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Learning to Love (Week One)

Preacher: Rev. David Exley Series Intro: As we begin this four-week sermon series, I want to take a moment to have us open by thinking about what it means to be engaged in this process of learning to love. Learning to love like God loves....

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Called to the Other Side

Preacher: Rev. David Exley • Scripture Reading: Romans 8-12-25 •For a long time my favourite passage of scripture was the parable found in Matthew 25—the one with the sheep and the goats. Many of us know this parable of Jesus where he pain...

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God Saw How Good It Was

SCRIPTURE: Genesis 1-2:2 PREACHER: Rev. David ExleyOne of the first things you do in Seminary when you study the Hebrew Bible (what we most often refer to, in our tradition, as the Old Testament) is you look at how the Judeo-Christian creation n...

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Conspiring With God

Preacher: Rev. David ExleyText: Acts 2:1-21The Pentecost story is a story that speaks of breath and a holy, life-giving fire. With the great “Yes!” that the followers of Jesus give to God, the Spirit moves into their lives and ignites that divine...

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Jesus Has Ascended... Now What?

Every preacher has had this nightmare before—you find yourself at church on Sunday morning completely unprepared for worship. I’ve had this dream a few times and, I know quite a few preachers that experience this nightmare on a more regular basis...

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Stepping Onto The Stage

The 2002 film, About A Boy (based on the Nick Hornby novel of the same name) features two of the most interesting characters to cross paths. Will, played by Hugh Grant, and Marcus, played by (a young) Nicholas Hoult. Will and Marcus couldn’t be mor...

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Room to Spare

One of my all-time favourite “Jesus movies” is a film that was released 20 years ago called the Miracle Maker. It is a strange choice for a number of different reasons. For one, it’s a claymation film with some animation spliced into ...

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Escape Rooms, Shepherds, and Gates

One of the last activities we did together as a family before the stay-at-home order was issued here in London was an Escape Room. If you’ve not had the chance to experience this fairly new cultural phenomenon I’ll give you a brief over...

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