:to find one's position again in relation to one's surroundings
The Joy of the Lord is YOUR Strength!
Nehemiah 8:1-12 • June 28, 2020 • Al Hardy
Many of us know the phrase 'The joy of the Lord is your strength' (Neh 8:10) but how many of us know that joy & strength in our lives? As we finish our series 'Reorient', we find out how to lay hold of them today and discover the secret to an ongoing 'Reoriented' life!
Loving Your Neighbor As Yourself
Nehemiah 5:1-8 & 14-19 • June 21, 2020 • Al Hardy
This week we look at Nehemiah and his response to those suffering in his community. In doing so, he clearly displays for us the heart of God. As we 'reorient' can we likewise not just 'love God' but also 'love our neighbors as ourselves' (see Matt 22:37-40).
Responding to Resistance
Ezra 4-6 • June 14, 2020 • Mark Landon
As we reorient ourselves in our walk with God, we will always encounter resistance so let us consider how we should respond so that we can overcome challenges and thrive even in the midst of difficult times. Respond to God's Holiness - Ezra 4:1-5 Respond to Resistance - Ezra 4:24-5:1-5 Respond to God's Presence - Ezra 6:16-22
Rebuilding Your Altar
Ezra 3:1-6 • June 7, 2020 • Al Hardy
This week we look at Ezra 3, where the Israelites rebuild the altar in Jerusalem. This text has profound implications because each of us is a temple for the Spirit. What does it mean for us to rebuild our own altars?, why is this the first thing we should do? and what will happen as we do?
Recommitting to the Journey
Ezra 1:1-11 • May 31, 2020 • Al Hardy
Faith is a journey. In recent weeks however, for many of us, that journey has been interrupted & disrupted. This Vision Sunday we look at how the bible encourages us to keep recommitting ourselves to the journey & Al shares exciting plans for us to do that as a community this summer.