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Love in Motion (3) “how they love one another”

March 7, 2021Speaker: Ian CampbellJohn 13.34-351 Peter 1.21Tertullian, an early Church Father, commented on Christians that even though they were persecuted and misunderstood their love for one another was compelling and was a great evidence of their faith.

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Love in Motion (2)

Sunday, February 28, 2021Speaker: Ian CampbellMark 12.311 John 3.1Are we allowed to love self as Christians or is that not virtuous enough or self sacrificial enough? In a day of self harm let’s have a fresh look at the question as we think of the love of self as one of the directions of love’s travels.

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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 …