Ps Joel starts a new series called Deep Discipleship. Learning how to be Resilient Disciples as exiles in Digital Babylon.
The Way of the Exile video by The Bible Project
Faith For Exiles by David Kinnaman & Mark Matlock
Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Ps Joel concludes the series "I Can See Clearly Now - From Control to Creation" exploring Genesis 22 and how true wisdom is found as we relinquish control to God and allow him to create new life in us.
"Through a combination of negligence, disobedience, impatience, and discontent with God’s rule, lack of trust, and rebellion, Adam and Eve choose their human-powered vision of progress. They risk it all in a quest to discover a divine presence within themselves. Cast out of God’s presence, they find nothing, only the taste of bitter fruit." - Mark Sayers
Ps Joel continues the series "I Can See Clearly Now - From Control to Creation" exploring Genesis 16 and how true wisdom is found as we relinquish control to God and allow him to create new life in us.
"It is no disparagement to a garden to say that it will not fence and weed itself, nor prune its own fruit trees, nor roll and cut its own lawns. A garden is a good thing but that is not the sort of goodness it has. It will remain a garden, as distinct from a wilderness, only if someone does all these things to it." - C.S. Lewis
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Ps Joel starts a new series "I Can See Clearly Now - From Control to Creation" exploring Genesis 1-3 and how true wisdom is found as we relinquish control to God and allow him to create new life in us.
"It does not take much more than a quick dip into the platitudes of fridge magnet philosophy, and the Gnostic-like advice of many self-help books, to grasp the fact that the culture we live in does not offer much on which to build a deep inner life. The gospel transforms us from the inside out. The resilience, peace, depth, and wisdom that following Christ gives our inner lives are resources sorely needed in our day. Churches are the place where in community we discover inner depth." - Mark Sayers - Disappearing Church
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Ps Michaela continues the Never Gives Up launch series.
Speaking out of Luke 10:25-37, she shares the story of the Good Samaritan and how we're called to live out hospitality.
The book that was mentioned was "Saved by Faith and Hospitality" by Joshua W. Jipp