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The Stories He Told – Two Men at the Temple

October 7, 2018 Speaker: Ian Campbell Jesus’ main communication style was storytelling. The great truths he wanted us to understand were wrapped in story, sometimes delighting, sometimes baffling, but always capturing the attention and imagination of his audience. Just as we saw that John picked out Jesus’ “I am..” statements so we see that Luke was particularly interested in Jesus’ …

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The Stories He Told – The Persistent Widow

September 30, 2018 Speaker: Ian Campbell Jesus’ main communication style was storytelling. The great truths he wanted us to understand were wrapped in story, sometimes delighting, sometimes baffling, but always capturing the attention and imagination of his audience. Just as we saw that John picked out Jesus’ “I am..” statements so we see that Luke was particularly interested in Jesus’ …

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The Stories He Told – Paradise

September 23, 2018 Speaker: Ian Campbell Is the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man a parable or an actual account students have regularly asked? In the lineup of Jesus stories this one is complicated and veers into a topic that is difficult and one we’d rather avoid. But what is the point? What do we learn?

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The Stories He Told – Lost

September 2, 2018 Speaker – Ian Campbell Luke 15.4-32  Jesus told three stories about lost things – a lost sheep, a lost coin and a lost son. In all three situations we might understand the shepherd, owner or father finally taking the loss and writing it off as unfortunate or even a great painful experience. However, the point of each story …

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The Stories He Told – Count The Cost

August 26, 2018 Speaker – Ian Campbell Luke 14.28-33 count the cost Well it seems that for Jesus followers were easy to come by! A charismatic personality; just enough “bad guy” but religious as well; a new community to join; an escape from the mundane.. maybe worth trying out then. But Jesus notices all this and calls on the crowds to …

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“The Stories He Told” Wedding Reception Embarrassment

August 12, 2018 Speaker: Ian Campbell Jesus’ main communication style was storytelling. The great truths he wanted us to understand were wrapped in story, sometimes delighting, sometimes baffling, but always capturing the attention and imagination of his audience. Just as we saw that John picked out Jesus’ “I am..” statements so we see that Luke was particularly interested in Jesus’ …

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“The Stories He Told” – The Pestering Neighbour

August 5, 2018, Speaker: Ian Campbell Luke 11.5-8 How long should we keep asking God for the same thing? Is it okay to pester him? Is it okay to pester one another? Does God get bothered or annoyed with us because we don’t let up? Jesus has a story about this as well!

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The Stories He Told – The Good Samaritan

July 29, 2018, Speaker: Ian Campbell Luke 10.30-37 Perhaps one of the most familiar stories there is – a great plot, imaginative character development and a great hero of the tale. It’s hard to miss the point or points that Jesus was making in this parable. But his application is perhaps the most direct we hear from him: “Go, Thou …

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“The Stories He Told!” – Paying Life Forward

July 8, 2018 Speaker: Ian Campbell Jesus’ main communication style was storytelling. The great truths he wanted us to understand were wrapped in story, sometimes delighting, sometimes baffling, but always capturing the attention and imagination of his audience. Just as we saw that John picked out Jesus’ “I am..” statements so we see that Luke was particularly interested in Jesus’ …

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“The Stories He Told!” – Watching for Jesus

Jesus’ main communication style was storytelling. The great truths he wanted us to understand were wrapped in story, sometimes delighting, sometimes baffling, but always capturing the attention and imagination of his audience. Just as we saw that John picked out Jesus’ “I am..” statements so we see that Luke was particularly interested in Jesus’ stories. He actually recorded 19 that …