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Living Hope – Anxiety

June 7 2020Speaker: Ian Campbell1 Peter 5.7-10Is there a more appropriate term to use describing the spirit of our times than Peter’s word “anxiety”? And his simple words for how we deal with this along with a powerful Biblical truth – he tells us to care our anxiety on God because He cares for us! Wouldn’t this be a wonderful …

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Living Hope – “That’s News To Us!”

May 31 2020Speaker: Ian CampbellActs 19.1-7On this Pentecost Sunday (50 days after Passover) we step aside from Peter for the moment and yet we stay with the subject “Living Hope.” One of the critical aspects of our Christian faith and hope is the understanding that Jesus’ presence and power is continued by the Holy Spirit. Paul encountered some Christians who …

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Living Hope – 6

May 24 2020Speaker: Ian Campbell1 Peter 5.1-10Shepherd the FlockPeter concludes his letter to Believers who are in difficult times by reminding their elders of their responsibility to shepherd the flock as he, a fellow elder, identifies with them. The role of elders is primary in the organized church and has been since the beginning.  In his instruction to them all …

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Living Hope – 5

May 17 2020Speaker: Ian Campbell1 Peter 4.1-11Has our personality changed because of the pandemic? Were we carefree and careless in some ways that have had a day of reckoning? Peter tells us that careless living has a “time’s up” notice served. What he says must continue is fervent love for one another. 

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Living Hope – 4

May 10, 2020Speaker: Ian Campbell1 Peter 3.1-9Well – here we are on Mothers’ Day weekend and as we work our way through 1 Peter we come to a passage to and about women. Maybe it’s good that I am speaking to an empty room so that I won’t need to duck the rotten tomatoes hurled at me! But seriously, does …

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Living Hope – 3

May 3, 2020Speaker: Ian Campbell1 Peter 2.1-2Do difficult times bring our the best or worst in us? Perhaps both? The Apostle Peter seems to worry that in very trying times his readers may need encouragement not to allow the worst of them to surface. Instead he has a strategy that will head them in the right direction – the sincere …

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Living Hope -2

April 26, 2020Speaker: Ian Campbell1 Peter 1.17-25Have you ever heard someone ask “Who are you and what have you done with ..?” It’s usually occasioned by a striking change in something that pertains to the person in question. Maybe it’s a physical appearance thing or a behaviour. In the middle of troubling time Peter discusses such a question about Christians. …

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Living Hope

April 19 2020Speaker: Ian Campbell1 Peter 1.3-9During the Easter church calendar (until Pentecost Sunday May 31st) we will follow the Lectionary Epistle readings from the Book of Common Prayer. As we wait through the pandemic season this is one way we can join with the Church worldwide in the unity of Scripture. This may also direct your thoughts and prayers …

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Sunday Livestream – October 11

Psalm 92.1It is good to give thanks to the Lord! What a poignant statement this is in the midst of an unsettling time. How can we practice this incredibly pertinent encouragement from the psalms? How is it good? How can it echo our longings?  We had some technical issues on Sunday and were unable to livestream to YouTube but the …

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Sunday Livestream – October 4

October 4, 2020Speaker: Ian CampbellActs 17.16-34If we were looking for a situation in the Bible that most closely resembles our days and times we might be impressed by the striking parallels in Paul’s lecture at a place called Mars Hill. We’ll see how we can be guided in our understanding of our times by this classic talk.