This Is Us, This Is Me
Laugh & Cry
November 4, 2018 • Shirene Agbelusi
There is a time to laugh. There are moments of outrageous happiness. He turns our mourning into dancing. He laughs with us…and laughs at us! There is joy in His house. AND There is a time to weep. He meets us in our sorrow. He counts our tears; they do not go unnoticed. He comforts. He counsels. He restores.
Friendship & Fear
October 21, 2018 • Pastor Duncan Clark
We accept the invitation to intimacy. We become friends of God. He calls us close. We ‘remain’ in Him. We meet Him in the ‘secret place’. AND We keep our distance because He is holy. We meet Him on our knees. Our Friend is to be feared. He is the Lion, as well as the Lamb. He is dangerous. Unsafe.
Information & Transformation
October 14, 2018 • Pastor Duncan Clark
We love God with our minds. We thrive on teaching. We absorb, memorize, meditate on the Word. We long to learn. AND We love God with our hearts. We allow information to become a catalyst for our transformation. We read for relationship. We expect Christ to be formed in us.
Attractional & Missional
September 30, 2018 • Pastor Duncan Clark
We say ‘come and see’. We create environments and live lives that, like a magnet, attract questions, create curiosity, and reflect the beauty of our beautiful God. AND We say ‘go and tell’. We are ‘everyday missionaries’. We send people onto the frontline of mission to every corner of the city, carriers of the Father’s presence.
Movement & Consistent
September 23, 2018 • Pastor Duncan Clark
We are tent-dwellers. We expect movement. We are early-adopters. We are always ready to jump-on the new thing God is doing. AND We keep showing up in the same place. We know that the signature of mediocrity is chronic inconsistency, and so we take steady, persistent steps in a singular, holy direction.
Encounter & Practice
September 16, 2018 • Pastor Duncan Clark
We love ‘suddenly’ moments. Moments when His presence fills a space and everyone in the room knows it. AND We know that those moments alone won’t sustain us. We lean into daily rhythms. Spiritual disciplines. The practices of Jesus. Call them what you want; they open our hearts to the presence of Jesus and the power of the Spirit, and it’s there that we long to live.
Hungry & Filled
September 9, 2018 • Pastor Duncan Clark
We long for God. There’s a soul-level hunger for His presence. A void that must be filled. We are compelled to seek out ways of living that are congruent with our deepest longings. AND We are full. Full of gratitude. Overflowing with faith, hope and love. Filled with His Spirit’s power and presence. We’ve experienced abundance. We know His riches. We lack nothing. We are complete.