Friends Church Calgary Weekly Message

by Friends Church

Friends Church Calgary Weekly Message
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 272
  • Last: 11 Mar 2018
Friends church is a community of people who are on a spiritual journey together. We believe that each person is on their own spiritual journey and we strive to partner with people to help them no matter where they are in life. We are a Christian church who gathers weekly to explore the significance of the God and the Bible on our spiritual journeys and on our lives.

Episodes (272)

  • Bombproof - Time to Get Out of the Kiddie Pool
    Bombproof - Time to Get Out of the Kiddie Pool
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    Published: 11 Mar 2018 Duration: 41:57
    Speaker: Vince Klassen I was talking with a friend I haven’t seen in probably 10 years. And we were talking about why he stopped being a pastor and started building houses. And he said I read a line from a Christian leader, and it killed my... Read more →
    Speaker: Vince Klassen I was talking with a friend I haven’t seen in probably 10 years. And we were talking about why he stopped being a pastor and started building houses. And he said I read a line from a Christian leader, and it killed my... Read more →

  • Becoming Better Leaders
    Becoming Better Leaders
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    Published: 4 Mar 2018 Duration: 28:39
    Speaker: Trevor Dreher I mostly think of leadership as ‘the president’, ‘the CEO’ but not often as ‘the spouse’, ‘the parent’, ‘the friend’. Have you ever arrived at a destination, after your 20 minute car ride, angry about the driver that... Read more →
    Speaker: Trevor Dreher I mostly think of leadership as ‘the president’, ‘the CEO’ but not often as ‘the spouse’, ‘the parent’, ‘the friend’. Have you ever arrived at a destination, after your 20 minute car ride, angry about the driver that... Read more →

  • Coming Home
    Coming Home
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    Published: 25 Feb 2018 Duration: 43:13
    Speaker: Vince Klassen I remember the moment when I realized that I didn’t fit church anymore. I was sitting in Bible School and I asked a simple question - or at least what I thought was simple. Only to find out that that wasn’t a question... Read more →
    Speaker: Vince Klassen I remember the moment when I realized that I didn’t fit church anymore. I was sitting in Bible School and I asked a simple question - or at least what I thought was simple. Only to find out that that wasn’t a question... Read more →

  • How to Deal With The Difficult Stories
    How to Deal With The Difficult Stories
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    Published: 12 Feb 2018 Duration: 36:04
    Speaker: Vince Klassen There’s a video going around of a Christian Pastor who is recalling a story where he punched one of his youth "as hard as he could," just laid him out. If you haven’t seen the video just wait a few minutes, your athei... Read more →
    Speaker: Vince Klassen There’s a video going around of a Christian Pastor who is recalling a story where he punched one of his youth "as hard as he could," just laid him out. If you haven’t seen the video just wait a few minutes, your athei... Read more →

  • Trauma
    Trauma
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    Published: 6 Feb 2018 Duration: 44:36
    Speaker: Jeff Jarvis So there are the negative situations we’ll face in our everyday lives, and then there are the Traumatic Events. The sudden illnesses, tragic accidents, deaths, financial collapse, some kind of violence or abuse. These ... Read more →
    Speaker: Jeff Jarvis So there are the negative situations we’ll face in our everyday lives, and then there are the Traumatic Events. The sudden illnesses, tragic accidents, deaths, financial collapse, some kind of violence or abuse. These ... Read more →

  • Are you ready for real life?
    Are you ready for real life?
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    Published: 28 Jan 2018 Duration: 39:59
    Speaker: Vince Klassen A number of years ago, I remember sitting in my living room telling my parents that my wife (at that time) and I were breaking up. The look in their eyes said they hadn’t seen it coming at all. Total shock. Not what t... Read more →
    Speaker: Vince Klassen A number of years ago, I remember sitting in my living room telling my parents that my wife (at that time) and I were breaking up. The look in their eyes said they hadn’t seen it coming at all. Total shock. Not what t... Read more →

  • Treating Scar Tissue
    Treating Scar Tissue
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    Published: 22 Jan 2018 Duration: 36:10
    Speaker: Jeff Jarvis Have you ever noticed people’s overreactions to certain situations? Someone pokes a little fun at someone and that person gets really upset. Now everyone in the room is awkward and the hurt person feels embarrassed and ... Read more →
    Speaker: Jeff Jarvis Have you ever noticed people’s overreactions to certain situations? Someone pokes a little fun at someone and that person gets really upset. Now everyone in the room is awkward and the hurt person feels embarrassed and ... Read more →

  • Breathing Calm
    Breathing Calm
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    Published: 14 Jan 2018 Duration: 38:02
    Speaker: Vince Klassen There are moments in our lives when we want to do something - help a friend, be loving in a tough situation, reach out to someone in need, get healthy - but for some reason our brains stop us from ever following throu... Read more →
    Speaker: Vince Klassen There are moments in our lives when we want to do something - help a friend, be loving in a tough situation, reach out to someone in need, get healthy - but for some reason our brains stop us from ever following throu... Read more →

  • Reflection
    Reflection
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    Published: 7 Jan 2018 Duration: 33:23
    Speaker: Jeff Jarvis Think of the last time you realized that you were wrestling again with a similar pattern, habit, behavior that you determined to change, perhaps years ago? How is it that we can so easily fall back into ruts and ways of... Read more →
    Speaker: Jeff Jarvis Think of the last time you realized that you were wrestling again with a similar pattern, habit, behavior that you determined to change, perhaps years ago? How is it that we can so easily fall back into ruts and ways of... Read more →

  • Trusting Something More
    Trusting Something More
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    Published: 31 Dec 2017 Duration: 33:23
    Speaker: Vince Klassen I recently read a book entitled the Sin of Certainty by Peter Enns. And besides the provocative title, he talks about this idea of trusting in something More than ourselves that has fascinated me. That's all fine and ... Read more →
    Speaker: Vince Klassen I recently read a book entitled the Sin of Certainty by Peter Enns. And besides the provocative title, he talks about this idea of trusting in something More than ourselves that has fascinated me. That's all fine and ... Read more →

  • Christmas Eve 2017
    Christmas Eve 2017
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    Published: 28 Dec 2017 Duration: 18:12
    Speaker: Jeff Jarvis & Vince Klassen We would love for you to join us for a special Christmas Eve celebration on Dec. 24th at 5pm. A service that will be full of beautiful Christmas music, inspiring stories and a reminder of why we celebrat... Read more →
    Speaker: Jeff Jarvis & Vince Klassen We would love for you to join us for a special Christmas Eve celebration on Dec. 24th at 5pm. A service that will be full of beautiful Christmas music, inspiring stories and a reminder of why we celebrat... Read more →

  • There's a New King In Town
    There's a New King In Town
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    Published: 17 Dec 2017 Duration: 35:11
    Speaker: Jeff Jarvis You've likely heard some people say "we need to return to the real meaning of Christmas!" But what is it's real meaning? Why were the original stories of the baby Jesus being born, so important to our spiritual ancestor... Read more →
    Speaker: Jeff Jarvis You've likely heard some people say "we need to return to the real meaning of Christmas!" But what is it's real meaning? Why were the original stories of the baby Jesus being born, so important to our spiritual ancestor... Read more →

  • The More than Virgin Birth
    The More than Virgin Birth
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    Published: 11 Dec 2017 Duration: 32:48
    Speaker: Vince Klassen I’m not sure about you but I have a tendency to focus on what I want right now, regardless of its long term impact (think carbs, sitting in front of the TV, or not having tough conversations, etc.). What I’ve been thi... Read more →
    Speaker: Vince Klassen I’m not sure about you but I have a tendency to focus on what I want right now, regardless of its long term impact (think carbs, sitting in front of the TV, or not having tough conversations, etc.). What I’ve been thi... Read more →

  • Navigating Our Differences
    Navigating Our Differences
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    Published: 3 Dec 2017 Duration: 40:25
    Speaker: Jeff Jarvis I hate stereotypes! Especially the ones between men and women. I find them often to be sexist and demeaning to one gender or the other. So, honestly, there is no one more shocked than I am, that this Sunday I'm talking ... Read more →
    Speaker: Jeff Jarvis I hate stereotypes! Especially the ones between men and women. I find them often to be sexist and demeaning to one gender or the other. So, honestly, there is no one more shocked than I am, that this Sunday I'm talking ... Read more →

  • Win - Win: Be a positive force in all your relationships with this new focus
    Win - Win: Be a positive force in all your relationships with this new focus
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    Published: 27 Nov 2017 Duration: 38:12
    Speaker: Vince Klassen Have you ever been the victim of being guilt-tripped into doing something? "Mom will be so hurt if you don’t go to that family gathering", "If you loved me...you would do this for me", or even "You owe me!" This kind ... Read more →
    Speaker: Vince Klassen Have you ever been the victim of being guilt-tripped into doing something? "Mom will be so hurt if you don’t go to that family gathering", "If you loved me...you would do this for me", or even "You owe me!" This kind ... Read more →

  • The Failure of No Means No and the Beginning of Something Better
    The Failure of No Means No and the Beginning of Something Better
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    Published: 19 Nov 2017 Duration: 37:59
    Speaker: Vince Klassen We’re in the middle of a massive societal change - a change that I think is so desperately needed. People in power are being called out and made to answer for their abuse of their power, especially in their sexual int... Read more →
    Speaker: Vince Klassen We’re in the middle of a massive societal change - a change that I think is so desperately needed. People in power are being called out and made to answer for their abuse of their power, especially in their sexual int... Read more →

  • Dark Passenger - "Use Your Power to Take Control"
    Dark Passenger - "Use Your Power to Take Control"
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    Published: 13 Nov 2017 Duration: 43:39
    Speaker: Jeff Jarvis I have to admit, it’s brought me pleasure watching in the news, how some of the most powerful people in the entertainment and business world are being held responsible for the way they’ve misused their power. After year... Read more →
    Speaker: Jeff Jarvis I have to admit, it’s brought me pleasure watching in the news, how some of the most powerful people in the entertainment and business world are being held responsible for the way they’ve misused their power. After year... Read more →

  • Dark Passenger - "Whatever you do, don’t be wrong"
    Dark Passenger - "Whatever you do, don’t be wrong"
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    Published: 5 Nov 2017 Duration: 44:11
    Speaker: Jeff Jarvis Like many, I discovered at an early age how good it can feel - to be "right". To win an argument. To be the one who is believed or trusted more than that other person. Being wrong, on the hand, has been a much less ... Read more →
    Speaker: Jeff Jarvis Like many, I discovered at an early age how good it can feel - to be "right". To win an argument. To be the one who is believed or trusted more than that other person. Being wrong, on the hand, has been a much less ... Read more →

  • Dark Passenger
    Dark Passenger
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    Published: 30 Oct 2017 Duration: 39:57
    Speaker: Tom Morris Most people will acknowledge that there is a voice or a "thinker" within them that is compulsively analyzing and commentating on the events of their life. Highlighting things that were said, warning of perceived danger, ... Read more →
    Speaker: Tom Morris Most people will acknowledge that there is a voice or a "thinker" within them that is compulsively analyzing and commentating on the events of their life. Highlighting things that were said, warning of perceived danger, ... Read more →

  • Love Your Female Neighbour
    Love Your Female Neighbour
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    Published: 23 Oct 2017 Duration: 37:40
    Speaker: Vince Klassen At the core of our spiritual tradition is Love your Neighbour. Easier said than done – how do you love someone you don’t know, or done understand? For years we have introduced you to people you may not have known in o... Read more →
    Speaker: Vince Klassen At the core of our spiritual tradition is Love your Neighbour. Easier said than done – how do you love someone you don’t know, or done understand? For years we have introduced you to people you may not have known in o... Read more →