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 March 10,2019

The Values of Our Faith Community:juxta-opposed to the values in this life.

A) The primary value is to live with thanks for the gifts received in this life.

B) To hold faith in a mystery of God's own making.

C) To allow life's unfolding; to surrender and live into wonderment and surprise. 

March 31, 2019

Grace that Matters 

A) God chooses to liberate us from the past: good, bad or indifferent. 

B) God welcomes us to uprightness - to be put right.

C) Grace permits the right to determine our own path; to reap its consequences and learn. if we learn, a banquet will be prepared! There is no right or wrong, only the willingness to wake up and smell the coffee. 
April 21, 2019

Easter Morning: the beginning of a new paradigm

A) In and through the faith of Jesus all are welcomed into the family of God as descendants of Abraham. 

B) The shadow of the messianic happiness is upon us. Life can be different.

C) Grief is transformed when we let go and allow what is gone to return anew. 

May 12, 2019

Our Identity as Christ Followers: 

A) We are about new life. We are about raising the dead!

B) Our witness is our martyrdom.

C) God is present whenever we practice faith. The Buddhist teaching of two arrows is summarized as follows:
  Pain is inevitable, but suffering is         optional.
  


June 2, 2019

Haunting Claims of Freedom:

A) Worship and prayer invites liberation from the most basic forms of imprisonment: our selves. 

B) By martyria, the act of witnessing our faith gives liberation to those who watch us from afar.

C) Our unity of purpose gives everyone a place at the table of fellowship. 

Thus, the act of prayer is the act through which the transition from “I” to “We” is inevitable... Prayer holds together the shattered fragments of the creation, making history possible... For the eschatological kingdom migrates into the today of God’s design. Therefore, it is victory over nothingness.
by Jacques Ellul’s
  Prayer and the Modern Man
July 7, 2019

Unexpected Prophets: the mouth piece of God

A) Unexpected prophets are not the wise or the learned, nor the powerful and those with status; they are instead, the lowly, the simple and most surprising of the human race. 

B) Unexpected prophets do not delude themselves into believing they are important, but understand themselves as channels of grace. 

C) Unexpected prophets do not rejoice in their accomplishments, but take satisfaction in the fact that they are called. 

 March 17, 2019

Journey toward Trust:

A)Let God lead you by the hand.

B) Live out your trust with authenticity.

C) Live to fight for another day. Choose wisely the hill to die on.

 

April 7, 2019

The Fragrance of Life

A) The sweet smell of life happens when having to let go.

B) The sweet smell of life radiates its rich odour when cradling trust in God.

C) The sweet smell of life blankets the odious odour of death and despair. 
April 28, 2019

Love's Disruptive Witness

A) Challenging the ruling principalities and powers of our time.

B) Be God's "Yes" to a broken world.

C) After the grief has past, be lifted out of yourself, knowing death has no power over life and love.   

May 19, 2019

Unity in Diversity: the quality of fellowship

A) Fellowship which wrestles to be inclusive.

B) Fellowship which allows for differences while loving uniquely or equally as each new situation demands.

C) Fellowship which mirrors whose disciples we are. 
June 9, 2019

A Spirited Filled Faith:

A) Faith as a journey which leads to inclusivity.

B) Faith found on a spirit of adoption (co-creators) rather than a spirit of fear (servants obedient to a master).

C) We are not alone. The Paracletos will lead the way forward for our faith.  



July 14, 2019

Compassionate Neighbours:


A) ...never take comfort in their pride of heritage.

B) ...always look to the faith of Jesus as their principle standard for life.

C) ...should never assume who their neighbours are.

July 28, 2019

A Life Of Prayer

A) Remain faithful to love and its ultimate source.

B) Remain faithful to faith itself. Trust God always!

C) When we pray we pray with profound intention that is persistent; knowing God will give us what we need, and not what we want. 
March 24, 2019


Fed by The Shekinah or Divine Presence:

A) The Shekinah feeds us when we enter into a conscious choice to live into God's realm today. 

B) The Shekinah feeds us when we live into the values of God's realm today.

C) The Shekinah feeds us because God is patient; the Shekinah is ever with us! 


April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday – Drawing a line in the sand:

A) The willingness to confront power with truth.

B) The willingness to live in service for all.

C) The willingness to pick your hill to die on.    


April 19, 2019 

Good Friday 
May 5, 2019

The Turning Point of Transformation:

A) In the context of lived life, we are transformed: reevaluating our place in a confused and broken world.

B) Worship gives pause to listen well and to reflect.

C) For every failed expectation on our part, a word of love is divinely offered.  
May 26, 2019

The Power of Listening:

A) Through active dialogue, truth is perceived if we are truly listening. 

B) Pay attention to those who give sacrificial compassion. 

C) Let the Spirit of Truth lead to the very fullness of truth. 
June 16, 2019

Trinity Sunday: Wisdom Calls

A) ....us to hear what we need to hear, and shut out the rest of the noise.

B) ....to become friends and relations, each to the other, through the faith that puts us right.

C) ....us to constant learning while having to unlearn other things. 

June 30, 2019

The Spirit Calls:

A) To pick up the mantle.

B) To live into the guidance of the Spirit; not to what we want or think we need.

C) To live a life in God.
July 21, 2019

Faithful Listening:

A) Do what the Lord requires of you. Practice what you hear and it becomes a priority.

B) Like Jesus, our faith calls us to listen to the voice of vicarious suffering so that we can speak truth to power. 

C) Shut out the noise of a busy life and find time to listen to the source and depth of your soul.