Annual Meeting

Sunday, February 9, 2020 following church, at roughly 11:30 AM, there will be a light lunch and Cambridge Street Baptist Church’s Annual Meeting. Every decision holds Kingdom weight. In the Highs and Lows of life this year, may our decisions lift high the Name of God and bless our Lindsay Community. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ESO6SHEwGk

4 signs of a GREAT Games Night!

I grew up in a bigger family. As a family we enjoyed playing board games. As one of the youngest, I realized I had to be competitive to have a sense of value around the table. But I’ve quickly learned that winning has momentary ecstasy. There are 4 signals that arise whenever the whole groups has a great time! Bring a Smile! Disengaged or dissatisfied or discouraged faces make games miserable. Come with a smile. Read more…

Discipleship on the Edge

8 Weeks of Amazing Hope in the New Year!

Do you have a favourite book? If so, what is it? One of my favourite books is the last book of the Bible called, Revelation. As a teenager I started to read Revelation one night. It was so compelling I couldn’t put it down! But after reading 11 chapters that were filled with hope, love, and clarifying perspective, I felt amazed and overwhelmed all at the same time! I made a vow; “I will finish Read more…

Broken Crayons Still Colour … (Shelley Hiltz)

The title of this blog is the name of a book written by Shelley Hitz (www.ShelleyHitz.com).  In her book she presents the narrative of colouring beautiful pictures with broken crayons.  As she explains her personal sense of “brokenness”, her application is that God can still use people for beautiful works of art in life.  I agree. Shelley has spent energy and time to write, design a vlog and etc.  You may find her tools useful. Read more…

Christmas, Crying, Christ

In life, I’ve noticed that many express their significant experience of stress at the season we call Christmas.  Longer work hours.  Aggressive and tired shoppers.  Financial challenges.  Reminders of family fractures.  Loneliness.  And sometimes, envy. So when chins drop, or eyes tear up at Christmas, I am often reminded of the crying that happens in private as many of us feel the pain of brokenness. We don’t have a quick fix, or even a remedy Read more…

God’s Love and Discipline

If you are visiting for the first time, I don’t recommend you read this blog.  As a church we are still in dialogue about this tough Biblical subject – discipline.  But for the sake of reflection and further dialogue I am posting some evolving thoughts which are edited from a recent sermon… Hebrews 12:11says, “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for Read more…

Pentecost? Holy Spirit what?

Sunday, May 20, 2018 is a special day Christians call Pentecost.  It is the day the promised Holy Spirit came down and the church was birthed (Acts 2)!  So Happy Birthday Church! Pentecost is a day question are stirred.  Who is the Holy Spirit?  Why do some people claim to be full of the Spirit and others are quite happy to ignore the Spirit life?  So this blog, borrows some insights from Alpha and tries Read more…

Sunday is Coming!

Having recently enjoyed a fabulous Good Friday service with our local churches at the LEX in Lindsay, Ontario I thought I would re-share the message here as many have talked to me about how it ministered to them.  Perhaps, through the Holy Spirit it will minister to you too. My name is Pastor Phil Styles.  I’ve had the privilege of serving at Cambridge Street Baptist Church since November 2016. Two things you need to know Read more…

God Loves Me?

If you accused me of loving my sons, I would plead “Guilty!”  I am head over heels about them! So, you can understand my amazement when God gave us his one and only begotten Son to die on the cross for our sins (John 3:16).  That is intense love! When Jesus cried, “It is finished!” (John 19:30) love oozed out of every pore of his body.  You may not believe it, but it doesn’t change Read more…