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Our prayer is that we are a church that God can use to bless and strengthen you by the power of Jesus, and that you will live a life of abundance in fellowship, joy and freedom. Rowandale Baptist Church is here for you. We want to function as a fellowship of believers coming together to declare the glory of the Lord, and to celebrate Jesus as King. We study the Word of God, practice what we learn, and in the process grow together. May God richly bless you! We hope to see you soon!
This fall we are into a series of sermons on the topic of “Reaching for the Prize”. Almost every effort in life results in us winning some sort of a prize. Your prize for studying hard is graduation with a degree. Your prize for courting that beautiful woman is to win her hand in marriage. Your prize for saving over the course of forty years is a comfortable retirement. The list goes on and on. The prize in our Christian lives is a reward in heaven. We know that salvation is free, but to gain a reward in heaven takes work down here.
The Bible often uses the analogy of athletic endeavour to show us what it’s like to win the prize. Anyone who has ever competed in a game or tournament knows that there a number of obstacles to overcome in order to win. First of all, there is the other team that is out to beat you. Then, you may be dealing with bad weather, bruises on your body, lack of sleep from the night before and a hostile crowd if it’s an away game. In the same way, we have opponents and obstacles that we must contend with in the life of faith if we are to play the game and win the prize. James 1:1-18 talks about the trials and difficulties that we must deal with in our faith-walk. But it also talks about the prize that we win when we persevere. That’s what we want to emphasize this Sunday.
If you have any questions or comments about our ministry here at Rowandale please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our mailing address is:
162 Rowandale Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2K 0A5
Ph. (204) 338-1174 Fax. (204) 334-0305