The Logic of the Cross

Here is the first installment of our Pastor's new devotional series, "Thoughts in Captivity", designed to help us all navigate these difficult times we are experiencing presently.

 

We trust it will be a blessing to you! Make sure to subscribe to our You Tube channel so you can continue to enjoy the series in the coming days and weeks.

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Sunday Service Livestream

During the Covid-19 outbreak, we will be livestreaming our Sunday morning Services. If you want to join in, please subscribe to our You Tube Channel:

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An Update from our Pastor in View of the COVID-19 Situation

During these challenging times, I believe many are struggling with different things  — anxiety over finances, concern for loved ones, frustration at not being able to work, sadness over cancelled plans or just plain cabin fever — but we can take heart that our sovereign Lord is in control and is working things out for our good and for his glory. Strange as it may seem this crisis is part of his grand scheme to make us holy and honour his name. We just can’t see or understand what he’s doing, exactly. How can we be sure of his love and care? “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all — how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Rom. 8:32, NIV).

  In view of the current crisis, we'll be streaming our Sunday worship service at 10:30 AM for the next few weeks. While we’re grateful that technology allows us to stream our service, we recognize that technology can have...

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This is Living Hope's Story

Watch this video about our story below.

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What have we been up to?

We want to keep you updated and informed about what's going on at Living Hope. As usual, you can like us on Facebook or subscribe to our Google Calendar. But if you want more details, read below!

 

So what exactly have we been up to? If you haven't noticed, our renovation is complete! By the grace of God, we now have two accessible washrooms, an elevator and a new welcoming foyer for tea, coffee and snacks. 

 

Our Vitality Team implemented a new covenant that is meant to help us relate to each other graciously during members' meetings and everyday life.

 

Over a dozen of our women attended the TGC Women's Conference in Indianapolis last month.

 

We had a good time hosting the BBQ grill and bouncy castle at the Annual 11th St Street Party in June. Thanks to everyone who contributed! 

 

Last weekend, we finished off our biggest summer outreach events: Vacation Bible School,...

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New Worship Songs Playlist

Have you had the chance to check out our new worship playlist yet? It has all the songs we've introduced and lead this past year. We've just added a dozen more songs, including Man of Sorrows by Hillsongs, O Great God by Sovereign Grace Music and All Glory Be To Christ by Kings Kaleidoscope.

We've also added Your Mercy by Austin Stone Worship to the list, a song some of us learned at The Gospel Coalition 2018 Women's Conference. We liked it so much and will be leading it this week! Luckily, it fits with the sermon theme. 

 

Give the playlist a listen as part of your devotional time, while driving, or lounging/cleaning around the house. Enjoy!

 

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Worship Song Playlist

We've put together a YouTube playlist of some of the newer songs that our Song Leaders have lead during worship over the past few months. Any time we sing a new song, we'll update this playlist for you to enjoy at home. Listen while you're on the road, making dinner, or getting ready for work or school. We hope this encourages you!

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5 Things We’ve Learned as We Transition from an Ethnic to a Multicultural Church

We started out in 1998 as a church plant of First Filipino Baptist Church in the west end of Toronto. Made up primarily of immigrants and their kids who had been in Canada for over 20 years, we began with the express desire of becoming a multicultural congregation. We’re not there yet, but, by God’s grace, we’ve made progress toward becoming more diverse. Here are a few lessons we’ve learned so far.

 

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Sunday, April 15th - Service is cancelled

Due to severe weather and unsafe road conditions, today's service (April 15) is cancelled. Take time to have a special time of worship at home. Stay safe, everyone!

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Hope for the Future

As we end 2015, we’d like to be able to face 2016 with hope. The question is, what’s the basis for your hope? Is it your determination to do better? Is it somebody’s promise that you’d be promoted? Is it founded on past performance? Those may be valid reasons; but they don’t carry foolproof guarantees. We need something more reliable upon which to build our lives.

The book of Lamentations was written in the aftermath of the fall of Jerusalem. As the title implies, it is a collection of 5 poems mourning the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple and the exile of the people. It explores the devastating pain of being under God’s wrath. God, who had been their covenant Lord, and who had been their protector and provider over the years was now acting as their enemy [3:1-9]. Such was his wrath toward them that he is compared to ferocious wild animals lying in wait [3:10-11] and to a hunter [3:12-13]. To make matters worse, he knows that God’s...

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