FOMO: Fear of missing out. It’s what will keep us from Jesus. And it’s what will keep us close to Jesus. It’s just a question of what you are afraid of missing out on more.
Have you ever felt that your worth to someone was /is tied directly to what you could do for them? Maybe it was at a job where your boss didn’t so much care about you as much as your production. As soon as the “task” was done they no longer had any need for you. […]
Evangelism. It’s becoming a bad word; a word you might scream when you stub your toe. It rings of pushiness, preachiness, dehumanization. No wonder many of us don’t want to engage in evangelism – we have good reason not to. As we are seeing in the story of Jonah – he also wanted nothing to […]
Following Jesus is great because it is a very meaningful life. Jesus gives incredible importance and meaning to every moment, every decision of our lives. He calls us into sharing his good kingdom with other people. But sooner or later, if you are following Jesus, he is going to ask you to do something you […]
Thanks for joining our church family today to celebrate Jesus’ birth! We want to celebrate with you that Jesus didn’t come to us so we could work at being better people. He didn’t come just so we could do our best to be like him. We celebrate Christmas because in our upside-down, backwards, in-reverse world […]
Hope, Peace, Joy….and Love. These are the themes of advent. As the Hebrews did 2000 years ago, we wait expectantly for our saviour to fill our lives with hope, peace, joy and love. And we expect that what Jesus gives us will be more than what we asked, so much so that it would pour […]
When Jesus showed up, it made everybody burst into song. What about seeing this little baby catapulted everyone into singing? That’s what we are going to talk about today. Blessings, Pastor Shawn.
On the first Christmas the angels sang: “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” With Jesus coming, the angels announced a new peace. Did it come? We have reason to wonder whether or not it really did. In many countries, wars continue to rage. […]
Advent means coming – it is a time when we reflect on the implications of Jesus’ birth, and calibrate our lives in light of his second coming. Historically the winter solstice, the darkest time of the year, was chosen to celebrate the coming of the light of the world. But Advent also reminds us that […]
How are we supposed to pray? Do we ask God to do all the stuff he’s not doing yet? Do we remind him of the brokenness in us that needs repairing? The people around us who need his help? The need he hasn’t met yet? What are we supposed to pray? Jesus said to […]