A Story of Connections

May 11th, 2024|

The Journey Of An ESL Teacher, Both New And Seasoned. Contributed by Kara (CESLM first-time attendee) and Sylvia (SOCEM long-time attendee) The Backstory. The beginnings of this connection story came about on Saturday, March 16th at the

A Matter of Life or Death

April 6th, 2024|

To listen to the audio version, click the media link.  https://eslcooperative.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Life-or-Death.mp3   An Arab chief tells of a spy who was captured and then sentenced to death by a general in the Persian army. 

God’s Heart For The Nations

March 5th, 2024|

To listen to the audio version, click the media link.  https://eslcooperative.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/God%E2%80%99s-Heart-for-the-Nations.mp3   The history books could have been rewritten in 1271 when Italian travelling merchants Niccolo and Matteo (Maffeo) Polo (the father and uncle

Blessing God’s Baby

December 5th, 2023|

–by Allan Pole  Most people miss the significance of Christmas. Is it all about Santa Claus, shopping, exchanging gifts or eating a lot of food? Is it about spending time with family?  Or even

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Heaven’s Champions

November 7th, 2023|

–by Allan Pole  Snow covered the ground where three boys were playing. A man asked them, “Would you like to try a race and have the winner receive a prize?” The boys agreed,

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Let’s Go Fishing

October 9th, 2023|

–by Allan Pole  As our Lord began His earthly ministry, He looked for disciples He could transform into fishers of men. Significantly, He called hearty, faithful fishermen to this task. Many natural qualities

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Ears to Hear

September 4th, 2023|

–by Allan Pole  Have you ever driven somewhere and forgotten the last 15 minutes on the highway you just travelled? Have you ever listened to a sermon, read a book or heard someone

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All In

June 4th, 2023|

–by Allan PoleServing others is challenging and rewarding, frustrating and fulfilling. We sacrifice time, energy and money to reach out and help. Why do we do it? I find the answer in Psalm 126:5-6: “Those

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The Now and the Not Yet

April 8th, 2023|

–by Allan Pole  The God of heaven and earth invites us into His family! The Apostle John describes who we are and what we will become in 1 John 3:1-3. Please take a

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Grow With God

March 11th, 2023|

–by Allan Pole  Many Jews expected the Messiah to arise in great glory and lead them in a mighty military victory over their oppressors. When would this king and His kingdom appear? How

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The Call of God

February 9th, 2023|

–by Allan Pole  When the American space program chose its first seven astronauts, an essential part of the screening process involved their answers to the simple statement, “I am ...” They asked each

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You First

January 11th, 2023|

–by Allan Pole  The Son of God could have stayed safely and comfortably in heaven, enjoying unbroken communion with the Father, the Holy Spirit, the angels and the saints who have gone before

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Give Birth to God’s Plan

December 4th, 2022|

–by Allan Pole  Mary, the mother of Jesus, has received much attention. She is admired by many for her willingness to cooperate with God’s plan. Consider the qualities of the Messiah’s mother that

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A Clear Vision

November 7th, 2022|

–by Allan Pole  Having a clear vision is essential for progress—especially through difficult times. Imagine how difficult it would be to walk if your eyesight was poor, if it was dark in the

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I Hope So

October 12th, 2022|

–by Allan Pole  A self-made millionaire, Eugene Lang greatly changed the lives of a sixth-grade class in East Harlem, New York. Mr. Lang had been asked to speak to a class of 59

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Small Beginnings

September 8th, 2022|

–by Allan Pole  I am encouraged as I reflect on how far my relationship with the Lord has grown. I have come a long way from when I went to church meetings, Sunday

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The Joy of Serving

August 14th, 2022|

–by Allan Pole“I did all that for him, and he didn’t even say thank you!” I know people who raise children, serve in the church, volunteer in the community and serve others with little or

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Let’s Work Together

July 13th, 2022|

 Lifeway research summarizes 7 Encouraging Trends of Global Christianity in 2022 as follows:   1. Religious faith is growing faster than the irreligious. 2. Christianity continues to grow. 3. Growth is fastest in

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There is No Place Like Home

June 4th, 2022|

 I enjoy travelling. I have discovered, however, that it is good to go away, and it is good to come home. Restaurant food can be good, but it can all taste the same

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How to Build Bridges

April 9th, 2022|

 It is always interesting to observe people’s reactions when they learn that I am a pastor. While these responses might be more exaggerated because I am a “man of the cloth,” every disciple

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March 15th, 2022|

 Here is the link to: How to Build Bridges There was a time of great stress and change for Israel more than 1,000 years before Christ. King Saul had died, and David ruled

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First Love

February 5th, 2022|

 A man bought a new hunting dog. Eager to see how it would perform, he took it out one day hoping to track down big game. No sooner had they gone into the woods when

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Inner Strength

January 10th, 2022|

 Are you facing overwhelming adversity? How can you tap into God’s strength amid such challenges? Let’s turn back the pages of time to more than 1,000 years before Christ. King Saul of Israel


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