There is so much audacity in hope. Hope runs counter to the cynicism of this world. It is essential to note that our hope in God is more than blind optimism.
Is there chaos in your life today? As we approach Christmas, we reflect on how Mary surrendered to God's plan in the midst of chaos by dwelling on His faithfulness.
How many of us are ashamed to admit we've once thought: "Christmas is all about the presents"? Could this perception be true? In one "small package", Israel found love, peace, hope and joy.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Simeon and Anna's response to the birth of Jesus is quite unique: They confess. What does that mean? What do they confess? Let's learn together as we celebrate the birth of the Christ child.
We'll be taking part in "The Advent Conspiracy" as we head towards Christmas. Our goal is to deepen and root ourselves in the incarnation of Jesus Christ, even amid the busyness of the season. We start with the theme "worship fully".
We open the new year with John Bouwers, who is joining us from a Christian Reformed church plant in Milton called Crosstowne.
Have you ever sensed or heard a call from Jesus, perhaps to step into something new? Did you say yes, no, or did you simply ignore the call? We can learn of a lot from the disciple Peter by looking at how he responds to the call to follow Jesus.