On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and incense and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. (Mt2:11012)

The Wise Men – Everything they did finding Jesus was the wrong thing. They consulted the stars to foresee the future, which, if they knew the Hebrew Law, God had forbidden.

They went to King Herod,

Good News in the Morning broadcast, Sunday, July 3, 2016

This program is sponsored by Good News Christian Ministries, P.O. Box 184, Rideau Ferry, ON K0G 1W0.  I’m your host today, Brian Wilkie of St. Andrew’s Christian Church in Rockland.  As always, I want to start by thanking you, our listeners; we are so grateful for your encouragement and support.  Please remember that you can always visit our website for materials to encourage and support you in your Christian walk, and if you miss an episode of the show you can go to our website and download the podcast or mp3 of our broadcast.  Details can be found on our website at www.gncm.ca.

Today I want to give a special shout-out and a “Thanks” to Sandy Davidson who has sponsored this program with a gift to Good News Christian Ministries.  Thank you so much for your support.


Today’s program is – I hope you’ll find it – a gift to you, our listeners, because as a small group in the church that I serve has been looking at the letter of Paul to the Ephesians,

Reverend Wilkie  had heart surgery about a year ago. And just this week CTV News told his story to draw attention to the need for a hybrid operating room at the Heart Institute. You can see the interview here:CTV Video

I really haven't had time to update you on the Cambodia trip. we've been teaching English for 3 days and building great relationships with the Cambodian students . Tomorrow is Sunday, so we'll start with worship totally in Khmer. It will be quite an experience participating in worship but not understanding a word. What we will know is that the worshippers are devoted to Jesus and praising him in just one of the many languages which will worship Him in eternity. We also know that the Holy Spirit will be there and we'll be praying that he touches us just as he touches the Cambodian worshippers.

Prayer Notes: three of us have been sick today and would appreciate your prayers. We've been moved by testimonies of young Christians whose faith is not understood by their families, yet they are showing great faith and Grace: please join us in praying for their families to understand the love that I found in Jesus.


A quick Lenten commentary on the four Gospels, chapter by chapter.

New 2-3 chapters will be published each day through Lent 2020.