“When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me, and you will testify also, because you have been with Me from the beginning.” John 15:26,27
The Good News has never received proper “coverage”. It is very often muted and conditional good news; it is often good news for some but not so good for others; it is often more to do with hype than hope. The Good News that Jesus announced was in fact filled with encouragement and incredible intimacy.
Jesus used wonderful analogies to describe this union we enter into with Him – He is the vine we are the branches. It is a union where we are joined to His life. What is the nature of this life? What are the fruits that become apparent in us by virtue of this life becoming a reality through grace? Nothing could be more relevant to us than knowing true life.
Jim and his wife Karen have belonged to Harvest Christian Fellowship since shortly after its inception in 2002. He was appointed as an elder in 2005. He is a small business owner, a member of the ILWU and has a BA (Honours Creative Writing) from UBC. Jim and Karen live in Langley BC where they have raised their four children. â€œI see Harvest Christian as a home for anyone who has a thirst for experiencing the fellowship of saints called to know Jesus Christ and sharing the indwelling of His presence as God forms His Son in us day by day”.