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St. Peter's Fireside

English, Christianity, 1 season, 549 episodes, 4 days, 14 hours, 46 minutes
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St. Peter's Fireside is a church in Vancouver, B.C. seeking to be a faithful presence of renewal.
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Why We Celebrate the Ascension

On this Ascension Sunday Hosea Sheen preaches from Acts 1:15-26 and John 17:11-19 on "Why we Celebrate the Ascension." Hosea is one of our Ministry Apprentices training for Christian ministry through the Artizio Institute. Learn more about Artizo here: https://www.artizo.org/ Worship in-person with us on Sunday mornings at 10am in Vancouver, BC. More at: https://www.stpetersfireside.org/
5/12/202427 minutes, 36 seconds
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A Recipe for How To Grow the Church

Phill Pearson preaches from Acts 11:19-30 and John 15:9-17 looking at the early church and how it grew.
5/7/202430 minutes, 57 seconds
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Philip's School of Evangelism

On the Fifth Sunday of Easter Grady Buhler preaches from Acts 8:26-40 on Philip's approach to sharing the gospel. -- We gather on Sundays at 10am Pacific Time online and in-person at UBC Robson Square (800 Robson) in Vancouver, BC. If you're able, we invite you to come visit us in-person! Learn more at https://www.stpetersfireside.org -- St. Peter's Fireside is a church in Vancouver, BC. St. Peter’s Fireside exists to Discover the Goodness of God together. We believe that Jesus is alive and bringing new life into us and this city. As a church, we are formed by his goodness, and seek to share that goodness to serve each other, our neighbours and our city. Want to learn more? Visit us at https://www.stpetersfireside.org
4/30/202426 minutes, 36 seconds
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Christ our Good Shepherd

This Good Shepherd Sunday Grady Buhler reflects on Psalm 23 and how Jesus meets us in the "valley of the shadow of death"
4/23/202418 minutes, 11 seconds
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In the Name of Jesus Christ

Sarah Jeong preaches from Acts 4:5-14 and Luke 24:36-49. These passages demonstrate that when we continue the ministry of Jesus Christ and the apostles in witnessing the name of Jesus Christ our sole purpose will be making the name of Jesus Christ as visible and tangible to those who do not yet know His name or power.
4/17/202424 minutes, 20 seconds
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A Theology of the Early Church

The stories of the early church that we read in Acts are not merely a history or biography of the early church, but a work of theology: the story of how God is at work through the church. In this sermon Phill Pearson preaches from Acts 3:12-26 and John 20:19-31 looking for the stories below the stories and an understanding of the purpose of the church today.
4/7/202424 minutes, 49 seconds
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Risen With Christ

Easter is the day of Alleluias, which just means "Praise the Lord!" The good news of Easter is that all people can be made alive in Christ, who died and rose again. "Christ being raised from the dead will never die again. Death no longer has dominion over him!" Easter is not just a celebration of Christ's resurrection, but also a celebration of our resurrection in Christ.
4/2/202414 minutes, 58 seconds
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Palms to Thorns

The crowds are celebrating on the road with palm branches waving, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" Then, just five days later, the crowds are crying out, "Crucify him!" Why do the readings for today move from Palm Sunday to Good Friday so quickly? We need to see that Palm Sunday is a prelude to Good Friday – they are inextricably linked: you can't have one and not the other. In this sermon, Phill Pearson preaches from Mark 11:1-11 and Mark 15:1-39 and explores how Palm Sunday leads to Good Friday and how they are inextricably linked.
3/24/202424 minutes, 35 seconds
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Living Eucharistically

Grady Buhler preaches from Hebrews 5:1-10 and John 6:1-15. Considering the story of Jesus feeding the 5000, we look at how Saint John wants us to read and interpret this story.
3/24/202428 minutes, 48 seconds
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From Zombies to Good Works

To the Apostle Paul, being alive means being close to the very source of life, God. Life is intimate proximity to God; death is separation from God. Today's sermon on John 12:20-36 and Ephesians 2:1-10 looks at the purpose for Jesus' life, death and resurrection, as well as how those events invite us into a new way of life.
3/10/202423 minutes, 29 seconds
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Invite Jesus to Cleanse Your Temple

In today's gospel (John 2:13-22) we read St. John's account of what is known as the "Cleansing of the Temple." Like so many passages in John's gospel, this passage contains layers of meaning. Jesus is fulfilling Old Testament prophecies and also speaks of himself as the meeting place between humans and God.
3/5/202422 minutes, 46 seconds
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Picking Up Your Cross

Grady Buhler preaches from Romans 8:31-39 and Mark 8:31-38 on following Jesus for who Jesus is, rather than for what he gives us.
2/25/202424 minutes, 15 seconds
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Remember Your Baptism

Rob Collis preaches from Mark 1.9-13 looking at Jesus' baptism and temptation in the wilderness. We're invited to consider our own experience with temptation – and what baptism means for us as we walk through the wilderness.
2/18/202429 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Lord of the Mountain

This week Phill Pearson preaches from 2 Peter 1.13-21 and Mark 9.2-9, and explores the story of the Transfiguration. Throughout the Bible, people encountered God at the top of the mountain; but when Jesus went up with his disciples, they discovered that God was already beside them. As Phill unpacks the significance of this realization for us, he invites us to behold Jesus for ourselves, and by gazing upon him, to be transformed into his image.
2/11/202422 minutes, 40 seconds
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Baptize and Teach

“What is the mission of the Church in the world?” This World Mission Sunday Grady Buhler preaches from Revelation 7:9-17 and Matthew 28:16-20 and explores how Jesus gave a very precise answer to the question of what the Mission of the Church in the world is.
2/5/202428 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Authority of Jesus

As we continue in the season of Epiphany, this week Grady Buhler preaches from 1 Corinthians 8.1-13 and Mark 1.21-28, and explores the significance of how Jesus taught with his own authority, and why it matters that all authority belongs to Jesus.
1/28/202428 minutes, 53 seconds
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Calling, Following, Becoming

As we continue in the season of Epiphany, this week Rob Collis preaches from Mark 1.14-20, and explores the encounter Jesus had with his first disciples when he called them to follow him. There are three parts to this encounter: calling, following, and becoming. Looking at each of these in turn, he helps us to how, just as Jesus calls the disciples come and follow him, and promised to transform them by his power and presence working within them, so too is he calling each of us. The question becomes: Will we give him our ear to listen to what he has to say?
1/21/202429 minutes, 44 seconds
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Here I Am

This week Phill Pearson preaches from 1 Samuel 3.1-20 and John 1.43-51, and as he looks at the two epiphany moments in these stories as people hear the God speaking, he explores the responses people have to hearing the word of the Lord.
1/14/202425 minutes, 18 seconds
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An Epiphany for Magi

Join us this Sunday as we celebrate the season of Epiphany! This week Grady Buhler preaches from Ephesians 3.1-13 & Matthew 2.1-12. Following the journey of the magi when they came to visit and worship Jesus as a baby, he identifies four moments in their journey which serve as a map for our own growth in the Christian life, as we seek to hear for ourselves how Jesus is calling us to himself.
1/7/202427 minutes, 54 seconds
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Abide With Us, Our Lord Emmanuel

This Chistmans Eve, Grady Buhler preaches from Luke 2:1-20, and unpacks the significance for how God came to us in the form of a baby, and how Jesus comes to be our Lord.
12/24/202316 minutes, 15 seconds
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What is Christian Joy?

This week Grady Buhler preaches from 1 Thessalonians 5.12-28 and John 3.22-30, and as he unpacks Paul's instructions to rejoice always, he explores the questions: What is Christian joy? And how do we begin to cultivate it? He begins by helping us to see that joy is in some way related to grace, and is ultimately experienced through the recognition of grace; from there he looks at Paul's instructions to the Thessalonians, and encourages us to fan into flame the gift of joy in our own lives.
12/17/202326 minutes, 46 seconds
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How To Read Challenging Bible Passages

This week Rob preaches from 2 Peter 3.8-15, and explores how we can read and understand challenging passages of scripture. Using the collect for the Second Sunday of Advent, he encourages us to follow the pattern: hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest to read any passage of scripture, and shows us how to do that using 2 Peter.
12/10/202328 minutes, 54 seconds
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Christ Will Come Again

Advent is a season of waiting as we prepare for Jesus to come -- both as he came first as a baby, and as he comes to us now, but more importantly, Advent prepares us for when Jesus will come again as judge and king. This week Grady Buhler preaches from 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 and Mark 13:24-37, and explains what it means that Christ will come again to judge the living and the dead.
12/3/202328 minutes, 55 seconds
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What we mean by Christ the King

This week Phill Pearson preaches from 1 Corinthians 15:20-28, and explains why the church celebrates Christ the King Sunday, and also what it means for Christ to be king.
11/26/202326 minutes, 14 seconds
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A Faith Embodied

This week Grady Buhler preaches from Acts 8:14-17, and as he explains the significance of confirmation and the laying on of hands, he helps us to see the embodied nature of the Christian faith.
11/19/202331 minutes, 11 seconds
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Here Comes the Bridegroom

Join us this Sunday as we welcome our new lead pastor, Grady Buhler! This week, Grady preaches from Matthew 25.1-13, and invites us to be filled with Jesus' healing presence.
11/19/202331 minutes, 51 seconds
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A Song for the Journey

This Sunday we celebrate our 10 year anniversary! This week Rob Collis preaches from Psalm 126, and invites us into the journey of the Psalms of Ascent, which pilgrims used to sing together as they traveled to Jerusalem. As we explore and recall this journey of faith together, he invites us to consider the what, where, and when of our own journey, and to rediscover God's goodness for ourselves, no matter what season we find ourselves in.
11/6/202331 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Kingdom of God: Now and Not Yet

This week Rob Collis preaches from Luke 17.20-37. In this passage, the Pharisees and the Disciples keep asking Jesus about the Kingdom of God, and Jesus keeps answering them – but he’s answering the question they would be asking, if only they knew what he knew. As Rob explores this passage, he tried to cut through some of the noise and confusion around this conversation, so that we can actually hear what Jesus is saying about the Kingdom of God.
10/22/202330 minutes, 30 seconds
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The one about Sin, Forgiveness and Electricity.

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series in the Gospel of Luke. This week Phill Pearson preaches from Luke 17.1-19, and as he explores Jesus' teachings on Sin, Faith and Duty, he invites us into a life marked by forgiveness.
10/18/202332 minutes, 44 seconds
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Lazarus and the Rich Man

This week Rob Collis preaches from Luke 16.19-31. As he unpacks Jesus' parable about the rich man and Lazarus, he explores the question: in light of the kingdom of heaven, what does it mean to not waste our lives?
10/8/202330 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Shrewd Manager

This week Phill Pearson preaches from Luke 16.1-17, and as helps us understand Jesus' parable of the dishonest and shrewd manager, he invites us to see that we are stewards of the kingdom of heaven, and we're called to make friends for that kingdom.
10/1/202333 minutes, 45 seconds
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Two Lost Sons

This week Lloyd Lee preaches from Luke 15.11-31, and as he unpacks the story of the prodigal son, he invites us to consider what is stopping us from entering into the Father's heart?
9/24/202336 minutes, 32 seconds
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Stray Sheep and Lost Coins

This week we're excited to have Shannon preach for us from Luke 15.1-10. As she unpacks Jesus' parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin, she invites us to discover the delight God has towards us in Christ, and to experience afresh the joy of being found.
9/17/202328 minutes, 17 seconds
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Consider The Cost

This week Phill Pearson preaches from Luke 14.25-35, and unpacks Jesus' teaching about what it means to follow him. He helps us see that everything in life requires something of us - everything has a cost to it - and Jesus wants us to make sure we know up front.
9/10/202335 minutes, 33 seconds
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Standing on Tiptoes

This week we take a break from our Luke series as Rob Collis preaches from Ezekiel 47.1-12. As he unpacks the end of Ezekiel's vision, he explores the significance of two of the things Ezekiel glimpsed, the temple and the river, and invites us to experience the living water of God's presence in our own lives.
9/3/202333 minutes
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Who's At Your Table?

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke! This week, we're excited to have Colton Welpton preach for us from Luke 14:15-23, as he explores Jesus's parable about the Great Banquet, and what this means for us when it comes to hospitality.
8/27/202328 minutes, 36 seconds
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Honour, Humility, and Hosts

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke! This week, Rob Collis preaches from Luke 14.7-14, and unpacks a dinner conversation Jesus had with some leading religious figures in his day. While everyone around the table were watching to see what Jesus would do, he also had his eyes on them; and as he saw them, he saw their hearts, and invited them to see themselves in a different way.
8/20/202329 minutes, 14 seconds
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Fox in the Hen House

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke! This week, we're excited to welcome back guest preacher Ross Lockhart, as he preaches from Luke 13.31-35.
8/13/202323 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Narrow Door

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke! This week, Lloyd Lee preaches from Luke 13.22-30, where Jesus was asked, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?" Lloyd helps us to understand Jesus' answer, and how the door to the kingdom of heaven is narrow, but the feast is wide.
8/6/202328 minutes, 27 seconds
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Surprising As Mustard Seeds

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke! This week we're delighted to welcome back guest preacher Ross Lockhart, as he preaches from Luke 13:18-21, and helps us to see the surprising way God brings his kingdom to earth.
7/30/202316 minutes, 21 seconds
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One Sabbath Day...

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke! This week, Phill Pearson preaches from Luke 13.10-17 & 14.1-6, and invites us to discover and receive the gift of Sabbath.
7/23/202333 minutes, 7 seconds
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Falling Towers and Fig Trees

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke! This week, Rob Collis preaches from Luke 13.1-9, and explores the difficult conversation Jesus when tragedies occur and towers fall down, and his call to repentance.
7/16/202333 minutes, 12 seconds
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Not Peace But Division

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke! This week, Phill Pearson preaches from Luke 12.49-59, and explores what Jesus means when he says he has not come to bring peace, but division.
7/16/202332 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ready and Waiting

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke! This week, Lloyd Lee preaches from Luke 12.35-48, and explores Jesus' teaching about being watchful and ready for the master's return.
7/16/202345 minutes, 16 seconds
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Consider the Lillies

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke! This week, Phill Pearson preaches from Luke 12.13-34, and as he explores Jesus' teaching on money and possessions, he invites us to take stock of where our own treasure is, and to offer it back to God.
6/25/202336 minutes, 45 seconds
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Fear and Love

In 2020, we started a journeying through the Gospel of Luke. After a long pause, we're picking back up in our study through Luke! This week, Phill Pearson preaches from Luke 12.1-12, and explores the five commands of Jesus about what we should fear, and how God's love meets us in our fear.
6/18/202334 minutes, 8 seconds
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Good news for prisoners and slaves

Join us this Sunday as Richard Sandlin preaches from the letter to Philemon. As he unpacks the significance of what it means to be followers of Jesus Christ together, Richard invites us to consider the implications of how we are to treat and interact with everyone around us.
6/11/202324 minutes, 51 seconds
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What's the deal with the Trinity?

Join us this Sunday as we celebrate Trinity Sunday. This week, Phill Pearson preaches from John 1:1-14 and John 17:20-26 and invites us to encounter the mystery, beauty, and necessity of the Trinity, so that we might know God more truly and love him more dearly.
6/4/202331 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sent by the Holy Spirit

Join us this Sunday as we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, and wrap up our series, The Work of the People. As we conclude our season of talking about worship and liturgy, Lloyd Lee preaches from Acts 2:1-12 and Psalm 67 and invites us to see how our worship prepares us to be sent out by the power of the Holy Spirit to live as God's people in our world. Want to learn more about liturgy? Visit www.stpf.ca/liturgy-main to learn more!
5/28/202336 minutes, 42 seconds
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More than bread and wine

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series, The Work of the People. As we spend time talking about worship and liturgy, Rob Collis preaches from 1 Corinthians 11.17-34 and explains why we take time in our worship service to prepare to take communion, and how the act of taking communion unites us together in the body of Christ.
5/21/202329 minutes, 2 seconds
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Why do we confess our sin?

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series, The Work of the People. As we spend time talking about worship and liturgy, Phill Pearson preaches from 1 John 1:5-10 and Psalm 32, and explains how, through the practice of confession, our worship leads to become a people shaped and formed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
5/14/202328 minutes, 22 seconds
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Why do we give in worship?

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series, The Work of the People. As we spend time talking about worship and liturgy, Rob Collis preaches from 2 Corinthians 8 & 9 as he unpacks how our practices of worship lead us into faithful responses of generosity to God's work in our lives.
5/7/202336 minutes, 50 seconds
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Belief & Worship

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our new series, The Work of the People. As we spend time talking about worship and liturgy, Phill Pearson preaches from Romans 10.8-15 and Hebrews 11.1-3 as he unpacks the relationship between our worship and what we believe.
4/30/202332 minutes, 1 second
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Prepared to Worship

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our new series, The Work of the People. As we spend time talking about worship and liturgy, we're excited to be joined this morning by Grady Buhler, who is the lead pastor at St. Timothy's Anglican Church in North Vancouver. This week, Grady preaches from Ephesians 2.13-22 as he explains how the liturgy prepares our hearts to worship God.
4/23/202332 minutes, 36 seconds
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Fountain of Living Water

Join us this Sunday as we begin our new series, The Work of the People. As we begin a season talking about worship and liturgy, Rob Collis preaches from John 4.4-26. As he unpacks the conversation Jesus had beside a well, he helps us to hear Jesus' invitation to come and quench the yearning of our hearts through worship.
4/16/202331 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Resurrected Scars of Jesus

Jesus Christ is risen from the dead: Alleluia! Join us this Easter Sunday as we celebrate Jesus' resurrection. This week, Lloyd Lee preaches from John 20 and invites us to pay attention to the scars on Jesus' hands, and to see how, because of his resurrected scars, everything has changed.
4/9/202335 minutes, 33 seconds
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The King on the Road

Join us this week as we celebrate Palm Sunday! As we enter into Holy Week, Phill Pearson preaches from Mark 11.1-11 and invites us to join the King on the road as Jesus began his journey to the cross.
4/3/202326 minutes, 5 seconds
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Joy of Salvation

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our journey in Philippians in our sub-series, Welcome To Our Heart. As we spend some time returning to our church's values, we're excited to have Carrie Schuliger preach from Philippians 4.1-23, and to share with us about our value of the Joy of Salvation.
3/26/202315 minutes, 13 seconds
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Integrated Faith

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our journey in Philippians in our sub-series, Welcome To Our Heart. As we spend some time returning to our church's values, Rob Collis preaches from Philippians 3.7-21, and shares with us about our value of Integrated Faith.
3/19/202334 minutes, 31 seconds
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Default to Prayer

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our journey in Philippians in our sub-series, Welcome To Our Heart. As we spend some time returning to our church's values, Phill Pearson preaches from Philippians 4.4-9, and shares with us about our value of Default to Prayer.
3/12/202323 minutes, 56 seconds
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Interdependence

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our journey in Philippians in our sub-series, Welcome To Our Heart. As we spend some time returning to our church's values, Lloyd Lee preaches from Philippians 2.19-30, and shares with us about our value of Interdependence.
3/8/202338 minutes, 11 seconds
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Under Authority

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our journey in Philippians in our sub-series, Welcome To Our Heart. As we spend some time returning to our church's values, we're excited to have Bishop Dan Gifford preach from Philippians 3.12-21, and to share with us about our value of Under Authority.
2/27/202331 minutes, 46 seconds
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Beloved Dust

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent: a time of penitence, fasting, and prayer, as Christians prepare for Easter, and the great joy of the resurrection. Today, Rob Collis preaches from Ecclesiastes 3.26-22, and reminds us that we are dust, and to dust we shall return. In the Bible, ashes are used as a sign of sorrow and repentance. But as we are marked with the ashes in sign of the cross, we are reminded of the life we share in Jesus Christ, and it is in this sure hope that we begin our journey into Lent.
2/23/202316 minutes, 6 seconds
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Northward

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our journey through Philippians, and our sub-series Stumbling Towards Grace. Today Phill Pearson preaches from Philippians 2.1-11. As he unpacks how Jesus poured out his love for us upon the cross, he invites us to see that our way forward is in pursuit of the cross, and in being transformed into the likeness of Christ by his outpouring of love.
2/19/202327 minutes, 50 seconds
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Like Stars in the Sky

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our journey in Philippians in our sub-series, Stumbling Through Grace. Today, Rob Collis preaches from Philippians 1.27-30, and invites us to take a deep breath to rest and take comfort in the good news of Jesus as we stumble together towards grace, knowing that, as we do, we are untied together in the Holy Spirit, and the light of Christ will shine through us as we shine like stars in the sky.
2/12/202332 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ships, Saints, and Surfing

Join us this Sunday as we begin a new series going through Philippians, and our sub-series Stumbling Towards Grace. This week, Phill Pearson preaches from Philippians 1.1-14, and invites us to see that Jesus is still at work in our midst, and he will bring to completion the good work that he has started in us.
2/5/202330 minutes, 32 seconds
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Farewell: In All Things

Join us this Sunday as we say farewell to the Sterne family. Today we remember all the wonderful ways God has been at work in our community and in the lives of Alastair and Julia since the founding of our church, and our dear friends Preston Gordon and Roger Revell join us to bless them as they follow Christ's call into the next season of their lives. Roger preaches from Romans 8.18-28, and invites us to see and know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him - the ones being called according to his purpose.
1/29/202328 minutes, 46 seconds
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Jesus

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series, Lessons Along The Way. This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Hebrews 13.8 and John 10.11, and invites us to see that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
1/22/202326 minutes, 40 seconds
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People

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series, Lessons Along The Way. This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Genesis 18.1-15 and Mark 8.22-26, and invites us to discover the beauty of seeing people with the eyes of Jesus, and seeing how we are more sinful than we could ever imagine, but also more beloved than we could ever dare to hope.
1/16/202332 minutes, 8 seconds
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Goodness

Happy New Year! Join us this Sunday as we start our new series Lessons Along the Way. This week Alastair Sterne preaches from Psalm 27, and take us on the journey of how St. Peter's Fireside became a place that exists for people to discover the goodness of God with us.
1/8/202334 minutes, 45 seconds
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Hope in the Darkness

Join us this Sunday as we conclude our Advent series: Voices in the Darkness. This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Matthew 12:14-21, and explores three questions: Who is God saying Jesus is? What will Jesus do? And how is Jesus going to do it?
12/18/202232 minutes, 19 seconds
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Mary's Song, In Three Movements

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our Advent series: Voices in the Darkness. This week, Richard Sandlin preaches from Luke 1.46-55, and invites us to join with Mary in her song of joy at the news that Jesus is coming.
12/11/202224 minutes, 7 seconds
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A Voice in the Wilderness

Join us this Sunday as we continue our Advent series: Voices in the Darkness. This week, Rob Collis preaches from Matthew 3.1-12, and invites us to hear the voice of John the Baptist as he calls us to prepare the way for the coming of Jesus.
12/4/202233 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Voice in the Darkness

Join us this Sunday as we begin our new Advent series: Voices in the Darkness. This week, Phill Pearson preaches from Isaiah 9.1-7, and as he shows us Isaiah's explicit and implicit hope for God to come, he invites us to join with the prophets in the longing and hope for God to come and rescue us, and our world.
11/27/202226 minutes, 40 seconds
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Encountering Love

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series, Encounters of Goodness. This week we're excited to welcome back guest preacher Carrie Schuliger. Carrie preaches from John 4.1-42, and invites us to see how Jesus' interaction with the woman at the well reveals that encountering his love frees us from shame, and leads us out to share his love with others.
11/20/202218 minutes, 21 seconds
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Encountering Good News

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series, Encounters of Goodness. This week Phill Pearson preaches from Luke 24.13-35. As he unpacks the story of the road to Emmaus, he invites us to consider the spiritual practice of preaching, and how we are all called to preach the good news about Jesus.
11/14/202227 minutes, 29 seconds
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Remembering Charcoal

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series, Encounters of Goodness. This week Rob Collis preaches from John 21.1-19. As he unpacks the story of Peter at the fireside, he invites us to join Peter and Jesus beside the fire, and to consider the spiritual practice of remembering.
11/6/202235 minutes, 42 seconds
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Encountering Communion

Join us this Sunday for our Family Service! As we continue in our series, Encounters of Goodness Phill Pearson preaches from 1 Corinthians 11.17-26 and John 13.1-10, and invites us to discover the goodness of God through the spiritual practice of communion.
10/31/202225 minutes, 36 seconds
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Encountering Prayer

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series, Encounters of Goodness. This week, Rob Collis preaches from Revelation 8.1-5, and invites us to discover the goodness of God through the spiritual practice of prayer. https://youtu.be/ZcdnyCp2-Io
10/23/202234 minutes, 53 seconds
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Encountering Presence

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series, Encounters of Goodness. This week, Lloyd Lee preaches from Revelation 1.9-20. As he unpacks the wild vision of John's revelation, he invites us to see the nearness of Jesus, and to discover the goodness of God through the presence of Jesus Christ.
10/16/202232 minutes, 54 seconds
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Encountering Sabbath

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series, Encounters of Goodness. This week, Phill Pearson preaches from Exodus 20.8-11, and invites us to discover the goodness of God through experiencing the spiritual practice of Sabbath. As we practice Sabbath, he shows us that it forms and shapes us, almost like an act of resistance, so that others can receive the gift of rest and dignity through us.
10/9/202225 minutes, 2 seconds
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Beloved Goodness

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series, Encounters of Goodness. This week, Phill Pearson preaches from Matthew 3.13-4.11. As he explores the story of Jesus' baptism, he invites us to consider what it means for God to call us his beloved.
10/2/202228 minutes, 26 seconds
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Extravagant Goodness

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series, Encounters of Goodness. This week, Rob Collis preaches from 1 Chronicles 17, and explores how King David encountered the goodness of God through the prophet Nathan, and what this reveals to us about God's goodness towards us.
9/25/202228 minutes, 41 seconds
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Second Genesis

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our new series, Encounters of Goodness. This week, David Robinson preaches from John 20.11-18, and invites us into the story of when Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene after the resurrection. As he helps us see the real Mary from the Bible, he shows us that Mary's encounter with Jesus is a second Genesis, and paved the way for a long line of witnesses who have told us we, too, can experience the goodness of God for ourselves.
9/18/202224 minutes, 21 seconds
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Leading Goodness

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our new series, Encounters of Goodness. This week, Lloyd Lee preaches from Exodus 13.17-14.29, and invites us into the story of how God encountered Moses and led him and the people of Israel out of slavery. As he explores the way God was leading Moses and the people of Israel, he invites us to consider the ways God is leading each of us, and to encounter the goodness of God as he leads us.
9/11/202235 minutes
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Surprising Goodness

Join us this Sunday as we start our new series, Encounters of Goodness. This week, Phill Pearson preaches from Genesis 28.10-22, and invites us into the story of Jacob's encounter with God in Bethel, and to discover the surprising presence of God with us.
9/4/202233 minutes, 5 seconds
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Revealing the Heart

Before Jesus ever went to the cross, he spent time with his disciples, preparing them for the time when he would no longer be with them. As we continue in our series in Luke, we're again joined by Bishop Dan Gifford, who preaches from Luke 11.53-12.3. He shows us how Jesus was revealing the hearts of his disciples and the people around him to heal them and renew them, and invites us to consider the state of our own hearts before God, too.
8/28/202225 minutes, 57 seconds
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Practicing Prayer

Prayer is often described as simply having a conversation with God. But it can often feel more difficult than that. As we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke, guest preacher Ross Lockhart preaches from Luke 11.1-13 and helps us to learn how to be in the presence of God.
8/21/202231 minutes, 8 seconds
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Praying Like Jesus

Bishop Dan Gifford preaches from Luke 11.1-13 looking at what Jesus taught on how we should pray, what we should pray, and why we should pray.
8/14/202228 minutes, 49 seconds
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Slowing Down & Welcomed

In Luke's Gospel, we learn about two sisters who invited Jesus to come have dinner. But tensions rose between them as Mary sat at Jesus' feet while Martha rushed around, getting everything ready. This Sunday, our guest preacher Carrie Schuliger invites us into this story from Luke 10.38-42, and asks us to slow down to receive the generous hospitality of God for us, and enter into his welcome.
8/7/202220 minutes, 31 seconds
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Lawyer on Trial

In Luke's Gospel, we read about a lawyer who put Jesus to the test. He wanted to challenge Jesus, and test if he was a credible religious teacher. But in replying, Jesus challenged him. As we continue in our series in Luke, Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 10:25-37 and invites us to hear Jesus' challenge to the lawyer -- to stop justifying ourselves in our own eyes, and instead receive the gift of eternal life. https://youtu.be/-IGWGTiQSPI
7/31/202227 minutes, 56 seconds
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Failure Redeemed

We continue our series through the Gospel of Luke. Lloyd Lee preaches from Luke 9.37-50 on how Jesus reshapes, reedems, and reframes us.
7/24/202237 minutes, 54 seconds
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Included in the Kingdom

Why do Christians feel the need to share their faith? Am I supposed to share my faith with other people? How can I share my faith without offending people? Shouldn't I leave it to people who are trained? Phill Pearson explores these questions as he preaches from Luke 10:1-24 and examines what gives us motivation to share our faith.
7/19/202235 minutes, 8 seconds
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Total Commitment

Jesus is leading a new Exodus: deliverance out of everything that enslaves us and keeps us from sharing in the life and love of Jesus. In this sermon, Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 9:51-62 and asks ,"What does it look like to follow Jesus the Messiah into a New Exodus?"
7/12/202230 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sincere Faith

In Luke 9.37-45 and Mark 9.14-31 the same story is recorded: a man comes to Jesus asking him to help heal his son. The gospel of Mark records him saying to Jesus "if you can do anything." Jesus calls him out for his lack of belief and the father replies, "I believe, help me overcome my unbelief." Alastair Sterne preaches from these passages and identifies this father's statement as the crux of sincere faith. We can turn to God with the smallest bit of faith and God will not disappoint us.
7/6/202233 minutes, 19 seconds
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Listening to Jesus

Alastair Sterne continues our series in the Gospel of Luke, preaching from Luke 9:27-36 on listening to Jesus. Watch the full service on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/QH0f7nmSX2I
6/29/202231 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Cross of Discipleship

The Gospel of Luke is a carefully written narrative to help us answer the question, "Who is this Jesus of Nazareth?" This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 9:27-36. In this passage, the core question behind the gospel rises to the surface. Jesus turns to his disciples and says to them, point blank, "Who do you say I am?"
6/19/202236 minutes, 40 seconds
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Discipleship (The Great Commission)

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series Brick & Mortar! This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Matthew 28:16-20 and explores how, as people of the gospel, we are disciples of Jesus, and our discipleship takes place wherever we are.
6/12/202240 minutes, 29 seconds
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Temple of the Spirit

Join us this Pentecost Sunday as we continue in our series Brick & Mortar! As we celebrate Pentecost, Alastair Sterne preaches from Ephesians 2.19-22, and explores what it means for us as Christians to be set apart as God's holy temple on earth.
6/5/202235 minutes, 32 seconds
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Life Together

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series Brick & Mortar! This week, Rob Collis preaches from John 13.34-35 and Colossians 3.9-17, and explores what it means for us to follow Jesus together, with one another, empowered by the love and strength of Jesus in us.
5/29/202230 minutes, 3 seconds
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Nourishment

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series Brick & Mortar! This week, Lloyd Lee preaches from Isaiah 55.1-3 and 1 Corinthians 10.14-17, and explores how we, as the people of God, are bound together through Word and Sacrament.
5/25/202235 minutes, 18 seconds
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Fullness of the Body

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series Brick & Mortar! This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Colossians 1.15-20 and Ephesians 3.14-21, and unpacks for us the heart of spiritual formation: that we may be filled with all the fullness of God.
5/15/202239 minutes, 26 seconds
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Parts of the Body

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series Brick & Mortar! This week, Preston Gordon preaches from 1 Corinthians 12.1-31, and shares about how the church, as the body of Christ, is made up of many members. He explains that each of us, as members of Christ's body, belongs to God, and, in turn, every gift belongs to God.
5/8/202225 minutes, 40 seconds
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Head of the Body

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series Brick & Mortar! This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Colossians 1:15-20 and Ephesians 1:15-23, and explores what it means for Jesus to be the head of the body, the Church, and what this means for us and our own bodies, since we are a part of his body.
5/1/202234 minutes, 35 seconds
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Salvation

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series Brick & Mortar! This week, Preston Gordon preaches from John 3.1-18, and invites us to see how salvation is God's work of rescuing us and remaking us into His Kingdom people, through baptism of water, the Spirit, and faith.
4/24/202232 minutes, 57 seconds
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Resurrection

Join us this Easter as we continue in our series Brick & Mortar! This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from 1 Corinthians 15 and Luke 24 and invites us to behold the resurrected Christ!
4/17/202231 minutes, 55 seconds
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Atonement

Join us this Good Friday as Preston Gordon preaches about the day Jesus died for the forgiveness of sins.
4/16/202215 minutes, 34 seconds
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Reconciliation

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series Brick & Mortar! As we enter into Holy Week, Lloyd Lee preaches for us from Colossians 1.15-23, and explains how we have been reconciled from alienation -- reconciled to God, by God, for the sake of the world.
4/10/202229 minutes
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New Covenant

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series Brick & Mortar! This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Jeremiah 31.31-34 and Matthew 26.26-29, and explores what this shows us about the New Covenant.
4/3/202233 minutes, 50 seconds
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Justification

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series Brick & Mortar! This week, Preston Gordon preaches from Galatians 2.11-21 about Justification, and explains how our pursuit of being justified by others will ensnare us in a form of bondage, but when we pursue our justification from God, we find freedom.
3/28/202229 minutes, 55 seconds
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Grace

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series Brick & Mortar! This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Ephesians 2.1-10 as he unpacks grace, boasting, and faith.
3/20/202233 minutes, 9 seconds
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Kingdom

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series Brick & Mortar! This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Isaiah 25.6-9 and Matthew 22.1-14 and he shares with us about the Kingdom of God.
3/13/202236 minutes, 30 seconds
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Foundations

Join us this Sunday as we start a new series called Brick & Mortar! This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Ezra 3.8-13. Recounting how the ancient Israelites returned from exile and rebuilt the temple, he consider the different emotional experiences which arose from rebuilding their home and worshipping community, and invites us to hold space together for our own emotions in the midst of rebuilding our lives and our church from the pandemic.
3/7/202228 minutes, 31 seconds
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Doing Lent Well

Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lenten Season. To help you enter into Lent well, Richard Sandlin preaches for us from Matthew 6.1-21, and invites us to keep a holy Lent by abstaining from those things in our life that are pushing us to the sides of our own life.
3/3/202216 minutes, 42 seconds
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Who Is Jesus?

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke. This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 9.1-22, and explores the question: Who Is Jesus?
2/27/202229 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Touch of Jesus

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke. This week, Lloyd Lee preaches from Luke 8.40-56. As he unpacks the story of how Jesus heals a woman who had been bleeding for 12 years, and raises a little girl to life, he asks how we can trust in Jesus to care for us, and invites us to see and receive Jesus' tenacity, timing, and touch.
2/20/202231 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Demoniac and Mercy

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke. This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 8.26-39, and invites us to see and know the radical mercy of Jesus shown in his encounter with a demon-possessed man.
2/13/202232 minutes, 35 seconds
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Jesus and the Storm

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke. This week, Preston Gordon preaches from Luke 8.22-25. As he unpacks the events of Jesus calming a storm, he invites us to see Jesus with the sacred fear of the disciples, and to hear Jesus' invitation to follow and obey him.
2/6/202226 minutes, 49 seconds
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Hearing & Good Soil

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke. This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 8.1-21, and explores what it means to hear Jesus speak, and for his word to be planted in good soil.
1/30/202234 minutes, 14 seconds
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What Is Jesus Like?

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series in the Gospel of Luke. This week, Lloyd Lee preaches from Luke 7.36-50. As he unpacks an interaction Jesus had around a dinner table, he invites us to explore what Jesus is like.
1/23/202238 minutes, 23 seconds
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Rhythm For Life

Join us this Sunday as we welcome our guest preacher, Carrie Schuliger. This week, Carrie preaches from Luke 5.17-26, and invites us into the practice of Ignatian imaginative prayer to inhabit the passage, and encounter Jesus through it.
1/16/202220 minutes, 51 seconds
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Friend of Sinners

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke. This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 7.18-35 – as he explores how John the Baptist struggled to make sense of Jesus, he invites us to consider the roles of doubt, rejection, and friendship.
1/9/202236 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Lord of Life

As we start the new year, we are returning to our series in the Gospel of Luke! This Sunday, Rob Collis preaches from Luke 7.1-17, and invites us to see that Jesus is the Lord of Life, who approaches us with his gift of life.
1/2/202226 minutes, 19 seconds
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Arrivals and Departures

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our Advent series, Farewell! This week, guest preacher Ross Lockhart preaches from John 16:25-33 and unpacks the great comfort and hope that this broken world does not have the final say.
12/19/202122 minutes, 28 seconds
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Sorrow and Joy

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our Advent series, Farewell! This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from John 16.16-24, and explores how the discomfort, troubles, and sorrows of this world will ultimately be transformed into comfort, delight, and joy.
12/12/202129 minutes, 17 seconds
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Foretaste of Home

Join us as we continue in our Advent series, Farewell! This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from John 14:18-31, and explores the comfort of experiencing the warmth of our better and lasting home before we arrive.
12/5/202129 minutes, 6 seconds
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Homesick

Join us as we start our new series for Advent: Farewell! This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from John 14.1-7, and considers the hope of a better and lasting home, intimately prepared for us by Jesus in the presence of our Father.
11/28/202129 minutes, 42 seconds
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Hearing and Doing

This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 6.46-49, and unpacks Jesus' parable about building a house on the rock. He invites us to see Jesus is not content for people to simply believe in what he says; Jesus is intent on us doing what he says.
11/21/202138 minutes, 18 seconds
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Fruit and the Heart

Join us this week as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke! This week, we welcome Alastair Sterne back from his sabbatical! Alastair preaches from Luke 6.43-45, and explores our hearts, the heart of Jesus, and the remedy for our hearts.
11/15/202130 minutes, 45 seconds
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Living Your Own Part

Join us this week as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke! This week, Preston Gordon preaches from Luke 6.37-42. As he unpacks what Jesus taught about judging others and taking the log out of our own eye, he invites us to see Jesus' vision for a whole new way of relating with each other.
11/7/202131 minutes, 2 seconds
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Love Your Enemies

Join us this week as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke! This week, Lloyd Lee preaches from Luke 6.27-36, and unpacks what Jesus meant when he told us to love our enemies.
11/1/202121 minutes, 8 seconds
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How Do We Stand Firm In Our Faith?

This week Rob Collis preaches from Philippians 3.17-4.1, and explores the question: How do we stand firm in our faith?
10/24/202131 minutes, 2 seconds
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Jesus Calls Them Blessed

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke. This week, Preston Gordon preaches from Luke 6.17-23, and invites us to consider who they are that Jesus calls "blessed."
10/17/202131 minutes, 49 seconds
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Called to be Friends

Join us this week as we welcome our guest preacher, David Robinson! This week, David preaches from John 15.9-27, and invites us to consider what it means to be friends with Jesus. David is a member of St. Peter's Fireside, and is a is Post-Doctoral Fellow in Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics at Regent College.
10/10/202139 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Lord of Rest

Join us this week as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke! This week, Lloyd Lee preaches from Luke 6.1-11, and invites us to ask the Lord or rest to lead us to the rest that only he can give.
10/3/202130 minutes, 33 seconds
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Fast or Feast?

Join us this week as we continue in our series going through the Gospel of Luke! This week, Preston Gordon preaches from Luke 5.33-39, where we see the religious leaders of Jesus' day making a big deal about how he and his disciples didn't keep all the religious fasts. Preston invites us to see how Jesus not only challenges the gloomy spirituality of the religious leaders, but also points to the delight God has in his children.
9/26/202134 minutes, 6 seconds
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Contagious Holiness

Join us this week as we return to our series going through the Gospel of Luke! This week, Lloyd Lee preaches from Luke 5.27-32, as he unpacks Jesus' words to Levi to "Follow me," he invites us to hear Jesus say the same words to us, and to experience the touch of Jesus' contagious holiness.
9/19/202134 minutes, 4 seconds
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Fireside and Fish

Join us this week as we return to UBC Robson Square! This week, Preston Gordon preaches from John 21.1-19. Pointing to how the world around us keeps changing as such a breakneck speed, Preston reminds us that the most important things don’t change - and Jesus and his kingdom are the most important things of all, and they will never change.
9/12/202130 minutes, 4 seconds
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Fearful Wisdom

Join us this week as our guest preacher, Richard Sandlin, preaches from Psalm 111:10, and explores what it means for the fear of the Lord to be the beginning of wisdom. As he takes us on a journey about wisdom, he shows us how Christ is the end of wisdom. We are excited to have Richard preach this week at St. Pete's! Richard has been accepted for ordination as a deacon with our denomination, and we look forward to providing opportunities like this for him to serve our community as he has done for many years. We know he can chat and lecture with his eyes closed; now we look forward to hearing him preach at St. Pete's!
9/5/202121 minutes, 56 seconds
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A Ticket For The Kingdom

Join us this week for a special confirmation service as we are joined by Bishop Trevor Walters, who preaches from Luke 10.1-12, and invites us to consider the destination Jesus is calling us to journey towards with him, and to join with him in building his kingdom. We are excited to have Bishop Trevor with us at St. Pete's this week! Trevor Walters is our Bishop here in Western Canada, and will be here for our Confirmation service in August. He has a heart for churches like ours seeking God's kingdom to come in our cities as it is in heaven, and will be retiring at the end of this year.
8/29/202116 minutes, 34 seconds
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Gifted For What?

Join us this week as our guest preacher, Ross Lockhart, preaches from Ephesians 4.11-13. As he shares with us about the spiritual gifts that Christ offers us, he explores what these gifts are all for in the first place, and invites us to see how they lead to us growth in spiritual maturity into the full stature of Christ. We are excited to welcome Ross to St. Pete's this week! Ross is an academic at several academic institutions in Vancouver, teaching and authoring on overlapping areas of leadership, mission, doctrine, and culture. He frequently contributes to a blog that aspires to do "Good Theology for Regular People", and supporting local churches like ours.
8/22/202124 minutes, 17 seconds
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All Things To Himself

Join us this week as our guest preacher, Paul Treschow, preaches from 2 Corinthians 5.17-21, and helps us to see how God invites us to participate in reconciling all things to himself.
8/15/202125 minutes, 38 seconds
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Invitation to Rest

Join us this week as our guest preacher, Carrie Schuliger, preaches from Matthew 11.28-30, and invites us to experience and return to Jesus' rest, because he is gentle and lowly at heart. We are excited to welcome Carrie to St. Pete's this week! Carrie is a spiritual director here in Vancouver and recently led a summer group on contemplative prayer practices. She seeks to join others on their journeys with God through hospitality, simplicity, and contemplative practices.
8/8/202125 minutes, 55 seconds
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It's Not What I'd Do

Join us this week as we finish up our summer series, Wilderness. This week, Phill Pearson preaches from Exodus 33.1-23, and invites us to explore God's uncharacteristic nature.
8/1/202125 minutes, 30 seconds
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God, Israel, and the Golden Calf

Join us this week as we continue in our summer series, Wilderness. This week, Preston Gordon preaches from Exodus 32.1-14, and he invites us to think about how we think about God.
7/25/202130 minutes, 53 seconds
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God's Loving Commandments

Join us this week as we continue in our summer series, Wilderness. This week, Lloyd Lee preaches from Exodus 20.1-21, and he invites us to see how God loved us even before he gave us his commands.
7/18/202131 minutes, 30 seconds
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At the Mountain of God

Join us this week as we continue in our summer series, Wilderness. This week, Preston Gordon preaches from Exodus 19.1-25. As he looks at how the people of God drew near to Mount Sinai, he explores the question, What does it mean to be people surrendered to a Holy God?
7/11/202132 minutes, 32 seconds
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Meat and Bread

Join us this week as we continue in our summer series, Wilderness. This week, Lloyd Lee preaches from Exodus 16.1-36, and he invites us to see how God provided manna in the wilderness for his people.
7/4/202133 minutes, 41 seconds
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Bitter Thirst and Grace

Join us this week as we continue in our summer series, Wilderness. This week, Rob Collis preaches from Exodus 15.22-27 & Exodus 17.1-7, and explores the question: How does God respond to us when we stop trusting in his goodness?
6/27/202129 minutes, 47 seconds
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A Song at the Sea

Join us this week as we continue in our summer series, Wilderness. This week, Preston preaches from Exodus 15.1-21. As he walks us through the song the people of Israel sang after passing through the Red Sea, he helps us to see that we lift up our hearts in the wilderness because we were created to do so.
6/20/202129 minutes, 19 seconds
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Fear and the Wilderness

Join us this week as we continue in our summer series, Wilderness. This week Lloyd Lee preaches from Exodus 14.1-31. As he recounts how God parted the Red Sea when the people of Israel left Egypt, he invites us to see how God intervenes amidst fear, and despite fear, to save.
6/13/202132 minutes, 15 seconds
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Sustenance in the Wilderness

Join us this Sunday as we start our new summer series, Wilderness. This week, Preston Gordon preaches from Exodus 13.1-22, and helps us to see that when we're in the wilderness we are sustained by the burning memory of God's love for us.
6/6/202127 minutes, 58 seconds
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Trinity Changes Everything

Join us this week for Trinity Sunday. This week, Lloyd Lee preaches from Luke 3.21-22, and invites us to see the clearest picture of the Trinity we could ever find.
5/30/202124 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Spirit Life

Join us this week for Pentecost Sunday! This week, Preston Gordon preaches from Acts 2.1-21, and explores how the Holy Spirit makes a way for a truer and richer spirituality.
5/23/202133 minutes, 13 seconds
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Through The Roof

Join us as we continue in our series in the Gospel of Luke. The week, Preston Gordon preaches from Luke 5.17-26, and considers how Jesus healed a paralytic.
5/16/202128 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Fear Of God

Join us this week as we continue in our series in the Gospel of Luke. This week Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 5.1-11, and invites us to consider the spiritual pattern of transformation.
5/9/202125 minutes, 35 seconds
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Desolate Places

Join us this week a we continue in our series in the Gospel of Luke. This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 4.42-44 and 5:12-16, and examines how Jesus withdrew to desolate places to spend time with the Father, and his interaction with a man who had leprosy.
5/2/202134 minutes, 23 seconds
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Finding Your Why

Join us this week as we continue in our series in the Gospel of Luke. This week Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 4.16-41
4/25/202143 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Why of Jesus

Join us this week as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke. This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 4.14-30. Looking at the start of Jesus' ministry, he invites us to see how Jesus' identity translates into his mission—the why of Jesus.
4/18/202128 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Faith of Thomas

Join us this week for the second week of Easter! This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from John 20.24-29, and has us consider how Thomas encountered the risen Christ.
4/11/202125 minutes, 18 seconds
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Three Questions

Join us this Easter Sunday as we celebrate Jesus' resurrection! This week Alastair Sterne invites us to consider Jesus' three questions as we finish our journey with Simon Peter.
4/4/202126 minutes, 10 seconds
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Three Denials

Join us this Good Friday as we continue in our week at the fireside and remember the story leading up to when Jesus went to the cross. As we continue in the journey of Simon Peter, Rob Collis preaches from John 18.15-27 and considers why we should sorrowful and thankful because of the cross.
4/3/202123 minutes, 46 seconds
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Three Statements

Join us this Palm Sunday as we begin a week at the fireside, as we remember the story leading up to when Jesus went to the cross. This week Lloyd Lee preaches about Peter's three statements
3/28/202137 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Third Temptation

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke. This week, Preston Gordon preaches from Luke 4.1-13 and considers Jesus' third temptation.
3/21/202128 minutes
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The Second Temptation

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke. This week, Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 4.1-13 and considers Jesus' second temptation.
3/14/202123 minutes, 23 seconds
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The First Temptation

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke. This week Lloyd Lee preaches from Luke 4.1-13, and considers Jesus' first temptation, and the significance of knowing who we are in the face of temptation.
3/7/202131 minutes, 51 seconds
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Family Lines

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke. This week Preston Gordon preaches from Luke 3.23-38, and considers Jesus' genealogy, and the significance of our identity in the face of temptation.
2/28/202133 minutes, 48 seconds
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Temptation & Identity

This week Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 3.21-22. He invites us to consider the significance of Jesus' baptism, and the importance of our identity in the face of temptation.
2/21/202132 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Cost For John

Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lenten Season. Lent is a time where we ponder our mortality, brokenness, and sinfulness. We do this to be freshly reminded of our need for God's redemption. Lent prepares us for Easter by making us deeply mindful of the need for Jesus to save us. Because of this, Lent is known as a period of "bright sadness." Just as the dark days of winter give way to the increased sunniness of spring, so too does the mess of our condition as broken people give way to something new and beautiful in Jesus. To help you enter into Lent well, we are having an Ash Wednesday worship service. This online service will be contemplative in nature, and we will devote time to song, prayer, and a reflection on the purpose and promise of keeping Lent.
2/18/202120 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Expectation of John

As we continue in our series through the Gospel of Luke, Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 3.1-20 and considers the expectation of John the Baptist.
2/14/202130 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Message of John

John the Baptist was meant to prepare the way for the Lord. But how did he do that? People journeyed long and far across the wilderness to see him. So what did he say once they finally arrived? As we continue in our series in Luke’s Gospel, Lloyd Lee preaches from Luke 3.7-14. As he looks at John the Baptist’s ministry, he invites us to consider John’s mission, manner, and message, and how this message of repentance is preparing the way for the good news about Jesus.
2/7/202132 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Ministry of John

John had grown up, and had moved off into the wilderness – but not a wilderness filled with forests and mountains, but of barren deserts. There, in the desert, the word of God came to John. It was in the wilderness that John began to prepare the way. As we continue in our series in the Luke’s Gospel, Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 3.1-20. As he looks at John the Baptist’s ministry, he invites us to see how the wilderness fostered John’s ministry of preparation, and helps us see how God is at work preparing people for himself today.
1/31/202130 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Humanity of Jesus

Why does it matter that Jesus came as a human? Why did God need to come and walk among us? The fact that God became human is one of the most important beliefs in the Christian faith. As we continue in our series in the Gospel of Luke, Lloyd Lee has us pause to consider the humanity of Jesus. Looking at Luke 2.6-7, 21, 40, 50-52, he invites us to consider the wonder of how, in the person of Jesus Christ, God became human, and he helps us to see how, in meeting us in our humanity, Jesus reveals what it means to be fully human, and saves us to live a fully human life.
1/24/202130 minutes, 52 seconds
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Jesus' One Thing

If you could name the one thing that you are about, what would it be? As we continue in our series in Luke, Preston Gordon preaches from Luke 2.41-52, where we see Jesus, at the age of twelve, articulate his identity and purpose in one concise statement. By unpacking Jesus’ one thing, Preston helps us to help us to consider how we can live each day resting in God’s love.
1/17/202127 minutes, 21 seconds
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Simeon & Anna

They had been waiting all their lives for God to move. Worshiping in the temple day and night, Simeon and Anna had spent their entire lives waiting on the promises of God. And their waiting was not wasted or in vain. As we continue in our series in Luke, Alastair Sterne explains how Jesus comes to reveal our hearts, and how a life spent waiting on the promises of God is never a wasted life.
1/10/202127 minutes, 2 seconds
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Shepherds & Angels

On a quiet night, when shepherds were fighting to stay awake as they watched over their sheep, their understanding and lived experience of reality seismically shifted when an angel appeared to them. At the start of this new year, we return our series in the Gospel of Luke as Rob Collis preaches from Luke 2.1-21, and helps us to hear the good news of the angels.
1/3/202130 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Humble and Gentle God

Roughly 2000 years ago, a town crier arrived in a small backwater town named Nazareth. An envoy of Rome, he unrolled his scroll and pronounced the decree of the Emperor – on that day, at the sound of those words, everyone’s life was put on hold. This Christmas Eve, Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 2.1-7, and shows us how the measures in place for our collective well-being during this pandemic can help us to experience and engage with the true story of how Jesus came into the world.
12/25/202018 minutes, 16 seconds
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Light in the Darkness

In the fourth week of Advent we light the candle of love. We are people redeemed and sustained by God’s unfailing love. As we receive this love from Christ, his love in us, by the power of his Spirit, spills over to light a dark world. On the last Sunday before Christmas, Alastair Sterne preaches from John 1.1-9, and invites us to reflect upon light and darkness. As he draws our attention to the darkness in our own lives and in the world around us, he helps us see that the true light is coming into the world, and Jesus will shine brighter still.
12/20/202030 minutes, 22 seconds
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Trees, Fruit, & Leaves

In the third week of Advent we light the candle of joy. In the midst of a weary world, God has planted the seed of joy in our hearts. Our vision for the future, our hope for coming peace promised through Christ’s return, causes this joy to grow and flourish and spill over to bring beauty to the world around us. As we continue in Advent, Rob Collis takes us on a journey through Genesis, Acts, and Revelation, and invites us to consider the three trees that emerge in the salvation story of Scripture. He helps us see the starring role these trees play in explaining how God is at work in the world, and how they help us make sense of the season of Advent.
12/13/202030 minutes, 26 seconds
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A Place For Tears

In the second week of Advent we light the candle of peace. But our world is not peaceful – it’s full of conflict, shattered relationships, and discord. How can we delight in peace when our world and our lives are so broken? As we continue in Advent, Preston Gordon preaches from Matthew 2.1-23. As he considers the brutal account of Herod’s atrocities, he explores why Matthew would choose to include this as he told us about Jesus coming into the world. He helps us see that God is active even in the darkest of times, and God can handle the darkness of the night.
12/6/202034 minutes, 36 seconds
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Space For Lament

In the first week of Advent we light the candle of hope, and dare to express our longing for peace, for healing, and the well-being of all creation. We long for Jesus’ return so desperately because we recognize that all is not right with the world—we live in a world of difficulty and darkness, of pain and hardship, of affliction and tears. As we enter the season of Advent, Lloyd Lee preaches from Isaiah 64.1-12 and Psalm 80. He grounds us in the heritage of the Christian calendar, and as we start our journey into the hope of Christ’s coming, he invites us to begin with the practice of lament.
11/29/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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Politics of the Kingdom

The New Testament is politically surprising. Ancient political leaders wielded their power in messy and brutal ways as they sought to civilize the world, build cities, and even declare themselves gods. But Luke’s gospel makes it clear that this wasn’t how God chose to work in his world. As we continue in our series in the Gospel of Luke, Alastair Sterne takes us on a tour of some of the ancient leaders in Jesus’ day, and invites us to think about them in light of Christ the King.
11/22/202037 minutes, 20 seconds
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Zechariah's Prophecy

Zechariah hadn't been able to speak for nine months - but suddenly his lips were opened and he could speak! Not having been able to speak for so long, what would he finally say? As we continue in our series in Luke 1.67-80, Preston Gordon invites us to consider Zechariah's words, and helps unpack the story which is giving him so much hope.
11/15/202030 minutes, 13 seconds
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His Name Is John

It’s been nine months since Zechariah went into the temple. Now as Elizabeth gives birth to their son, it’s time to give him a name. The neighbours and family want to name him after his father, but Elizabeth wants to call him John. Everyone turns to Zechariah to see what he thinks – and how he responds amazes them all! As we continue in our series in Luke 1.57-66, Lloyd Lee explores how we can open our hands to God in surrender to his love, and how God’s hands will never let us go.
11/8/202034 minutes, 7 seconds
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Mary's Song

In response to the news of what God was getting ready to do, Mary burst into song! But the news she heard wasn’t normal news – so why would she burst into a song? As we continue in our series in Luke 1.46-56, Alastair Sterne considers how Mary’s song shows us how she cultivated her faith, and invites us to sing with Mary.
11/1/202031 minutes, 50 seconds
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Elizabeth's Greeting

After her visit from Gabriel, Mary rushed to see Elizabeth. But before she could even take off her shoes and coat to tell her about what the angel said, Elizabeth burst into song! But how could Elizabeth already know that Mary is pregnant? As we continue in our Luke series in Luke 1.39-56, Lloyd Lee considers the role of the Holy Spirit, and invites us to see ourselves within the five-act drama of Scripture.
10/25/202028 minutes, 15 seconds
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Mary's Story

Six months after Gabriel first appeared in the temple, God summoned him again for a very different assignment. This time, he was delivering a message to a young woman in a small town out in the countryside - and his news was unlike any other. As we continue in our series in Luke, Preston Gordon preaches from Luke 1.26-38 and invites us into the story of how Mary was visited by the angel Gabriel, and the news he delivered to her about what God was about to do.
10/18/202023 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Gospel For The Barren

Luke’s gospel begins with Elizabeth: a woman who was stigmatized because she was barren. In the ancient world not having children was a sign of someone who God had overlooked. And is where Luke’s gospel starts. This is the gospel for the stigmatized, the barren, the supposedly overlooked. As we continue in our series in Luke, Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 1.5-25, and considers how the Gospel speaks to those who are hurting, and feeling overlooked by God.
10/11/202033 minutes, 53 seconds
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What Is Faithful Waiting?

Zechariah had waited on God for his whole life. He had waited with his wife, Elizabeth, praying for a child. He had waited with all of Israel, praying for God to move. And after a lifetime of waiting, an angel appeared. As we continue in our series in Luke, Lloyd Lee preaches through Luke 1.5-25, and considers what it looks like for us to wait faithfully on God.
10/5/202031 minutes, 29 seconds
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What Is A Gospel?

The four gospels in the New Testament are the primary source of information we have about who Jesus was and what he did. But what exactly is a gospel, and why can we trust it? As we continue in our series going through the Gospel of Luke, Rob Collis considers the nature of Luke’s Gospel, the claim that Luke “carefully investigated everything from the beginning,” and why we can trust his account about Jesus.
9/28/202024 minutes, 46 seconds
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Who Was Theophilus?

Luke's Gospel is addressed to Theophilus. Who was he? And why did he ask Luke to write him a whole gospel? As we continue in our new series going through the Luke's Gospel, Alastair Sterne considers what we know about Theophilus, and how his desire to explore the claims about Jesus can inform how we live today.
9/21/202030 minutes, 56 seconds
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Who Was Luke?

Luke wrote 25% of the New Testament! But who was Luke? As we launch our new series going through the Luke's Gospel, Alastair Sterne considers who the details of Luke's life, and why the Gospel of Luke is exactly what we need at a time like this.
9/13/202037 minutes, 53 seconds
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Life Together

What does Psalm 133 tell us about Christian life together? How do we make sense of that during a pandemic?   Associate Pastor Preston Gordon speaks on Christian unity and community life together during the pandemic, beyond our normal gathering for Sunday worship. "We must be this holy priesthood: praying over one another, confessing to one another, sharing God’s life with one another, in a pandemic where dwelling together in physical unity is harder than ever. We need small cells to come together – even if in threes or fours, or virtually, to own our priestly role." St. Peter's Fireside is a church in Vancouver, BC. www.stpf.ca
9/10/202028 minutes, 25 seconds
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Parables, Pearls, and Paradoxes

What is the kingdom of heaven like? In Matthew 13:44-46 Jesus told two parables to answer this question: The Parable of the Treasure and the Parable of the Pearl. In this sermon guest preacher Phill considers the similarities and differences between these two parables, the paradoxes in the passage, and what they tell us about the kingdom of heaven. St. Peter's Fireside is a church in Vancouver, BC. Our vision is simple: Jesus is alive and renewing everything—our city, its people, even us—and we get to be part it! To learn more, visit us at www.stpf.ca.
8/31/202017 minutes, 2 seconds
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Webcams, Wifi, and Worship

Worshipping God together is an essential mark of the church. In this sermon Alastair Sterne preaches from Psalm 122 and considers how we should relate to technology as it becomes a part of our worship experience. If you've disengaged from online worship because the virtual experience just fosters a deeper sense of disconnection and it's painful or you just don't like it, it's okay. We understand. We know meeting online isn't ideal. We need the presence of other Christians - even if it's a digital presence for the time being. Alastair explores this topic and how we can flourish in this sermon. Learn more about St. Peter's Fireside at www.stpf.ca
8/24/202031 minutes, 22 seconds
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Contentment

This week we explore the topic of contentment, as Alastair Sterne preaches from Philippians 4.10-20
8/17/202030 minutes, 46 seconds
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Solitude

This week Alastair Sterne preaches from Psalm 46 and Luke 5.12-16 on the topic of solitude and being in the presence of God.
8/10/202032 minutes, 12 seconds
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A Step of Faith

This week Thea preaches on Matthew 14:22-33, the story of Jesus walking on water. In this passage we'll look at: Jesus' presence, Peter's response, and Jesus' response to Peter.
8/3/202030 minutes, 53 seconds
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Valley of the Pandemic

This week Preston Gordon preaches from Psalm 23.
7/27/202029 minutes, 42 seconds
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See This Woman

This week Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 7:36-50 on what Jesus teaches us about hospitality and forgiveness.
7/20/202031 minutes, 12 seconds
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End of the Matter

This week Lloyd Lee concludes our series through the book of Ecclesiastes, preaching from Ecclesiastes 12:9-14.
7/13/202030 minutes, 35 seconds
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Remember & Rejoice

This week Lloyd Lee preaches from Ecclesiastes 11.7-12.8 as we continue in our series going through the book of Ecclesiastes
7/7/202029 minutes, 9 seconds
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Stay, Seize, Sow

This week Alastair Sterne preaches from Ecclesiastes 11.1-6 as we continue in our series going through the book of Ecclesiastes.
6/30/202032 minutes, 34 seconds
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Wisdom, Folly, & Foolishness

This week Alastair Sterne preaches from Ecclesiastes 9.13-10.20 as we continue in our series through the book of Ecclesiastes.
6/22/202032 minutes, 47 seconds
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Certainty and Uncertainty

This week Preston Gordon preaches from Ecclesiastes 9.1-12, as we return to our series going through the book of Ecclesiastes.
6/15/202028 minutes, 47 seconds
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Virtual Exile

This week Rob Collis preaches out of Psalm 137.1-4
6/8/202030 minutes, 7 seconds
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I Am The Vine

This week Alastair Sterne preaches from John 15:1 as we conclude our Easter series, When Jesus Speaks.
6/2/202037 minutes, 4 seconds
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Way, Truth, Life

This week Rob Collis preaches from John 14.6 as we continue in our Easter series, When Jesus Speaks.
5/25/202031 minutes, 18 seconds
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Jesus The I Am

This week Phill preaches from John 8.48-59 as we continue in our Easter series, When Jesus Speaks.
5/18/202023 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Good Shepherd

This week Lloyd Lee preaches from John 10.14, as we continue in our series, When Jesus Speaks
5/12/202031 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Door

This week Alastair Sterne preaches from John 10.9, as we continue in our series, When Jesus Speaks
5/4/202028 minutes, 15 seconds
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Light of the World

This week Thea preaches from John 8.12 as we continue in our Easter series, When Jesus Speaks.
4/27/202026 minutes, 38 seconds
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Bread of Life

This week Preston Gordon preaches from John 6.35 as we continue in our Easter series, When Jesus Speaks.
4/20/202026 minutes, 21 seconds
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Resurrection and Life

This week Alastair Sterne preaches from John 11.25 as we launch our Easter series, When Jesus Speaks.
4/13/202033 minutes, 57 seconds
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Those Six Hours

On this Good Friday Lloyd Lee preaches from Mark 15.33-39, and leads us to reflect upon those six hours that changed the world.
4/10/202028 minutes, 47 seconds
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Directions, Celebration, Lament

Join us for Palm Sunday as Alastair Sterne preaches from Luke 19.28-42.
4/6/202025 minutes, 10 seconds
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Life, Wisdom, Control

Join us as we continue in our series through the book of Ecclesiastes. This week, Lloyd Lee takes us through Ecclesiastes 7.15-29.
3/30/202033 minutes, 40 seconds
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Wisdom And Sight

Wisdom And Sight by St. Peter's Fireside
3/22/202026 minutes, 27 seconds
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Receiving Gifts Well

Receiving Gifts Well by St. Peter's Fireside
3/15/202027 minutes, 8 seconds
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Speaking, Listening, Integrity

Speaking, Listening, Integrity by St. Peter's Fireside
3/10/202027 minutes, 7 seconds
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Anti-Neighbour, Neighbour, Beloved Neighbour

Anti-Neighbour, Neighbour, Beloved Neighbour by St. Peter's Fireside
3/1/202033 minutes, 30 seconds
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Discovery, Formation, Presence

Discovery, Formation, Presence by St. Peter's Fireside
2/25/202025 minutes, 44 seconds
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Seasons, Eternity, Jesus

Seasons, Eternity, Jesus by St. Peter's Fireside
2/17/202022 minutes, 47 seconds
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Search, Shadow, Surprise

Search, Shadow, Surprise by St. Peter's Fireside
2/10/202034 minutes, 37 seconds
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Breath, Toil, Gain

Breath, Toil, Gain by St. Peter's Fireside
2/2/202025 minutes, 45 seconds
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Presence

Presence by St. Peter's Fireside
1/26/202027 minutes, 40 seconds
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Power

Power by St. Peter's Fireside
1/19/202028 minutes, 54 seconds
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Posture

Posture by St. Peter's Fireside
1/12/202030 minutes, 13 seconds
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Place

Place by St. Peter's Fireside
1/5/202036 minutes, 45 seconds
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Knock, Seek, Find

Knock, Seek, Find by St. Peter's Fireside
12/8/201929 minutes, 29 seconds
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Judge Not

Judge Not by St. Peter's Fireside
12/1/201929 minutes, 54 seconds
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Mind, Heart, Feet

Mind, Heart, Feet by St. Peter's Fireside
11/24/201931 minutes, 42 seconds
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Powelessness In The Passenger Seat

Powelessness In The Passenger Seat by St. Peter's Fireside
11/17/201925 minutes, 21 seconds
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What Do You Treasure?

What Do You Treasure? by St. Peter's Fireside
11/10/201927 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Names of the Church

The Names of the Church by St. Peter's Fireside
11/3/201923 minutes, 10 seconds
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Why Forgive?

Why Forgive? by St. Peter's Fireside
10/27/201934 minutes, 6 seconds
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The 7 Marks Of A Christian

The 7 Marks Of A Christian by St. Peter's Fireside
10/20/201911 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer by St. Peter's Fireside
10/13/201927 minutes, 40 seconds
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An Invitation To Pray

An Invitation To Pray by St. Peter's Fireside
10/6/201925 minutes, 56 seconds
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Joining The Conversation

Joining The Conversation by St. Peter's Fireside
9/29/201927 minutes, 4 seconds
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Giving In Secret

Giving In Secret by St. Peter's Fireside
9/22/201924 minutes, 19 seconds
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Love Your Enemy

Love Your Enemy by St. Peter's Fireside
9/15/201930 minutes, 35 seconds
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Retaliation And Revenge

Retaliation And Revenge by St. Peter's Fireside
9/8/201927 minutes, 20 seconds
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Zeal Follows Love

Zeal Follows Love by St. Peter's Fireside
9/1/201931 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Zeal Of Jesus

The Zeal Of Jesus by St. Peter's Fireside
8/25/201933 minutes, 54 seconds
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Zeal In Worship

Zeal In Worship by St. Peter's Fireside
8/18/201935 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why Zeal?

Why Zeal? by St. Peter's Fireside
8/11/201937 minutes, 48 seconds
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Christian Contentment

Christian Contentment by St. Peter's Fireside
8/4/201929 minutes, 36 seconds
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A Sustained Faith

A Sustained Faith by St. Peter's Fireside
7/28/201929 minutes, 5 seconds
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A Patient Faith

A Patient Faith by St. Peter's Fireside
7/21/201929 minutes, 19 seconds
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A Righteous Protest

A Righteous Protest by St. Peter's Fireside
7/15/201934 minutes, 52 seconds
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Marriage and Divorce

Marriage and Divorce by St. Peter's Fireside
7/7/201936 minutes, 30 seconds
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Vows and Intentions

Vows and Intentions by St. Peter's Fireside
7/1/201934 minutes, 30 seconds
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Adultery and Lust

Adultery and Lust by St. Peter's Fireside
6/23/201938 minutes, 4 seconds
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Murder and Anger

Murder and Anger by St. Peter's Fireside
6/17/201927 minutes, 46 seconds
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Why Does Pentecost Matter?

Why Does Pentecost Matter? by St. Peter's Fireside
6/12/201926 minutes, 48 seconds
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Fulfilled To Exceed

Fulfilled To Exceed by St. Peter's Fireside
6/2/201933 minutes, 50 seconds
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Salt and Light

Salt and Light by St. Peter's Fireside
5/27/201926 minutes, 25 seconds
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How Do We Follow Jesus When It's Costly

How Do We Follow Jesus When It's Costly by St. Peter's Fireside
5/21/201928 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Blessed Persecuted

The Blessed Persecuted by St. Peter's Fireside
5/13/201934 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Blessed Peacemakers

The Blessed Peacemakers by St. Peter's Fireside
5/5/201928 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Blessed Pure

The Blessed Pure by St. Peter's Fireside
4/29/201937 minutes, 27 seconds
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How Do You Explain The Resurrection?

How Do You Explain The Resurrection? by St. Peter's Fireside
4/21/201930 minutes, 25 seconds
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This Is Jesus, The King

This Is Jesus, The King by St. Peter's Fireside
4/20/201926 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Blessed Merciful

The Blessed Merciful by St. Peter's Fireside
4/14/201928 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Blessed Hungry

The Blessed Hungry by St. Peter's Fireside
4/7/201936 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Blessed Meek

The Blessed Meek by St. Peter's Fireside
4/1/201927 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Blessed Mourners

How do we become blessed mourners?
3/24/201932 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Blessed Poor

The Blessed Poor by St. Peter's Fireside
3/17/201930 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Blessed Life

It's important to make sense of where the Sermon begins and ends.
3/12/201930 minutes, 5 seconds
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The First Sermon

The First Sermon by St. Peter's Fireside
3/7/201910 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Parables Of The Unfinished Tower And The Weaker King

Don't waste your life by failing to count the cost of discipleship
3/4/201931 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Parable Of The Rich Fool

It is easy to waste our lives in covetousness and the pursuit of abundance, instead we should waste our lives in becoming rich toward God
2/24/201930 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Parable Of The Rich Man And Lazarus

What appears like a wasted life is actually the path to abundant life
2/17/201926 minutes, 15 seconds
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For The Sake Of The Harvest

In our annual charge, we feel called to three words: presence, compassion, and prayer
2/11/201928 minutes, 51 seconds
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Saved For Reconciliation

The gospel is good news about how God is creating a new, unified humanity.
2/4/201939 minutes, 52 seconds
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Saved For

We are saved into God's purpose and the good works he has prepared for us.
1/28/201929 minutes, 27 seconds
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Saved Into

The gospel is good news about being saved into union with Christ
1/21/201934 minutes, 27 seconds
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Saved By

The gospel is good news about how we are saved by the immeasurable riches of God's grace
1/13/201936 minutes, 5 seconds
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Saved From

The gospel is good news about what we are saved from
1/6/201933 minutes, 57 seconds
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Hope Realized

The book of Ruth is a eucatastrophe ('good catastrophe') in which we discover how God brings redemption and life even through death.
12/23/201830 minutes, 31 seconds
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Hope Enacted

Hesed is the dance of God at work in and through us
12/17/201834 minutes
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Hope Appears

Hope appears when God reveals his steadfast love.
12/10/201825 minutes, 27 seconds
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Darkened Hope

In the pain, in the heartache, in the tragedy: God moves in a mysterious way.
12/2/201837 minutes, 39 seconds
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Re-Enchanting The World

Re-Enchanting The World by St. Peter's Fireside
11/26/201836 minutes, 59 seconds
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You Are Greatly Loved

God alone strengthens us to be sustained by his love, so that we can endure exile.
11/18/201835 minutes, 6 seconds
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Looking For Life

Do we trust that Jesus can actually give us life?
11/11/201830 minutes, 17 seconds
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Humble Boldness

We are greatly loved by God, and this is why we can confess with humble boldness.
11/4/201833 minutes, 35 seconds
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The End Of Suffering

God shows us that suffering will end, so we can endure through suffering until the end.
10/28/201831 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Thingness Of A Thing

The Thingness Of A Thing by St. Peter's Fireside
10/21/201832 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Lion's Den

Whether the lions go hungry or fed, God saves his faithful people.
10/14/201827 minutes, 38 seconds
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Writing On The Wall

The writing on the wall points us to our need for mercy and grace, and God delights in lavishing mercy and grace upon us.
10/8/201837 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Tree God Cut Down

God gives us his kingdom through a great descent
9/30/201834 minutes, 42 seconds
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Faith And Furnace

God gives us a faith that can endure, and even flourish, in fiery trials.
9/23/201829 minutes, 40 seconds
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A Peaceful Presence

God has given us the promise of his kingdom, so we can become a peaceful presence in exile.
9/16/201833 minutes, 35 seconds
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Faithful Resistance

Despite all appearances, God is in control and he gives us what we need to be faithful in exile.
9/9/201834 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Grace Of God Pt. 2

Grace enables us to be devoted to good works, but not defined by our good works.
9/2/201834 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Grace Of God Pt. 1

Only grace can change us through and through
8/26/201829 minutes, 39 seconds
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Living Out Sound Doctrine

Living Out Sound Doctrine by St. Peter's Fireside
8/20/201839 minutes, 48 seconds
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Christians, Pirates, & Swine

Who do we trust to lead us in the way of Christ?
8/12/201828 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Bedrock of Faith

What is the foundation for living a faithful Christian life?
8/5/201831 minutes, 55 seconds
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More Than You Ever Imagined

Jesus is more than you and I have ever imagined.
7/29/201826 minutes, 16 seconds
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Longing For Home (Psalm 84)

What the human heart longs for is God's presence.
7/22/201827 minutes, 27 seconds
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St. John's Vision Of Jesus

St. John's Vision Of Jesus by St. Peter's Fireside
7/15/201838 minutes, 51 seconds
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Being With The Least

The practice of "being with the least" is connecting with Christ in our shared poverty.
7/8/201835 minutes, 10 seconds
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Sabbath

Sabbath by St. Peter's Fireside
7/3/201824 minutes, 38 seconds
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Testimony

Testimony is the process of becoming honest about ourselves before God and others
6/24/201837 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Story Of St. Peter's Fireside

In this sermon, we reflect upon the story of St. Peter's Fireside and how we hope it will shape us as a community in the heart of the city.
6/18/201830 minutes, 59 seconds
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Forgiveness

We can forgive because the whole of our lives have been forgiven.
6/14/201828 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Table

When we are guests at the table Jesus hosts, it changes every other table.
6/3/201832 minutes, 24 seconds
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Dwelling In Christ

If we dwell in Christ, we are attached to Jesus for the sake of the world.
5/27/201838 minutes, 46 seconds
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Without The Spirit, There Is No Christian Life

Without the Spirit, there is no Christian life.
5/20/201828 minutes, 48 seconds
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Beyond Comfortable

Are we following Jesus, or our comfort?
5/13/201826 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Awe-Directed Life

Our lives can express that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever; and the good news is that even if we fail: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
5/6/201843 minutes, 37 seconds
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An Unshakable Life

How can we discover an unshakable life in a shakable world?
4/29/201834 minutes, 11 seconds
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Disciplined For Joy

Disciplined For Joy by St. Peter's Fireside
4/24/201825 minutes, 23 seconds
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Rahab and The Conclusion of Faith

Rahab and The Conclusion of Faith by St. Peter's Fireside
4/19/201821 minutes, 53 seconds
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Fix Your Eyes

True joy is found by fixing our eyes on Jesus, but how do we do that?
4/8/201834 minutes, 3 seconds
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Is The Resurrection Idle Tales or Great Joy?

Jesus is alive. Listen as Pastor Alastair Sterne considers the two ways of responding to this news: from the ground up, or from Christ with us.
4/2/201837 minutes, 28 seconds
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Why is this day good?

Why is this day, of all days, called good?
3/31/201830 minutes, 23 seconds
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Godspeed

Godspeed by St. Peter's Fireside
3/25/201824 minutes, 50 seconds
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Withward

Withward by St. Peter's Fireside
3/20/201830 minutes, 4 seconds
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Outward

Our outwards life must run deep if it is going to spread wide.
3/12/201828 minutes, 36 seconds
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Inward

We're called to behold and contemplate Christ's glory in our inner most being. Our most authentic self is the parts of us gripped and renewed by Jesus.
3/4/201833 minutes, 22 seconds
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Upward

What is the one thing you're pursuing?
2/26/201829 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Calling Of Abraham, Preston, and All

This sermon was delivered for a special ordination service at St. Peter's Fireside. Our pastor, Alastair Sterne, reflected on the call of Abraham and drew out principles that apply to all us, but particularly for Preston Gordon who was ordained as a deacon.
2/19/201818 minutes, 37 seconds
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Isaiah 58

Isaiah 58 by St. Peter's Fireside
2/19/201820 minutes, 3 seconds
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Faithful Faith

What is commendable faith?
2/11/201828 minutes, 11 seconds
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What Is Faith?

What is faith?
2/4/201836 minutes, 2 seconds
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A Community Of Faith, Hope, And Love

God has promised us a new and living way and invites us to walk into it together in faith hope and love.
1/29/201831 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Way To Endurance

How do we endure well?
1/21/201836 minutes, 47 seconds
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Perfectly Holy People

How do we become perfectly holy people?
1/14/201833 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Sufficient Sacrifice

Why did our mediation with God require a cross?
1/7/201835 minutes, 26 seconds
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Joy Of Heaven

Why is the birth of Jesus the joy of heaven?
12/25/201727 minutes, 35 seconds
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Joy Of Faithfulness

Because God fulfills his promises, we can rejoice and magnify the Lord, and live in the joy of God’s faithfulness.
12/18/201732 minutes, 21 seconds
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Joy Of Assurance

What is the joy of assurance?
12/10/201727 minutes, 26 seconds
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Joy Of Anticipation

What is the joy of anticipation?
12/10/201722 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Blood Of Jesus

Why do we need the blood of Jesus?
11/26/201734 minutes, 51 seconds
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Awe In A Haunted World

What is it like to live not in the sketches and shadows of God, but in God’s very presence?
11/19/201734 minutes, 49 seconds
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A Priest For The Perfectionist And Imperfectionist

In this sermon, pastor Alastair explores the question: Why is Jesus exactly the priest we need?
11/14/201730 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Anchor Of Your Soul

In one of the most unsettling passages in Hebrews, pastor Alastair asks us the question, "What is the anchor of your soul?"
11/5/201737 minutes, 18 seconds
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Bearing Burdens

Our associate pastor Preston Gordon challenged us with this profound truth: we bear one another’s burdens because we have a burden-bearing God.
10/29/201722 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Empathy Of Jesus

This week in our Hebrews series, the focus of the letter shifts. The author now picks up the theme alluded to several times already: Jesus is our great high priest. This week, pastor Alastair Sterne asks the question, "Why must we attach ourselves to Jesus as our great high priest?"
10/22/201733 minutes, 51 seconds
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A Better Rest

This week in our series in Hebrews, pastor Alastair works through Hebrews 3.7-4.13, he asks: How can we escape from restlessness into rest?
10/15/201740 minutes, 44 seconds
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A Better Home

This week in our Hebrews series, Breanna Bowker explores Hebrews 3.1-6 and considers why the author compares Jesus to Moses. We discover that Jesus shares with us who he is.
10/8/201724 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Fear Of Death

In this week of our series in Hebrews, pastor Alastair walks us through Hebrews 2.5-18 and asks the question: Why is Jesus our greatest source of comfort?
10/2/201733 minutes, 44 seconds
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Pay Closer Attention

This week pastor Alastair explores the first call to action in the book of Hebrews. The question is: why should we pay even closer to Jesus?
9/24/201729 minutes, 13 seconds
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Better Than Angels

In Hebrews 1.4-14, the author begins to shows how pieces of the Old Testament come together to speak as a whole about Jesus. In this sermon, pastor Alastair asks the question, "Why do we need to know that Jesus is greater than angels?"
9/17/201730 minutes, 37 seconds
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God Exactly

In the first week of our new series in Hebrews, pastor Alastair Sterne explores Hebrews 1.1-4. In this passage, the author of Hebrews challenges us to consider who Jesus is: he is either the God of the universe, or he is not.
9/10/201731 minutes, 2 seconds
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Our Story

In this sermon, pastor Alastair Sterne shares the story behind the name St. Peter's Fireside and invites us to participate in creating gracious spaces.
9/3/201728 minutes, 54 seconds
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Revell In The Lord

Revell In The Lord by St. Peter's Fireside
8/27/201728 minutes, 53 seconds
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Who Is This God?

Who Is This God? by St. Peter's Fireside
8/27/201734 minutes, 40 seconds
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An Empowered Minority

An Empowered Minority by St. Peter's Fireside
8/16/201739 minutes, 8 seconds
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Don't Touch The Ark!

Don't Touch The Ark! by St. Peter's Fireside
8/6/201733 minutes, 11 seconds
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The King's Friend

The King's Friend by St. Peter's Fireside
8/3/201735 minutes, 10 seconds
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A Royal Wrestling Match

A Royal Wrestling Match by St. Peter's Fireside
8/3/201732 minutes, 59 seconds
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From Runt to Royalty

From Runt to Royalty by St. Peter's Fireside
8/3/201731 minutes, 39 seconds
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Davd & Goliath

The story of David and Goliath is often portrayed as the underdog winning the victory and an inspiration for us to go fight our battles. Yet this passage is meant to get us asking a different set of questions: Who are you living for? Whose name are you trying to build? And most importantly: What does it mean to be a person after God's own heart?
7/9/201732 minutes, 38 seconds
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Falling Forward

How did King David descend from being a man after God's own heart to committing adultery and murder?
6/26/201736 minutes, 29 seconds
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A King Like All The Nations

Our hearts are restless until they rest in God. What we deeply yearn for is not to “live life to the full,” but to live fully for God.
6/21/201734 minutes, 24 seconds
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What's Wrong With A King?

When Israel requests a King, we discover that God walks the path of rejection to bring about our salvation.
6/12/201727 minutes, 38 seconds
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Empowered Joy

How do we become prophets of joy? In the last sermon in this series, Pastor Alastair explores how only the Holy Spirit can make us into prophets of joy.
6/4/201736 minutes, 36 seconds
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Joy For The World

Who is joy for? Joy is not complete unless its shared.
5/30/201730 minutes, 31 seconds
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Making Joy

What if we have a part to play in making joy?
5/30/201732 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Identity of Joy

What if we could know that we are loved, delighted in, and rejoiced over at all times? How would this impact our joy?
5/16/201731 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Posture of Joy

We're promised everlasting joy that we can taste here and now, but what posture must we take to receive it?
5/7/201730 minutes, 7 seconds
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An Explosion of Joy

Why does the good news of salvation make our feet beautiful? Why do people, cities, nations, and all of creation burst out in song over this news?
5/1/201730 minutes, 59 seconds
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Lament and Joy

In our new series, Prophets of Joy, we are exploring the theme of joy in the book of Isaiah. In this sermon, Pastor Alastair Sterne considers how joy is lost, and how it is restored through lament.
4/23/201729 minutes, 15 seconds
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Who is Jesus?

Our study of Mark's gospel concludes with the Easter declaration: the tomb is empty, Christ is empty. But why did Mark end his gospel with the silence of three women? Why didn't they immediately proclaim the resurrection? And what does the resurrection tell us about who Jesus is?
4/19/201725 minutes, 44 seconds
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Do you see who has arrived?

Who is Jesus? This is this fundamental question of Palm Sunday. Listen as Pastor Roger Revell reflects upon the audacious claim that Jesus made about himself: I am.
4/13/201726 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Silence of Christ

In this passage, we discover that Jesus silently triumphs over all the powers — visible and invisible — to liberate us and set us free.
4/3/201734 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jesus is God

Jesus has not denied any part of himself to us, even though we have denied him.
3/27/201734 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Cup of Wrath

Why must Jesus drink a cup of wrath for our salvation? Why does God have wrath at all?
3/20/201732 minutes, 47 seconds
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An Extravagant Table

Even though we betray him and fall away, Jesus sets the most extravagant table for us. We only need to take a seat.
3/13/201733 minutes, 38 seconds
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All In

All In by St. Peter's Fireside
3/6/201729 minutes, 45 seconds
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The God Of The Way Things One Day Will Be

What do you keep your sights fixed on? Do you focus on the here and now, do you only see what is? We worship the God of the way things were and the way things will one day be, and this changes how we live in the here and now.
3/2/201719 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Resurrection & Money

Listen as Pastor Roger Revell explains how the resurrection changes how we approach our resources, especially our money.
2/27/201731 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Resurrection & Time

In this series, A Different Kind of Life, Pastor Roger explores what it means to live into the power of the resurrection. In this sermon, he explores how the present of Jesus in us changes how we approach our time, and especially our work.
2/21/201732 minutes, 43 seconds
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Finding Goodness and Peace

When it comes to goodness and peace, what our culture offers partially God offers completely.
2/15/201744 minutes, 45 seconds
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How to Stay Awake

This week, Pastor Roger Revell reminds us that Jesus is coming back: which means there is waking up that's going to happen, and some waking up that needs to happen.
2/6/201729 minutes, 46 seconds
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Let's Talk About Sex and Work

God’s will for us is to become more like Christ with our bodies and with our time, so that the world can see his beauty through us.
2/1/201739 minutes, 45 seconds
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A Guide to Spiritual Warfare

As we fight the good fight of faith, we do so knowing that the victory is already won. In the meantime, God has given us people, joy, and prayer for us to persevere for the long haul.
1/24/201736 minutes, 57 seconds
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How to overcome people pleasing

When we recognize the gift of the gospel for what it really is, it changes how we relate to each other. We become a people of integrity and a family of deep affection.
1/19/201728 minutes, 35 seconds
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Gripped by Love and Joy

In the first week of our series in 1 Thessalonians, Pastor Alastair explores one big idea: when we are gripped by the love and joy of the gospel, we become an example and a witness to those around us and to our city.
1/8/201741 minutes, 2 seconds
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Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment

In the next instalment of our series entitled Shadowlands, and our last sermon of the year, Alastair Sterne explores the life of King Josiah. Josiah's reign was said in scripture to be the best of all the kings of Israel, but mercy was still required.
12/19/201634 minutes, 51 seconds
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Back From the Brink

In the next instalment of our series entitled Shadowlands, Roger Revell explores the story of King Hezekiah. He was a good king, which is a far cry from the others, but he wasn't good enough.
12/13/201630 minutes, 57 seconds
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Do You See?

In the next instalment of our series entitled Shadowlands, Roger Revell explores the idea that some gain sight and others are blinded so that everyone can see.
12/8/201630 minutes, 15 seconds
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Getting Well

We are continuing our series entitled Shadowlands in which we're exploring the books of 1 and 2 Kings. This week, Roger Revell walks us through the story of Naaman, his healing, and what truths we can uncover for our own lives.
11/29/201631 minutes, 29 seconds
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Stay Awake

In the next instalment of our series entitled The Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne tackles the often perplexing text of Mark 13 and explores the big idea that the church needs to stay awake.
11/21/201636 minutes, 15 seconds
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Two Cents Worth

In the next instalment of our series entitled The Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne explores the big idea that there is no pretense with Jesus.
11/15/201631 minutes, 21 seconds
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Chasing Joy

We are three years old! Over the past three years of ministry at St. Peter's Fireside, God has given us the task of building up. Building up for what you say? Joy. But more specifically the joy of God's salvation. Listen in as Alastair Sterne explores the big idea that we delight in the Lord as he delights in us.
11/7/201637 minutes, 40 seconds
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Stability in an Uncertain World

In this instalment of our series entitled The Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne explores the big idea that Jesus is our solid ground in an unstable world.
10/31/201633 minutes, 12 seconds
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From Shame to Celebration

In the latest instalment of our series entitled The Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne explores the big idea that Jesus turns our shame into celebration.
10/24/201633 minutes, 3 seconds
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A New and Better Temple

In the latest instalment of our series entitled The Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne explores fig trees, the temple, and the big idea that Jesus moves mountains for us to be with God.
10/17/201631 minutes, 40 seconds
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The King's Arrival

In the latest instalment of our series entitled The Gospel of Mark, Roger Revell explores what it means for Jesus to be king, and what that kingship looks like if we submit to it.
10/11/201630 minutes, 28 seconds
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What Do You Want Me to Do For You?

In this instalment of our series entitled The Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne explores the question that Jesus asks both his disciples James and John, and blind Bartimaeus: "What do you want me to do for you?" Some answers to this question are better than others.
10/3/201632 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Great Divorce

In the next instalment of our series entitled The Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne unpacks Mark's passage about divorce. As usual in the gospels, Jesus' words are often used as images of a deeper reality, and help us understand God's view of us, and his plan for our lives.
9/19/201636 minutes, 14 seconds
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I Believe, Help My Unbelief

In the latest instalment of our series entitled The Gospel of Mark, we come across a conflicted man approaching Jesus with an honest prayer: "Lord, I believe, help my unbelief!" How can belief and unbelief exist together, and what does this mean for our lives? Listen and find out.
9/12/201635 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Transfiguration

In the next instalment of our series exploring the Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne explores the big idea that we cannot truly see who Jesus is unless we listen to what he says.
9/6/201635 minutes, 14 seconds
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Dangerous Confessions

In Mark Part III we take a shift from Mark's question "Who is Jesus?" Halfway through his gospel, Mark makes a shift from explaining who Jesus is, to explaining what Jesus came to do. In this instalment, Alastair Sterne posits the big idea that when we confess who Jesus is, we also confess who we have to be to follow him.
8/29/201634 minutes, 21 seconds
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Murder in the Vineyard

In the final instalment of our series entitled Shadowlands, Roger Revell guides us through the last bit of King Ahab's life in order to help us see that God's mercy is unmatched.
8/22/201636 minutes, 26 seconds
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Elijah Runs

In the next instalment of our series called Shadowlands, we're continuing to explore how despite the shadows cast on Israel by each of their kings, God is still in control of His story. Roger Revell walks us through a moment in 1 Kings where the prophet Elijah runs...give a listen to find out why!
8/15/201635 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Lord is God

In the latest instalment of our series entitled Shadowlands, Roger Revell continues to walk us through the kingly accounts of 1 Kings. This time, however, a prophet by the name of Elijah comes on the scene. Why does Scripture give this account? Give this sermon a listen to find out!
8/8/201636 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Father's Voice

In this instalment of our series entitled Shadowlands, Preston Gordon explores the kingship of Rehoboam, and what it means to hear and listen to the Father's voice.
8/2/201625 minutes, 46 seconds
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Something's Rotten in the Land of Israel

In the third instalment of our summer series entitled Shadowlands, Roger Revell concludes the story of King Solomon by exploring grace and God's faithfulness in the midst of a king gone bad.
7/25/201630 minutes, 27 seconds
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New Wisdom in Action

In the second instalment of our series in the books of Kings called Shadowlands, Roger Revell unpacks what it looks like for King Solomon to follow God's wisdom.
7/18/201630 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Wisdom of Two Kings

We're beginning a new Summer series entitled Shadowlands. We'll be exploring the Kings of the Old Testament, and learning from both their wise decisions and their mistakes. In our first instalment, Roger Revel lays out the background of the books of Kings (Kings 1 and Kings 2), and unpacks what wisdom looked like for David and his son Solomon.
7/11/201638 minutes, 24 seconds
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Do You Still Not Understand?

In the last installment in Part Two of our series, The Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne explores Mark 8.1-26. Here's the big idea: Jesus Christ is here to supply the spiritual needs of the whole world, of all of us, because he's God. But this brings a pressing question: Do we understand this?
7/3/201632 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Mother Of The Gentiles

In the latest installment of our series, The Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne explores Mark 7.24-37. Here's the big idea: The crumbs Jesus leaves under the table aren’t sparse, but abundant. The question we have to ask ourselves is, “Are we willing to find our place under the table to eat them?”
6/26/201632 minutes, 32 seconds
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Outside In, Inside Out

In the latest installment of our series, The Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne explores Mark 7.14-23. Here's the big idea: The darkness in the world actually starts in our hearts. Only Jesus can cleanse us from the inside out.
6/19/201636 minutes, 1 second
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The Sufficiency Of Scripture

In the latest installment of our series, The Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne explores Mark 7.1-13. Here's the big idea: The authority Jesus has over Scripture is trustworthy, because he uses it not to burden or crush us, but to free us.
6/13/201642 minutes, 45 seconds
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Hard Hearts, New Hearts

In the latest installment of our series The Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne explores the infamous passage when Jesus walks on water. But this passage isn't a rescue story, it's an epiphany. The big idea: Jesus didn't just come to save us from the storms, but to save us from our hardness of heart.
6/6/201635 minutes, 50 seconds
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An Unknown Hunger

In the latest instalment of our series The Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne walks us through the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand, and helps us understand that we all have some sort of hunger in our lives, and it's Jesus who can satiate it.
5/30/201633 minutes, 37 seconds
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Dusty Paths and Hard Hearts

In the latest instalment of our series entitled The Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne helps us understand what it means to follow Jesus. In short, it means that if we're truly with Jesus, we will be sent out. What does this mean in our context? Listen and find out!
5/23/201627 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Third Person of the Trinity

Who is the Holy Spirit? Is it some kind of feeling or nebulous presence? On this Pentecost Sunday, Roger Revell helps us understand the Holy Spirit as a person in the Trinity, and the work that the Holy Spirit does within the Trinity, and in our own lives.
5/16/201630 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Offense of Jesus

As we continue exploring the Gospel of Mark, we often come across passages difficult to digest. In this instalment, Alastair Sterne unpacks why Jesus wasn't able to do mighty works in his hometown. Faith, doubt, and unbelief are all on the table, but what do each of them mean?
5/9/201636 minutes, 53 seconds
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Death Is Not the End

In this week's instalment of our series entitled The Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne walks us through the story of Jairus and the bleeding woman in Mark 5. In this story, the big idea we come across is that death is not the end for us, rather seeing Jesus face to face is where we will find ourselves.
5/1/201634 minutes, 47 seconds
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What Does Jesus Have to Do With Us?

In the latest instalment of our series entitled The Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne explores what happens when Jesus heals a demon possessed man. Why did Jesus do this? Could it be that the thought of a world where He can't have us breaks His heart? Listen and see!
4/25/201631 minutes, 42 seconds
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Who is Jesus?

In this instalment of our series entitled The Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne explores the story of Jesus calming the storm. Ultimately the story is a story of faith. Where is your faith?
4/17/201631 minutes, 59 seconds
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Of Seeds and Kingdoms

We're continuing our series entitled the Gospel of Mark where we explore who Jesus is, and what His kingdom looks like. In this instalment, Roger Revell looks at an agrarian passage in Mark's Gospel to see that seeds are indeed powerful creations, and God's kingdom is the harvest of such seeds.
4/11/201628 minutes, 20 seconds
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Spread Broadly, Crushed Deeply

We're diving back into the Gospel of Mark after some time away. This week, Alastair Sterne explores the parable of the sower, the power of a seed, and what all this means for our hearts and souls.
4/4/201631 minutes, 39 seconds
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A Garden Where Nothing is the Same

Jesus tells Mary Magdalene not to cling to him, but this statement can speak to us now. If this is true, why do Christians hold onto Jesus? In this Easter sermon, Alastair Sterne explores the idea that it isn't that we cling to Jesus, it's that the resurrection takes a hold of us.
3/29/201626 minutes, 40 seconds
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Tithing

In the final week of our series entitled Making Change, Roger Revell walks us through some tough words found in Malachi 3. What does it mean to rob God, and why does it matter if we do?
3/21/201636 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sharing

In the second week of our series entitled Making Change, Roger Revell explores the idea of radical generosity, and how our lives can be turned upside down (in a good way)by living it out.
3/14/201636 minutes, 14 seconds
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Choose Your God

Welcome to the first instalment in our series entitled Making Change. This series is designed to help us think about our finances and the role they play in helping others see the beauty of the Gospel. To start, Roger Revell explores the deep hold money can have on our lives, and how a paradigm shift may be in order.
3/7/201634 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Body of Christ

In the last instalment of our series entitled Brick and Mortar, Alastair Sterne explores what the Church really is. The irony is that the Church isn't brick and mortar, it's flesh and blood. Give this message a listen, and find out what Paul's letter to the Ephesians has to say about the Church.
2/29/201637 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Word Proclaimed

In the third instalment of our series entitled Brick and Mortar, Alastair Sterne explores the idea that scripture is God-breathed. What does this even mean? If scripture is indeed God-breathed, what does that mean about how we should treat it? Give this sermon a listen find out!
2/22/201633 minutes, 4 seconds
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Applying Mortar

In the second week of our series entitled Brick and Mortar, Alastair Sterne explores the next brick in our faith: the Holy Spirit. Who is the Holy Spirit, and what does He do, and how do we know Him?
2/15/201636 minutes, 45 seconds
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Christ in the Wilderness

Ash Wednesday is a reminder of our mortality and sinfulness contrasted against the beauty of Jesus. Preston Gordon walks us through Christ's temptation in the wilderness, and the poignancy of being sinful, but having hope because Easter is around the corner.
2/12/201617 minutes, 11 seconds
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Building Wisely

Welcome to our new series entitled Brick and Mortar. In this first sermon, Amanda Russell-Jones explores the passage of the wise and foolish builders, and helps us understand why Jesus is the only foundation worth building our lives upon.
2/10/201636 minutes, 24 seconds
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Are We Hearing?

In the final instalment of our series entitled Making Sense of Jesus, Roger Revell walks us through why hearing is often overlooked by our culture, but is crucial to our lives as believers.
1/31/201633 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Fragrance of Christ

In this latest instalment of our series entitled Making Sense of Jesus, Alastair Sterne tackles the sense of smell. What does it mean to be the fragrance of Christ, and what does it smell like to others?
1/25/201632 minutes, 43 seconds
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Touching Grace (Baptism)

In the next instalment of our series entitled Making Sense of Jesus, Alastair Sterne helps us understand the significance and meaning of Baptism and why it is so important to remember our participation in this sacrament.
1/19/201635 minutes, 29 seconds
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Tasting Jesus (Communion)

In our second instalment of the series Making Sense of Jesus, Alastair Sterne helps us make sense of the sacrament of communion, and explains exactly what it means in the light of who Jesus is.
1/11/201631 minutes, 32 seconds
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Behold, I Saw

Tune into the first instalment of our new series entitled Making Sense of Jesus. It's often difficult to make sense of who Jesus is, but He made Himself known to us and wants to be understood. What does it mean to see Jesus, and what happens when we do?
1/5/201636 minutes, 17 seconds
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Before the Sun Sets

In the last instalment of our Advent series called Light Into Darkness, Alastair Sterne walks us through an unpopular thought that the window of opportunity for salvation will close. However, it is open for the taking now.
12/21/201529 minutes, 55 seconds
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Living In The Light

In the third week of Advent, Pastor Roger Revell explores one big idea: living in the light doesn’t just warm you up, it changes you. Listen as he explores how the light of Christ transforms and changes our lives.
12/16/201534 minutes, 39 seconds
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But We Loved The Darkness

In the second week of our Advent series, Light Into Darkness, Shannon Parrott explores how God so loved the world but we so loved the darkness. However, the good news is that Jesus loves us more than we love the darkness: he hasn't come to condemn, but to save.
12/7/201528 minutes, 27 seconds
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Shine Brighter Still!

In the first sermon in our Advent series, Light Into Darkness, Pastor Alastair Sterne explores how Jesus, our true light, shines into the darkness, and will shine brighter still.
11/30/201533 minutes, 10 seconds
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Has Jesus Lost His Mind?

Has Jesus lost his mind? Listen in to Alastair Sterne's latest sermon in our series The Gospel of Mark. Alastair takes us through what blasphemy of the Holy Spirit really is, and teaches us about the multiple accusations Jesus encountered.
11/23/201531 minutes, 37 seconds
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Who is in the Driver's Seat?

We had a special treat this past Sunday. Bishop Stephen Leung joined us and taught us about what cross-cultural ministry looked like in the New Testament church, and who the guiding force in this early ministry was. The answer is simple, yet profound.
11/16/201532 minutes, 8 seconds
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Mountain Top Spirituality For Every Day Life

In the next instalment of our series entitled The Gospel of Mark, Alastair Sterne helps us understand that the Church is not a movement. The Church is an agent of the movement that Jesus started, and the only way to remain a part of this movement is to remain with Him.
11/9/201530 minutes, 30 seconds
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Let's Kill Jesus

Following Jesus is hard, but it's not complicated. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Listen in on this instalment of our Gospel of Mark series as Alastair Sterne explains how the Sabbath is meant to be for those who follow Jesus.
11/2/201534 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Bridegroom

Check out the next instalment in our series The Gospel of Mark. In this sermon, Roger Revell helps us understand how Jesus is the ultimate example of commitment and love.
10/26/201535 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Scandal of Grace

Listen in to the latest sermon from our series entitled The Gospel of Mark. In this sermon, Alastair Sterne explores the depths of Jesus' grace, how scandalous it was for His time, and what it means for us.
10/19/201531 minutes, 26 seconds