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July 2020

There is Hope in the Words

This week Jesse shares from his favorite passage. We examine Exodus 3:11-14 looking for hope. We explore the notion that the very name and hope of God is never far from us. Even in the very words we say!



Social Justice and Oppression Through the Eyes of the Minor Prophets: Micah

Kathy finishes out our series by examining the words of the prophet Micah. We explore what justice seems to be in our culture today and what God seems to say justice is. Finally, we discuss the idea that our actions are part of Gods plan and so we cannot let our own desires overshadow the voice of God in our lives.



[DEVOTIONAL] Social Justice and Oppression Through the Eyes of the Minor Prophets: Amos

This week, Chris examines the words of the prophet Amos. We compare the situations of the Kingdom of Judah and our situation today in 2020.



June 2020

Social Justice and Oppression Through the Eyes of the Minor Prophets: Zechariah

This week, we continue our series on how the minor prophets spoke of social justice and oppression by examining Zechariah 7:8-14. We see just how concerned God is for issues of Justice and oppression. We also explore the dangers of what can happen when our hearts become hard to the things that God’s heart breaks over.



Social Justice and Oppression Through the Eyes of the Minor Prophets: Habakkuk

Cris kicks off our series on how the Minor Prophets spoke of Social Justice and oppression by exploring Habakkuk. We see how prayer is key when we are not sure what to do. We also examine the wresting match Habakkuk has with God over oppression and justice.



Examining the Song of Plagues (Psalm 91), Part 2

Psalm 91 is associated with times of trouble and heartache. So in the current tine of heartache and trouble we one again turn to this scripture for meaning. This week, we examine the second part of the psalm. We discuss interpretations of the big statements about divine protection found in the psalm. We close with the notion when we face trouble or evil, we will not face it alone. The promises of God and the blood of Christ will go with us whatever comes against us.  



Examining the Song of Plagues (Psalm 91), Part 1

Psalm 91 is associated with times of trouble and heartache. So in the current time of heartache and trouble we once again turn to this scripture for meaning. This week, we examine the first few verses of the psalm. There we see just what it means to have the peace that comes from being under the wing of God.



May 2020

Guided Meditative Prayer Walk

Join us for a time of reflection and prayer. We are all feeling a little screen tired so instead of watching an online sermon, this morning I want us to go outside and spend some time with God. In this guide, I will lead you through some of the psalms and encourage you to use your 5 sense to engage with the wonderful world our God has created. 



Theology & Theater – The Martian

We finish up our ‘Theology & Theater’ series by looking at the 2015 movie The Martian. We look at the movie through the lens of the Good Shepard parable (Luke 15:1-7). In the movie, a diverse set of people must come together to rescue Matt Damon (yet again!). This is reflective of the Body of Christ, and how to most impactfully do Kingdom work, we need the help and support of our fellow Christians.  



Jesse’ Intro to ‘The Martian’

As part of our ‘Theater and Theology’ series, we will be talking about the movie The Martian. Instead, of a commentary, here are some of my introductory reflections on a few of the film’s themes.
 

 Four of the main themes I saw running through the movie were:

1) Redemption

2) The coming together of community (think of the Body of Christ)

 3) When we feel alone, are we actually alone?

4) This may be the most expensive retelling of ‘the lost sheep parable’ ever!

 

Let me know what you saw in this movie!






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