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Postcards from the Future – Blessed are the Hungry

February 10, 2019Speaker: Ian CampbellMatthew 5.6Desires. Humans have a set of them. They are often only satisfied temporarily. We are hungry and thirsty, we eat and drink and are satisfied only to become hungry and thirsty again. When Jesus says there is a kind of hunger and thirst for righteousness and that those who have those desires will be satisfied …

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Postcards from the Future – Blessed are the Merciful

Speaker: Mike Burns Matthew 5.7 As a young Christian, I remember learning the distinction between grace and mercy.  The quote, which is still in popular use today, goes like this:  Grace is when God gives us what we don’t deserve and mercy is when God doesn’t give us what we do deserve.  While this is still a helpful notion, I …

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Postcards from the Future – Blessed are the Gentle

Sermon from Sunday, January 27 Speaker: Ian Campbell Matthew 5.5 Traditionally this verse is translated “meek.” How interesting that Moses was said to be the “meekest” person on earth. What is that quality? And how would that characteristic qualify someone to inherit the earth? How does a person become meek and how is the quality of meekness manifest in behaviour? …

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Postcards from the Future – Blessed are the Mourners

January 20, 2019 Speaker: Ian Campbell Through the season of Epiphany we are going to visit the teaching of Jesus called the Beatitudes. These eight “rights and responsibilities” have been called the constitution of the Kingdom of God. We have been talking about the Christian hope as the life after the life after death and we’ll see how these principles …

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Postcards From The Future – Blessed Are The Poor……. (2)

January 13, 2019 Speaker – Ian Campbell Postcards from the Future Through the season of Epiphany we are going to visit the teaching of Jesus called the Beatitudes. These eight “rights and responsibilities” have been called the constitution of the Kingdom of God. We have been talking about the Christian hope as the life after the life after death and …

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Postcards from the Future – Blessed are the poor

January 6, 2019 Speaker: Ian Campbell Through the season of Epiphany we are going to visit the teaching of Jesus called the Beatitudes. These eight “rights and responsibilities” have been called the constitution of the Kingdom of God. We have been talking about the Christian hope as the life after the life after death and we’ll see how these principles …

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Spaceship Heaven (2) – Corruption of Creative

Speaker: Ian Campbell Romans 8.18-27 In our series “a Magic Deeper Still” we saw that the condition of “corruption” is a very important idea for us to grasp in trying to answer the “why” questions about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. Now as we peer into the future and ask questions about heaven we need to think about earth as …

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Spaceship Heaven (1) – My Father’s House

December 2, 2018 Speaker: Ian Campbell John 14 Where is Heaven and how do you get there? These are ordinary questions, but with extraordinary answers. Jesus’ friends had the very same questions and His answers to them were packed with meaning. This Sunday we’ll chat about the questions as well as we build a few spaceships in teams of adults …

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A Magic Deeper Still (5) “What’s in it for me?”

November 25, 2018 Speaker: Ian Campbell “A magic deeper still..” In a moment that we might call an epiphany for the characters Susan and Lucy of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Aslan, the Christ character, tells the children that although the Witch knew the deep magic, there is a magic deeper still that she didn’t know because her …

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A Magic Deeper Still (4) – “I feel I am going to roar!”

Sermon Speaker: Ian Campbell 1 Corinthians 15 Having asked “Why did God become mortal?” and “why did Jesus have to die?” the next question we are led to is “why did Jesus have to rise from the dead?” How did that factor into the decisions made in heaven’s back room? Would sin and death not have been adequately dealt with …