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Something Worth Knowing

By , March 18, 2019

“…they have come to know”
John 17:7 (NIV)

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I remember taking my 7 year old grandson through Ireland House, a historic home built and occupied here in Burlington in the early 1800’s by the Ireland family from Yorkshire, England. Most of the furnishings are from the first generation of Irelands who occupied the large home. My grandson had done the official tour before so remembered much of the history of the family and the artifacts we saw.

For me the tour was a trip down memories lane. As a boy I had lived on a farm that was very basic, without indoor plumbing or electrical power. I knew why the main level stove pipes were exposed in the rooms on the second floor en route to the roof. They were the only heat the bedrooms upstairs ever had in winter. The home was really filled with various and sundry items from a farm house similar to the one in which I had lived.

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Something Worth Knowing

By , March 19, 2017

“…they have come to know”
John 17:7 (NIV)

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I remember taking my 7 year old grandson through Ireland House, a historic home built and occupied here in Burlington in the early 1800’s by the Ireland family from Yorkshire, England. Most of the furnishings are from the first generation of Irelands who occupied the large home. My grandson had done the official tour before so remembered much of the history of the family and the artifacts we saw.

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Grace and Glory

By , July 18, 2015

“the Lord will give grace and glory”
Psalm 84:11

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Two very rich and remarkable gifts are given to those who love the Lord. The Psalmist tells us an exceedingly great and precious promise.

Look with me first at the matter of grace. Grace addresses us as needy. Needy for what? Well, Scripture teaches that the greatest need of any one of us is to have a right relationship with our Creator. We have no right,  simply because we are humans, to the presence of God or His blessings. Not at all.

We are poor and needy and until we humble ourselves we cannot have the needed grace of God working in our lives. All of us need to come to our Creator and ask for His favour, His love, His forgiveness. All this is offered in Jesus—the one who died for sinners and came back to life the third day.

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Is Jesus irrelevant?

By , May 8, 2015

“Son, your sins are forgiven.”
Mark 2:5 (NIV)

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Perhaps my favourite story to hear in Sunday School as a small boy was the one where Jesus was in a house preaching to an extremely large crowd. The house was full to overflowing. This made it impossible for a lame man’s friends to carry him to the feet of Jesus.

However, the friends were not to be stopped by a crowd. They lifted their friend up onto the roof of the house. Then they calculated about where they were on the roof that would be directly above Jesus.

Now comes the part that I really liked. They ripped open the roof and made a hole large enough to lower their friend directly at the feet of the Healer. Jesus was impressed with their faith and ingenuity. As a little child that was as far as the story interested me.

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Something worth knowing

By , June 8, 2011

“…they have come to know” John 17:7 (NIV)

Gordon Rumford Ministries - Something worth knowingToday I took my 7 year old grandson through Ireland House, a historic home built and occupied here in Burlington in the early 1800’s by the Ireland family from Yorkshire, England. Most of the furnishings are from the first generation of Irelands who occupied the large home. My grandson had done the official tour before so remembered much of the history of the family and the artifacts we saw.

For me the tour was a trip down memories lane. As a boy I had lived on a farm that was very basic, without indoor plumbing or electrical power. I knew why the main level stove pipes were exposed in the rooms on the second floor en route to the roof. They were the only heat the bedrooms upstairs ever had in winter. The home was really filled with various and sundry items from a farm house similar to the one in which I had lived.

The guide could not mention the use to which each item was put because of time constraints. However, several times I stopped my grandson and pointed out things such as apple peelers, cream separators, and even the bung hole on a butter churn to explain what they were for. What I was really doing was giving the little fellow useless information. I must say he was very polite and paid close attention to his Grandpa. However I know he will likely forget all that I tried to tell him.

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