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Love In Motion (1)

Sunday, February 21, 2021Speaker: Ian Campbell1 JohnIn this Lenten series as we join the ARK project in which we will try to show love of neighbour in practical ways we will also explore the grand “love letter” written by the Apostle John. In which direction does love most often travel in your experience?

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Shema (6)

Sunday, February 14 2021Speaker: Ian CampbellDeuteronomy 6.4-5Luke 10.26-27Have you ever been said to be “over the top?” Did you take that as a criticism or a compliment? This weekend’s final session on the Shema invites us to be “over the top” Ready?

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Shema (5) Soul

Sunday, February 7, 2021Speaker: Ian CampbellDeuteronomy 6 .4-5Romans 12.1-2A curious expression talks about having “skin in the game” Which means to be “all in.” Loving God with all our Soul has that in mind. As we realize that God is “all in” for us and the Incarnation is a theological word for “skin in the game” we follow the Shema’s …

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Shema (4) Heart

Sunday January 31, 2021Speaker: Ian CampbellDeuteronomy 6.4-5Proverbs 4.23Over the past several years I have often heard someone say “I know your heart” and it sometimes baffled me as to what was meant. When we are told to Love God with all our heart we are really being challenged with the question “what do you really want? what is in your …

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Shema (3)

January 24, 2021Speaker: Ian CampbellDeuteronomy 6.5We might understand the Shema to say Because the LORD our God is one we must love Him in “oneness.” His love for us is single as is His being and so we must have a singleness in our response to Him – how has He loved us and how do we respond with our …

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Shema (2)

January 17, 2021Speaker: Ian CampbellDeuteronomy 6.3-4, Luke 10.27-28As we continue to understand the Shema Israel we come to the phrase “The Lord is our God, the Lord is One” which is the heart of the creedal statement and also of Christian creeds though the years. What exactly does it mean? What is our relationship now with Israel as she is …

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Shema Israel (1)

January 10, 2021Speaker: Ian CampbellDeut 6.4-5; Luke 10.27Shema IsraelDoes Christianity have a short version? That’s essentially what a young lawyer asked Jesus. Jesus turned the question back to him and he gave the answer correctly. He quoted the Shema Israel, referring to Deuteronomy 6.4-5. He had apparently heard Jesus, the new rabbi in town, who had added a second half. …

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The Blessing

January 3, 2021Speaker – Ian CampbellNumbers 6.22-27An invocation for 2021. God gave instructions to the priestly family to pray a certain prayer over the Children of Israel. As we enter the New Year may I presume to pray the same prayer over you, the Southside Family? Let’s receive the promises of the Blessing as we anticipate a good and different …

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Songs for the Weary Soul – Peace

December 20, 2020Speaker: Ian CampbellLuke 2.29-32 “Nunc Dimittis”On this Christmas Sunday we come to our fourth Advent Candle – the candle of Peace. Perhaps the most elusive pursuit it still beckons to us. The old man Simeon is at peace. Am I? Will I be, when this mortal life is over? The answer lies in my actual, true understanding of …

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Songs For The Weary Soul – Joy

December 13, 2020Speaker: Ian CampbellLuke 2.8-14 In the angels’ song: “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” the shepherds are told not to be afraid because they are brought good news of great joy. Joy and Peace, the final two candles of the Advent Wreath are indeed part of the great song for the weary heart.