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Taste and see that the Lord is good


People really do hurt us. How do we respond to the compassion God gives to our enemies? How do we let his love for them reign in us? Jonah’s is a story of repentance and anger, justice and compassion. In this message we engage with the God who overturns us and those we hate. Preached @ St. Peter’s Comox January 21, 2018.

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All Things New: The Mute Man

This message was given as part of a series on how the freedom we receive in encountering God makes all things new. It was preached at the 5:40 Express on January 13, 2018.

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Beginnings, Breaking trees, and Baptism

It is a new year. A time for new beginnings, new hopes, new challenges. Here we consider how Mark begins his telling of the good news and where we might find our beginnings in it.

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Stay Awake

In doctors’ offices, grocery store lines and on coffee dates I hate waiting. Patience is not an easy gift for me. Being a Christian means to wait on Jesus’s promises. What does that waiting look like when we are waiting on a mystery we don’t entirely understand? Preached @ St. Peter’s Comox Nov. 12, 2017

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Called Out: Correcting One Another

The absence of love cracks the fabric of reality and our relationships. How do we speak to each other about our failures and ask those who are being destructive to look at what they’re doing? Hear some of Jesus’s teaching on this question. Preached @ St. Peter’s Comox September 10, 2017.

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Alone Time: Part II

Jesus continues his quest for solitude. See what this quest reveals about us and the God who loves us. Preached @ St. Peter’s Comox August 13, 2017.

1 Kings 9:9-18                                                                                                        Matthew 14:22-33

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Alone Time: Part 1

Ever been overwhelmed and needed some time to yourself? In this two week adventure we walk with Jesus in his quest for alone time. Preached @ St. Peter’s Comox August 6, 2017.

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Not Getting It

On the difficulties of not getting it and the miracles this God of ours performs in our perplexitude. Preached @ St. Peter’s Comox July 31, 2017.

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Prisoners of Hope

About the prisons we build ourselves and the God who turns them on their side. Preached @ St. Peter’s Comox, July 9, 2017.

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