Posts by Rick Eby

More Than a Great Teacher

Many people would concede Jesus was a great moral teacher. Those who listened to Jesus were “amazed at his teaching because his message had authority.” Luke 4:32. C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity argues that the option of Jesus being simply a teacher is not viable. He wrote: “A man who was merely a man and […]

Jesus: I am the good shepherd

  Because Jesus lived in an agricultural society he used farming, fishing and husbandry analogies that were easily understood. Jesus once said of himself, “I am the good shepherd.” John 10:11. A shepherd’s job was not only to lead their flock to places where there was food and water, it was also to protect the […]


I can identify with the teaching point made below by Jeff Strong. I too hate waiting rooms. Congested traffic drives me crazy. Waiting lounges in an airport make me antsy. I’ve been in that place of waiting on God many time, and I have to admit, I haven’t done well. I want to get on […]

When God Mercifully Ruins Our Plans

Though we know it is not true, it can still happen ever so subtly – we treat God as if he exists to fulfill our dreams and wants. We can be grateful that the Lord is so patient with us and that in his wisdom he sometimes “ruins our plans” as the article below says. […]

How To Fight Lukewarmness

I well remember my youthful zeal, when things were clearly black and white. I remember thinking and vowing that I would stay firm to the end, and that my love for Jesus would stay white hot. But with the passing years, and the circumstances that leave scars and the unrelenting pressure to go with the […]

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Experience the Life

Jesus often talked about life – abundant life; life to the full; life of the ages. He said that this quality of life could be experienced by all who entered into a relationship with him. We believe this relationship with Jesus is what every person was made to experience and is what we all desperately […]

Why Joining a Life Group is Important

We believe at Sooke Baptist that it is important for us to gather each week to celebrate Jesus and study his word. But we also believe it is equally important to belong to a life group. We are moving towards being a church of life groups. We are convinced that being part of a life […]