Three Reasons to Attend The 2014 Ottawa Koinonia Conference

Pastor Pat Christian Living

Over the years in my walk with Jesus, God has used conferences greatly in my life. Calvary Fellowship Ottawa is sponsoring what I know will be a wonderful and amazing conference this coming weekend. It’s called Koinonia. (That is the transliteration of a Greek word which means fellowship or community). …

feeling overwhelmed

Four Steps to Take When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed (Part One)

Pastor Pat Christian Living

This post originated as a sermon I preached at Calvary Fellowship Ottawa. You can listen to that sermon by clicking here. Every person goes through times of feeling overwhelmed. This is true in our day, and has been true all throughout history. As a growing disciple of Jesus Christ, we …

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Here’s a Big Relationship Tip: Say “I’m Sorry”

Pastor Pat Christian Living

When was the last time you said, “I’m sorry”? In relationships over the course of your life, you are either going to learn to apologize or learn to build walls. Genesis 29-31 gives the account of Laban and Jacob. At the end of their relationship, Jacob explodes, telling Laban how much …

The Will of God: The Story Behind Why I Wrote a Book About Finding It

Pastor Pat Christian Living

Most Christians, at some point in their life, wrestle through the question of “What is the will of God for my life?” Have you ever voiced that concern? I certainly have. Over the years, I have found that the more you get to know God’s word, the more crystal clear …

Do you experience the presence of God at church? Meet Gloria…

Pastor Pat Christian Living

This is Gloria. She’s from Columbia. She has been at our church for the past few months and only left a couple weeks ago to return home. Her story is one about experiencing the presence of God. Gloria is the mother of one of the brothers that has been coming …

Falling On Your Face

Pastor Pat Bible Study, Christian Living, Devotion, Verse of the Day

“So when Moses heard it, he fell on his face.” (Numbers 16:4) Moses was an incredible leader. In the book of Numbers 12-16, we see him deal with gossip, rebellion, and disobedience within the congregation. His response, usually, was to fall on his face and pray to the Lord. This …