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Songs for the Weary Soul – Love

December 6, 2020Speaker : Ian CampbellThe Magnificat (Luke 1.46-55)The second “canticle” of the New Testament is Mary’s song. One of its beautiful lines is “He has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.” She predicts that all generations would call her Blessed. What does she mean that her “soul” exalts the Lord? How does her song help the …

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Songs for the Weary Soul – Hope

November 29, 2020Speaker: Ian CampbellLuke 1.67-80In this time of heaviness of spirit we’ll rekindle the message of Advent. The Gospel narrative of Luke describes the waiting and fulfillment of Messiah’s first coming in Zechariah’s “Benediction” along with Mary’s “Magnificat,” the Angels’ “Gloria” and Simeon’s “Nunc Dimittis.”

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Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs (3)

November 22, 2020Speaker: Ian CampbellJohn 1.1-5Have you ever heard someone remark “well, that says it all?” As we consider the third New Testament hymn we come across something that does “say it all.” The most important question a person could ever ponder is to ask “Who is Jesus?” Here is the answer. The final answer.

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Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs (2)

Sunday, November 15, 2020Speaker: Ian CampbellColossians 1.15-20The second New Testament hymn we’ll study is the beautiful Colossian ode to Christ about the meaning of everything. We’re told that folks today are searching for meaning. This hymn explains all!

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Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs (1)

November 8, 2020Speaker: Ian CampbellPsalms, Hymns, Spiritual SongsPhil 2.1-11The New Testament contains sections of text that were probably hymn quotes as the Christians used the familiar approach of writing and singing psalms to deities. We’ll have a look at three of these excerpts in the next few Sundays.Have you ever asked someone “what were you thinking?” or had someone asked …

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A Longing….for Relationship (3)

November 1, 2020Speaker: Ian CampbellEphesians 5.25What does it mean to “fall in love?” As we think about the third kind of love in Greek we’ll perhaps rush in as fools where angels fear to tread! Why is Christ’s love for the church an example of this love?

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A Longing…for Relationships (2)

Sunday October 25, 2020Speaker: Ian CampbellJohn 16.26-27The second word used in the New Testament for love is philei – which means brotherly love, and gives us the city name Philadelphia. In a remarkable statement Jesus tells his disciples that God loves them with this kind of love and mentions that they have loved Him with this kind of love. How …

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A Longing…For Relationship (1)

October 11, 2020Speaker: Ian Campbell1 Corinthians 3.3-13“How do I love thee? let me count the ways” says Elizabeth Barrett Browning. As we consider the 3 kinds of love in the Bible we’ll start with the famous agape term (which is the New Testament rendering of the Hebrew chesed from last Sunday,) and the classic Corinthian list of the ways that …

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Give Thanks

October 11, 2020Speaker: Ian CampbellPsalm 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?

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A Longing….for Power

September 20, 2020Speaker: Ian CampbellLuke 9.1“Law and Order will be right back.” was my favourite segue from commercials to a long running T.V. show. The two are indeed a pair and one without the other is incomplete. This is true in a grand scheme as we sort out our lives and deeper truths of what is beyond this life and …