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Knowing God – Talking to God

April 28, 2019Speaker – Ian CampbellKnowing GodThis Sunday we commence a new study series called “Knowing God,” based on the J.I. Packer book with the same title. We will track with the chapters and also encourage you to acquire the book and use the study questions personally or with some friends as weekly follow up discussions. Packer begins the book …

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Alive

April 21 2019, Speaker – Ian CampbellLuke 24.5Two angels at the tomb of Jesus on Resurrection Sunday asked a great question of the women “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive?” It seems we could meditate on that angelic question with powerful insights yielded. How much of our thinking and behaviour is with a graveyard …

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40 Acts – Connected

Speaker: Ian CampbellActs 4:32-37“What’s yours is ours and what’s mine is my own!” This variation on the saying “What’s yours is mine and what’s mine is yours” is perhaps more telling that we’d like to admit. Ask parents of youngsters about sharing toys and about how well that works out. Or take a field trip upstairs to the Nursery on …

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40 Acts – Responsive

Speaker: Ian CampbellActs 8.26-40A preacher was in an elevator and had his Bible in his hand. A person joined him in the lift and, noticing the Bible in his hand, asked “Is that a Bible?” “Yes”, said the preacher, “have you read it?” “Of course,” said the new friend. “What’s your favourite part?” pressed the preacher. After some embarrassed hesitation …

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40 Acts – Gifted

Speaker: Ian CampbellActs 6:1-7In the church there are often two groups of leaders – elders and deacons. Acts 6 is the story of how a group of leaders we call deacons originated. The original tells us how church organization grows and develops and is a perfect model for starts and initiatives for the church through the centuries. Let’s see how …

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40 Acts – Gifted

March 24, 2019Speaker: Ian CampbellActs 6:1-7In the church there are often two groups of leaders – elders and deacons. Acts 6 is the story of how a group of leaders we call deacons originated. The original tells us how church organization grows and develops and is a perfect model for starts and initiatives for the church through the centuries. Let’s …

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40 Acts – United

March 17, 2019Speaker: Ian CampbellActs 2.42-47The early followers of Jesus took very seriously the prayer of Jesus that we would be “one.” He prayed that this would be so in order that the world would believe. Indeed the unity of the Jerusalem believers had a great impact on their neighbours. They were described as having favour with all the people. …

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40 Acts – A Brave Church

March 13, 2019 Speaker: Ian CampbellWe are joining over 100,000 individuals and 1000s of churches around the world to spend Lent generously. What if rather than only giving something up for Lent we went all out and added some generosity and gave out kindness? Every day we will have a thought supplied by e-mail and every Sunday we will keep …

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Postcards from the Future – Blessed are the Peacemakers

Speaker: Ian CampbellMatthew 5.9Canada has prided itself in being a peacekeeping people. While we may know what peacekeeping is do we know what peacemaking is? Are they the same thing? How can peace be made? And why would this qualify us to be children of God? Let’s add this one to our set of extraordinary declarations Jesus made about the …

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Postcards from the Future-Blessed are the Pure in Heart

February 17, 2019Speaker: Ian CampbellMatthew 5.8How does something become pure? Usually by some kind of testing. All impurities, all foreign substances have been excised. How is my heart in this regard? Is there anything in there that needs to be removed? Tough question!