From The Blog
The mass shooting in Las Vegas, the ever-increasing occurrence of natural disasters like Irma, the need-based execution for organ harvesting in China, and the North Korean nuclear missile, we are surrounded by depressing news all the time. Despite all these hopelessness, there are, even more, reasons for us to be hopeful because all these signsMORE
I am always amazed when I get to see the best of God’s image in all of us! Jesus put all of God’s divine love on display when he served, when he “volunteered” to come, as our friend and Lord and Saviour, to serve us in his life, healing, death, and resurrection! And so seeingMORE
This week we are happy to celebrate the many ways to volunteer here at OAC, our faith community. Life is so busy, we know it’s hard to find time to volunteer. Here’s the thing though: the benefits of volunteering are really awesome for you, your family, and your community. When you get plugged in withMORE
“Back to real religion”
Empty words, hot hypocrisy, and cold religiosity – these are things that can turn your stomach. But we are all people who struggle to practice what we preach. We are all hypocrites in need of grace. The message of Amos addresses these tensions and calls those who love God back to real religion.
This prophet challenged God’s people to give up on their fakery and plastic religion, and instead, invited them, and us, to embrace the real call of faith – to be a place where we worship God rightly, as well as really serving our neighbors. We hope this 4-week series will challenge all of us to strive for a faith that is humble and genuine.
Stevan Mirkovich, Lead Pastor