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To Know Christ

and Make Him Known

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To many, the Church today seems irrelevant and commercialized — a place that functions more like the corporate world than a place to worship God. At Foundation Baptist Church, you’ll find a family atmosphere, relevant truth to guide your life, and a diverse community of believers who are seeking to grow in their walk with Christ and exalt Him in their lives.

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10 AM Family Bible Hour
11 AM Morning Service

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West End Seniors Activity Center
9629-176 Street
Edmonton

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Merry Christmas…more than you think

December 25, 2015
  In just a few more hours (and really for hours already around the world) celebrations in all kind of forms have already begun. I attended one tonight with Leah and the kids. It is of course a celebration. It takes thousands of different forms for millions of different heart reasons. As obnoxious as it is for some it is still going to happen. We call it Christmas. Today we will celebrate with countless millions and I know that some of you won’t. I know that for some, the very term is obnoxious. I understand this. For some, you have a conviction and I get that and respect that. This is in no way written to offend that conscience. In Romans 14 Paul says that if one abstains to honour the Lord…that’s good. If one chooses to celebrate the day to honour the Lord…that’s good too. I would encourage you to read it if you struggle here with those that don’t and with those that do celebrate. But I don’t really want to write about that. I want to draw your attention from the “whether we should and whether we shouldn’t” really quickly by simply saying Merry Christmas. I don’t mean it like most in our culture mean it. And I don’t mean it like those who oppose it understand it. Christmas is obnoxious to some because they believe it is forbidden because of a passage in the law that prohibits making and worshiping idols. They believe there is a pagan history behind it. And yet for others it is obnoxious because it represents the combination of two words, “Christ” and “mass.” The word means “the mass of Christ.” But what does “mass” really mean in the compound word Christmas? Any authoritative dictionary will reveal that the English term mass evolved from the Anglo-Saxon word maesse, which derived in turn from the Latin missa, which is a form of the verb mittere, which means “to send.” Consequently, the root meaning of Christ-mass is “to send Christ,” or “Christ is sent.” In a Roman Catholic sense, mass is quite literally sending Christ to the cross again and again. This ludicrous and demands not one life once, but one life again and again. In the letter to the Hebrews, the writer wrote that Jesus died once for sinners and then sat down ending forever the sacrificial system because finally a sacrifice was made that would forever meet the requirement God demanded for payment of sin for all those who would ever believe. Once for all. So we reject the Roman Catholic mass. But really, historically, the word Christmas did not mean the mass of Christ in the sense that the RC church understands the mass. The word means much more. 1. It means Christ…the Anointed One was sent. This is good news for us. God’s plan from before time, was to send Christ. He was to be the appeasement…the satisfying of God’s requirement for man’s sin forever. It was God’s plan. He
Church Life General

Natty Update

November 5, 2015
  Greetings to all of you who have walked with Natty during last September’s cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatments…We hope and pray you are all well. It has been a number of months since Natty finished her chemo and had the major surgery to remove what was left of her primary tumor and a lesion on her liver.We have had a very good summer and fall as a family.  Been able to spend time together, doing some fun things.  Natty has been growing like a weed — getting taller (90 cm now, up about 3 inches since last fall), putting on weight (now up around 28 pounds, from the less than 19 when she was diagnosed last September).  Her vocabulary is increasing, she continues to demonstrate better and better dexterity.  She has had a few nights of sleeping through the night, and she is working on potty training.  To look at her, you would not know she is a cancer survivor We were able to get some family photos done in September – I am including one of them for you to see Natty (along with the rest of us). So, we have much to be thankful for.  But it is with mixed emotions that I write this update.  Last week Natty was in the hospital for her 6-month end-of-treatment scans.  This morning (Wednesday the 4th) we met with the doctor for an examination and to discuss the results.  He unfortunately had some news we did not want to hear, and which hit us pretty hard.  There is one — only one — spot of activity on her liver which was not there in June.  The lesion was there, but it was not active.  Now, it is very active — not much bigger than in June, but the activity is a concern.  As a result, Natty is going to have to have more treatment. She has to go in Friday for them to take bone marrow samples from her hips.  Depending upon whether there is evidence of the cancer in her marrow, the doctors will need to decide on a path forward.  Right now, it is a minimum of another surgery or four rounds of chemotherapy, perhaps both.  We won’t find out for a couple weeks. So, we ask again for your prayers.  Mostly for Natty, that the Lord would see fit to heal her completely.  But for us as well.  We’re still trying to recover from the last year, so the path ahead is daunting.  Pray for the boys too — the events of the last year really affected them, especially Blaise. Once we have a better idea of what the next weeks look like, we will send you another update. Thanks for any prayers you can offer, and thanks again for all the love and support you have shown us over the past year.  The Lord has used all of you to support and encourage us.  We would not have made it without what He has chosen to

Website Overhaul

May 20, 2015
If this is your first time visiting Foundation Church’s website, welcome! We’re glad you stopped by. If you’ve visited before and your first reaction now is “What happened to the site?!” – don’t worry! Same church, same people. A few things may have moved around – please bear with us as we work to get this new look running smoothly! If you encounter any issues, make sure to let us know.