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January 12th, 2020

Loved by God: Partner in Relationship

A) We are chosen to be a light in a dark world and to live in a covenantal relationship.

B) God has no favourites: all are his children.

C) Baptism is the sign and seal of God’s pledge of adoption whereby we are made right: you are my Beloved, my favour rests on you!
February 2, 2020

Blessed:

A) Live into decent behaviour that reflects both love and humility before God and others.

B) Live into the grace, which we do not deserve, boasting a life filled with God.

C) Live into values not of this world’s making.

February 23, 2020

To be sent: an outward expression of transfiguration:

A) To encounter an expression of God as a lived sacrament.

B) To study, with prayer and fidelity, the scriptures with academic rigor.

C) To know you are beloved and enjoy God’s favour. Therefore, listen with deep and abiding attention.
March 22, 2020

Seeking to See:

A) Open your eyes to the Spirit's leading so that you can know what God sees.

B) Live into the light of enlightenment: walk upright doing what is good and know the way of all truth.

C) Allow faith to remove the scales from your eyes. 
Good Friday - April 10th, 2020 
April 26, 2020

Signposts of Resurrection:

A) Confession, which leads to regeneration.

B) A renewed confidence in God cradled by the faith of Jesus.

C) Sharing in the Word and the Breaking of Bread.
May 17, 2020 

To See Is to Love:

A) We need to see that our life, and the lives of others, is in the very palm of God’s hand.

B) We need to see that suffering for what is right brings us closer to God’s love and reign.

C) The Holy Spirit is a sign and seal of God’s favour through which the faith of Jesus is made self- evident in and through our daily living.
June 7, 2020 

The Mountains Are Calling Us:

A) ...to become caretakers of this planet
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B) ...to become caretakers of humanity.

C) ...to become apostles; convert all minds from prejudice, fear and suspicion to the common good that binds us together.
June 21, 2020

Solidarity:

A) Requires a firm belief that all people have a destiny in the common weal of humanity.

B) Requires a different life; a life devoid of prejudgment, categorization of place and others. It is a life lived in and by the Spirit. 

C) Requires standing up for what is right in a world often wrong and at odds with God's plan. 
July 12, 2020

Love that Disrupts:

A) Expectations can be overturned. Life is not predictable; therefore, we cannot be masters of our destiny. God may have other plans.

B) To live by the Spirit is to live graciously in the unfolding plan that is your life.

C) When having been planted in rich soil recognize the varying degrees of success. Not all can produce the same amount. Be thankful that you produced something rather than nothing.
August 9, 2020

Dreaming Big:

A) Trust your intuitive nature; let your dreams become the channel for your inspiration.

B) Share the big picture with others. God requires our participation in making the kingdom possible.

C) Don’t let the distractions of life keep you from realizing what is possible in the midst of all impossibility. Trust God to lift you up.
Septmeber 20, 2020

Wilderness as the Open Venue for Spiritual Insight:

A) Pay attention to the symbiotic relationship between humanity and nature. It has something to say.

B) Both humanity and nature struggle to evolve into the path of equilibrium. This is the central hope of salvation itself.

C) It is there, in the created order, we discover our destiny as intended from the beginning of time.
October 11, 2020

Signposts to a Thankful Heart:

A) Others will pray for you when you cannot pray for yourself.

B) In prayer and out of prayer focus always on what is good and praiseworthy. This is more than having a positive attitude; it’s a way of life.

C) For every occasion come properly dressed; wear faith in confidence.

January 19th, 2020

Called by God:

A) The call of God is an act of grace, whereby failure becomes the window to all hope; a hope that needs to be proclaimed!

B) We are called into partnership. It is not about us, but what God can do in and through us.

C) To be called is to change in order that we might become what God saw in us from the beginning.

February 9, 2020

Shine for Your Light Has Come:

A) Be authentic and congruent with all that you hold in faith. 

B) You know the plan God has. He showed it in and through the faith of Jesus. Now go and fulfill it!

C) Be salt and light to dark, lonely world. 
March 1, 2020 

There Is One Choice Only:

A) Stop lusting for what you cannot have. Idolatry is most displeasing, indeed.

B) Stop playing God; live into your humanity.

C) Rely on God’s word; place your life in his hands; worship God always and only.
March 29, 2020

Conversations that Unbind Us: 

A) Conversation #1 - Speak to the dry bones in your life.

B) Conversation #2 - The Spirit gives life over the darkness and barriers of death.

C) Conversation #3 - Grieve and let go so life can return. 

Easter Sunday - April 12, 2020

Bearing Witness to God:

A) Recalling darker times through which our faith has been tested and made resolute.

B) God opens his heart of compassion to all; God makes no distinction and declares no favourites.

C) In the space between severe grief a light shines.

May 3, 2020

Living in Abundance: 

A) Walk step by step between worship and work.

B) Walk the path of unjust suffering; for this is how the world is redeemed. 

C) Lead others to the gate of life; be brave, and walk out front!!

May 24, 2020

In It Together:

A) Stop looking into the sky and get to work – the work of realized eschatology.

B) That work entails having to suffer in order to give birth to that which can be realized today as well as for tomorrow. This realization becomes the evidence of divine glory.

C) Real Christian unity is not that we agree to certain theological precepts, but that we mirror the reality of God through the faith of Jesus.
June 14, 2020 

Sacrifice:

A) As we give, so shall we receive.

B) Ultimately, all hardship leads to a tested character. We become more than we could ever imagine.

C) We are called to go the extra mile; to find an alternative way; to think outside the box; to know that there is no limit to what God can do in and through us and the community of faith.
June 28, 2020

Choosing a Braver Faith:

A) God always provides a way out.

B) God provides the inspiration of the Spirit: to find another way.

C) God provides prophetic voices, that when welcomed and offered a cup of cool water, makes our faith and the faith of others braver.

July 19, 2020

The Presence of God:

A) Theophany: a place where heaven and earth meet; where the divine embraces the human.

B) Our relationship with God is based on adoption and not fear. Therefore, our life is the arena through which we collectively suffer so the world can be saved – rescued. 

C)There is a time and a place when, having to confront evil, there we see God in action.

August 16, 2020

Subversive Forgiveness:

A) Shows mercy.

B) Shows no deference to others in need.

C) Shows the struggle to overcome our blind spot.

September 6, 2020

Life Breathes the Reality of Spirit:

A) Enjoying this life and our place within it.

B) It is through life – our work, relationships and our connection to this earth and everything in it – we feel our way to God and his purpose for us and others.

C) The wind –ruach in Hebrew – and the movement and rhythm of the cosmos and all existing life – we see and receive the gift and reality of Spirit.
September 27, 2020

River Sunday – The Promise of Renewal:

A) God promises never to destroy the earth but will we?

B) The source of all life comes from God and invites us to participate in the healing powers of nature – the centre of God’s creativity and on-going renewal.

C) As we discover our equilibrium - our rightful place as gardeners or caretakers – so we will be purified and made whole.
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October 18, 2020

Known by God Goodness and Mercy:                                         A) Allow God to show you his glory.                                              B) Living into the faith of Jesus, we show God’s goodness and mercy.                                         C) God’s goodness and mercy lives in the gift of choice. Choose wisely!!!

January 26, 2020

Follow God: 

A) Be a light in a very dark and confused world.

B) The crucified Christ is the very power of God. How? By demonstrating God's compassion, faith (belief) wins out over and triumphs over faithlessness (unbelief). For faith does justice to reality through love. 

C) No greater calling is this: to become fishers of people! 

February 16th, 2020

To Grow In Order to Become:

A) Set a standard; choose how you shall live.

B) Instead of petty jealousy and the spirit of rival factions – hold what you have in common: the complimentary rather than competitive.

C) Understand what motivates your misappropriation of anger – keep it in check; stop wishing that you could have what others have; recognize your own brokenness, accept it, embrace it, and move into the truth of the matter.

March 15, 2020

The Well of Living Water:

A) Don’t be afraid to argue with God.

B) Inner peace comes after we have surpassed the storms of life.

C) It is never about judgement; it’s all about searching for the truth we seek.
April 5, 2020

Drawing a Line in the Sand:  Conversations before the Cross

A) Conversation #1 - Speak to the level of your conviction.

B) Conversation #2 No need for equality with God; just be yourself!

C) Conversation #3 – Be bold; be demonstrative – take action!!
April 19, 2020

Trust and Rejoice:

A) God does not save us from the pit or grave but from the force of corruption.

B) Vs. 8: You have not seen him, yet you love him; and still without seeing him you believe in him. Live and trust into the hope and promise of resurrection.

C) You want proof then enter into a relationship that is open to whatever awaits.
May 10, 2020

Living Stones:

A) Stay fixed on that which gives life and hope in difficult times.

B) Jesus becomes the cornerstone by which God’s compassion is laid for our every success.

C) It is the faith of Jesus, not what we believe in him to be, that becomes the window through which we see God.
May 31, 2020

Spiritual Understanding:

A) The Spirit is not something we conjure up into existence and possess at will. It is a gift freely given when needed for God’s glorification.

B) The gifts of the Spirit are complementary and not competitive. It is for the lifting up of the community to greater faith and deeper unity of purpose.

C) All wisdom of the Spirit comes from the glorified heart of Jesus as revealed in his suffering.

July 5, 2020 

A Love that Makes Neighbours:


A) Going the extra mile pays dividends in cementing relationships.

B) Listen to your intuition; go with your gut.

C) Don’t ignore the open door. Step right in and discover another perspective. 

July 26, 2020

Subversive Silence:

A) Silence is not the same as acceptance. However, it can be a prudent option.

B) Silent prayer is subversive in two distinct ways: we are never separated from the love of God; we pray as children to its father.

C) Silence is grounded in the redemptive work of God’s spirit.
August 2, 2020

Face to Face:

A) In meeting God, face to face, we see our true selves.

B) In meeting God, face to face, we leave open into God’s care our personal struggles.

C) In meeting God, face to face, we find abundant satisfaction. He knows our frame; we are but dust.

September 13, 2020

Land and Our Oneness:

A) Land carries the scars of our misdeeds.

B) Land is redeemable if we desire to change. The land can forgive as well as reward right behaviour.

C) Land is where we come from and it is to the land we go. We are all but dust!

October 4, 2020

Words for Living:

A) You have been told what is right and what is expected: 

B) What we live to do is not by our own hands or efforts but by what God desires to do in and through our faith in him.

C) If we fail to live by what God expects, than we shall never possess the freedom we now enjoy.