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November 28, 2021
Passage: Luke 21:25-36
Duration: 23 mins
Can we, dare we, embrace hope once more? We can when we remember God’s steadfast goodness and the goodness of learning and walking in God’s ways.
November 14, 2021
Passage: & Psalm 56:8-11
Duration: 27 mins
The Heart Remembers: Our Scriptures acknowledge the truth that “disenfranchised grief”—grief that is unnoticed or unvalidated by the culture around us—is often dismissed and judged by others. They proclaim, however, that God sees and remembers our pain and loss of every kind.
October 31, 2021
Duration: 8 mins
The Community Remembers: God's faithfulness is known not through hiding or ignoring our pain, but by remembering our grief and holding on to the hope of God. Crying out to God and calling God to act is a way to proclaim God's power and presence.
October 17, 2021
Authenticity and Transformation: Jesus calls his followers to speak from the heart, contributing our own thinking and experience rather than judging others. The early church demonstrates that intention and creativity in bringing people together for such sharing in community, when guided by the Holy Spirit, can bring transformation.
October 10, 2021
As we work together, recognizing, evaluating and valuing our different ways of engaging conflict, we can invite the best in ourselves and others so that the Body may be Spirit-filled. Following Jesus’ example of true dialogue--listening together for deeper insights and questions--moves beyond the fighting matches or avoidance we often engage in when talking with people with whom we disagree, and offers the possibility of true transformation.
September 26, 2021
Curiosity and Discovery: Jesus calls us to come into conflict with child-like attitudes, attention, and discovery, focusing on what matters. Since the Holy Spirit brings deep understanding while highlighting difference, we can expect to hear God in surprising ways when we are curious, inviting diversity of opinions and ideas.
September 19, 2021
Making Peace a Practice: Inviting God to grapple with us as we face conflict and work toward healing and reconciliation is a part of our faith journey. The story of Jacob and Esau testifies that when we pay attention to conflict's spiritual significance, we can encounter God and experience blessing in wrestling with conflict and in its transformation.
September 05, 2021
Live: Just as Jesus lived in ways that were consistent with the Kingdom of God, he invited others to authentically embrace his way in full commitment of their everyday lives. Jesus sends his disciples to embody God’s passion for the world.
August 29, 2021
Equip: Jesus’ time with his disciples was given to teaching, modeling the way of God’s Reign, and preparing them to go. The first disciples, regardless of their own understanding, were being spiritually formed and nurtured into the likeness of Jesus.
August 22, 2021
Invite: Jesus’ mission was one of constant invitation, from the blunt summons of “Come follow” to offering a sense of belonging to God’s family and a place in the Kingdom. Jesus was masterful in offering the invitation to belong.