Advent 2023

Christmas in Montreal

Joy > Happy

December 17, 2023 • Pastor Chris McGregor • Luke 2:25–33, Galatians 5:22

Joy is greater than happiness. Joy is internal while happiness is happenings, or circumstances. Joy is a gift we receive from God, inaugurated through the Incarnation we celebrate at Christmas. We are praying that you will open up the gift of joy through Jesus this Christmas season.

Real Peace

December 10, 2023 • Orphée Lutula Okito • Matthew 6:24–33, John 14:27

In the middle of so much anxiety and bad news, where can we get real peace? We worry about money, our kids, our jobs, the economy, the future, and so many other things that seem out of our control. The Messiah of Israel was said to be, "The Prince of Peace." Listen to the teachings of Jesus from Matthew 6, and Orphée's own testimony of how God can deliver peace in the most surprising ways.

The Living Hope

December 3, 2023 • Pastor Chris McGregor • Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:6–9, 1 Peter 1:3–4

“To live without hope is to cease to live.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Russian Author) - “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”  --Desmond Tutu (South African Anglican Priest) - “Remember: hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” — Stephen King (American Author) Where do you and I place our hope? This is critical because where we place our hope determines our joy.

Advent Devotional

November 27, 2023

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