Rev. Tim Bergsma is the pastor of Living Hope FRC, in Chatham, Ontario. He is married to his beautiful wife Jennifer, father to three children, and he is the Editor here at Plants & Pillars.

The Best Deal Ever!

I’m going to tell you about the best deal ever. In terms of what was paid and what was received. Judas Iscariot, one of Jesus’ disciples—who’s name has gone down in infamy for having betrayed Jesus—allowed the Jewish religious leaders to make a deal with him. And this is what it was: They pay him…

Don’t Be a Judas!

“Don’t be a Judas!” That sounds like pretty good advice! Judas has gone down in history as the worst sort of betrayer. A back-stabber. A despicable kind of person. Nobody wants to be a Judas! But there’s a problem. It’s too late. You already are. And so am I. You see, Judas is actually pretty…

Teens & Tithing (2)

Thought No. 2: Tithing is safer than a safe deposit box Matthew 6:19–21 says, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break…