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What Really Matters

October 1, 2017 – Kim Pierrot

The opening section of Paul’s letter to the Philippians touches on all the big themes he will cover in the next four chapters: joy, grace, gratitude, suffering, gospel and the centrality of Christ, to name a few. He prays that his friends might have love that abounds in experiential knowledge and insight; love that understands what really matters. Is there a part of your life where you especially need this kind of love right now? Do you need someone to pray this prayer for you? Do you want to pray this prayer for someone else?


Philippians:  Living the Good News

September 24, 2017 – Rod Wilson

What exactly is the good news of Jesus?  What does it look like to incarnate this in our relationships, in our neighbourhoods, in our vocations? This fall, we are digging into the Book of Philippians (in sermons and in Life Groups- go to the website tab “What’s Happening” for the study guide) because of the way it gives us a window into what it looks like to live as if the good news of Jesus matters.


Recovering Our Why, Part#2

September 17, 2017 – Kim Pierrot

In Luke 4, at the start of his public ministry, Jesus reads aloud the words of Isaiah 61 and turns them into his inaugural address. This powerful picture of Spirit-inspired good news for the disadvantaged, imprisoned and oppressed is Jesus’ “why”. As it turns out, for those of who are Christ’s followers, this is our “why” as well.


Recovering Our Why

September 10, 2017 – Kim Pierrot

What gives our lives value and meaning? What’s it all for? If we are honest with ourselves, even those of us who find hope in the way of Jesus sometimes have trouble answering that question. I am increasingly convinced that our “why” as individuals and as a community is to embrace and enact the deep goodness of the gospel (aka shalom). Isaiah 61 gives us a vivid picture of communal well-being and flourishing with the Spirit of God as its source. It helps us to imagine what it might it look like for us at Cap, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to incarnate the deep goodness of the gospel in our relationships, in our neighbourhoods, and in our vocations.


Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Death – the Story of Jacob

September 3, 2017 – Rod Wilson

All of life’s ‘ordinary’ experiences can be pathways to God. The patriarch Jacob, whose story we will be following this summer, comes to this realization in the middle of the book of Genesis. Awaking from a holy dream, he remarks: “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” (Genesis 28:16) This is my prayer for us this summer, that, like Jacob, we might wake up to our lives as having the possibility for encountering God in the midst of birth, eating, family, sleep, courting, marriage, work, conversion, sex, home, calling, dressing, finishing, and death. Today, Rod will speak on Death – The Story of Jacob.