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Walking in the Spirit of Grace

BY PASTOR GARETH on September 18, 2017 Yesterday we began our Fall series in the book of Galatians: Walking in the Spirit. Over the next several weeks, we will be "walking" through Paul's letter to the Galatians and reflecting on the ways in which God's Holy Spirit...

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Walking in the Spirit of Christ

BY PASTOR GARETH on September 20, 2017 I wanted to give a couple of days' space between an entry on the first and second messages on our series on Galatians so people could have a chance to reflect on the first post. On Sunday evening, our second message of the series...

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Walking in the Spirit of Righteousness

BY PASTOR GARETH on September 26, 2017 "HA! I'm justified!" is a phrase we often use when we find out that we are "in the right". Typically this is after a heated discussion over something we disagree with another about. Though often, too, we might say it to ourselves...

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Walking in the Spirit of Faith

BY PASTOR GARETH on October 2, 2017 Before posting this week's recap of the message, I need to take a moment and apologize to any of you who may be feeling like you're "drinking from a fire hose" with our Fall series on Galatians :0). I'll admit I struggled on how to...

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Walking in the Spirit of Adoption

BY PASTOR GARETH on October 16, 2017 I've been neglecting my blogging duties ;o). With the short week last week, it was hard to make time to post the follow-up to Sunday evening's message on Galatians. Today I will post on that message, and tomorrow or Wednesday I...

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Walking in the Spirit of Freedom

BY PASTOR GARETH on October 18, 2017 'Freedom' and 'rights' language is ubiquitous in our current Canadian culture. Borrowing perhaps somewhat from our neighbours to the south, we spend a lot of time discussing in our homes, workplaces, schools, and churches about the...

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Giving Thanks for God’s Forever Love

BY PASTOR GARETH on October 19, 2017 On thanksgiving Monday, we reflected on Psalm 136 and God's "Forever Love". We looked at God's enduring and faithful love to his people throughout creation and all of history, leading up to today. You, as a congregation, were...

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Walking in the Spirit of Love and Service

BY PASTOR GARETH on October 20, 2017 I’ve been remiss in my blogging duties for a few weeks. I’d like to offer a recap of the last TWO messages in our Galatians series in this post. In my next post, I will reflect on this past Sunday’s message with a reminder of the...

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The Invitation: Follow Me

“Follow me” are words we often read Jesus speak to various people in the Gospels. It is a summons and a command to leave behind what many of them once knew to travel on a journey of danger and discovery as this peculiar and powerful Rabbi taught them many things about...

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The Instruction: “No Student is Above the Teacher”

BY PASTOR GARETH on November 20, 2017 So I need to start today’s post with an apology. I had thought I sent the Scripture references and questions for the bulletin publication, but did not hit the “send” button. However, as promised yesterday morning, I am posting...

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The Inversion: Not Peace but Sword

BY PASTOR GARETH on November 29, 2017 In our third and final message of our series Cozy Christianity and the Counter-Cultural Christ, we looked at Matthew 10:26-39 and some of the practical implications of what it means to follow the counter-cultural Christ. We were...

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What’s in a hashtag?

What's in a hashtag? BY PASTOR GARETH on January 22, 2018 Just because I was born in the 1980s, don’t assume I’m technologically competent or up on the latest technology trends … because I’m not. For the most part, this is intentional. I am always careful about how...

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