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I’m just asking …. Why Doesn’t God Intervene in My Troubles?

November 10, 2019Speaker: Ian CampbellGenesis 50.20Last week we established that God knows and loves us individually and personally. The follow up question is why then doesn’t He intervene in our lives when we are in trouble of some kind? Perhaps the greatest objection people raise is about the relationship between 

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I’m just asking…. Does God Care About Me Personally?

November 3, 2019Speaker: Ian CampbellPsalm 139This question might be followed by a “why” sort of question which is perhaps the harder one to figure out. But it’s a very important one to ask first. Then we might be able to discuss possibilities for the “why” follow ups!

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I’m just asking… Why doesn’t God prove His existence?

October 27, 2019Speaker: Ian CampbellJohn 20.29On the other end of our discussion about the value of questions and doubt we are faced with a statement Jesus made to Thomas calling those who believe without seeing “blessed.” How do we make sense of this? Wouldn’t it be better to know God’s existence for sure and then deal with what implications that …

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I’m just asking… What kind of book is the Bible?

October 20, 2019Speaker: Ian Campbell2 Timothy 3.16What kind of book is the Bible? How are we supposed to read it and understand it? The National Post posed that question a few years ago and proposed that there are four views on this question: 1. supernatural revelation of God’s eternal will; 2. inspiring moral guide; 3. sacred literature like all sacred …

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I’m just asking…. is heaven real?

October 6, 2019Speaker: Ian CampbellJohn 14.1-6Is Heaven real? Is there really an afterlife? We will address this question this week as the gatekeeper of the rest of our doubts. Should we join John Lennon and imagine there’s no heaven? Would that solve our problems or create new ones?

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I’m just asking – Can we hope in the midst of doubt?

September 30, 2019Speaker: Ian CampbellJob 19.25-27In the midst of Job’s great existential struggles for meaning and answers he has the profound clarity of the hope of life after life and certainty that he will see God in a physical existence. Can we hope in the midst of doubt?

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I’m just asking – Is it OK to ask?

September 22, 2019Speaker: Ian CampbellEach Sunday we are taking an “Alpha” approach to our teaching time as we explore our questions about life’s meaning. Join us as we piece together some topics of discussion and instruction and feed in your great questions!Question #1 Is it OK to ask? (Ecclesiastes 1.3)I once asked a difficult theological question of a mentor as we were …

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The Introducers – 2

September 15, 2019Speaker: Ian CampbellJohn 1:6-9The classic introducer in the stories of the Bible is someone that we meet with the simple words that “there was a man sent from God whose name was John.”Many of the Kingdom aspects of introduction are personified in this dramatic character. He was sent to bear witness of the Light. And his means of …

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The Introducers

September 8, 2019Speaker: Ian CampbellJohn 1:41-42Last Sunday we dispensed with “Inviters” in favour of a better word to describe our role as Christ’s Followers. As we continue to follow the example of Andrew we will find that this is precisely the role he assumed. Our role is not to invite people to something but to introduce them to someone. And …