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A Magic Deeper Still (2)

Speaker: Ian Campbell In a moment that we might call an epiphany for the characters Susan and Lucy of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Aslan, the Christ character, tells the children that although the Witch knew the deep magic, there is a magic deeper still that she didn’t know because her knowledge only went back to the beginning …

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A Magic Deeper Still -Why did God have to become a mortal?

Speaker: Ian Campbell In a moment that we might call an epiphany for the characters Susan and Lucy of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Aslan, the Christ character, tells the children that although the Witch knew the deep magic, there is a magic deeper still that she didn’t know because her knowledge only went back to the beginning …

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The Stories He Told – New Cloth & Wineskins

“The Stories He told!” Jesus’ main communication style was storytelling. The great truths he wanted us to understand were wrapped in story, sometimes delighting, sometimes baffling, but always capturing the attention and imagination of his audience. Just as we saw that John picked out Jesus’ “I am..” statements so we see that Luke was particularly interested in Jesus’ stories. He …

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The Stories He Told – Perception May Not Be Reality

October 14, 2018 Speaker: Bryan O’Gorman Jesus’ main communication style was storytelling. The great truths he wanted us to understand were wrapped in story, sometimes delighting, sometimes baffling, but always capturing the attention and imagination of his audience. Just as we saw that John picked out Jesus’ “I am..” statements so we see that Luke was particularly interested in Jesus’ …

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The Stories He Told – Two Men at the Temple

October 7, 2018 Speaker: Ian Campbell Jesus’ main communication style was storytelling. The great truths he wanted us to understand were wrapped in story, sometimes delighting, sometimes baffling, but always capturing the attention and imagination of his audience. Just as we saw that John picked out Jesus’ “I am..” statements so we see that Luke was particularly interested in Jesus’ …

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The Stories He Told – The Persistent Widow

September 30, 2018 Speaker: Ian Campbell Jesus’ main communication style was storytelling. The great truths he wanted us to understand were wrapped in story, sometimes delighting, sometimes baffling, but always capturing the attention and imagination of his audience. Just as we saw that John picked out Jesus’ “I am..” statements so we see that Luke was particularly interested in Jesus’ …

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The Stories He Told – Paradise

September 23, 2018 Speaker: Ian Campbell Is the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man a parable or an actual account students have regularly asked? In the lineup of Jesus stories this one is complicated and veers into a topic that is difficult and one we’d rather avoid. But what is the point? What do we learn?

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The Stories He Told – Lost

September 2, 2018 Speaker – Ian Campbell Luke 15.4-32  Jesus told three stories about lost things – a lost sheep, a lost coin and a lost son. In all three situations we might understand the shepherd, owner or father finally taking the loss and writing it off as unfortunate or even a great painful experience. However, the point of each story …

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The Stories He Told – Count The Cost

August 26, 2018 Speaker – Ian Campbell Luke 14.28-33 count the cost Well it seems that for Jesus followers were easy to come by! A charismatic personality; just enough “bad guy” but religious as well; a new community to join; an escape from the mundane.. maybe worth trying out then. But Jesus notices all this and calls on the crowds to …

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“The Stories He Told” Wedding Reception Embarrassment

August 12, 2018 Speaker: Ian Campbell Jesus’ main communication style was storytelling. The great truths he wanted us to understand were wrapped in story, sometimes delighting, sometimes baffling, but always capturing the attention and imagination of his audience. Just as we saw that John picked out Jesus’ “I am..” statements so we see that Luke was particularly interested in Jesus’ …