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Knowing God – God Incarnate (chapter 5)

June 2, 2019Speaker: Ian Campbell1 Corinthians 15.47Charles Wesley wonders “Tis mystery all! The Immortal Dies” in his hymn. As we gaze upon the Person of God and grasp that He is enormously beyond understanding or comparing but that He has indeed come close to His creation and creations so that the corrupting infection can be excised. Thus the incarnation is …

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Knowing God – The Only True God (chapter 4)

May 26, 2019Speaker: Ian CampbellIsaiah 40.18This chapter is a powerful expression of the incomparable Being that God is. We are left agreeing that God may not be compared, or explained by any human mind or attempt. Our failure is that we try to make a comparison or an image and thus insult our Creator. Rather we should find ourselves gazing …

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Knowing God – Knowing & Being Known

May 19, 2019Speaker: Ian CampbellJohn 17.3; Jeremiah 9.23-24Knowing God involves a two way relationship (or actually four plus ways – answer that riddle!) We will focus this weekend on the reality that God knows us. What does that mean for us? What does He think of us? What does He do with what He knows? What do we want Him …

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Knowing God – The People Who Know Their God

May 12, 2019Speaker: Ian CampbellDaniel 11.32On Mother’s Day our thoughts are drawn to matters of the family. How many are the stories of those who look back upon the influence of moms who have raised, supported, prayed for and encouraged them over the distance of a lifetime? The Old Testament gives us the caricature of a young man who would …

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Knowing God – The Study of God

May 5 2019Speaker: Ian CampbellProverbs 1:1-7For many of us formal education consisted of classes, exams and required reading. We put aside reading for leisure in favour of the hundreds of pages that needed to be mastered in keeping with the calendar. We avoided our interest being captured by subjects and topics of interest that were calling to us like Odysseus’ …

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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 …