Pray for GA 2023
Week 4 – May 29-June 4

This week: Fresh fruit. And we mean it. Nothing withered or past its prime. That’s not a comment on our outer conditions. We can be bruised and wrinkled. But that’s physical. When we talk about fruit, it’s the spiritual. The Fruits of the Spirit are described in Galatians 5. When we refuse to follow the desires of our sinful nature and choose to submit to the Spirit of Christ, we begin a life-long process of sanctification. Our progress is demonstrated by … Read more

Pray for GA 2023
Week 3 – May 22-28

This week: spiritual protection. The desires of our sinful nature are powerful. We have limited ability to resist. That’s why we see so much in the way of “sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties” and other sins like these (Galatians 5:19-21). We are called, as follows of Christ, to … Read more

Pray for GA 2023

Pray For GA 2023 Video For the first time in four years, The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada will meet in person. A lot has happened since 2019. The pandemic changed the way many of us operate. And in the midst of it, the denomination changed its doctrine. We are deeply divided. Renewal Fellowship will be … Read more

The domesticated church

Like wild animals removed from their natural environments, are today’s Western believers overly domesticated and thereby innocuous? Have we allowed ourselves to be tamed under the control of the ruler of this world in order to fit in and not be too offensive? Cory McKenna, the speaker at our 2023 Renewal Day and annual meeting, … Read more

Standing our ground

PCC amends guidelines after outcry. PCC’s Life and Mission Agency has amended its Calling a Minister guidelines in response to criticism from Renewal Fellowship and others within orthodoxy. The issue was a new section added last fall that advised presbyteries not to appoint interim moderators who have exhibited discriminatory behaviour against LGBTQ+ people. This was … Read more