August 31, 2003

Evan Kreider - “The Great Escape”

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This was the 17th anniversary of PGIMF. Using Acts 12, Evan Kreider described a series of improbable stories found in that chapter. Herod arranged the killing of James, the brother of John, which pleased the Jewish leaders, so Herod threw Peter into prison. Peter was sprung from prison by an angel. Later Herod is struck dead for refusing to give praise to God. Evan extracted some principles from this text: death comes to some people unexpectedly and there isn’t always time to prepare for it; life does not always seem fair (why was James allowed to die?); despite the problems, the early church flourished; and miracles still happen Peter was released from prison. Evan noted that before PGIMF and MSC were established, people had prayed for years for a student centre. PGIMF functions differently than many churches. We need to keep our story fresh so that when other groups of Christians find new ways to worship we should welcome that. Sometimes we don’t recognize miracles; we need to be open to miracles and not be concerned about explaining them. Thank you to those who had the vision, commitment and determination to establish MSC and PGIMF; a miraculous event. (HN)


Passage: Acts 12
Communion: No
Ecumenical or Event: 17th Anniversary of PGIMF
Potluck Lunch: No
Congregational Meeting: No


Speaker: Evan Kreider
Worship Leader: Paul Thiessen
Song Leader: Nubia Martens
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