September 1-6, 2020
Watch the sessions again at: https://summercon2020.vcbc.ca
Sept 1 - 6: Save the week for Summer Conference 2020 - "Living in Times Like These". We are so glad to be having a virtual Summer Conference with Pastor Paul Chan as our speaker. The conference is free this year. We intend to run two attendance tracks for you to choose from:
- Flexible Track, where you (or your small group) can download and view sessions any time during the week.
- Traditional Track, where we will host two sessions, including small group discussions and prayer time, on Saturday, September 5 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and then from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.
The conference will end with our Sunday morning service on September 6.
For inquiries please contact Jackson via firstname.lastname@example.org.
"You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky but you cannot interpret the signs of the times."Matthew 16:3b (NIV)
Living in Times Like These
Over the past few months, we have heard that these are "unprecedented" times, that what our lives have transformed into is a "new normal" that we will have to come to grips with and get used to. We have heard that "we're in this together" and to "stay home, save lives" but how are we to live in this world that is so drastically different than what we knew only mere months ago? And what does the Bible have to say about this?
In Matthew 16:3, Jesus tells the Pharisees and Sadducees "You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times." The Bible is filled with prophecies, many of which have been accurately fulfilled already through Jesus' first coming. However, there are also many prophecies, namely those surrounding His Second Coming, which have not been fulfilled yet. However, the signs are starting to occur, and it appears as though, much like the people of Jesus' time, we too are oblivious to them.
And perhaps even more important is, in light of everything happening, "How then shall we live?" For many, September, with its new schools, new programs, new jobs, is as much of a start to a new year as January 1st is. The past half a year has been chaotic and tumultuous, giving us little time to quiet our hearts, meditate, and reflect.
At Summer Conference this year, through messages prepared by Rev. Paul Chan, we will have the opportunity to do these things and answer the important questions of how we as Christians should live in these challenging times.
As it says in James 4:8, "Come near to God, and He will come near to you." Let us focus on God and His Word, and listen to what the Lord has to say to us.
"Come near to God and He will come near to you."James 4:8 (NIV)