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Each week we try to record and post the Sunday teaching. Check out the archive to view past teachings.

 

03/28- Life Lessons from Jesus Pt.4 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues considering the life lessons we can learn from Jesus. Considering the all encompassing, strong, yet gentle, healing heart of Jesus.

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03/21- Life Lessons from Jesus Pt.3 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne considers the life lessons we can learn from Jesus and his experience clearing out the temple.

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03/14- Life Lessons from Jesus Pt.2 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne considers the life lessons we can learn from Jesus. We consider a story that shows his heart to be united with us.

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03/07- Life Lessons from Jesus (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne considers the life lessons we can learn from Jesus from his baptism and temptation in the desert experience.

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02/28- Face to Face Pt.2 (Harry Russell)- Today Harry continues reflecting on the unique position we have in Jesus and how it can help us find the real us.

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02/21- Re-discovering Jesus Pt.6 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our series focusing on Jesus, Wayne considers the renewing of life with Jesus. Can you find it!?

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02/14- Re-discovering Jesus Pt.5 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our series focusing on Jesus, Wayne considers how life with Jesus can inspire real life-giving transformation in us.

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02/07- Re-discovering Jesus Pt.4 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our series focusing on Jesus Wayne considers Jesus as our Rabbi and the faith that he has in us.

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01/31- Face to Face (Harry Russell)- Today Harry considers some of the implications of how we can interact with God based on how Jesus interacts with God.

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01/24- Re-discovering Jesus Pt.3 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our series focusing on Jesus Wayne considers the disrupting but serious message of Jesus.

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01/17- Re-discovering Jesus Pt.2 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our series focusing on Jesus Wayne considers God's constant presence with us throughout our days.

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01/10- Re-discovering Jesus Pt.1 (Wayne Thomas)- As we continue into the New Year and the continued uncertainty of this season Wayne focuses on the constant of Jesus and how he can help us see life better.

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01/03- 2020 and Lament (Wayne Thomas)- As we enter the New Year Wayne considers the goodness of God and the healthy practice of lament.

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12/20- The Wisdom of Christmas (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our Advent reflections Wayne considers the story of the wisemen and how Jesus still reveals wisdom in a world of confusion.

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12/06- Song in your Heart (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our Advent reflections Wayne considers the inspiration we can find in this time of year celebrating this season.

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11/29- A Different Peace (Wayne Thomas)- As we enter the Advent season Wayne considers the peace we can find in Jesus and why it is different than many of the other things we try to find peace in.

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11/22- Unrecognized Blessing Pt.11 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne wraps up our series based on the book of Ephesians considering the reality and nature of spiritual warfare.

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11/15- Unrecognized Blessing Pt.10 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues our series based on the book of Ephesians considering what it means to faithful and faith-filled...

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11/01- Unrecognized Blessing Pt.8 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne returns to our series based on the book of Ephesians considering what it means to mature in our faith relationship with Jesus in a way that is both faith-filled and faithful.

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10/25- Teach us to Pray (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne takes a break from our series on Ephesians to reflect on the importance of prayer and the prayer the Lord gave his followers.

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10/11- Unrecognized Blessing Pt.7 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues our series based on the book of Ephesians considering the promise that we can experience life in God through the Holy Spirit in ways that are beyond our imaginations.

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10/04- Unrecognized Blessing Pt.6 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues our series based on the book of Ephesians considering the hardness of life, the wonder of grace, the brilliance of this thing called the church, and the freedom that can come to people if we can understand these truths.

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09/27- Unrecognized Blessing Pt.5 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues our series based on the book of Ephesians considering how Jesus unites us with himself and extends the invitation for us to connect with one another in deep relationship.

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09/20- Faith of a Mustard Seed (Terry Lauzon)- Today Terry shares reflections on the efficacy of faith the size of a mustard seed and encourages us to reach for that today.

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09/13- Unrecognized Blessing Pt.4 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues our series based on the book of Ephesians considering what it means to be rescued by Jesus and how that can affect our daily lives now.

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09/06- Creature Comforts (Kelly Mykietka)- Today Kelly reflects on how we as Christians view and react to comfort and discomfort in our daily lives.

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08/30- Unrecognized Blessing Pt.3 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues our series based on the book of Ephesians considering our future hope and how it can shape us now.

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08/23- Unrecognized Blessing Pt.2 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues our series based on the book of Ephesians reflecting on God's plan and our responsibility with our choices.

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08/16- Unrecognized Blessing (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne starts a new series based on the book of Ephesians reflecting on what it means to be the church.

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08/02- Practical Guidelines Pt.8 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our series Wayne considers the value of a disciplined life, how a proper balance of work, study, and prayer can lead us into a richer life of faith.

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07/26- Practical Guidelines Pt.7 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our series Wayne considers the discipline of stability and how a posture of consistency can help us be more open to experience God in the long journey of faith.

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07/19- What the Spirit is Saying (Harry Russell)- Today Harry reflects on God's plans for restoration and the things the Spirit might be speaking to us in this season. 

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07/12- Practical Guidelines Pt.6 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our series Wayne considers the discipline of hospitality and how a posture of hospitality can help us be more open to experience God in unexpected moments in life.

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06/28- Practical Guidelines Pt.5 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our series Wayne considers the monastic discipline of humility and how genuine humility can open us to recieve the grace of God we need for authentic growth.

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06/21- Practical Guidelines Pt.4 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our series Wayne Thomas considers the monastic discipline of obedience and how a perspective of mutual submission might help us grow in humility and consideration of others.

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06/14- Practical Guidelines Pt.3 (Wayne Thomas)- Returning to our series Wayne considers the monastic discipline of poverty and how a perspective of simplicity might help us embrace life in a richer way.

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06/07- Fireside Chat (Wayne Thomas)- Taking a little break from our series Wayne and Christie reflect on their story in joining Avenue Vineyard and how they've seen God at work in the journey.

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05/24- Practical Guidelines Pt.2 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our new series Wayne reflects on our occasional need for silence and how it can aid our attention.

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05/17- Practical Guidelines (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne started a new series. Practical guidelines we can learn from those who came before us that can help us grow forward.

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05/10- Quiet in the Chaos (Sam McColman)- Today Sam considered lessons from the life of Elijah. How can we relate when filled with fear and faced with persecution? How can we search for God's voice amongst chaos and troubled times?

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05/03- Grasping Smoke Pt.2 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne Thomas continues to reflect on the wisdom of the teacher in Ecclesiastes. Considering the things we grasp for.

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04/26- Grasping Smoke (Wayne Thomas)- In this season of uncertainty Wayne considers the wisdom of the teacher in Ecclesiastes. What are the things we grasp for? 

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04/19- Reflecting on the Journey Pt.10 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our reflections on the journey of life Wayne considers life and death...where are we hanging our hat?  Jesus brings us hope...

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04/12- Hindsight Pt.2 (Wayne Thomas)- Today as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, Wayne continues to reflect on part of the Easter story and how it can help reorient our hope.

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04/05- Hindsight (Wayne Thomas)- As we enter Holy Week Wayne reflects on part of the Easter story and how it can help reorient our hope.

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03/29- Reflecting on the Journey Pt.9 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our reflections on the journey of life Wayne considers the brokenness we sometimes encounter in life and how Jesus brings us hope.

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03/22- Reflecting on the Journey Pt.8 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our reflections on the journey of life Wayne considers the influence and importance of our guiding story. How are we being led by the Scriptures? (This was our first Sunday on Facebook Live as a result of the COVID-19 social distancing)

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03/08- Lectio Divina (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne led us in an exercise called Lectio Divina. It's an intentional exercise that helps us hear God personally through reflection on the Scriptures.

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03/01- Reflecting on the Journey Pt.7 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our reflections on the journey of life Wayne considers the influence and importance of friendship.

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02/16- Reflecting on the Journey Pt.5 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our reflections on the journey of life Wayne considers God's invitation to find rest and how we sometimes reach for it in unhealthy ways through sex and unhealthy attempts at intimacy.

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02/09- Freedom- Rest from our Striving (Harry Russell)- Today Harry considers how we can experience deeper freedom when we stop striving for identity and acceptance and learn to rest in the truth of "Christ in me."

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02/02- Reflecting on the Journey Pt.4 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our reflections on the journey of life Wayne considers ambition and some of the unhealthy ways we might puruse it for the illusion of security.

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01/26- Reflecting on the Journey Pt.3 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our reflections on the journey of life Wayne considers freedom and our sometimes unhealthy approaches of trying to experience it.

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01/12- Reflecting on the Journey Pt.2 (Wayne Thomas)- As we continue into the New Year Wayne considers our ongoing search for satisfaction through the journey of life.

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01/05- Reflecting on the Journey (Wayne Thomas)- As we enter the New Year Wayne considers some ways that we can see God at work in our lives through the journey of life.

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12/15- Christmas- A Season for Metanoia Pt.2 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues to consider the Christmas story and how it can change the way we see and do life.

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12/01- Christmas- A Season for Metanoia (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne considers the Christmas story and how it can change the way we see and do life.

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11/24- Finding God Pt.7 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues our series considering some of the stories around the life and example of St. Francis.growth.

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11/17-  Who's My Neighbour (Sam McColman)- Today Sam reflects on who really is our neighbour. How do we love like Jesus the people we live our daily lives with?

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11/10- Finding God Pt.6 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues our series considering Remembrance Day, repentance and the process of growth.

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11/03- Finding God Pt.5 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues our series considering the ways we can better find God and his activity in our everyday moments by considering God's presence in the very nature of love. 

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10/27- Shine (Harry Russell)- Jesus teaches in Matthew 5 that God reveals his kingdom through small things. It may seem only a little thing showing kindness and patience or being humble to others but The B-attitudes and the Fruit of the Spiritcauses ones light to shine in the darkness of this generation revealing who our God really is.

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10/20- Finding God Pt.4 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues our series considering the ways we can better find God and his activity in our everyday moments by looking for God in the small, in things we often take for granted.

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10/13- Finding God Pt.3 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues our series considering the ways we can better find God and his activity in our everyday moments.

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09/29- Seeing with Greater Vision (Harry Russell)- Today Harry takes a look at what causes spiritual blindness and how drawing near to God increases our vision.

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09/22- Finding God Pt.2 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues reflecting on Gods heart and intentionality to connect with us.

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09/15- Finding God (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne reflects on Gods heart and intentionality to connect with us.

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09/01- Reach for the Gifts (David Bohonos)- Today David reflects on the gifts of the Spirit and our invitation to reach for them and share them.

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08/11- Run the Race (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne shares some reflections from his recent race and then considers the racing metaphor that is often used in the New Testament for the life of faith.

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07/28- Ignite Passion (Harry Russell)- Today Harry shares how Jesus came to set hearts ablaze with a passion for God. The life of faith is not first about sacrifice but about a willingness to offer self in relationship to God.

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07/21- Sharing a Word of Knowledge (Bob Carroll)- Today Bob discusses equipping God's people with the Biblical understanding of the spiritual gift of a word of knowledge (1 Corinthians 12) along with an opportunity to practice sharing that gift with one another. 

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07/14- Jesus at work in Us (Harry Russell)- Today Harry considers how we all experience trials and struggles in life. But when we begin to see how God is constantly at work in our lives weaving the good, the bad, the tragic and the healing times together for our good we can find strength and encouragement.

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07/07- Light through the Darkness (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne reflects on the holiday of Pentecost. Considering what this observance can teach us about God's invitaion to life with him.

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06/23- Update and Review (Vanessa Pavely and Shannon McColman)- Today we get an update on the work in Costa Rica through Transforma with Vanessa and then Shannon shares with us a review of some of the worship values in our family of churches.

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06/16- Faithfulness 2 Ways (Christie Thomas)- Today Christie considers the journey of living life and how the faithfulness of those that have come before us can inspire us to our own faithfulness.

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06/09- Learning to Bumble in the Dark (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne wraps up our series of walking through hard seasons in life by considering how with God's grace we can still bumble into his good purposes.

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06/02- The Way of Restoration (Bob Carroll)- Today Bob considers the story of Jesus restoring Peter after his denial. Peter is dealing with disappointment, shame, guilt and failure after his denial of Jesus.  Jesus offers him forgiveness and restoration to his calling as a fisher of men.  Through a similar process, we too can find healing and restoration to go deeper in our experience of a Spirit empowered kingdom life.

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05/26- What I am Meant to Be (Harry Russell)- Today Harry reflects on how from the beginning God invites us into a relationship of love and how he wants to share his life with us  as a Father to his children.

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05/19- Learning to Walk in the Dark Pt.6 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne considers how God's ways are above and beyond our own. But he's good. So we can trust him especially when things are fuzzy to us.

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05/12- Growing and not Knowing (Christie Thomas)- Today as we celebrate Mother's Day, Christie shares about the process of growth through the various seasons of life. Highlighting that there is often more going on than we recognize.

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04/21- Learning to Walk in the Dark Pt.5 (Wayne Thomas)- Today as we celebrate Resurrection Sunday, Wayne continues reflecting on some of the dark seasons we may encounter in life. Considering that things are not always how we might first view them and how darkness can give us perspective.

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04/14- Learning to Walk in the Dark Pt.4 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues reflecting on some of the dark seasons we may encounter in life. Considering that part of the reason we try and avoid some of those seasons is becasue we're unskilled in navigating hard things.

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04/07- Learning to Walk in the Dark Pt.3 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues reflecting on some of the dark seasons we may encounter in life. Sometimes we feel the need to avoid them or run from them. But is it possible God himself might be trying to reveal himself in them?

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03/31- Learning to Walk in the Dark Pt.2 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues reflecting on some of the dark seasons we may encounter in life. Sometimes we feel the need to avoid them or run from them. But is it possible God himself might be trying to reveal himself in them?

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03/17- Who you say I am (Harry Russell)- Today Harry considers how Jesus not only reveals God to us as the perfect father but also shows us what it means to live as a child of God.

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03/10- Learning to Walk in the Dark (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne considers some of the dark times that we experience. We're often in a hurry to leave them behind but sometimes the exact thing we need is to linger there for a while.

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03/03- Deeper with God (Bob Carroll)- Today Bob explores some of the ways that can lead us into deeper communion with God.

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02/24- Be Humble to Really See (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne considers the need to approach Jesus with humility in order to better see and understand his invitation.

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02/17- The Main and the Plain (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne reflects on some of the ways we complicate our faith practice and how a focus on Jesus can simplify things.

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02/03- Underestimating Jesus (Harry Russell)- Today Harry considers how Jesus shows us who God really is. Rather than a vengeful God, Jesus reveals a loving father who comes to do vengeance against the systems and mindsets that keep us blind, oppressed and imprisoned.

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01/27- Focusing on Jesus (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne considers how Jesus needs to be our focus and how sometimes we get distracted by the minor issues.

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01/20- Knowing Jesus (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne considers getting to know Jesus and how this knowing can inspire our living.

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01/13- Seeing Jesus (Wayne Thomas)- In the afterglow of Christmas, Wayne reflects on how this celebration might renew our joy and help us see and share the life of Jesus.

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01/06- Inviting Epiphany (Wayne Thomas)- As we enter the New Year Wayne reflects on how Christmas can inspire us for the year to come.

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12/30- Life's Training Plan (Shaun Thomas)- As we prepare to enter the New Year, Shaun reflects on life planning and on where we should place our trust.

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12/23- That Night (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our Advent reflections, Wayne considers the light and life that were given to us in the gift of Jesus.

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12/16- Climb the Tree (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our Advent reflections, Wayne considers how placing our trust in Jesus can inspire (or re-imagine) faithfulness, joyfulness, and triumph over hurts and wounds.

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12/09- Hope Can Be Like Soap (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our Advent reflections, Wayne considers the thrill of hope that this season can bring to our weary world.

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11/25- God with Us (Wayne Thomas)- As we enter the Advent season, intentionally turning our hearts towards God, Wayne considers the huge theme of God with us.

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11/18- Right in front of us (Harry Russell)- Today Harry shares how the religious leaders in Jesus' day new the Scriptures inside and out yet couldn't recognize God standing right in front of them in Jesus. Do we also miss the oportunity and do our religious mindsets hinder us from seeing Jesus in our neighbours  or others?

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11/11- Tear Down the Divide (Harry Russell)- Today Harry shares some thoughts on Matthew 25:31-46 and John 9. Considering how Jesus tears down the us and them mindset. Inviting us into seeing and serving him as we serve the marginalized.

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11/04- East is Up (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne considers how we can be culturally conditioned and how the power of festivals, practices, remembering can help get us back on track.

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10/28- Seek the Gift (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne reflects on the Scriptures instruction for us to be open to the Holy Spirit and his action in our lives; individually and corporately.

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10/21- He Brings Gifts (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne reflects on what the New Testament teaches us about Spirit phenomena, sometimes referred to as Spiritual Gifts.

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10/07- Who am I? (Sam McColman)- Today Sam reflects on lessons he's learned as he's pursued putting his identity in Christ.

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09/30- Power or Weakness? (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne reflects on our understandings of power and weakness and how the Holy Spirit can impact our perspective, especially through the gift of prayer.

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09/23- Strategy (Luke Kornelsen)- God can and does speak to us in different ways and through different experiences of life. Today Luke introduces an exercise for discerning God's heart for a strategy for our church.

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09/16- Invited to the Party (Harry Russell)- Jesus first miracle of turning water into wine was a sign of how the Kingdom of God would remove the barriers that kept the marginalized on the outside and how the Holy Spirit reveals Jesus and the love of God when we meet together to celebrate.

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09/09- How to Fruit Salad (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne considers how life interacting with the Holy Spirit should be resulting in growth in the fruit of the Spirit and we discuss what that could look like. 

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09/02- Finding Light in Community (Waynbe Thomas)- Today Wayne considers the privlege, honour and necessity of confession and accountability in community.

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08/19- Lessons in Life (Shaun Thomas)- Shaun shares a brief look at 3 lessons he beleives God has been teaching him in the last couple years; humility, patience, and trust/obedience.

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08/12- The Path of Most Resistance (Harry Russell)- Offering up all the external things we relate to and those things that so easily distract can help us focus on the inner sanctuary to hear God clearly and know his will for our lives.

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07/22- The Breath of Life Pt.6 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our reflections on the Holy Spirit, today Wayne considers Jesus' expectation for us to expereince the Holy Spirit and the life that he can bring to us.

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07/15- The Breath of Life Pt.5 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our reflections on the Holy Spirit, today Wayne Thomas considers the story of a more recent encounter with the Holy Spirit and how God's presence in the midst of this people group transformed them. 

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07/08- The Breath of Life Pt.4 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our reflections on the Holy Spirit, today Wayne discusses how the Holy Spirit inspired the first Christians and how we can be inspired the same way today.

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06/17- The Breath of Life Pt.3 (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our reflections on the Holy Spirit, today Wayne discusses how Jesus partnered with the Holy Spirit in his life and ministry.

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06/10- Missionaries (Brady McColman)- Today the youth and young adults led the service and Brady shares how a life commited to the ways of Jesus is a life committed to action in his service.

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06/03- The Breath of Life Pt.2 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne explores the biblical story line expressing God's heart to be close to his people.

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05/27- Sanctified Imagination (Harry Russell)- Today Harry discusses how our minds play out stories we have experienced and how God's word can bring deep heart and mind transformation.

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05/20- The Breath of Life (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne Thomas introduces a series on the Holy Spirit and our opportunity to experience God's presence with us.

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05/13- The Ongoing Story (Wayne Thomas)- This Mother's Day Wayne considers the different ways that God can work in our lives that still lead to his good purposes.

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05/06- Finding what Matters (Josh Green)- Today Josh shares part of his story with us and reflects on where we can find real fulfillment in life with God.

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04/29- Embracing Good, True and Beautiful Pt.2 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues a reflection on God's presence in our midst. How he is more present than we realize and how recognizing his presence with us can change our perspective and actions for the better.

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04/22- Embracing Good, True and Beautiful (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne reflects on God's presence in our midst. How he is more present than we realize and how recognizing his presence with us can change our perspective for the better.

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04/08- When Scars become Beautiful (Terry Harsch)- Today Terry shares with us how Jesus can transform the life experiences we perceive as "scars" into something beautiful.

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04/01- The Quest Pt.7-Embrace the Light (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne wraps up our on the book of Ecclesiastes considering how Jesus and the Easter events change the lens through which we view life with God and each other in this world.

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03/25- The Servant King (Harry Russell)- Today Harry shares on Jesus the servant King. Where he is, the Kingdom is present. By following his servant example we can see glimpses of the kingdom by entering the brokenness of others.

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03/18- The Quest Pt.6 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues our reflections on the book of Ecclesiastes considering how recognizing some of the empty things we chase in everyday life can lead us to a place of really recognizing and enjoying God and his everyday gifts to us.

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03/11- Beauty from Ashes (Harry Russell)- Today Harry reflects on the cross. Out of such a horrific death, flows the beautiful gift of life. To reflect on the price paid can help us appreciate all we have recieved. 

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02/18- The Quest Pt.5 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues our reflections on the book of Ecclesiastes considering our experiences of suffering, how we can grow through them and how our God is with us in our suffering.

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02/04- The Quest Pt.3 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues our reflections on the book of Ecclesiastes exploring some of the experiences we pursue in our search for happiness and meaning.

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01/28- The Quest Pt.2 (Wayne Thomas)- Over the years many people have been encouraged towards wisdom through wrestling with the thoughts of Ecclesiastes. Today Wayne begins to reflect on the words of wisdom from that book.

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01/21- The Quest (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne begins a study on the Old Testament wisdom book of Ecclesiastes. Considering some of the things that motivate us and that wrestling for wisdom is part of the quest.

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01/14- Avenue's 20th Year Celebration (Various)- This weekend we celbrate 20 years of God's faithfulness in and through our church. This morning we heard from the three pastoral couples who have had a role in the story of Avenue Vineyard- Mark and Brenda Wollenburg, Mark and Ruth Taverner, and Wayne and Christie Thomas.

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01/07- Forever Christmas (Wayne Thomas)- Christmas might be over but the story isn't finished. Today Wayne reflects on the onging nature of the story and our invitation to play a role.

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12/24- Seeing the Story (Christie Thomas)- Reflecting on Christmas, Christie shares some thoughts on tradition and seeing the things that really matter in this season.

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12/10- The Dawning of Christmas Pt.2 (Wayne Thomas)- As we continue the Advent season Wayne Thomas reflects on how the story of Christmas is a story of inclusion, a beauty that resonates deep in our hearts and the fulfillment of long awaited promises.

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11/26- The Dawning of Christmas (Wayne Thomas)- As we enter the Advent season in preperation for Christmas we enter that time of year where the light of Jesus shines in our culture in ways that many don't recognize. Today Wayne reflects on seeing Jesus' presence in this season.

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11/19- Called to Rest (Harry Russell)- What we need the most we often find the most difficult to embrace. This is true in finding rest in the midst of our daily routines and struggles. Today Harry reflects of the rest God offers us in Jesus.

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11/12- A Heart that's True (Wayne Thomas)- Lying seems quite common in our culture. Today Wayne Thomas considers Jesus words to let our yes be yes; saying what we mean and meaning what we say.

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10/15- The Perpetual Motion of Love (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our reflections on the virtues Wayne considers the never ending potential of the virute of love. A power that can continually lead us into a deeper and richer experience of life with God and others.

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10/08- Natural Obedient Gratitude (Harry Russell)- In the midst of trying times its hard to give thanks yet we are commanded to. Paul reminds us rejoicing in the Lord guards our hearts and minds. And the Holy Spirit will help us when we find it hard to be grateful.

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10/01- Look at the Joy of the Kingdom (Harry Russell)- We are truly blessed regardless of our condition and circumstances. With the Beatitudes Jesus gives a glimpse for all those who were deemed not blessed to see the complete joy of His Kingdom.

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09/24- The Hope from Above (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our reflections on the virtues Wayne considers the nature of hope and how it can inspire us in the journey of faith and life.

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09/17- Faith needs Patience (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our reflections on the virtues Wayne Thomas considers the interaction of faith and patience.

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09/10- The Beauty in Humility (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our reflections on the virtues Wayne considers the essential ingredient of humility for embracing God's best for us.

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09/03- Be Humble for Justice Sake (Wayne Thomas)- Returning to our reflections on the virtues Wayne Thomas considers the virtue of justice and how we can pursue it in our lives.

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08/27- Remember not to forget (Harry Russell)- Throughout Scripture we are told to remember what the Lord has done. We are called to be living stones - living witnesses of His great works. 

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08/20- Can you hear me now? (Harry Russell)- With a constant bombardment of sometimes confusing noise, hearing from God is vital. Maybe it's time to get back to basics - hear the word and obey.

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08/13- The Wisdom of Wisdom (Wayne Thomas)- In our exploration of the virtues, Wayne Thomas considers the virtue of wisdom and the value of pursuing it in our lives of faith.

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07/30- The Richness of Self-Control (Wayne Thomas)-In our exploration of the virtues, Wayne considers the virtue of self-control and how although it can seem limiting it really leads us towards richness.

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07/16- Living a Life Satisfied by God (Shaun Thomas)- Too often our thoughts and heart are distracted and weighed down by our daily activities, stresses and frustrations. Paul suffered many tribulations, had experiences with plenty and with nothing and through it all he learned to be "content in all things". Can we follow his example, and those of other believers, to learn how to live a life satisfied by God? 

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07/09- Enduring Courage (Wayne Thomas)- In our exploration of the virtues, Wayne considers the virtue of courage and it's place in the long obediance of our faith. 

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06/18- Come as you are (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne considers the Beatitudes and how they can help us recieve God's grace as we reach fof the virtuous life. 

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06/11- Rewrite the Story (Harry Russell)- All of us have had real life stories that inform the way we live. All kinds of emotion that express themselves, often in ways that make us feel unworthy and distant in our relationships. But our Heavenly Father loves to rewrite our story revealing our true identity as His sons and daughters. 

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06/04- The More Beautiful Way (Wayne Thomas)- Today we reflect on a story about Jesus and discuss our motivation in following his ways. 

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05/28- More than we Know (Wayne Thomas)- Today, Wayne considers how the pursuit of virtue relates to Jesus' favorite topic, the Kingdom of God. 

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05/21- Embracing Virtue (Wayne Thomas)- Today, Wayne considers the value of embracing the virtues as we seek to grow more like Jesus. 

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05/07- Otium Sanctum (Wayne Thomas)- Today, Wayne reflects on the pace of our daily lives and how they often drive us with an inner state of hurry. In this frenetic outlook how much of the beauty of the present moment is missed? Jesus shows us a better way

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04/30- A Kingdom not from this World (Nathan Rousu)- Today, Nathan takes a look at the words and actions of Jesus to discover how he handles power and influence in a healthy way so we can do the same.

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04/23- Family Chat Pt.2 (Wayne Thomas)- Before the New Year we had a church family chat and exercise to discuss how we worship, pray, do training and family fellowship together (based on Acts 2:42). Today, Wayne shares the themes and some thoughts that resulted from that exercise.

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04/16- Our King (Wayne Thomas)- Celebrating Resurrection Sunday, Wayne considers how Jesus life and sacrifice changes our reality.

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04/02- Transformation (Wayne Thomas)- Returning to our consideration of the character of God, Wayne considers how Jesus in our lives transforms us. Recognizing that our thoughts about God will influence not only who we are but how we live.

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03/19- Heroes of the Faith Pt.2 (Wayne Thomas)- Hearing the stories of those who have gone before us can encourage us on the journey of becoming more like Jesus. Today Wayne considers the story of Catherine of Siena. 

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03/12- Self-Giving (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our consideration of the character of God, Wayne considers God's self-giving nature. Recognizing that our thoughts about God will influence not only who we are but how we live.

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03/05- God's Holiness (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our consideration of the character of God, Wayne considers our thoughts on God's Holiness. Recognizing that our thoughts about God will influence not only who we are but how we live.

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02/26- Serve like Jesus (Harry Russell)- Today, Harry considers how Jesus sets the example of how to serve so the church can grow to look like Him.

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02/12- Do we know God's love? (Wayne Thomas)- Continuing our consideration of the character of God, Wayne considers our thoughts on God's love. Recognizing that our thoughts about God will influence not only who we are but how we live.

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02/05- Heroes of the Faith (Wayne Thomas)- Hearing the stories of those who have gone before us can encourage us on the journey of becoming more like Jesus. Today Wayne considers the story of St. Antony of Egypt. 

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01/29- The Generosity of God (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne considers our thoughts on the generosity of God. Recognizing that our thoughts about God will influence not only who we are but how we live.

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01/22- God - Do we trust Him? (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne considers our thoughts on the trustworthiness of God. Recognizing that our thoughts about God will influence not only who we are but how we live.

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01/15- Seeing God's Goodness (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne considers our thoughts on the Goodness of God. Recognizing that our thoughts about God will determine not only who we are but how we live.

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01/08- Becoming a Jesus Ninja (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne introduces our focus for this year. An intentional process to help us become more like Jesus, lived out in our daily lives. 

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12/11- Our Orienting Story Pt.2 (Wayne Thomas)- Today Wayne continues our advent


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