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cession|community Podcast

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We’re a community that values one another, strives to serve our community and engages faith in creative ways. Podcast episodes are mostly sermons from our Sunday gatherings.
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Full Stretch - Week Two
Ever felt like you're living life at full stretch?  In this series, we explore what it might look like for us to live out of a place of wellbeing.  We're in Matthew's gospel drawing on the richness of Jesus' approach to living life and how we can be freed to love heart, mind, soul, body (strength) and socially (neighbour). This week Brett is joined by Greg Buckley as they explore the perils of mistake free living, the culture of criticism and what it means to live into a culture of grace.
28:02
September 19, 2021
Full Stretch - Week One
Ever felt like you're living life at full stretch?  In this series, we explore what it might look like for us to live out of a place of wellbeing.  We're in Matthew's gospel drawing on the richness of Jesus' approach to living life and how we can be freed to love heart, mind, soul, body (strength) and socially (neighbour). This week Brett opens the series with a how not to stretch moment from Matthew 23.  He's joined by Health Coach and founder of Studio 35, Vania Dunn as they explore getting started with wellbeing.
23:14
September 12, 2021
Truth Dare Promise (Week Three)
We're in lockdown with Daniel as we start a new series ONLINE on ZOOM and Facebook LIVE from 5pm on Sundays. We're journeying with Daniel through the Babylon exile as faithfulness to God comes under pressure. Along the way we discover the TRUTH of living in alignment with God, the DARE of living out of time with the culture and the PROMISE of the coming Kingdom. (Preacher: Rev Melissa Powell)
28:26
September 5, 2021
Truth Dare Promise (Week Two)
We're in lockdown with Daniel as we start a new series ONLINE on ZOOM and Facebook LIVE from 5pm on Sundays.  We're journeying with Daniel through the Babylon exile as faithfulness to God comes under pressure. Along the way we discover the TRUTH of living in alignment with God, the DARE of living out of time with the culture and the PROMISE of the coming Kingdom. (Preacher: Rev Brett Jones)
24:14
August 29, 2021
Truth Dare Promise (Week One)
We're in lockdown with Daniel as we start a new series ONLINE on ZOOM and Facebook LIVE from 5pm on Sundays. We're journeying with Daniel through the Babylon exile as faithfulness to God comes under pressure. Along the way we discover the TRUTH of living in alignment with God, the DARE of living out of time with the culture and the PROMISE of the coming Kingdom. (Preacher: Rev Brett Jones)
24:09
August 22, 2021
Woke: Week Four (Woke-Washed)
Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is one of the greatest teaching moments in the history of humanity. A moment where Jesus turns the tables on conventional wisdom and ushers in a fresh way of being and doing life with God. A moment to pay attention, to wake up and smell the coffee.  A moment to stay WOKE. (Preacher: Rev Brett Jones)
30:13
August 15, 2021
Woke: Week Three ( Virtue Signal)
Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is one of the greatest teaching moments in the history of humanity. A moment where Jesus turns the tables on conventional wisdom and ushers in a fresh way of being and doing life with God. A moment to pay attention, to wake up and smell the coffee.  A moment to stay WOKE.
27:21
August 8, 2021
Woke: Week Two (How Not to Get Away With Murder)
Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is one of the greatest teaching moments in the history of humanity. A moment where Jesus turns the tables on conventional wisdom and ushers in a fresh way of being and doing life with God. A moment to pay attention, to wake up and smell the coffee.  A moment to stay WOKE. This week we're looking at how not to get away with murder, as Dave Pitman continues our series.
29:59
August 1, 2021
Woke: Week One (Get Woke)
Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is one of the greatest teaching moments in the history of humanity. A moment where Jesus turns the tables on conventional wisdom and ushers in a fresh way of being and doing life with God. A moment to pay attention, to wake up and smell the coffee.  A moment to stay WOKE.
32:54
July 25, 2021
Element-ary (Week Four): Gift-Giver
What if we could experience the reality of God in the everyday? Get to know his voice, his presence, his comfort. What if we could experience some real traction in dealing with stuff in our life that we'd prefer wasn't part of who we are? We're going back to basics with Element-ary and learning to experience the Holy Spirit: Wind, Fire, Water & Oil. The elements of Element-ary. This week we encounter the Holy Spirit who is both Gift Giver and the gift that keeps on giving... (Preacher: Rev Brett Jones)
25:42
July 17, 2021
Element-ary (Week Three): Transformer
What if we could experience the reality of God in the everyday? Get to know his voice, his presence, his comfort. What if we could experience some real traction in dealing with stuff in our life that we'd prefer wasn't part of who we are? We're going back to basics with Element-ary and learning to experience the Holy Spirit: Wind, Fire, Water & Oil. The elements of Element-ary. This week Kristen explores the Spirit as transforming fire.
29:00
July 11, 2021
Element-ary (Week One): Truthteller
What if we could experience the reality of God in the everyday? Get to know his voice, his presence, his comfort. What if we could experience some real traction in dealing with stuff in our life that we'd prefer wasn't part of who we are? We're going back to basics with Element-ary and learning to experience the Holy Spirit: Wind, Fire, Water & Oil. The elements of Element-ary. This week Brett allows his flowing locks to be blown by the Wind that blows where it wants...
33:27
June 30, 2021
Witness - Week Three (06/06/21)
In this series, we're undertaking a scene examination of the Book of Acts and witnessing first hand the lives of the first Christians.  We're taking testimony from Peter, one of Jesus' closest followers, who takes the stand in 5 speeches in Acts.  As we do so, we're contemplating the possibility of moving from bystander to eye witness in our own lives with Jesus. This week Brett is putting together a line up as we canvas possible suspects in Identity Parade.
33:45
June 7, 2021
Witness - Week Two(30/05/21)
In this series, we're undertaking a scene examination of the Book of Acts and witnessing firsthand the lives of the first Christians.  We're taking testimony from Peter, one of Jesus' closest followers, who takes the stand in 5 speeches in Acts.  As we do so, we're contemplating the possibility of moving from bystander to eye witness in our own lives with Jesus.  This week Dave Pitman opens up the story of the lame beggar in Acts 3.
30:43
June 1, 2021
#Blessed - Week Three #Hashtagged (16/05/21)
This is our final instalment in our series on the Beatitudes found in Matthew's gospel.  In #BLESSED we've been exploring what life lived with Jesus looks like.  Along the way we're discovering that the #BLESSED life is not always what we think.  This week Rev Brett Jones is sharing some tips from the Beatitudes for improving your #HASHTAG game.
29:12
June 1, 2021
#Blessed - Week Two #Bliss (9/05/21)
Week two of a three week series on the Beatitudes found in Matthew's gospel.  In #BLESSED we'll be exploring what life lived with Jesus looks like.  Along the way we'll discover that the #BLESSED life is not always what we think.  This week Rev Brett Jones explores what makes for a life of bliss.
32:18
June 1, 2021
#Blessed - Week One #Unblessed (2/05/21)
We're starting a new 3 week series tonight on the Beatitudes found in Matthew's gospel.  In #BLESSED we'll be exploring what life lived with Jesus looks like.  Along the way we'll discover that the #BLESSED life is not always what we think.  Brett kicks off tonight with #unblessed.
25:41
May 11, 2021
re:woven - Swatch Life (25/04/21)
This week we conclude our Re:Woven series with Kristen and Brett Jones leading us through Matthew 15:1-20. Join us as we consider how to live life with the tension just right, under rule not rules.
37:30
April 26, 2021
re:woven - Torn (18/04/21)
This week in Re:Woven Brett Jones gives lessons on fighting as we explore Matthew 5:9 & Romans 12:9-21.
33:58
April 18, 2021
re:woven - Patched (11/04/21)
This week in re:woven Dave Pitman notices he's wearing his life inside out. Dave takes us on a journey through Galatians 2:11-14 and explores what it means for us to true to ourselves and accept others differences.
28:40
April 13, 2021
re:woven - Intarsia (28/03/21)
This week in re:woven Rev Melissa Powell leads us through James 1:19-27 as we explore what it means to listen incarnationally and discover the art of living as Intarsia.
24:42
March 30, 2021
re:woven - Unravelling (21/03/21)
What sank the Titanic was not the iceberg that was visible above the surface. What sank the Titanic was everything that happened below the surface.  This week in re:woven Rev Brett Jones leads us through John 4 as we go below the surface and begin Unravelling...
27:18
March 24, 2021
re:woven - Frayed (14/03/21)
Ever felt a little frayed at the edges? Like who you are is coming apart and unravelling relationships with family and friends? re:woven is an 8 week series aimed at reweaving who we are across the fabric of life in all its threads. Emotional, spiritual, physical and social. In week three Rev Brett Jones & counsellor Sarah Smith explore the complicated dynamics of family relationships and the importance of understanding our histories, drawing insight from 2 Samuel 12:1-10. (This sermon was preached at cession|community on 14 Mar 2021) NB: Due to an interruption in our livestream a small segment of this recording has been edited back. As a result there are a few sudden changes in volume and sound quality.
33:57
March 16, 2021
re:woven - Over-Dyed (7/03/21)
Ever felt a little frayed at the edges? Like who you are is coming apart and unravelling relationships with family and friends? re:woven is an 8 week series aimed at reweaving who we are across the fabric of life in all its threads. Emotional, spiritual, physical and social. In week two Rev Melissa Powell unpacks Exodus 20:16 and Matthew 7:1-5 as we consider how we move past false assumptions and judgement in our relationships with others. (This sermon was preached at cession|community on 7 Mar 2021) NB: As part of this weeks sermon we talked about physical and verbal harm. If you or someone you know are a victim of family violence or in a relationship that makes you fearful for your own or anyone else's safety, please reach out for help. Everyone has a right to be safe. If you need pastoral support you can contact our pastoral team confidentially by emailing: support@cession.org.nz  We've also provided a list of other support providers on our website which you can find here.
26:12
March 11, 2021
re:woven - warp & weft (28/02/21)
Ever felt a little frayed at the edges? Like who you are is coming apart and unravelling relationships with family and friends? re:woven is an 8 week series aimed at reweaving who we are across the fabric of life in all its threads. Emotional, spiritual, physical and social. In week one Rev Brett Jones leads us through 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 & Matt 22: 37-40 as we explore our identity as God's unique children, woven together as one community. (This sermon was preached at cession|community on 28 Feb 2021)
41:03
March 11, 2021
Village | People - Part Two (The People)
They say, "it takes a village".  In this series we explore what it takes to live as a village that offers Jesus' life in all its fullness (spiritual, emotional, physical, social).  This week Rev Brett Jones asks "What do the Villagers look like?" (This sermon was preached at cession|community on 21 February 2021)
29:20
March 11, 2021
Village | People - Part One (The Village)
They say, "it takes a village".  In this series we explore what it takes to live as a village that offers Jesus' life in all its fullness (spiritual, emotional, physical, social).  This week Rev Brett Jones asks "What does the Village look like?" (This sermon was preached at cession|community on 14th February 2021)
40:51
March 11, 2021