Living Water

“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said,
rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

John 7:38 (NIV)

A blog by Northside Church

Kids Camp 2017

Every year in the second to last week of August, kids from Northside pack their suitcases full of sunscreen and shorts for a week of ridiculous amounts of fun at Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre in Chilliwack. The site overlooks Cultus Lake and boasts beautiful views of British Columbia. They are joined by multiple Foursquare [...]

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Youth Camp 2017

Picture this – hiking, archery, swimming, waterslides, and a room stocked full of candy, mixed with over one hundred teenagers, their young adult leaders, and a couple of pastors thrown in. Altogether, the image is a rough sketch of what the teenagers of churches around the Lower Mainland look forward to all summer. Youth camp [...]

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Bleeding Colour

Like the colours of the leaves from a science experiment, when we are immersed in living water, we begin to bleed colour. That is, our life becomes saturated with His goodness and we can paint the world with watercolours […]

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Rain and Redemption

Somalia has not seen rain since February. The people are in desperate need of water – for their crops, for their animals and for themselves. Half of the 12.3 million people are in need of assistance (reliefweb.int). Six months in, and they are desperately praying for rain. The people have taken to digging in the [...]

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Servant Leadership

Servant leadership describes someone who leads from beneath his followers rather than from above them. The quintessential model of a leader who made a wrong choice as to how to lead was King Rehoboam, the son of King Solomon. His story comes from about 900 years before Jesus, but the lessons we can learn from [...]

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The Best is Yet to Come

I have been sitting with the woman at the well for some time. Her story is found in John 4, where she meets Jesus in the middle of a hot day. This story, for me, becomes an onion (stick with me) – every time I sit again with Jesus and the woman at the well, [...]

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