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Grant Memorial's Bible Studies

Grant Memorial's Bible Studies

By Grant Memorial Church
Welcome to the Grant Memorial Church Podcast! Here you'll find each week a new episode with a Bible study from one of Grant's pastors. We hope you'll be encouraged by these reflections on the Word of God, and that they may empower you and help you grow in your spiritual walk with God. Visit us at www.grantmemorial.ca or download the Grant Memorial Church app to connect with our Grant community!
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The Gospel of Mark | Week 25: Mark 8:11-21 | Pr Cam Stephens
In this episode, Pr Cam Stephens recalls another moment when the Pharisees confronted Jesus because they lacked sight of Jesus' signs. And as disciples also missed the point one more time, Jesus showed there is yet hope for those who sincerely seek.  #mark8 #gospelofmark #jesussigns #discipleship
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May 22, 2022
The Gospel of Mark | Week 24: Mark 8:1-10 | Pr Cam Stephens
Jesus' feeding the crowd gives us a valuable lesson that hospitality acknowledges other people's needs. In this episode, Pr Cam Stephens reminds us that the Christian faith cares for others, and church community doesn't end when we say amen at the end of a Sunday service.
43:51
May 15, 2022
The Gospel of Mark | Week 23: Mark 7:31-37 | Pr Cam Stephens
This short Bible passage recounts Jesus' journey from Tyre to Decapolis, stopping by Sidon, an illogical stop in terms of geography. In this episode, Pr Cam Stephens acknowledges the details of this journey and why Jesus might have chosen to make this apparent detour, as all in Jesus' ministry have a purpose for the sake of His Kingdom.
34:09
May 08, 2022
The Gospel of Mark | Week 22: Mark 7:24-30 | Pr Cam Stephens
Jesus' response to the woman from Tyre may seem harsh and excluding at first glance, but when we take a more careful look into it, we notice that Jesus was instead being inclusive and loving. In this episode, Pr Cam Stephens speaks about how this occasion was a significant demonstration of Jesus' good news for both Jews and gentiles.
41:49
May 01, 2022
The Gospel of Mark | Week 21: Mark 7:1-23 | Pr Sean Sagert
In this episode, Pr Sean Sagert ponders Jesus' position regarding the void religiosity of the Pharisees that attempted to find reasons to condemn Him, making clear that God looks into the sincerity of one's heart above all else.
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April 24, 2022
The Gospel of Mark | Week 20: Mark 6:45-56 | Pr Cam Stephens
Jesus passing by the disciples as he walks on water and calms the storm is a massive demonstration that He is God. In this episode, Pr. Cam Stephens ponders that Christ is willing to reveal Himself to His people if we trust that He is in control even as we go through the storms in life.
45:04
April 10, 2022
The Gospel of Mark | Week 19: Mark 6:31-44 | Steve Bock
In this episode, Pr Steve Bock reminds us that Jesus invites His followers to trust in the good Sheppard, offering what we have in our hands and submitting it for Him to use.
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April 03, 2022
The Gospel of Mark | Week 18: Mark 6:14-30 | Cam Stephens
In this episode, Pr Cam Stephens reminds us that when we are obedient to Jesus' call, God will not only provide whatever we need, but also we will witness the great things He is willing to accomplish through us. However, this obedience may come at a cost on this Earth, and we must be ready and focused on the bigger picture.
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March 27, 2022
The Gospel of Mark | Week 17: Mark 6:1-13 | Cam Stephens
The people from Jesus's hometown, Nazareth, didn't give Him credit He was due, mainly because they were too familiar with Him. However, as Pr. Cam Stephens reminds in this episode, salvation through Jesus is to all.
40:53
March 20, 2022
The Gospel of Mark | Week 16: Mark 5:21-43 | Cam Stephens
In this episode, Cam Stephens reflects that faith in a sovereign God gives us hope even beyond what we can see or understand. It can't lean on our desired outcome but on our trust that the will of God is perfect.
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March 13, 2022
The Gospel of Mark | Week 15: Mark 5:1-20 | Richard Quiring
In this episode, Richard Quiring helps us understand how God's Power is greater than the darkness. Through the story of the possessed man, we can witness that nothing is too broken that can't be restored by God.
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March 06, 2022
The Gospel of Mark | Week 14: Mark 4:35-41 | Mark Dupuis
The list of existing phobias is endless: arachnophobia, aerophobia, achluophobia, to name a few. But in this episode, Mark Dupuis reminds us that Jesus teaches a valuable lesson in Mark 4:35-41 - when it comes to challenges that come our way, we should feed our faith rather than our fear.
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February 27, 2022
The Gospel of Mark | Week 13: Mark 4:21-34 | Cam Stephens
Why did Jesus use parables to teach about the Kingdom of God? How can we comprehend and respond to the lessons He taught? In this episode, Pr.  Cam Stephens explains that we need to put on "spiritual goggles" to understand and apply the truths Jesus introduced to us through those stories.
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February 13, 2022
The Gospel of Mark | Week 12: Mark 4:1-20 | Cam Stephens
The parable of the sower presents us four types of hearts that the word of God may fall onto - a hard heart, a shallow heart, a distracted heart or a soft heart. In this episode, Pr. Cam Stephens reflects on their characteristics and the importance of taking the word of God seriously.
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February 06, 2022
The Gospel of Mark | Week 11: Mark -3:20-35 | Cam Stephens
Today's passage includes two stories, one where Jesus makes clear that the family of God is as important - in fact even more important - than a biological family, and another where Jesus is confronted about what is the source of His power for operating miracles. In this episode, Pr. Cam Stephens explains Jesus' position and response to those situations and how those stories are connected. 
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January 30, 2022
The Gospel of Mark | Week 10: Mark -3:6-19 | Cam Stephens
In this episode, Pr. Cam Stephens points out that Jesus' message and ministry impacted the ancient Jewish society that no one would stay indifferent to Him. People would either follow or plot against Jesus, as the life of Jesus demands a response, one way or another.
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January 23, 2022
The Gospel of Mark | Week 9: Mark 2:23-3:5 | Cam Stephens
What exactly was the Sabbath according to the Jewish law? Did Jesus break the law by not observing the Sabbath? In this episode, Pr. Cam Stephens reflects on the purpose of the Sabbath and Jesus' attitude regarding it.
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January 16, 2022
The Gospel of Mark | Week 8: Mark 2:18-22 | Cam Stephens
In this episode, Pr. Cam Stephens explores how Jesus came as a 'new wine that shouldn't be poured in old wineskins.' Jesus came to fulfill the old law that the Jews followed, but He ought to be celebrated as the good news of salvation that He brought.
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January 09, 2022
The Gospel of Mark | Week 7: Mark 2:13-17 | Steve Bock
In today's episode, Grant's Ministry Pastor Steve Bock explores this passage where Jesus once again makes clear that He is not concerned about His social reputation. Instead, He chooses to prioritize His mission and dine with sinners and tax collectors.
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December 19, 2021
The Gospel of Mark | Week 6: Mark 2:1-12 | Cam Stephens
In today's episode, Cam Stephens guides us in reflecting that Jesus can do all kinds of miracles, changing our circumstances, identity and purpose if we take a step of faith toward Him.
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December 12, 2021
The Gospel of Mark | Week 5: Mark 1:35-45 | Cam Stephens
In today's passage, a leper healed by Christ disobeyed the Master's advice,  and that disobedience cost Jesus a lot. But don't we often do the same,  follow our own thoughts, and do what we believe is the best? In this episode, Cam Stephens reflects on that story and the lessons we must apply to our lives.
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December 06, 2021
The Gospel of Mark | Episode 4: Mark 1:21-34 | Cam Stephens
Jesus was a rabbi like no other in His time, one that came with brand new teaching. In this episode, Cam Stephens explores how and why Jesus shook off the ancient Jewish society with His speeches and, mainly, His authority.
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November 28, 2021
The Gospel of Mark | Episode 3: Mark 1:14-20 | Cam Stephens
Unlike other rabbis in the ancient Jewish world, Jesus called his disciples instead of having them apply for that position. In this message, Cam Stephens explains why Jesus' calling was and still is so unique, powerful and life-changing.
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November 21, 2021
The Gospel of Mark | Episode 2: Mark 1:1-13 | Cam Stephens
In this episode, Pr. Cam Stephens explores the titles attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, and we experience the initiation of Jesus’ ministry, through his baptism and temptation in the desert.
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November 14, 2021
The Gospel of Mark | Episode 1: Intro | Cam Stephens
Did you know that The Gospel of Mark was the first Gospel to be written and that it created a brand new genre of literature? In this episode,  Pr. Cam Stephens kicks off a new sermon series on the Gospel of Mark, explaining the context in which it was written and the reasons why this book was and still is so relevant for Christians.
40:42
November 07, 2021
Forgiven Much, Forgiven Little? | Luke 7:36-50 | Doug Tiffin
In this episode, our guest speaker Doug Tiffin brings up a compelling lesson: there is no such thing as big forgiveness or little forgiveness. As Jesus teaches us in Luke 7:36-50, everyone needs forgiveness just the same, and it can only be found in Him.
38:60
October 31, 2021
Introducing the Vision: GO | Cam Stephens
In this episode, Cam Stephens tells why our mission as a church is to go and share the Gospel - or the good news - with the ones around us.
38:06
October 24, 2021
Introducing the Vision: GROW | Cam Stephens
The new life of a Christian begins with their conversion to Christ, but as time goes by, God invites us to keep growing in our faith. In this episode, Cam Stephens tells us why growth is so significant to us as children of God, to the point that it is part of our new vision as a church.
21:06
October 17, 2021
Introducing the Vision: GATHER | Cam Stephens
To gather is a crucial element for a church community, as Jesus and the apostles gave specific instructions for us to gather together and support one another. In this episode, Cam Stephens goes deeper into explaining why this is part of Grant's vision.
38:44
October 10, 2021
Introducing the vision: Gather . Grow . Go | Cam Stephens
In this episode, Cam Stephens kicks off a mini-series to unpack Grant's new vision: Gather, Grow and Go, for the glory of God.
24:58
October 10, 2021
Hope in The Midst of Uncertainty | Hebrews 10:19-25 | Sean Sagert
In this episode, Sean Sagert reflects on the hope we have as a family of God in the midst of uncertainty: persevering together.
33:49
September 26, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #21 - Galatians 6:11-18 | Cam Stephens
Paul wraps up his letter to the Galatians, stating in other words that salvation comes through faith in Christ alone, and we should boast only in Him, nothing else. In this episode, Cam Stephens ends this sermon series remembering that no matter if we go through persecutions or troubles in this world because of our faith, it's essential to stand firm to what the Bible teaches us and follow it.
42:47
September 19, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #20 - Galatians 6:6-10 | Cam Stephens
In today's message, Cam Stephens reminds us of what Paul says about being quick to do good and willing to say yes to the opportunities God lays before us to bless others.
41:49
September 12, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #19 - Galatians 6:1-10 | Cam Stephens
In this episode, Cam Stephens moves on toward the end of the book of Galatians, reflecting on Paul's teachings about showing goodness,  gentleness and supporting a person struggling with sin.
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September 05, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #18 - Fruit of the Spirit: SELF-CONTROL - Gal. 5:23 | Cam Stephens
Wrapping up our mini-series on the Fruit of the Spirit, in this episode, Cam Stephens leads us in a study about self-control, the last characteristic mentioned in Galatians 3:22-23.
38:15
August 29, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #17 - Fruit of the Spirit: GENTLENESS - Gal. 5:23 | Sean Sagert
In this episode, Sean Sagert guides us to understand that the master model of being gentle is the Lamb, Jesus Christ. Therefore, only the  Holy Spirit can lead us to manifest this characteristic genuinely.
31:45
August 22, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #16 - Fruit of the Spirit: FAITHFULNESS - Gal. 5:22 | Richard Quiring
Faithfulness is a virtue broadly mentioned in the Scriptures. In today's episode, Richard Quiring explores some of the aspects of this element of the Fruit of the Spirit.
38:47
August 15, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #15 - Fruit of the Spirit: GOODNESS - Gal. 5:22 | Dom Gibson
'Good' is a word we use every day in a multitude of contexts. Amid all that, we say that God is good, but what does that mean? In today's episode, Dom Gibson speaks on the goodness of God and what 'good' means in the context of the Fruit of the Spirit.
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August 08, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #14 - Fruit of the Spirit: KINDNESS - Gal. 5:22 | Cam Stephens
Kindness derives from the word 'kind.' Thus, we can note beforehand that it has a lot to do with how we see and treat people of our kind. And that's the characteristic Cam Stephens guides us in studying in this episode.
40:48
August 01, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #13 - Fruit of the Spirit: PATIENCE - Gal. 5:22 | Cam Stephens
In this episode, Cam Stephens reminds us that patience goes way beyond rolling our thumbs while waiting for our streaming service to load some content. This characteristic of the Fruit of the Spirit has more to do with being graceful and patient with ourselves, God and others.
47:05
July 25, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #12 - Fruit of the Spirit: PEACE - Gal. 5:22 | Cam Stephens
In this episode, Cam Stephens reminds us that growing fruit is a process that takes time and isn't an instant event. We also reflect on the peace from God, that God is Peace Himself, and that He calls His people to be peacemakers wherever they go.
40:02
July 18, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #11 - Fruit of the Spirit: JOY - Gal. 5:22 | Cam Stephens
Have you ever thought of God as a joyful person? In this episode, Cam Stephens brings up that the Holy Spirit delivers joy to us because of God's own joyfulness.
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July 11, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #10 - Fruit of the Spirit: LOVE - Gal. 5:22 | Dom Gibson
As we continue to study the book of Galatians, we kick off a mini-series on the Fruit of the Spirit. In this episode, Dom Gibson introduces the complete list and speaks about the first characteristic: Love.
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July 04, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #9 - Galatians 5:16-21 | Steve Bock
In this message, Steve Bock reminds us that the desires of the flesh in our lives are indicators of our dependence on Christ and the Holy Spirit to work on our motives.
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June 27, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #8 - Galatians 4:21-31 | Cam Stephens
In this episode, Cam Stephens reflects on what to do with the freedom salvation in Christ grants us.
39:08
June 20, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #7 - Galatians 3:26-4:20 | Cam Stephens
"Remember who you are!" Borrowing this iconic line from The Lion King and bringing it to the Christian context, in this message, Cam Stephens reminds us how important it is to know who we are as God's children,  despite all else.
39:06
June 13, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #6 - Galatians 3:15-25 | Cam Stephens
What is the Law? In this message, Cam Stephens reflects on the answer to that question.
41:47
June 06, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #5 - Galatians 3:1-14 | Dom Gibson
In this message, Dom Gibson focuses on one of the pillars of the  Reformation: that Salvation comes from faith in Christ alone. Abraham is a significant reference to how faith matters to God from the beginning of times.
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May 30, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #4 - Galatians 2:15-21 | Cam Stephens
In this message, Cam Stephens reflects on Paul's argument and how he defends that there's nothing we can do to earn Salvation. For it is entirely by God's grace, through Christ's sacrifice, that we've been redeemed.
37:56
May 23, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #3 - Galatians 2:1-14 | Cam Stephens
In this episode, Cam Stephens reflects on Paul's authority and some important topics that we should focus on as Christians.
40:40
May 16, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #2 - Galatians 1:10-24 | Cam Stephens
We hear a lot about the apostle Paul and his ministry, but who was he? In this episode, Cam speaks about Paul's story and calling from Christ to be His apostle.
42:30
May 09, 2021
Freedom: A Study in Galatians | Message #1 - Galatians 1:1-9 | Cam Stephens
In this episode, Cam Stephens introduces Paul's letter to the Galatians, going through its context and why it's so relevant to our church nowadays as well.
40:13
May 02, 2021
The Book of Nahum | Richard Quiring
In this episode, Richard Quiring teaches about some of God's attributes we can observe in the book of Nahum, one of the minor prophet books in the Bible.
33:55
April 25, 2021
Missions is not on pause: Go Transform the World
God is at work worldwide, and He's calling His people to take part in this movement! In this episode, our guest speaker asserts that "Missions is not on pause: Go Transform the World!"
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April 18, 2021
Jonah: Mercy in the Depths | Week 10 | Cam Stephens
In this week's episode, Cam Stephens wraps up the book of Jonah series, now reflecting on the love of God.
39:45
March 21, 2021
Jonah: Mercy in the Depths | Week 9 | Cam Stephens
In this episode, while focusing on verses 5 to 9 of the book of Jonah, chapter 4, Cam Stephens reflects on how selfishness and victimhood are harmful.
40:27
March 14, 2021
Jonah: Mercy in the Depths | Week 8 | Cam Stephens
With humanity's sinfulness as the main topic of this episode, Cam Stephens focuses on the first four verses of the last chapter of the book of Jonah.
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March 07, 2021
Jonah: Mercy in the Depths | Week 7 | Cam Stephens
In this episode, Cam Stephens shares how God's mercy and grace are abundant upon humankind from the beginning, as he goes through Jonah chapter 3, especially verses 7-10.
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February 28, 2021
Jonah: Mercy in the Depths | Week 6 | Cam Stephens
In this episode, Cam Stephens addresses Jonah 3:1-6, as he speaks about the lessons about Evangelism we can extract from that passage.
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February 21, 2021
Jonah: Mercy in the Depths | Week 5 | Dom Gibson
Moving forward in this series to the second chapter of the book of Jonah, Dom Gibson shares how God is abundant in grace and mercy.
29:45
February 14, 2021
Jonah: Mercy in the Depths | Week 4 | Cam Stephens
In this episode, in concluding chapter one of the book of Jonah, Cam Stephens studies Identity and Otherness in Jonah's context.
40:13
February 07, 2021
Jonah: Mercy in the Depths | Week 3 | Cam Stephens
Cam Stephens moves forward on the first chapter of the book of Jonah, reflecting on verses 4-6 about the sovereignty of God.
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January 31, 2021
Jonah: Mercy in the Depths | Week 2 | Cam Stephens
Cam Stephens reflects about following God's will/word as we start digging in the first chapter of the book of Jonah, verses 1-3.
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January 25, 2021
Jonah: Mercy in the Depths | Week 1 | Cam Stephens
Cam Stephens begins our series on the book of Jonah. Discuss this message with your small group. Discussion questions are available at www.grantmemorial.ca/smallgroups.
43:13
January 17, 2021
An Active Faith | January 10 | Thom Van Dycke
Our guest speaker Thom Van Dycke shares with us how a healthy understanding of scripture can shape our response to the child welfare system. Discuss this message with your small group.
40:31
January 10, 2021
Set Apart Together | Week 14 | Cam Stephens
Week 14 on our 1 John series and the fourth Sunday of Advent, JOY. Discuss this message with your small group. Discussion questions are available at www.grantmemorial.ca/smallgroups.
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December 22, 2020
Set Apart Together | Week 13 | Dom Gibson
Week 13 on our 1 John series and the third Sunday of Advent, HOPE. Discuss this message with your small group. Discussion questions are available at www.grantmemorial.ca/smallgroups.
30:25
December 14, 2020
Set Apart Together | Week 12 | Cam Stephens
Week 12 on our 1 John series and the second Sunday of Advent. Discuss this message with your small group. Discussion questions are available at www.grantmemorial.ca/smallgroups.
39:57
December 07, 2020
Set Apart Together | Week 11 | Cam Stephens
Week 11 on our 1 John series and the first Sunday of Advent. Discuss this message with your small group. Discussion questions are available at www.grantmemorial.ca/smallgroups.
40:36
November 30, 2020
Set Apart Together | Week 10 | Cam Stephens
Week 10 on our 1 John series. Cam Stephens speaks on this week's verses. Next week we continue into Advent. Discuss this message with your small group. Discussion questions are available at www.grantmemorial.ca/smallgroups.
34:47
November 24, 2020
Set Apart Together | Week 9 | Cam Stephens
Week 9 on our 1 John series. Cam Stephens speaks on this week's verses. Discuss this message with your small group. Discussion questions are available at www.grantmemorial.ca/smallgroups.
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November 17, 2020
Set Apart Together | Week 8 | Dom Gibson
Week 8 on our 1 John series. Dom Gibson walks through this week's verses. Discuss this message with your small group. Discussion questions are available at www.grantmemorial.ca/smallgroups.
33:02
November 09, 2020
Set Apart Together | Week 7 | Cam Stephens
Week 7 on our 1 John series. Cam Stephens walks through this week's verses. Discuss this message with your small group. Discussion questions are available at www.grantmemorial.ca/smallgroups.
38:13
November 02, 2020
Set Apart Together | Week 6 | Cam Stephens
Week 6 on our 1 John series. Cam Stephens walks through this week's verses. Discuss this message with your small group. Discussion questions are available at www.grantmemorial.ca/smallgroups.
38:45
October 26, 2020
Set Apart Together | Week 5 | Cam Stephens
Cam Stephens continues our series on 1 John as we enter week 5. Discuss this message with your small group. Discussion questions are available at www.grantmemorial.ca/smallgroups.
40:45
October 19, 2020
Set Apart Together | Week 4 | Richard Quiring
Richard Quiring shares with us during Week 4 of our series on 1 John. Discuss this message with your small group. Discussion questions are available at www.grantmemorial.ca/smallgroups.
32:60
October 13, 2020
Set Apart Together | Week 3 | Cam Stephens
Cam Stephens walks us through Week 3 of our series on 1 John. Discuss this message with your small group. Discussion questions are available at www.grantmemorial.ca/smallgroups.
39:03
October 05, 2020
Set Apart Together | Week 2 | Cam Stephens
Cam Stephens walks us through Week 2 of our series on 1 John. Discuss this message with your small group. Discussion questions are available at www.grantmemorial.ca/smallgroups.
39:26
September 28, 2020
Set Apart Together | Week 1 | Cam Stephens
Cam Stephens begins our series on 1 John. Discuss this message with your small group. Discussion questions are available at www.grantmemorial.ca/smallgroups.
36:25
September 21, 2020