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Community

We have a community/togetherness that is sourced from Jesus Himself, that defines a mission for us to enjoy Him and share Him whereby we create and deepen true community. Oh that God would help us lead into finding our identity as such a community and then press on to explore, enjoy, guard, and reflect such … [ read more ] "Beginning Community – Unity Provided"

If we are honest with ourselves, I think we’d admit that much of the time, we desire the wrong things. Or at least we are guilty of not considering very deeply whether the things that we desire are “true, honourable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, or worthy of praise.” (Phil. 4:9) But what if we … [ read more ] "Approaching Community – Unity Desired"

This is a treat. Marisca, Patrick, and Pastor Jason discuss various aspects of Jesus’ plan for His church to multiply the Kingdom of God through relationships. They also talk about what this looks like as it takes shape in Celebration! Church Pleasant Park.

COVID-19 hits Canada in such a way that we move our services online via livestream. In our first ever endeavour on this new platform, our study through Hebrews takes us to a passage that speaks of believers meeting together. What a perfect passage to explore the deepest meaning of these truths as the church scatters … [ read more ] "Love, Good Deeds, & Meeting Together"

“To judge of the efficacy of Divine grace, we should see it in actual exercise, and under circumstances calculated to display its power.” (Horae Homileticae) Our livestream this week includes people being exclusively in their homes, underscoring that the body of believers are the ones who comprise the church, wherever they may be. As Pastor … [ read more ] "Your Consolations Cheer My Soul"

Starting off with a recording of a clever little song by the brilliant Andrew Peterson, this week we start with a reminder of the impermanence of life. Then we circle back to Hebrews 9:8-14 and the incredible idea that Jesus actually purifies the conscience of believers. What might it look like to live from a … [ read more ] "“Pure Conscience Culture”"

After some intense words, the author of Hebrews speaks more directly to the recipients of the letter who are believing in Jesus. He calls them “beloved” and speaks of good things that he sees for them. This week, we glean some truths from this short passage that can help concrete us in faith and community.