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Reflections on a Christian Appreciation of Art
Brady Chapman

January 29, 2017
Though the first chunk of audio for this sermon didn't record properly, the bulk of this engaging message is here to enjoy. Brady encourages hearts and imaginations by exploring the intersection of art, expression, appreciation, and the Great Artist.
Length: 30m
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Owning to the Whys
Pastor Jason Byers

January 22, 2017
That which drives a church (like any strong institution or leader) goes beyond the "whats" and roots in compelling "whys". This week we explore the whys of Celebration! Church and how it links to the whats that distinguish us.
Length: 48m
Owningwhys
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Marks of True Conversion
Pastor Jason Byers

December 04, 2016
Though not always comfortable to explore, the question of "how do we know if we/you are truly converted?" is a very important and necessary question. How would you answer? This week Pastor Jason takes a look at the three key areas of true conversion.
Length: 52m
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The DNA of Hope
Merlin Liu

November 27, 2016
Deep-delving and wonderfully personal, this week pastoral team member Merlin Liu kicks off the Christmans Advent season with a message unpacking the true nature of HOPE. Be blessed by this look at a fundamental aspect of our faith.
Length: 49m
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Responding 2 the Gospel: Unpacking the Problem
Pastor Jason Byers

November 13, 2016
If you don't rightly understand the true nature of a problem, you'll likely be off-the-mark with the solution. We cannot afford to miss such a great salvation by not understanding the nature of sin and its affect on us.
Length: 50m
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Nitty-Gritty Gospel Pt - 4: Resurrection
Pastor Jason Byers

November 06, 2016
Hallelujah! Death was not the end for Jesus. Having paid the atonement for sin, ransoming believers to enter the family of God, Jesus proved His power and victory by rising from the dead. This is our hope, that we die in Him and are raised in Him.
Length: 45m
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Nitty-Gritty Gospel Pt - 3: Atonement
Pastor Jason Byers

October 30, 2016
In addition to the Incarnation, the second core component of the Gospel of Jesus is termed the Atonement. Having lived a perfect life, NOT deserving death, Jesus offered Himself as the only worthy sacrifice to pay the sin-penalty for all who would come in faith.
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Nitty-Gritty Gospel Pt - 2: Incarnation
Pastor Jason Byers

October 23, 2016
God Himself became flesh and dwelt among us. The fact that Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and was born of a virgin and lived a "normal" yet perfect life is part of the bedrock of our faith. This Incarnation is core to the Gospel.
Length: 43m
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Nitty-Gritty Gospel Pt - 1: Gospel Dynamics
Pastor Jason Byers

October 16, 2016
Everything is not the Gospel, but the Gospel affects everything. Pretty much everything we do orbits and/or intersects the Gospel of Jesus . . . why is that? This week sets up a focus on the core of the Good News of Jesus.
Length: 47m
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How Thankfulnless Fuels the Great Commission
Pastor Jason Byers

October 9, 2016 | Thanksgiving Weekend
In an effort to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and continue growing in "exploring and explaining the Gospel", these week we dig into Scripture for principles of how Thankfulness fuels the Great Commission.
Length: 42m
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Proclamation and Gospel Understanding
Pastor Jason Byers

October 2, 2016
Your understanding of the Gospel of Jesus may be missing something. Looking at Jesus' words from Luke 24, we explore how proclamation is foundational to the gospel itself. Step deeper into the adventure of God's story.
Length: 45m
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Powerful Principles of Purpose
Pastor Jason Byers

September 25, 2016
In Luke chapter 6, we see Jesus giving many examples around a common theme of great importance. Where we put our purposeful attention, we reap like results. Our input determines our output to a large degree. So then . . ..
Length: 40m
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Boldness Behind the Baggage
Pastor Jason Byers

September 18, 2016
Taking a cue from the story of Saul annointing in 1Samuel 10, this week we explore 5 truths to help us be more effective in our callings to know Christ and make Him known. The last 7 minutes or so Pastor Jason answers a couple of questions from the congregation.
Length: 47m
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Changed: Never The Same
Pastor Greg

September 4, 2016
As we go through life we all undergo change. Change is always there, it may be trivial or dramatic but the most significant change that happens in our lives is when we encounter God. As He meets us in special ways we are left never the same.
Length: 31m
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Church on Wednesday: Colossians WrapUp Pt1
Pastor Jason Byers

April 06, 2016
As another semester of Church on Wednesday at the University of Ottawa wraps up, Pastor Jason builds a picture of God's call for students to live out the Great Commission.
Length: 32m
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Building on Covenant Foundations
Pastor Jason Byers

February 28, 2016
Church membership is not a gym membership or exclusive club. God has worked with His people through heart affirmation, connection and commitment to "who He is" and "how He works". As Christians can we trust all things to a God who is sovereign over all things?
Length: 42m
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Small Groups Pt 3: Our Rejoicing Jesus
Jason Byers

January 31, 2016
What a special thought that Jesus rejoices as His people engage in mission! We pray that the Bible will fuel our motivation to join the mission "to seek and save that which is lost", particular through genuine, deep relationships thriving in small groups around the city.
Length: 42m
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Small Groups Pt 2: Counting Costs
Jason Byers | plus interview testimony Carrie

January 24, 2016
One important function of small group ministry is to help challenge and redeem the ways in which we twist good things into idols: home, family, leisure, food, etc. This better enables us to live as a "city on a hill", shining a light to the world around us.
Length: 50m
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Small Groups Pt 1: The Means, Not The Ends
Jason Byers | plus interview testimony Mark & Louise

January 17, 2016
Small Groups are a strategic means to better deploy the church into effectively carrying out the mission of God in our city. Does God have a mission for our city and what is it? How can we be effective in engaging in this message?
Length: 41m
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2016 Kickoff - Godly Stewardship
Andrew Lau

January 10, 2016
Greet the new year with a challenge: Will you be a good steward of what God has given? Taking his cue from the book of Malachi, Andrew Lau unpacks some truths about biblical godly stewardship, including a challenge to consider our stewardship of the gospel.
Length: 37m
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Question and Answer Week
Pastor Jason

January 03, 2016
This week Pastor Jason fields a few questions. From both email submissions, casual conversations and directly from the congregation. We hope you'll be both informed and encouraged by the straightforward Q & A.
Length: 55m
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A Better Perspective on Spiritual Gifts Pt2
Carl DeJong

November 22, 2015
This week Pastoral Team member Carl DeJong helps round out some of the discussion on spiritual gifts. What are they? What distinguishes types of gifts? How do they work inside of or outside of the church?
Length: 38m
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A Better Perspective on Spiritual Gifts
Jason Byers

November 15, 2015
You are more than the sum of the labels from your spiritual gift test. As we consider the wonderful ways that the Spirit of God equips believers to accomplish mighty things for His renown, what if "what are my spiritual gifts?" is the the wrong question?
Length: 45m
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HymnedOut November: Heaven
Jason Byers

November 8, 2015
For ages, Christians have been able to sing joyful songs, even in the face of great trials and difficulties. How can this be? The answer is firmly laid in the foundation of hope in Jesus, more specifically Christ in us, the hope of the glory.
Length: 46m
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Jesus, the King of Kings
Jason Byers

Church on Wednesday (CoW) Summer 2015 wrap up
CoW spent a Summer studying various kings from Israel's history. While each person has an important story in his or her own right, they are also an important thread in a greater narrative pointing to the Ultimate King of all: Jesus. And He reigns today and forever.
Length: 44m
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Jesus Cares About Containers
Jason Biggs

August 30, 2015
The Apostle John creates a striking contrast between Jesus at the wedding in Cana and at the the temple flipping tables. In this we see a great lesson of the passion of God for creating and seeing His creation fulfill the purpose for which it was created.
Length: 41m
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Wake-Up Call
Andrew Lau

April 26, 2015
sleep is absolutely critical to our everyday lives. Scripture tells us that in Christ we can find spiritual rest, AND that Christ is also calling us to wake up. But how many of us are sleeping through our wake up calls and pressing snooze on faith?
Length: 39m
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2015 Summer Send-Off
Jason Byers

April 19, 2015
"Goers and Senders work better together." This week we look at a jewel of a book of the Bible: 3John. As we wrap up a semester and send some students off for the summer, we learn about some important dynamics within a healthy church through this affection-filled letter.
Length: 37m
Summer Send-Off
CHRISTourREST part 2
Andrew Lau

March 08, 2015
CHAOS" is common theme to humanity. Scripture tells us Christ is the absolute solution to this problem. Through Him we can find peace and rest. How do we do this though? What is the process? Why does it even matter? COME, TAKE and LEARN.
Length: 33m
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CHRISTourREST part 1
Andrew Lau

March 01, 2015
CHAOS" is common theme to humanity. Scripture tells us that we can find peace and rest in Christ. BUT the reality of this world is that we all seem to face "CHAOS" in our day to day more than we're likely to find peace and rest. How can we find rest in the midst of CHAOS?
Length: 36m
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"And God Paid Attention"
Jason Byers

September 28, 2014
Through a unique look at a few relatively obscure verses, we see a simple yet profound reality of bringing glory to God. We can all do it, and it's a big deal to Him. (Spoiler: it begins with thanksgiving.)
Length: 36m
God Paid Attention
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DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS (part 2)
Jason Byers

September 14, 2014
Part 2 of this mini-series finds us fighting the enemy without through guarding the Great Work to which we are called. Through the example of Nehemiah, we glean truths to stay focused, inspired, and active in what God calls us to do.
Length: 38m
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DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS (part 1)
Jason Byers

September 7, 2014
We greet the Fall semester with a two part sermon series on pursuing excellence (a C!C core value) through guarding our faith and guarding the great work to which we are called. This week looks at Judges 11 and the importance of seeking to know the Father's heart.
Length: 33m
Defense Wins Championships1
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TO LIVE IS CHRIST AND TO DIE IS GAIN
Merlin Liu

August 31, 2014
Pursuing a mature faith by rejoicing in every circumstance. This week we take a closer look at the apostle Paul and his letter to the church of Phillipi. We evaluate ourselves and take a closer look at what it means to "LIVE FOR CHRIST" and to say "DEATH IS GAIN".
Length: 50m
TO LIVE IS CHRIST AND TO DIE IS GAIN
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REDEMPTIVE HISTORY: THE BIG STORY
Jason Plouffe

August 24, 2014
Finding ourselves in the midst of God's story and worshipping in spirit and truth. Listen to our brother Jason's testimony has he found himself worshiping in the midst of His story. Creation, the Fall, the Redemption, the Restoration and the Commission.
Length: 16m
REDEMPTIVE HISTORY: THE BIG STORY
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Keep Your Eyes Open & Your Hands Dirty
Jason Byers

August 17, 2014
How do we find and join God in our everyday routine? This week Pastor Jason through the stories of his trip to Atlanta, teaches what it means to keep our eyes open and to get our hands dirty in pursuit of God.
Length: 42m
Keep Your Eyes Open & Your Hands Dirty
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Celebrating Our Foundation : GO
Jason Byers

August 10, 2014
This week we wrap up our mini series by taking a look at the final piece of our mission statement, "GO". "Celebrating the greatness of God by knowing Christ and BY MAKING HIM KNOWN". What does it mean to make Him known?
Length: 43m
Celebrating Our Foundation : GO
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Celebrating Our Foundation : BE

August 3, 2014
This week we take a look at the BE piece of our mission statement. "Celebrating the greatness of God BY KNOWING CHRIST". We watch a Matt Chandler sermon this week and see what he has to say about a life knowing Christ. The Video Sermon can be found online at RightNow MEDIA by clicking right HERE.
Length: 8m
Celebrating Our Foundation : BE
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Celebrating Our Foundation : SEE
Andrew Lau

July 27, 2014
SEE, BE, GIVE & GO - We take a closer look at what it means to be part of Celebration! Church. What is our identity? Join us as break down our mission statement and take a look at the SEE piece "Celebrating the greatness of God..." and learn what it means to CELEBRATE and WORSHIP Him.
Length: 40m
Celebrating Our Foundation : SEE
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Love the Bride; Live the Gospel pt3
Jason Byers

January 19, 2014
Covenant Renewal Service at C!C. We celebrate some of the "why" behind our local expression of the Bride of Christ and talk about the importance of a foundation of having our hearts in the right place.
Length: 42m
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Love the Bride; Live the Gospel pt2
Jason Byers

January 12, 2014
This week looks a little more specifically at why we at C!C believe God has called us to be a unique expression of the Bride of Christ. We talk about choosing a church family and at how C!C seeks to fulfill its vision.
Length: 40m
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Love the Bride; Live the Gospel
Jason Byers

January 5, 2014
The New Year kicks off at C!C with a picture of the church as the Bride of Christ and a call to know Christ through the power of His resurrection. Admittedly, resurrection power only comes on the other side of death. What needs to die this year for you to truly live?.
Length: 42m
Love the Bride; Live the Gospel
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Righteousness Through Faith
Daniel Wallace

February 24, 2013 | Philippians 3
Guest Speaker Daniel Wallace delves into Paul's letter to the Philippians to spur us toward finding more about what it means to live in Christ and the blessings that life in Him brings.
Length: 50m
Righteousness Through Faith
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Freedom Sunday 2013
Carl DeJong

February 17, 2013
We join with thousands of churches world-wide to celebrate the heart of our God of Justice and rally toward ending modern day slavery. This week Carl gives us practical applications toward a faithful life to this end.
Length: 42m
Freedom Sunday 2013
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Wholly Yours
Jason Byers

February 10, 2013 | 2Kings 17, 18, 23
Part II in exploring laying hold of God's vision for you and for C!C in 2013. We unpack the idea of total surrender to God as the first step to realizing the Whole Church, Whole Gospel, Whole World rally cry. We come to Him, desiring to be "wholly yours".
Length: 46m
Wholly Yours
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Whole Church, Whole Gospel, Whole World
Jason Byers

February 03, 2013 | Jeremiah 1, 18, 19
God's vision for His family hasn't changed since before there was time. Our understanding and engagement in that vision does change over time. This week we look at three descriptive pictures from Jeremiah as we begin exploring God's vision for C!C in 2013.
Length: 45m
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The Curious Nature of Rest
Jason Byers

December 23, 2012
This Christmas we look at the message of the angels to the shepherds that first Christmas -- peace on earth. From this message of peace we explore some of the picture of God's rest for His people.
Length: 48m
The Nature of Rest
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Marrying Purpose & Process; Moving Ahead
Jason Byers

March 25, 2012
This week's teaching time was split into three sections: 1) intro and brief look back at some of 2011 (0-9.5min), 2) the church/disciple's purpose & process, and why that IS our vision moving ahead (9.5 - 42.5min), 3) intro to our covenant renewal time (42.5-47min).
Length: 47m
Marrying Purpose & Process; Moving Ahead
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Taking Stock With Work To Be Done
Jason Byers

September 4, 2011
With Labour Day this week and our church facing a busy Fall with new ministry initiatives, !groups, and an exciting sermon series, we learn some lessons from post-exile Israel on "gettin' it done".
Length: 45m
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Encouragement for Students (Sabbath clip)
Jason Byers

September 4, 2011
The Fall 2011 semester is starting, and within this week's message Pastor Jason gives a special challenge/encouragement for students.
Length: 5m
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Will the Real Levites Please Stand Up?
Jason Byers

August 28, 2011
A final installment of our summer series "What's the Point?", we explore the heart behind our corporate worship gatherings and glean truths from a huge worship celebration in ancient Israel.
Length: 46m
listen - Will the Real Levites Please Stand Up?
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Little Is Much When God Is In It
Ryan Dawson, Sequoia Community Church

August 21, 2011
During the first "pulpit" swap between C!C and Sequoia, Ryan shares solid truth about what happens when Jesus calls us to "radical assignments" and we respond with obedience.
Length: 41m
listen - Little is Much
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Healthy Dad/Righteous Dad: The Man We Need
Jason Byers

Fathers' Day: June 19, 2011
In order to own our calling to lead like Jesus. Men need to be healthy physically, spiritually, emotionally, and relationally. Applicable to all, this sermon focuses on calling Men/Dads to discern their appetites, develop their discipline, and display follow-through.
Length: 45m
listen - Healthy Dad
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Blessed to Be a Blessing
Merlin Liu

April 17, 2011
The God of All Glory has given us life, breath, and a whole lot more. In addition He's called us to a radical faithfulness in how we view and use what He's given.
Length: 50m
listen - Blessed to Be a Blessing
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Freedom Sunday 2011
Joel Oosterman

March 13, 2011
The global travesty of modern slavery must be exposed and opposed. Participating in the international celebration of Freedom Sunday raises awareness and lifts the cry that our God fights for the oppressed and offers freedom for the captive ... and calls us to do the same.
Length: 35m
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