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Encouragement

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"

“Don’t settle for feeling far from God. This is not His plan for you. Draw near.” These encouraging words from Pastor Jason resonate as the world begins to withdraw into isolation as a result of the coronavirus and COVID-19. Closeness to God generally equals death . . . and yet, Jesus makes a way for … [ read more ] "The Blessing of Drawing Near"

Perfectionist? Plagued by an attitude of “good enough”? We all fall somewhere on the spectrum of perfectionism or the lack thereof. But regardless of your personality or work ethic, we all carry a sense of separation from the way we feel “things ought to be.” What does Jesus have to do with or say about … [ read more ] "Perfected For All Time"

Finishing off Hebrews chapter 9, teaches us some important truths about the work that Jesus accomplished on our behalf. Then as a gift, we get a bonus teaching about perspective on death, something on which we desperately need a healthy perspective.

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.