Spirit & Truth

This summer, we began the preamble to our new sermon series. Through the fall, we will consider how Christ takes hold of all that we are with all of who he is. How does Christ take hold of our hearts and our lives, to remake us to be like himself? What does he mean when he says, "Behold I make all things new," and how does he accomplish these things in and for us?

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Our adult Sunday School classes will be reading through James Smith's You Are What You Love (read more here), and as a congregation we will give attention and prayer to the practices of discipleship that Jesus has given his church.

Prophet, Priest, & King

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Christ is our prophet, priest and king, and in him we are given ministry like his. And so, we belong to the world to serve those around us. In our current series we want to learn with new depth in practice: lamenting and declaring with gentleness, praying with compassion, and leading with sacrifice. 

Prophet: through the season of Lent, we are contemplating Lamentations.

Priest: during Easter, we are spending time on our call to priesthood in Malachi.

King: following Pentecost Sunday, we will reflect on kingship from 1 Samuel and Gospel accounts.

Philippians: Lifelong Discipleship & Orthodoxy Found in Paradox

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In our current series, we are walking through Paul's letter to the Philippians, and in it, we find the beauty of Christ and the majesty of following him through a series of paradoxes:

Christ is exalted through his self-emptying action.

We are called to greatness through service.

Christian discipleship and practice a diligent rest.

Joy is often found in suffering.

The certainty of Christ's work and the peace he gives, propels us into a lifelong struggle in ever-deepening maturity.