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).
WHO IS ON THE LORD’S SIDE? The title of today’s message is taken from Exodus chapter 32 verse 26. A partial account of the entire passage is given below beginning at the first verse of chapter 32 of Exodus. “Now, when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered Read more about Sunday November 22 2020[…]
THE BIG FOUR Introduction We understand that sin is sin and that all of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Rom. 3:23). Anyone who leaves this life without accepting God’s remedy for the removal of sin – the atoning sacrifice of Jesus on the cross of Calvary – is destined Read more about Sunday November 15 2020[…]
COLOURS Last Sunday’s teaching got me thinking physics once again. I have the benefit and blessing of being surrounded with incredible displays of coloured flowers from early April through to November. Our gardens are incredibly lush and vibrant due mainly to the love and labour of Ellie. I do my small part – Ellie points Read more about Sunday November 8 2020[…]
THE LAW OF MOTION There’s a law in physics, part of Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motion, that states, “An object will remain at rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external, unbalanced force.” If I were to hold a rubber ball in my hand and then toss it directly overhead, the ball Read more about Sunday November 1 2020[…]
WHEN SKELETONS SPEAK As we near the end of October, whether we participate in Halloween festivities or not, we will encounter a slew of skeletal figures about our neighbourhoods. This precipitated me to reflect upon the many Biblical statements concerning bones or skeletons. In attempting to catalogue the Biblical references into some form of order Read more about Sunday October 25 2020[…]
FALLOW GROUND Introduction Last day we considered the concept of “Mystery Harvests,” 1 in that the Lord has prepared for each of us harvests or blessings that are sure to come to fruition at some future time. We contrasted what should be our mind-set as Christians as opposed to that of the world system. We Read more about Sunday October 18 2020[…]
MYSTERY HARVESTS 1 We are entering our season of Thanksgiving and this year I miss seeing Linda’s fall display at the front of our church. Every year it is a vivid reminder of God’s goodness and bounty. Thanksgiving is a season that celebrates harvests and God’s continued faithfulness in providing for us. The cycles of Read more about Sunday October 11 2020[…]
THE AKEDAH – THE BINDING In the Torah – the first five books of Scripture – we read how Abraham was asked of GOD to offer his son Isaac as a burnt sacrifice on Mount Moriah. In Jewish literature this act is termed The Akedah or the binding. Genesis 22:2, “And [GOD] said, ‘Take now Read more about Sunday October 4 2020[…]
THE TEN DAYS OF AWE AWAKENING TO JUDGMENT Sunday September 27 2020 The commandment to observe Rosh Hashanah is found in Leviticus 23:23–25: ”And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying, ‘Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial Read more about Sunday September 27 2020[…]
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[…]