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August 25th, 2014

Feast of Tabernacles 2014 – Penticton, BC

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Feast of Tabernacles 2014 Penticton
October 9-16, 2014

Come for the Feast of Tabernacles and worship God during his Fall Holy Day season! The brethren are looking forward to their fourth inspiring year of spiritual feasting and fellowship in Penticton, BC.

The Feast will be beginning Wednesday evening  October 8th with a Welcome to the Feast gathering.



Located just a few hours drive north of Spokane, Washington, on a major north-south highway, Penticton is a 4.5 hour drive from Vancouver, B.C.

There is regularly scheduled air service to airports at Penticton or Kelowna, about 45 minutes north.  Flights to Seattle or Vancouver are also available, with car rental services available from there.  For a map and driving directions from Seattle Airport, click here.  For a map and driving directions from Vancouver Airport, click here.

The climate tends to be warm and sunny with good weather continuing even into October. The region is famous for its vineyards, fruit orchards, and water sports on two magnificent fresh water lakes, Lake Okanagan and Lake Skaha.


Meeting Hall – Services & Children’s Bible Study

Services will be held at the Sandman Hotel. Children’s bible study activities will also be conducted.


Special Feast rates are available at the the Sandman Hotel and the Golden Sands Resort.

Golden Sands Resort
For families and others who would like accommodations with kitchens, we have negotiated very reasonable rates at this motel about 2 blocks from the meeting hall. The Golden Sands has just finished being completely remodeled and offers the following room types:

  • Studio suites with kitchenette and lake view
  • One bedroom suites with one queen bed, full kitchen, bath, and sleeping couch
  • Two bedroom suites with one queen bed, two single beds, full kitchen, sleeping couch, and bath
  • Three bedroom suites with 2 queen beds, 2 single beds, full kitchen, couch, and bath

For reservations call 1-877-389-6888 ask for Heidi. Mention you’re with Alex Kennedy and the Winnipeg Church of God to get the great rates.

The Golden Sands is located right by the Lake Okanagan beach, Penticton’s city rose garden, and the S.S. Sicamous–an old restored Canadian Pacific Railroad paddle wheeler that provided transportation up and down Lake Okanagan in the days before modern roads were built.

Golden Sands Resort
1028 Lakeshore Dr
Penticton, BC, Canada
V2A 1C1

Register for the 2014 Feast

Planning on joining us? We’d love to hear from you! Alex Kennedy 204 479-0071





September 6th, 2014

Delight in the Law of God

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law a lampShould Christians delight in the law of God? John says sin is lawlessness, and that Christians cannot live a life of sin. Yet, Paul asks the question, “Does faith overthrow the law?” Did he disagree with John? What was Paul’s answer? What is meant by the scripture that says, if it is not of faith it is sin? The role of the law in the life of believers has been a matter of controversy for centuries. But if you are a scripturalist, one who lives by sola scriptura, what can you learn from scripture and history to bolster your faith and understanding of the law of God? Listen and learn.

August 27th, 2014

Law and Lawlessness

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Law  and Lawlessness

There is a great deal of confusion in the minds of many Christians when it comes to God’s expectations and the role of the law in the life of the Christian. Was the law “nailed to the cross?” Are there different standards for Jew and Gentile? Are the ten commandments still valid, but the statutes are not? Was Paul’s attitude in opposition to the teachings of James and other new covenant writers in regards to the law? What is the unified message that the scriptures present concerning the law of God? How should we understand the concepts of torah in the Hebrew scriptures and nomos in the Greek scriptures? And how will this vital knowledge transform our hearts and minds?

Psalm 19
The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; 
 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold,

Mystery of Lawlessness: Understanding Colossians

The Colossians Heresy, Today

Paul and Nomos: the Law and the Lawless

What is so Bad about Sin?

Matthew: Fulfill the Law

Promises and Conditions: the Everlasting Covenant

Christian Faith:Active Obedience

Delight in the Law of God

August 26th, 2014

What is So Bad about Sin?

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There is a growing sentiment that sin is not so bad. Prostitution, for example, is viewed as just another “business opportunity” by many in western society. But who decides what sin is, and what are the consequences of sin? Does it matter whether we live our life with an understanding of sin and a clear grasp of the effects of sin on our future? The biblical narrative exposes just what is so bad about sin, and why it is important to you.

August 23rd, 2014

Paul and Nomos: the Law and the Lawless

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law and lawlessnessWas the apostle Paul schizophrenic? Did Paul say the nomos/law was abolished in one book and then affirm that it was upheld and established in another? How can Paul’s use of nomos be understood and how does it fit in the greater context of scripture? You do not need to be confused, when you understand the myriad ways that the words torah and nomos can be used. In “Paul and Nomos” Jeff Patton clarifies Paul’s teaching concerning the law, our attitude as believers towards God’s law, and God’s attitude towards the lawless.

August 23rd, 2014

The Colossians Heresy, Today

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augustineDid Christ break the Sabbath, and commit “anomia,” lawlessness? The Catholic church father, Augustine, thought Christ abolished the observance of  Sabbath, and most traditional Christians have bought his reasoning. But is this the truth? What was the Colossians heresy that Paul was warning the gentile brethren to avoid? What were the elemental forces of the world, and secular philosophies that Paul was combatting?

August 4th, 2014

Lid-ism—Preserving the Status Quo

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Lid-ism: Preserving the status quo
It is now one hundred years since the beginning of World War I. It is more than a little evident that the “war to end all wars,” as they used to call it during the 1920s and early 1930s, did nothing of the sort. In fact, it would now appear that the rising levels of armed conflict and instability spreading over large parts of the Middle East, North Africa, and a whole tier of sub-Saharan African states like Nigeria, Mali, and the Central African Republic, has resulted in a higher level of violent conflict than at any other time during the last 25 years.
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