise person you hang out with and you re bound to get wiser Think Would you say most of your friends are wise or foolish Which ones are the best influence on you Who do you influence to be wiser Pray Ask God to help you to walk with the wise and to avoid being a companion of fools Do Make a quick list of your three wisest friends and then find a way to spend some time with them in the next few weeks Get More Daily Devotionals at PlanetWisdom com Direct Deposit Info Meetings CBWC Watch Live Contact Us Calendar Library Library Search Daily Devotional Contact Us 800 2nd Ave NW Swift Current Saskatchewan S9H 0R4 E mail combap sasktel net Telephone 306 773 1568 Fax 306 773 3051 Donate Online Facebook Twitter YouTube Go to top clip image001 png o title ComBapUpdate blue Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ April 3 2014 Alive Edition To be added to or removed from our ComBap Update mailing list contact the This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hello ComBappers Many of us should be dead Some of us have been saved by modern medicine Others have avoided certain death in accidents Others almost get hit by meteorites while skydiving And apparently some of us manage to lodge a chain saw in our necks and survive like this guy Of course people will chalk up their survival to many things Some will say the good Lord was watching out for me or my guardian angel looked after me or I was lucky Escaping death makes for a great story It also can make the one who survives feel guilty when others in the same situation have not Physical death is a scary thing However spiritual death is a much greater foe Our souls are eternal and and such we should be more concerned about avoiding death with them than with our bodies Jesus tells us to not be overly concerned with those who can kill the body but rather be worried about him that can destroy your body and your soul So in reality those of us who are in Christ are all death dodgers We ve all faced certain death and because of what Jesus has done for us by dying and coming back to life we all can share in the greatest lifesaving rescue in the history of the universe and without any survivor s guilt Joell Last Sunday s Service Audio from Sunday s service Video from Sunday s service Quotes Death to a good man is but passing through a dark entry out of one little dusky room of his Father s house into another that is fair and large lightsome and glorious and divinely entertaining Adam Clarke There is a wealth of unexpressed love in the world It is one of the chief causes of sorrow evoked by death what might have been said or might have been done that never can be said or done Arthur Hopkins Proverb of the Week 15 27 The greedy bring ruin to their households but the one who hates bribes will live Videos The power of empathy Westjet converts to metric time A liquid that under pressure can boil and freeze at the same time Moose rescue Trivia The starfish is one of the few animals who can turn its stomach inside out Links Creating something from nothing Christianity is messed up Meet The ComBappers The

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  • ComBap Update - "Truth & Grace" Edition
    uninterrupted study time right before the final in my Youth Issues class When I got to class everybody was doing their last minute studying The teacher came in and said he would review with us for just a little bit before the test We went through the review most of it right on the study guide but there were some things he was reviewing that I had never heard of When questioned about it he said that they were in the book and we were responsible for everything in the book We couldn t really argue with that Finally it was time to take the test Leave them face down on the desk until everyone has one and I ll tell you to start our prof instructed When we turned them over every answer on the test was filled in The bottom of the last page said the following This is the end of the Final Exam All the answers on your test are correct You will receive an A on the final exam The reason you passed the test is because the creator of the test took it for you All the work you did in preparation for this test did not help you get the A You have just experienced grAce He then went around the room and asked each student individually What is your grade Do you deserve the grade you are receiving How much did all your studying for this exam help you achieve your final grade Now I am not a crier by any stretch of the imagination but I had to fight back tears when answering those questions and thinking about how the Creator has passed the test for me Discussion afterward went like this I have tried to teach you all semester that you are a recipient of grace I ve tried to communicate to you that you need to demonstrate this gift as you work with young people Don t hammer them they are not the enemy Help them for they will carry on your ministry if it is full of GRACE Talking about how some of us had probably studied hours and some just a few minutes but had all received the same grade he pointed to a story Jesus told in Matthew 20 The owner of a vineyard hired people to work in his field and agreed to pay them a certain amount Several different times during the day he hired more workers When it was time to pay them they all received the same amount When the ones who had been hired first thing in the morning began complaining the boss said Should you be angry because I am kind Matthew 20 15 The teacher said he had never done this kind of final before and probably would never do it again but because of the content of many of our class discussions he felt like we needed to experience grace Have you thanked your Creator today because of the grace you ve experienced Direct Deposit Info Meetings CBWC Watch Live Contact Us Calendar Library Library Search Daily Devotional Contact Us 800 2nd Ave NW Swift Current Saskatchewan S9H 0R4 E mail combap sasktel net Telephone 306 773 1568 Fax 306 773 3051 Donate Online Facebook Twitter YouTube Go to top clip image001 png o title ComBapUpdate blue Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ March 27 2014 Truth Grace Edition To be added to or removed from our ComBap Update mailing list contact the This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hello ComBappers Apathy is the acceptance of the unacceptable John Stott Sometimes our culture calls it tolerance or even compassion but all too often what we are asked to condone and even bless is simply unacceptable Now before I get to my rant hear this The church universal has often majored in the minors focusing on rules that were never rules in the first place remember some churches banning playing cards or picking on one particular sin as being the public target of rebuke while ignoring other equally sinful sins We have often judged others without judging ourselves which by the way is what the don t judge others passage actually means We are guilty as charged We overdosed on truth issues while ignoring grace Having said that we have copped to our sin and have decided that we will instead turn to grace which by the way is a wonderful thing However we soon began finding that our extension of grace ended up looking very similar to condoning that which we know is sin We have overdosed on grace while ignoring the truth So when all else fails we need to turn to Christ and see how He pulled this stuff off For Him being 100 truthful and 100 graceful at the same time was exactly how He operated Those who were from sinful situations were drawn to Him not because He patted them on the head and said that sin didn t matter rather they knew that their sin mattered greatly but that His love for them mattered more than their sin And this is the kicker Christians can and should be known as people of the truth and people who stand up for the truth AND as people who love others so much that they would die for them are willing to put the others first That s what Christ did for us all at Easter He took the truthfully awful sin of us all and died in our place and invited us graciously to join Him in new life Yours truly and graciously Joell Last Sunday s Service Audio from Sunday s service Video from Sunday s service Quotes The whole fabric of Christianity stands or falls with its divine human Founder and if it can never perish it is because Christ lives the same yesterday today and forever Philip Schaff Involuntary ignorance is

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  • ComBap Update
    Support one another It s what being in a church is all about So don t go off by yourself and be surprised if the pressures of life start getting overwhelming Reconnect Prevent explosions We re in this together Joell Last Sunday s Service Audio from Sunday s service Video from Sunday s service Video from Country Church Video from the Good Friday Service Read more ComBap Update Pop Goes The Egg Edition Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ April 24 2014 Sophie s Choice Edition To be added to or removed from our ComBap Update mailing list contact the This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hello ComBappers We can t get Sophie to pee As you may have heard Sophie our wee dog had to have surgery Thanks Dr Rod a few weeks ago to remove a bladder stone the size of a quarter Part of her recovery is that we have to get a urine sample to get tested to determine if we need to take extra steps to ensure that stones don t form again The problem is Sophelia is not particularly fond of us sliding things under her butt when she s trying to relieve herself So if we are standing around watching her with that little red plastic lid in our hands she won t go She s now been holding it in for 18 hours and counting We try various tricks We try to get her excited We try to scare her We run water We take her to places where other dogs have gone before to no avail If she sees that we want to collect she will not give She ll go to the door in the house and ring her bell and we ll escort her outside and she ll just stare at us It will come out eventually We are banking on that We are just hoping it s not in the car or on the rug but somewhere where we can scoop it up The things we do for our dog Sometimes it would be nice to get a few moments just to have a heart to heart chat with her in English to explain a few things We could explain to her why she needs to let us get that urine Why she s not allowed on the couch upstairs but is on the one downstairs Why she doesn t need to worry when the car goes over a bump Why she doesn t need to bark when the doorbell rings or when someone walks by the house Why she needs to avoid the road Why she doesn t need to be so grouchy when Samson comes to visit We could also explain to her how much we value her How she brightens our day How we are doing our best to take care of her Alas she can t understand The Bible tells us that God s ways are not our ways That He is so much greater than us that we can t possibly understand everything that He does However God has done something so dramatic and amazing that the gulf between us and Him has been immeasurably shortened He became one of us In Christ we see God lowering Himself to our existence so that He could raise us to His To help us understand His ways and His thoughts to a much greater degree Granted there are still some gaps in our understanding but in Christ we now have ample evidence to know He s got our best interests at heart all the time The things God does for us Joell PS Oh word just came in from my daughter that she finally got Sophie to go We are very happy Read more ComBap Update Sophie s Choice ComBap Update Holy Week Edition ComBap Update Faraday Cage Edition ComBap Update Alive Edition ComBap Update Truth Grace Edition ComBap Update Conspiracies Edition ComBap Update Giving Season Edition ComBap Update Lent Edition ComBap Update Camel Edition ComBap Update Kim Phuc Edition ComBap Update Good Edition ComBap Update Sochi Edition ComBap Update Backup Plan Edition ComBap Update Pro Sports Career Edition Combap Update Flu Edition ComBap Update The Good Old Days Edition ComBap Update Uncluttered Edition ComBap Update Soon New Year s Edition ComBap Update Last Call Edition ComBap Update Dinner Edition ComBap Update Snowball Edition Page 11 of 101 Start Prev 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Next End Direct Deposit Info Meetings CBWC Watch Live Contact Us Calendar Library Library Search Daily Devotional Contact Us 800 2nd Ave NW Swift Current Saskatchewan S9H 0R4 E mail combap sasktel net Telephone 306 773 1568 Fax 306 773 3051 Donate Online Facebook Twitter YouTube Go to top clip image001 png o title ComBapUpdate blue Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ May 7th 2014 TBM Edition To be added to or removed from our ComBap Update mailing list contact the This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hello ComBappers A 30 mile tunnel under the English Channel That daunting proposal had been floated as far back as 1802 Napoleon wanted to use it to invade Twenty years ago on Monday that tunnel project was completed and traffic officially started flowing and by traffic I mean huge trains that acted like a ferry to move cars trucks through I often wonder as in am amazed at the ability of human beings to create manipulate and invent When we lived in Kitimat we were close to the Kemano power station and got to visit that town a few times to see the power station The power station itself was not a building but a hole I literally mean a hole They bored out the inside of Mount Dubose to house the power station and send the electricity out to the power lines that made their way over some very high mountains to Kitimat where the Alcan now Rio Tinto aluminum smelter is The original project was completed in the 50 s The Kenney Dam by Vanderhoof was built and the reservoir snaked its way over 230 kms west to Tahtsa where 16 kms of tunnels were blasted all the way to Kemano the last 800 metres of which were vertical to the inside of the power station In the 80 s the 2nd phase of the project started and this time instead of blasting their way through the mountains they used a TBM tunnel boring machine to bore its way through much like was used for the Chunnel They also blasted another even bigger hole inside the mountain for a new power station I was lucky enough to get a peek into it which along with the new tunnels was never completed due to environmental issues and government restrictions The boring machine was within a few hundred metres of completing its task and was stopped pulled out and rusted In other places the TBMs when their work is done cannot be extracted and simply bore themselves into spot and shut down Now rumour has it that they have since secretly finished the tunnel but nobody is talking It s kind of sad when a project like that starts but never finishes Men and women spent countless hours working on it Engineers spent and charged countless hours planning it Our lives are God s project Too often we abandon them before they are done God has invested heavily in our lives like the cost of death so that we aren t stuck between a rock and hard place forever Don t just park your life in the side of despair Let God fix you up and keep digging for Jesus Joell Read more ComBap Update TBM Edition 6 jpg 4 jpg 2 jpg 8 jpg 9 jpg 5 jpg 1 jpg 3 jpg 7 jpg Front Page Slider Search Home ComBap Update Audio Sermon and Service Audio Archives Video News About Us Photos What We Believe Staff Our History Bulletins How To Find Us Home ComBap Update This week s Combap Update newsletter Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ May 15 2014 Don t Move Edition To be added to or removed from our ComBap Update mailing list contact the This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hello ComBappers Wanna freak someone out Just come up to him and whisper very loudly don t move My small groups four of them have been going through the book of John and we ve come across that great passage where Jesus reminds us that in order to stay connected with Him we must remain connected with Him Hey if you think that sentence doesn t make sense then take it up with Jesus It s from John 15 Go ahead Read it Staying plugged in is not as hard as it appears to be It basically means staying put No moving away Abiding the KJV word So if you re in Christ become a follower of Jesus here s the task Stay in Christ Stay plugged in He will grow through you with His sap of holiness Joell PS Don t move Last Sunday s Service Audio from Sunday s service Video from Sunday s service Read more ComBap Update Don t Move Edition Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ May 7th 2014 TBM Edition To be added to or removed from our ComBap Update mailing list contact the This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hello ComBappers A 30 mile tunnel under the English Channel That daunting proposal had been floated as far back as 1802 Napoleon wanted to use it to invade Twenty years ago on Monday that tunnel project was completed and traffic officially started flowing and by traffic I mean huge trains that acted like a ferry to move cars trucks through I often wonder as in am amazed at the ability of human beings to create manipulate and invent When we lived in Kitimat we were close to the Kemano power station and got to visit that town a few times to see the power station The power station itself was not a building but a hole I literally mean a hole They bored out the inside of Mount Dubose to house the power station and send the electricity out to the power lines that made their way over some very high mountains to Kitimat where the Alcan now Rio Tinto aluminum smelter is The original project was completed in the 50 s The Kenney Dam by Vanderhoof was built and the reservoir snaked its way over 230 kms west to Tahtsa where 16 kms of tunnels were blasted all the way to Kemano the last 800 metres of which were vertical to the inside of the power station In the 80 s the 2nd phase of the project started and this time instead of blasting their way through the mountains they used a TBM tunnel boring machine to bore its way through much like was used for the Chunnel They also blasted another even bigger hole inside the mountain for a new power station I was lucky enough to get a peek into it which along with the new tunnels was never completed due to environmental issues and government restrictions The boring machine was within a few hundred metres of completing its task and was stopped pulled out and rusted In other places the TBMs when their work is done cannot be extracted and simply bore themselves into spot and shut down Now rumour has it that they have since secretly finished the tunnel but nobody is talking It s kind of sad when a project like that starts but never finishes Men and women spent countless hours working on it Engineers spent and charged countless hours planning it Our lives are God s project Too often we abandon them before they are done God has invested heavily in our lives like the cost of death so that we aren t stuck between a rock and hard place forever Don t just park your life in the side of despair Let God fix you up and keep digging for Jesus Joell Read more ComBap Update TBM Edition Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ April 30 2014 Pop Goes The Egg Edition To be added to or removed from our ComBap Update mailing list contact the This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hello ComBappers Hey what was that loud pop All four of us uttered that on Tuesday morning as shortly after 8 am a loud pop was heard in the house Soon a smell was detected and I went into investigative mode to find out what it was I checked the furnace which was running at the moment the pop was heard but it seemed to be operating correctly Hot water tank fine Sump pump fine Plumbing fine Electrical panel fine I couldn t isolate the problem and left the house still scratching my head After Humpty s coffee time Emmalina returned and isolated the smell to the living room Then my internal light went off It s an exploding egg I said And sure enough that s exactly what it was Each Easter we do Ukrainian egg decorating which is done on raw eggs that over the span of a couple years will evaporate and harden on the inside and become perfectly safe from smelling bad if they break However in the middle of that time the eggs rot and can be awfully smelly if they break There is apparently also a risk that they will blow up Something made this one egg decide to explode It may have been in the sunlight from the living room window but we aren t sure It just couldn t take the pressure God has designed each of us to have ways of dealing with pressure in our lives Yes he s given us our families but he s also given us our church family We are called to love each other and care for each other To carry each other s burdens To pray with one another Fellowship with one another Encourage one another Support one another It s what being in a church is all about So don t go off by yourself and be surprised if the pressures of life start getting overwhelming Reconnect Prevent explosions We re in this together Joell Last Sunday s Service Audio from Sunday s service Video from Sunday s service Video from Country Church Video from the Good Friday Service Read more ComBap Update Pop Goes The Egg Edition Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ April 24 2014 Sophie s Choice Edition To be added to or removed from our ComBap Update mailing list contact the This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hello ComBappers We can t get Sophie to pee As you may have heard Sophie our wee dog had to have surgery Thanks Dr Rod a few weeks ago to remove a bladder stone the size of a quarter Part of her recovery is that we have to get a urine sample to get tested to determine if we need to take extra steps to ensure that stones don t form again The problem is Sophelia is not particularly fond of us sliding things under her butt when she s trying to relieve herself So if we are standing around watching her with that little red plastic lid in our hands she won t go She s now been holding it in for 18 hours and counting We try various tricks We try to get her excited We try to scare her We run water We take her to places where other dogs have gone before to no avail If she sees that we want to collect she will not give She ll go to the door in the house and ring her bell and we ll escort her outside and she ll just stare at us It will come out eventually We are banking on that We are just hoping it s not in the car or on the rug but somewhere where we can scoop it up The things we do for our dog Sometimes it would be nice to get a few moments just to have a heart to heart chat with her in English to explain a few things We could explain to her why she needs to let us get that urine Why she s not allowed on the couch upstairs but is on the one downstairs Why she doesn t need to worry when the car goes over a bump Why she doesn t need to bark when the doorbell rings or when someone walks by the house Why she needs to avoid the road Why she doesn t need to be so grouchy when Samson comes to visit We could also explain to her how much we value her How she brightens our day How we are doing our best to take care of her Alas she can t understand The Bible tells us that God s ways are not our ways That He is so much greater than us that we can t possibly understand everything that He does However God has done something so dramatic and amazing that the gulf between us and Him has been immeasurably shortened He became one of us In Christ we see God lowering Himself to our existence so that He could raise us to His To help us understand His ways and His thoughts to a much greater degree Granted there are still some gaps in

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