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Feb. 11, 2018 — Where now is the God of Elijah? by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
Elisha, after seeing the Chariot of Fire, and seeing Elijah taken up to heaven, comes to the Jordan River and makes a daring claim on the power of God. Dare we put our faith on the line as Elisha did?
Feb. 4, 2018 — How We Portray God by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
What images do we use when we talk about God to others? What images are important to us? In this video David talks about some of his early church memories: in St Paul's, Anglican Church in Norval, Ontario; in the Salvation Army Citadel; in an evangelical rally at the Opera House in Orillia; and in the Hamilton stadium with Leighton Ford, Billy Graham's brother-in-law. He also talks about how we use our images of God to affect others.
Jan. 29, 2018 — How close should we get to God? by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
Is it OK to be cautious, or even just a little bit afraid of God? During the time of Moses people were afraid of God. How has that changed, and just how familiar can we be with God? Fr. Barker talks about our relationship with God, and how God’s presence in us is stronger than any other spiritual power.
Jan. 21, 2018 — Context Matters by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
To be Christians in this world we need to know and understand the scriptures. The context in which they were written, and the context in which they were received. Further, we need to know the context of our current world, so that we might put together the message of the scripture and the needs of the world.
Jan. 14, 2018 — The Right Place at the Right Time by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
Being at the right place at the right time depends a great deal on the personal preparation that goes on before.
Jan. 7, 2018: — Baptism and Quantum Entanglement by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
At our baptism, we are joined to Christ: we are buried with him, we are raised with him. As the Spirit of God hovered over the water of creation, inspired the Apostles on the Day of Pentecost and came to Jesus at the Jordan River, so the Spirit of God can touch us and inspire us in each day.
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