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From Feeling Stressed to Peace & Confidence

Sun, 08/14/2022 - 12:00
All of us sometimes feel stressed, feel alone or vulnerable. Let’s examine the process David went through in Psalm 27 so that we can learn how to go from feeling stressed to peace and confidence. (Psalm 27)

Is the Last Supper Missing in John? —How and Why

Sun, 07/24/2022 - 12:00
These strange sounding words can be, for you, a deep source of life. (John 6:25-71)

How Passover became Breaking Bread, and how to Celebrate it

Sun, 07/17/2022 - 12:00
Understanding the Old Testament Part 59 (Exodus 12, Matt 26 & 1 Cor 11) Passover was the central memorial feast of the Old Covenant, and while celebrating it with his disciples, Jesus replaced it with a new feast, saying ‘this is the New covenant in my blood, do this in remembrance of me!’ We explore 7 ways in which it connects with us.

The New Covenant brings a New Commandment — Love

Sun, 07/10/2022 - 12:00
Understanding the Old Testament Part 58 (1 John) While simple on the surface, some interesting and important questions come up, like ‘What about this is actually new?’ and ‘If it is part of our new nature, why should it require effort?’ together with asking what it might look like in our lives.

Elijah is Suicidal—God’s Response and the New Covenant pt.3

Sun, 07/03/2022 - 12:00
Understanding the Old Testament Part 57 (i Kings 19) In this extraordinary story, God replaced his old way of speaking with a new way, through Jesus. It is imperative that you learn to hear this voice.

Living in the Freedom of the New Covenant Pt. 2 (Jeremiah 31 & Heb 8)

Sun, 06/19/2022 - 12:00
Understanding the Old Testament Part 56 (Jer 31 & Heb 8) When you really understand the New Covenant, it will transform your life, bring you into a new freedom, and enrich your relationship with God. Sadly it is rarely explained, and most Christians are not entirely free from the Old.

Living in the Freedom of the New Covenant

Sun, 06/12/2022 - 12:00
Understanding the Old Testament Part 55 (Gen 15 & Jer 31) When you really understand the New Covenant, it will transform your life, bring you into a new freedom, and enrich your relationship with God. Sadly it is rarely explained, and most Christians are not entirely free from the Old.

Understanding O.T. Prophecies of the Future (Prophets pt.4)

Sun, 06/05/2022 - 12:00
Understanding the Old Testament Part 54 (Various O.T. Prophets) The goal is to help us notice themes when we are reading the O.T. prophets, and capture the hope and excitement of their vision of the future.

Problems with Prophecies Against Other Nations, and some Good Answers (Prophets pt.3)

Sun, 05/29/2022 - 12:00
Understanding the Old Testament Part 53 (Isaiah 15-16; 19-20 & Jonah) On the surface these prophecies against other nations can seem like unrelenting destruction, but on closer inspection there is a surprising revelation of the true heart of God in love and mercy, which culminated in the sending of his own son to die for the sins of his enemies.

Read & Understand the Prophets pt.2 (Isaiah 5)

Sun, 05/22/2022 - 12:00
Understanding the Old Testament Part 52 (Isaiah 5) Learning a few basic ideas about how to read the Prophets can make a huge difference in how well we can understand and connect with the message. Many people today think the Old Testament God is harsh and angry, but a correct reading of Isaiah 5 paints an entirely different picture.

When God doesn’t seem to keep his promises (pt.2)

Sun, 05/15/2022 - 12:00
Understanding the Old Testament Part 51 (1 Kings 22, Ps. 19 & 2 Kings 20) Sometimes we can feel God was leading us, but end up in a bad place. How should we understand this if this happens? and guard against it happening to us?

When God doesn’t seem to keep his promises (pt.1)

Sun, 05/08/2022 - 12:00
Understanding the Old Testament Part 50 (Habakkuk) How is it that the events of our lives don’t always seem to match up with the promises of God? It turns out that this is not just a personal struggle for a few, but one of the central themes of the Bible.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil 4:13)

Sun, 05/01/2022 - 12:00
This is such an encouraging verse, but it seems to big. What does ‘all things’ include? Learn what it means and how to access this power. (Phil 4:10-19)

The Truth of the Resurrection: Part 2: Jesus is Risen! and what that means for you and me

Sun, 04/17/2022 - 12:00
The Resurrection Part 2 (1 Cor 15-16 +others) We will do some digging and strengthen the roots of our faith in resurrection, then we can enjoy the fruits and feel the richness of the blessing. Here are three roots and three fruits.

The Truth of the Resurrection: Part 1: Convincing Evidence for the Truth above all other Truths

Sun, 04/10/2022 - 12:00
The Resurrection Part 1 (1 Cor 15 +others) The truth of the resurrection is at the foundation of everything we believe. When we see how strongly supported this evidence is, it can be a great encouragement to our faith, our joy and our hope.

The God who Carries us — Isaiah 46

Sun, 03/27/2022 - 12:00
God says, “Even when you have grey hair, I will carry you. I made you and I will support you;” (Is 46:4) Do you believe this, or are you investing everything in the idols of this age which will not be there for you in the end? (Isaiah 46)

A Living Sacrifice — Gaining a clear understanding of one of the key texts in Romans

Sun, 03/20/2022 - 12:00
In two beautifully compact verses, Paul gives us a new “rule of life” for living under the New Covenant and lays a foundation to everything that follows about the gifts of the Spirit. —a perfect summary of what it means to be part of the new people of God. (Romans 12:1–2)

Three Men and an Arrogant Emperor - Daniel 3 and its relevance for us today

Sun, 03/13/2022 - 12:00
Understanding the Old Testament Part 48 (Daniel 3) Let’s take this distant story in a distant land at a distant time under a hot sun, and connect it to us right hear and now in Toronto -so that it means something very directly and specifically to us.

The God who Offers Attachment

Sun, 03/06/2022 - 11:00
Understanding the Old Testament Part 47 (Jacob, David & Israel) A core teaching of the Bible that is often missed, and that is deeply encouraging.

Why the Story of Naaman is so Disruptive and Challenging

Sun, 02/27/2022 - 11:00
Understanding the Old Testament Part 46 (2 Kings 5) As we dive deeper into this account, we see more and more of the challenges, conceptual reversals and artistry in the narrative composition, with an exciting conclusion.

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