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Faithful Presence and a Resurrection Model of Failure

April 9, 2017 – Kim Pierrot

This Lent, we are exploring both the idea of God’s Dream for the World—Shalom—and the way God has been working towards the realization of this dream—through His Faithful Presence. As we approach Easter, we now focus on the way that Jesus is the literal embodiment of both Shalom (He is our peace) and Faithful Presence (God with us). This morning, as we follow Jesus on His way to the cross, and as we consider the “divine parabola” in Philippians 2, we see that the faithful presence Jesus embodies and also calls His people to practice entails surrendering power, privilege and our ideas of “success.”

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Practicing Faithful Presence at the Table

April 2, 2017 – Kim Pierrot

This Lent, we are exploring both the idea of God’s Dream for the World—Shalom—and the way God has been working towards the realization of this dream—through His Faithful Presence. As we approach Easter, we now focus on the way that Jesus is the literal embodiment of both Shalom (He is our peace) and Faithful Presence (God with us). Jesus’ presence at various tables in Luke’s gospel shows us this is true, and also shows us a way to be faithfully present with others as well.
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Practicing the Dream:  Forgiveness and Reconciliation

March 26, 2017 – Dr. Ross Lockhart

What sets Christ followers apart in the world?  How do you know a Christian when you see one?  Surely one way of practicing God’s dream of Faithful Presence here on the North Shore is that we, as baptized followers of the risen Christ, are known for our ability to forgive and reconcile broken relationships.  We participate in this forgiveness not by our own strength but as fragile, fallible, sinful human creatures, we practice forgiveness as a means of grace and experience the wonder of reconciliation as an act of the Holy Spirit.

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Practicing the Dream: Faithful Presence with Children and Youth

March 19, 2017 – John Colpitts

We are in the midst of our Lenten series entitled: “God’s Dream for the World.” We have been invited to participate with Father, Son, and Spirit in seeking God’s all-encompassing shalom for our world, including in the particular
neighbourhoods and places we inhabit day to day. Over the next 3 weeks, we will focus on 3 communal practices that form us into people of the dream – a people of faithful presence—those who enjoy the life-giving presence of Jesus with us, and bear witness to God’s work of renewal and restoration all around us. Today, John will share his experience of practicing faithful presence with children and youth, and invite us to encounter Christ in the space that is opened up as we bend ourselves to tend to the young people in our midst.

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Embodying the Dream: Faithful Presence on the North Shore

March 12, 2017 – Ross Lochart

Essentially, as I write the sermon today, I’m exploring the question of “Faithful Presence on the North Shore” picking up on the Macedonian Call in Acts 16 and yoking it to my latest writing project on St. Patrick (his day is coming up this week!!).  Patrick grows up  as a cultural Christian and has a conversion experience where God’s faithful presence is made real to him while a slave in Ireland.  His calling (through a Macedonian like moment) is to return and minister to the pre-Christian population of Ireland.  What is our calling here on the North Shore?  From Slemish Mountain (pictured) to the Grouse Grind (pictured) how do we identify God’s presence at work in our lives?  Borrowing from David Fitch’s work (that the sermon series is based on) I will explore the three tables he identifies for faithful Christian witness in the world.

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Locating the Dream: Seeking the Peace of the City

March 5, 2017 – Kim Pierrot

What is God’s audacious dream for the world He created? How is God calling us to participate? Where do we begin? This Lent, we will begin to answer these questions—both corporately on Sunday mornings and individually during the week as we practice “RePlacing Lent.” On this, the second Sunday of our “God’s Dream” series, we consider what it means to “seek the peace” (aka enact shalom) of the places to which God calls us to inhabit.

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Reclaiming the Dream: Why Church?

February 26, 2017 – Kim Pierrot

This morning marks the beginning of our Lenten Series: “God’s Dream for the World.” This 8-week series seeks to answer three questions: What is God’s audacious dream for the world He created? How is God calling us to participate? Where do we begin? This morning, Kim Pierrot begins at the end of the long story—Revelation 21 where God declares: “I am making all things new!” This is God’s dream, God’s “why”, where all of history is heading. Our “why” is to participate with Father, Son and Spirit, who is making all things new in us and through us.

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How Might The Holy Spirit Impact CapChurch?

February 19, 2017 – Rod Wilson

Today, we conclude our Holy Spirit series with a summary and with listening. If you missed the previous sermons and handouts please go to our website at www.capchurch.ca/category/listen/

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What if We Prefer the Holy Spirit Over the Bible?

February 12, 2017 – Rod Wilson

Today, we continue our Holy Spirit series exploring the relationship between the Holy Spirit and emotions and the implications this has for us individually and communally. Check out any of the previous sermons and handouts on our website at www.capchurch.ca/category/listen/

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Does The Holy Spirit Bring Fuzzy Feelings?

February 5, 2017 – Rod Wilson

Today, we continue our Holy Spirit series exploring the relationship between the Holy Spirit and emotions and the implications this has for us individually and communally. Check out any of the previous sermons and handouts on our website at www.capchurch.ca/category/listen/

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