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Jan. 10, 2021 | For the Life of the World - Pt. 1: "For the Life of the 'Good' World"audio / (slides)
Our new series borrows the title of a fascinating book: "For the Life of the World," subtitled "God's Mission, Our Lives." Just what is God doing in the world, and where do we as a church and as individual followers of Jesus fit into it? We look at the overall scope of Scripture in light of God's "mission" - you might be surprised.
Jan. 17, 2021 | For the Life of the World - Pt. 2: "For the Life of the 'Wounded' World"audio / (slides)
God's mission for the life of the world began at Creation, the good world - and the early stories after the Great Alienation show us that His mission continues into the wounded world. But it's tricky: it's beyond "justice." The great alienation isn't something that can be educated or punished out of us. God is reaching out to people who turn away from Him, who actively destroy themselves and each other and won't acknowledge it! In each phase of our story He continues to show us that He is "good," He makes promises and keeps them, He addresses our hungers and thirsts, He gives hope for a future worth living for.
Today we looked together at readings in a few Psalms that remind us of the LORD, the One we're praying to, His faithfulness and compassion and intrusion to make things right - and we brought some requests and prayers to Him for 2021. In Christ we're connected to all the faithfulness of God all through history - so we can count on Him to welcome us into His mission in our world now - and just as the Word became flesh and "moved into the neighbourhood," God will come into our neighbourhoods, too.
Dec 6 - 27, 2020
Jesus taught His followers to pray – as part of preparing them to serve in His mission every day. This class is designed to help us pray more,and pray better. We look at Scripture, discuss and work together, and pray together. Everyone is welcome, whether you’re a newer Christian, well established, or not even sure that you believe yet.
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