Rick Apperson’s- Just A Thought

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Rick Apperson and his family are YWAM Missionaries living in Smithers, BC. He is the pastor of Main Street Christian Fellowship.

  • Sat, 31 Dec 2016 04:24:08 +0000: One Word - The 2017 Edition - Just A Thought
    It has been awhile since I posted, going back to school at 46 doesn't allow a lot of free time. However, I wanted to kick the New Year off the way I have the past few years. In 2013 I became a Compassion blogger. I was drawn to the idea for 2 reasons. One, I love Compassion and have sponsored a few children over the years. Two was the challenge they put out encouraging people to seek the Lord
  • Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:18:45 +0000: Is God Good? - Just A Thought
    I have often heard the question asked, "Is God Good?" When I answer in the affirmative, the follow up tends to be, "well then why does He allow suffering?" Or even, "Then how can He send people to Hell?" It would seem that everyone wants to experience His grace, mercy and love but no one wants to hear His truth!  We want the good and none of the bad. The Bible clearly
  • Sun, 04 Sep 2016 00:28:49 +0000: This Changed Everything - Just A Thought
    This Changed Everything is a new DVD that comes out this October. I received a advance copy from my friend John Armstrong, author of Your Church is too Small and president of the Act3 Network. The three-part documentary looks at the rich history of the Reformation, examining its good parts while also asking the tough questions about what went wrong in the aftermath. Could division have been
  • Thu, 04 Aug 2016 22:21:13 +0000: Culture - Just A Thought
    I love me some A.W. Tozer. He is one of my all-time favorite authors. I have the majority of the books he wrote during his lifetime. I also have many of the ones released after his death. These latter ones are culled from his sermons and magazine articles. So when I saw that Moody Publishers were putting out a "new" book by A.W. Tozer I immediately requested a review copy. I started digging
  • Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:41:58 +0000: 5 Books That Changed My Life - Just A Thought
    I love to read. I love to curl up with a good book and will stay up late into the night if I find a real page-turner. Over the years I have read more books than I can count. Five of those books changed or impacted my life in significant ways. Those books are: 1. Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret This book was handed to me when I was 15 years old. I had talked to one of the Deacons in my
  • Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:03:18 +0000: Finishing Well - Just A Thought
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->Twelve years. It has been 12 years since my family moved back to the Bulkley Valley in northern British Columbia. My wife and I were married here 21 years ago. Both of our children (18 and 6) were born here. We love our community. Now we are leaving. This September, we will be moving to Winnipeg for the next two years. My wife and I will be training to
  • Fri, 20 May 2016 03:06:39 +0000: Finding God in the Hard Times - Just A Thought
    I missed Finding God in the Hard Times the first time it came out in print. Previously published in 2005 under the title Blessed Be Your Name, this book by Matt and Beth Redman is an encouragement to praise God despite the circumstances.  Using the Matt Redman song, Blessed be Your Name, as a lead in, the couple look at life and all it's hardships. They don't shy away from sharing
  • Sun, 24 Apr 2016 22:03:51 +0000: We Pray For You - Just A Thought
    "We pray for you often!" With those words, spoken by a gentleman in the congregation near the tail end of my sermon, tears began streaming down my face. I choked up and my voice cracked as I finished off my sermon and closed in prayer. My message this Sunday had been on the rich young ruler (Matthew 19:16-22).  I was drawing my message to a close and had just shared Matthew 22:36-40 where
  • Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:49:41 +0000: What Can the Church Be? - Just A Thought
    It is easy to see the negative. Ask some people how they view the church, and you will hear words like “hypocrites or unloving.” I choose to see the positive. When a church is operating at its best, it can be many things, such as: A School – 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in
  • Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:47:22 +0000: Baby Steps - Just A Thought
    Here in Canada, the CBC has a radio program called Under the Influence with host Terry O’Reilly. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/undertheinfluence It mostly has to do with advertising. On Feb. 4, 2016 they aired this story: One day in Afghanistan, a small troop of American soldiers found themselves involved in an exchange of gunfire with a small group of Afghans. The skirmish goes on for
  • Sat, 23 Jan 2016 22:14:05 +0000: The Call - Just A Thought
    What are the different ways in which God calls us? Before we get the call, we have to know His voice.  I am reminded of 1st Samuel 3. Samuel did not yet know the Lord, the word of the Lord not yet being revealed to Him. (vs 7) Three times the Lord called to Samuel and each time he went to Eli the priest whom he ministered to the Lord under. The first two times, Eli said he did not call him.
  • Fri, 01 Jan 2016 15:00:02 +0000: One Word - The Tradition Continues - Just A Thought
    Back in 2009 Compassion began challenging people to seek the Lord for a word for the new year instead of making a new years resolution. This challenge has been sent out to their bloggers every year since.  I enjoyed the idea so much that in 2013 I joined the ranks of Compassion bloggers who write about their one word.  I have asked God for a new word each year since. In 2013 I felt that word

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