Sermons by Pastor Shawn Barden

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Thanksgiving Sermon

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I read two stats this week that got my blood pressure up.  Stat 1: “The typical church in England (which is culturally similar to Canada) has six adults for every child or student in their congregation.”  Congregations are getting older.  Stat 2: “72% of people who come to faith in Jesus do so before their […]

RISKY BUSINESS : PART 1 – BIG FAITH

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Faith. Our relationship with God depends on it. But what is it? Is it believing where there is no evidence?  Like in unicorns?  Well, no it’s not. Not Christian faith anyway. Christian faith springs out of evidence. Evidence for God’s presence in the world.  But Christian faith goes beyond where the evidence alone can take […]

THE REAL YOU : PART 10 : A TEMPLE OF GOD’S SPIRIT

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I love this time of year.  BBQ’s in the backyard, meeting friends at the lake, a lazy float down the river, or a cool evening ride with some buddies, are just some of the ways that we recharge our batteries during the summer months.  Similarly we gather together to unite our voices in praise, our […]

THE REAL YOU : PART 1 : LOVED BY GOD

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“Who are you?”  This is a simple question to ask but not so simple to answer.  It gets at the core of our identity, which is a complex thing.  Many of us piece our identity together, with aspects from every stage of our life fused into a collage.  Some of us don’t know the answer, […]

THE OVERFLOW OF LOVE – PART 2 : JOHN 7

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I had a conversation this week with a guy who doesn’t go to church, and finds the whole idea ridiculous.  In some ways I agreed with him- it is rather ridiculous to gather together to hear flawed preaching from an ancient book, to sing songs of a music style we might not like, to drink […]

THE OVERFLOW OF LOVE – JOHN 7:37-39

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You don’t need to know a lot of stuff for your life to have a lasting impact in the world.  You don’t need to be smart, or good looking, or come from a good family.  All you need is for the words of Jesus, that we are looking at today, to be true of you.  […]