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People Loving God. People Loving People.

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People Loving God. People Loving People.




The Wholehearted Life - Series Introduction

Over the next little while, we're going to be considering what it looks like to live a wholehearted life. Jesus, as always, is our centre. Jesus who clearly lived the most whole-hearted life that has been lived. Jesus who sometimes wrestled but never hesitated. Jesus who weighed the cost but never withheld. Jesus who stared down the scariest pathways but never flinched. Jesus who could have claimed the whole world as his own, yet gave everything for the sake of that world. What would our...


The Road To Emmaus

Two disciples are on the road, travelling to Emmaus in the days immediately following Jesus' death. The resurrected Christ joins them on their way, and yet the two disciples don't recognize him!! In fact this whole episode takes place on the very day of resurrection, though they don't yet understand that he's risen, only that something fishy has happened. A most incredible thing happens in the midst of their doubts and questions on the road. There are seasons in post-resurrection life when...


All Things New

In this episode, we reflect on another aspect of Jesus's Resurrection: All Things New. Jesus promises an eventual eternal New Day, but there's also language of "newness" throughout the scripture that we can experience in our lives now. These are echoes and tastes of the New Day we look forward to in the Resurrection of Jesus. Renewed promises. Renewed grace. Renewed wonder. Scripture for further reference: 2 Corinthians 5:13-21 14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced...


Resurrection Sunday!! Easter Fact and Easter Faith

The events of Easter Weekend form the foundation of everything we believe about Jesus. His profound and baffling work on the cross and the never repeated moment of His resurrection on Easter Sunday speaks a more profound word than anything else, anywhere. He is Risen Indeed!


Identity and The Cross of Jesus

This week we look to ‘the way of the cross’, (that great paradox embedded in our respective Christian journey), to seek a fuller understanding of our identity. What kind of life was I created for? How do I find the life I was created for? How do I know that I know I’m living the life I was created for? Guest Speaker: Wayne MacQueen


Justice and the Cross Of Jesus

What is justice? In our culture we typically enact it through a series of restrictions and protections. We associate our laws of the land (restrictions & protections) with justice because we live in a broken, fallen world. In our culture, there is a lean towards "fairness" as the highest and best goal. And, there's a strong case to make that we've made some progress on this front. But that system, while helpful in so many ways, falls drastically short of what appears to drive the idea of...


Power and The Cross Of Jesus

Speaker: Rachel Glen This week, we look at the power of the Cross. We are going to talk about how Jesus reimagined our understanding of power, turning it completely upside down and why that is good news!


Love and the Cross Of Jesus

When you think of the love of God what comes to mind? This Sunday we look at what the cross has to say about the love of God. “A love like this".


The Shadow Of The Cross

Right at the centre of the gospel of Jesus we find the Cross. Something happened on that cross, something shocking and revolutionary. The cross wasn't just the method of Jesus death, but he made sure it was part of our own process to encountering the eternal life He invites us to. For the next 6 weeks leading to Easter, we are going to reflect on this most crucial moment in history. See you Sunday.


Hacking the Code: Part 2

Like computers, people have “operating systems”, sets of rules or assumptions we use to navigate life. “The code” we talked about last week (earn worth to get love), is actually a virus that robs, diminishes and ultimately destroys. Jesus doesn’t simply fix the old operating system, he explodes it completely and rewrites everything.


Hacking The Code Part 1

Do you wrestle with disappointment, disillusionment, frustration, hopelessness, depletion, exhaustion… going through the motions without it ever feeling like it’s enough? That comes from something we’re going to call “The Code”. What’s the code? Earn worth and you can be loved. But the code is a liar that destroys relationship with God and with others. Yet here’s the wonderful news: The code can be detected. The code can be hacked. Hacking The Code Part One – Notes


The Creative Work Of God – Stuff That Grows

Last week we touched on a couple of the creative processes that He seems to use over and over again. Creating something where previously there was nothing, and then bringing order into the chaos that comes from that initial flourish of creativity. The very next thing He does? He grows stuff. Plants, vegetables, trees with fruit, stuff with roots. This week we’re going to explore God-the-gardener and consider what it means to tend growing things, to trust in the invisible behind-the-scenes...


Something Out of Nothing/Order in Chaos

God's primary work today is what it's always been: Creating a good and beautiful creation. All through the big story of scripture, from the initial reveal in Eden, through the fall, the law, the prophets and straight through to the redeeming work of Jesus on the Cross, in every moment, God has been creating and recreating, artfully leading his creation towards his beautiful intentions. And he's invited us to share in that work. This is the work of the Kingdom. Every artist has tools and...


The Creative Work Of God Series Intro

We're starting into a new series about the work of God that will take us through to lent. We'll be looking at the work of the Kingdom, the work God has for us to do, through the lens of the work he's doing to this very day: Creating a good and beautiful creation. We're going to explore what's in the toolkit of God, and look at how all this broadens what we can think of when we think about serving Him.


Identity in Christ – Joyce Rees

Joyce brings a powerful word to us about how Jesus has come to us from among those in the margins of society and what that means for us as we find our identity in Him.


Homecoming Part 2

When I think about the healthiest expressions of "home", three things come to mind, primarily: 1) Home is where we know where we are. 2) Home is the place we can extend hospitality. It's the primary place we have the right to say “mi casa es su casa”. 3) Home can be more than a location. There is a clear sense that God is inviting us into a kind "homecoming" season. This week we continue the conversation we started a couple of weeks ago, digging a little deeper into what it means to be at...


Freedom in Christ

"I will be their God and they will be my sons and daughters" Such a profound statement that drives home the teleos of God's Redemptive plan. ("Teleos" = the completion of where all of this is going). Once we were slaves to sin, giving all of our energy, time and resources to trying to be good enough to live a good enough life. But now, Grace abounds, and freedom is available to be free from the project of trying to fix ourselves and trying to fix others. Together, let's consider once again...


Homecoming Part 1

This Sunday we're going to start to explore two stories of homecoming in the scriptures. We'll take a look at what happened when God spoke to the Israelites and said "This land." And we'll also start to consider what happened to the early Church when God pointed to the wide world and said "These people". *Technical note - We apologize that the audio quality isn't quite up to our usual standards. Sometimes stuff happens.... ;)


The Power of Hospitality

This is an important talk from Steve Stewart, the founder of Impact Nations and spiritual grandfather of the Guelph Vineyard. We'll be distilling this talk into the practices of the Guelph Vineyard for some time to come.


Advent, #Surprise! #Humility Part 2

"The God who in majesty, strength, and wisdom is beyond our imaginations has chosen to work primarily as a servant who is almost beneath our imaginations, so far beneath we don't even notice him" - Eugene Peterson from "As Kingfishers Catch Fire"