Worthy is the Lamb who was slain | JOE AMARAL

In first Corinthians 5:7, the Apostle Paul makes a statement about Jesus that is often overlooked or not fully understood by many in the church. Paul says that Christ—who is our Passover Lamb—was sacrificed. What does that mean and why use the symbol of a Lamb? Paul is not the only one to do this.…

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Brand Spanking New | JOE AMARAL

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 If I hadn’t gone into Pastoral Ministry or Christian Media, I think I would have gone into real estate. I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about the housing…

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How are you managing this Christmas season? | MARK MASRI

Well I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted!  I can’t tell you how good it feels to be down to the last week of what has been a 2 month tour with The Tenors.  Please don’t get me wrong, we have thoroughly enjoyed thrilling audiences across North America and parts of Europe but the…

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What Christmas Journey Are You On? | LARA WATSON

Theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said, “God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself.” Two weeks ago, as I sat in my living room, syrupy seasonal coffee in one hand, Sheila Walsh’s new devotional, “The Gifts of Christmas,” in the…

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Away in a Manger: How one woman collected more than 100 Nativity Sets

Lauretta Santarossa has more than 100 nativity scenes – or creches – that she has collected over the years. Each advent season they hang on her walls, adorn her bookshelves, and cover her coffee tables. One is as little as a walnut shell, others are made from felt, papier-mâché or wood. But what they all…

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The Greatest Gift | CHIEF GEORGE COTE

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 KJV I remember hearing a story about this young boy in an orphanage and there was this couple that wanted to adopt him, and they were to meet him, and interview him. The boy was brought…

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Finding True Peace in the Hustle and Bustle | LARA WATSON

There I was holding my syrupy seasonal coffee in one hand, and Sheila Walsh’s new devotional, “The Gifts of Christmas,” in the other. I was relishing every page of the book as I prepared for my interview with her on 100 Huntley Street. Chock full of cute Christmas stories, interesting facts about holiday traditions, reflections…

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Israel-Hamas Reflection | JOE AMARAL

I determined a long time ago to always be vulnerable and transparent. Sometimes, that means admitting to things that I’m ashamed of. Some people may see that as being weak, but I have found the opposite to be true. When we are open and honest with people about our failures and struggles, it creates a…

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Thank God for Freedom | GREG MUSSELMAN

I’m so thankful that I was born and raised in Canada, enjoying the freedom to live my life, move around, choose a career, and attend church without fearing arrest or attack by a mob hostile to my faith in Jesus. Global Perspective | Exploring Worldwide Persecution I have visited dozens of countries worldwide in my…

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