An Easter Thought from Bethesda

On the first Easter, some of Christ’s friends, followers and family were at the tomb mourning, some were travelling a difficult journey, some were on lockdown at home with the blinds down and the door bolted shut. Many of you, we realize, may be weeping through a loss this week, or toiling on an … [Read more...]

A Prayer for the Days Ahead

This year God has invited us to come into a place of seeking Him in everything.  This year God has encouraged us to be still in His presence and not be shaken - though strife come against us.  This year God has reminded us He desires to show steadfast compassion to the wayward and … [Read more...]

His Outstretched Arms Protect You

As our first livestream for Outstretched Arms 2020 approaches, a number of people have wondered where the name of this event came from.... While various translations use this term to reference the mighty right arm of God's power (Psalm 136:11-12; Exodus 6:6; Jeremiah 32:21), it was … [Read more...]

Giving Thanks

“The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” - Phillippians … [Read more...]

41 Years of Ministry

As we wait to reopen, we celebrate the Lord’s steadfast handiwork here all these years. We celebrate lives forever changed in His presence and peace. We give all glory to the One who is the Lord of these grounds. Jesus, thank you for … [Read more...]

An Easter We’ll Never Forget

In the midst of chaos and suffering, may we remember afresh that Jesus is our Living Hope. A dear friend of ours (who gave permission to share this quote) recently posted this word of encouragement, "If the value of a thing is whatever the highest bidder is willing to pay for it, then if you … [Read more...]

Our Prayer For You #COVID19

This is our prayer for you all in this time of difficulty and pain. In these days of self-isolation and quarantine, may we learn to walk/rest ever closer with Jesus who has experienced our sufferings and who will never leave nor forsake us, even in the midst of chaos. - Your Bethesda Host … [Read more...]

A Song of Hope for Christmas (Recorded Live at Bethesda)

No matter what you're experiencing this Christmas, whether happiness or tragedy, community or loneliness, I pray you will find hope in Jesus - to see victory over the power of sin and death and deeply know the Way to life-giving faith, hope and love in a world full of uncertainty, fear and … [Read more...]

A Prayer for Canada

May Canada be known as a people who seek the face of God - which is the deepest and most intimate of joys in this world. (Psalm 24:6). ———————————————————————————————————————————————— May Canada be a nation whom, as much as it's in our hands, "live at peace with all people" (Romans … [Read more...]

40 Years of Ministry….

"For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness" - Psalm 33:4.  For 40 years, God's Spirit has welcomed thousands of people here to Bethesda, to come rest in His presence, in the midst of His beautiful creation, escaping the cycle of distractions and … [Read more...]