Category Archives: Listen

Becoming Flesh and Blood

January 14, 2018 – Jamie Munday

In John 1:14 God’s spoken Word appears in a Bethlehem cowshed in the form of a mortal body. “The Word made flesh.” As we consider our own mission, what must we learn from this altogether extraordinary manner of communication? How is the good news made relevant – fleshed out – in the down-to-Earth, day-to-day of our lives?
While the philosophers of John’s time sought to know truth through the intellect, the truth had come in bodily form and was knowable only in Jesus. The Church’s witness of this truth is not just to tell the story, but to live as salt and light – a visible expression of the good news.

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Mission Status

January 7, 2018 – Jamie Munday

Without mission – a sense of purpose and pursuit beyond ourselves – we are lost. But what does it mean to be a Church on Mission? Should we send more missionaries, more money, more shoe boxes? As we have been listening to God in this season of our Church’s life, we sense a call to be attentive, working our sails to capture the wind of God’s Spirit. So we must be attentive to God – as he is already present, and at work in the places we inhabit. And we must be also be attentive to who we are –  as God takes our raw material and fashions it into something useful for his Kingdom.

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God With Us: Herod’s “No”

December 17, 2017 – Kim Pierrot

It’s unexpected, it’s subversive, it’s astonishing. Our all-powerful, all-knowing God chooses to inaugurate His kingdom by coming down from heaven to dwell among us in the finiteness and frailty of human flesh. In the words of Dan Allender, “(Jesus’) arrival is an invasion, not a merry Christmas.” As Jesus “invades” the lives of familiar characters in the Christmas story, we see how unsettling and how revolutionary God-With-Us actually is. Even today, Jesus invites us to be transformed and mobilized by the unexpectedly good news of God-With-Us.

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God With Us: Mary’s “Yes”

December 10, 2017 – Kim Pierrot

It’s unexpected, it’s subversive, it’s astonishing. Our all-powerful, all-knowing God chooses to inaugurate His kingdom by coming down from heaven to dwell among us in the finiteness and frailty of human flesh. In the words of Dan Allender, “(Jesus’) arrival is an invasion, not a merry Christmas.” As Jesus “invades” the lives of familiar characters in the Christmas story, we see how unsettling and how revolutionary God-With-Us actually is. Even today, Jesus invites us to be transformed and mobilized by the unexpectedly good news of God-With-Us.

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God with Us: The Great Reversal

December 3, 2017 – Kim Pierrot

It’s unexpected, it’s subversive, it’s astonishing. Our all-powerful, all-knowing God chooses to inaugurate His kingdom by coming down from heaven to dwell among us in the finiteness and frailty of human flesh. In the words of Dan Allender, “(Jesus’) arrival is an invasion, not a merry Christmas.” As Jesus “invades” the lives of familiar characters in the Christmas story, we see how unsettling and how revolutionary God-With-Us actually is. Even today, Jesus invites us to be transformed and mobilized by the unexpectedly good news of God-With-Us.

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Contentment (Philippians 4:10-23)

November 19, 2017 – Kim Pierrot

What is Paul’s “secret?” His evocative words about finding contentment in the midst of life’s ups and downs were written thousands of years ago and yet speak to to a deep need in our anxious, striving, present-day world.
In the midst of saying “thank you” to his friends, Paul models for us the transformative power of a grateful awareness of our dependence on Jesus.

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