New season 2020
Due to the current situation of Covid-19 Ohsweken Baptist Church is currently closed for Sunday services until further notice. We want to continue to pray for the community and the world, That the will of the Lord will be done.
As we welcome the new year! We look forward to Gods provision and wisdom through out the year 2020 through the ministry and pastoral care that is given. “Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. so then as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. ~ Galatians 6: 9-10 ~
Are hope is to build relationships and community through the connection we build through the ministry and volunteers we have in practical ways by humbling serving the needs of the community.
A Short History of Ohsweken Baptist Church. During the period of 1799-1804, The New York Missionary Society, represented by Reverend Holmes, corresponded several times with Joseph Brant at Brant's Ford, now the city of Brantford. Holmes sent several sermons and the Aims of the Baptist faith. No reply ever came from the Haudenosaunee Chief, but, the Baptists never gave up. Approximately thirty years of persistence and hope took shape in the form of summertime tent revival meetings, and house gatherings in the winter. This, all under the devoted leadership of two Baptist missionaries, elder John Minor and William Landon. The historical setting puts us in the this time period, twenty years after the War of 1812, and twenty years before the American Civil War. At the same time Canada was fighting her own internal war over the untamed northwest frontier, The Hudson's Bay Company versus The Northwest Fur Company. Back at the reserve, this same year also saw the faithful missionaries rewarded with permission from the Six Nations Council to build a church. Facing major opposition from The Church of England(Anglican), they broke ground in 1841, and The Tuscarora Baptist Church of The Six Nations became a reality. In 1964, the congregation moved to their new location on Fourth Line and changed the name to Ohsweken Baptist Church. Today the fellowship celebrates 180 years. (For more detailed information about the church and the history of the reserve, contact Ohsweken Baptist Church at 519-445-0589, or at Ohswekenbaptist@gmail.com).
A RETURN TO ‘THERE’ Part Three of Ravens and the Widow This is the third part of the series based upon the concept of “there.” Two weeks ago we studied 1 Kings 17 where God instructed the prophet Elijah, “Go to the Brook Cherith, I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” We learned Read more about Sunday September 20 2020[…]
THERE’S A PLACE CALLED “THERE” Part two of The Ravens and the Widow Last Sunday we discussed 1 Kings 17 where God instructed Elijah, “Go to the Brook Cherith, I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” We learned that God had called Elijah to a ministry and that He had already provided provision Read more about Sunday September 13 2020[…]
THE RAVENS AND THE WIDOW 1 Kings 17 For the purpose of this message you can check out a map of the brook of Cherith. The one I had must be copy-write protected. PART ONE THE RAVENS “And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, ‘As the LORD God Read more about Sunday September 6 2020[…]
God’s Medicine Bottle Last week I shared with you some of Derek Prince’s biography in order to help you understand why much of his ministry focused on healing. Much of what I have found in his books reflects what God has already taught me in various ways but he has some special gems that I Read more about Sunday August 30 2020[…]
A Very Important and Precious Legacy As I have been praying and contemplating what the Lord would like me to bring to you today, I have received the strong impression that I should tell you some of the biography of Derek Prince. You may recall that I have referenced some of his books in recent Read more about Sunday August 23 2020[…]
SPEAKING OF ARCHES SUNDAY AUGUST 16 2020 Last day we discussed the dangers of having altars in our life, of falling short of all that the Lord has for us by the placing of things in the way of our true worship. We pointed out that the function of altars is to require a sacrifice Read more about Sunday August 16 2020[…]
ALTARS Jeremiah 32:35: “And they built the high places of Baal which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah Read more about Sunday August 9 2020[…]
SUNDAY AUGUST 2 2020 CHALK LINES Several decades ago I wrote a song, Chalk Lines, bases upon 1 Cor. 13:11. “When I was a child, I spoke as a child. I understood as a child, I thought as a child: But when I became a man, I put away childish things.” Cast your mind back Read more about Sunday August 2 2020[…]
TWO GARMENTS Let me quote Malachi 4:1-2. “For, behold, the day comes, that will burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, will be stubble: and the day that comes will burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But Read more about Sunday July 26 2020[…]
SUNDAY JULY 12 2020 HE CHOSE POORLY Do you remember the line; the movie; the situation? Last week as part of our message we discussed God’s choosing of Saul. I don’t mean to imply that God chooses poorly, quite the contrary, some of those God chooses start out well but then fade or grow weary Read more about Sunday July 19 2020[…]