How is the gospel advanced? By passionate and capable ambassadors of Christ? Yes. Through a clear proclamation of the gospel? Yes. By demonstrations of love and miracles? Yes. With good strategy and robust financial resources? Yes. But how is the gospel best advanced? Hailey, this devoted and humble saint from the church I once pastored, claimed it was upon our knees, praying.
C’est pourquoi, dans un élan du cœur, joignons-nous tous ensemble pour remercier Robert et Rita de tout leur travail, au cours de ces nombreuses années, au sein de nos églises de Saint-Eustache, de Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, de Sainte-Thérèse et de notre association des frères mennonites du Québec.
“Farmers in Saskatchewan are still living with the impact of the lack of rain, and we don’t want to forget them. I hope more farmers in Ontario will step up to help by donating hay.”
Elda Antonio Garcia and Beatriz Guaza Sandoval from Colombia are two of 20 young people from around the world serving in a country and church that is different from their own. Both are serving with Mennonite social agency Comisión de Acción Social Menonita in Honduras in 2021/2022.
For leaders, Christmas brings a medley of excitement and challenges. While numerous opportunities arise for connections with our congregations and workplaces, community and neighbours, we often experience heightened levels of stress, obligations, and weariness. Let’s talk about how we, as leaders, can care for ourselves during this season.
Why does Christ have to die for the sins of humanity? What does he save us from? This may seem like a trite question, but throughout history, powerful forces have sought to trivialize the answer. And our generation is no exception. The Gospel of Matthew offers a profound insight into this question.
We don’t often associate this message with Christmas. I have yet to read or even write a Christmas story that includes it. It doesn’t seem to fit. John’s message and ministry as a whole don’t seem to fit. And yet, when our four chief storytellers set out to tell us the Christmas story in the most basic of terms, they each include John’s message and ministry.