"Through many small crucifixions, the life of Christ is born in us" (Adele Calhoun). These words set the tone for the next step in our journey into the Christ self identity. The Kingdom of Love is greater than the Kingdom of fear, but entering it involves a dying of life as we have known it. Our passages come from 1 John 4, and we see love's effect on fear.
Join us as we continue our series "The Christ Self". As the Kingdom of God parades into a realm governed by the False Self, we experience both awakening and confrontation. This morning's passage is from 1 John 3.
The False Self appears early in the biblical narrative. We'll trace its exponential growth in the human experience from Genesis on, and how the eastward movement of the False Self is invited to return home to God's garden through the resurrection of Christ.
We begin a journey to explore how Jesus calls the Christ Self to receive Easter's invitation to rise into new life. Throughout this series we'll look at the nature of the false self, and provide a pattern for how spiritual formation happens.
This year, we're entering into Holy Week one day at a time. Holy Saturday invites us into the place between the pain and the promise. Morgan leads us in a reflection of how often life can seem like a Holy Saturday, in-between reality, and how we might meet Jesus in all that is unresolved.
This year, we're entering into Holy Week one day at a time. On Good Friday, we step into the courts to listen in on the trial of Jesus and the cries of the mob as it turns on him. As on that day, we are presented with the choice between two visions of Jesus, two contrasting Messiahs, two sons of the Father. Which image of Jesus will we allow our lives to be conformed to?
This year, we're entering into Holy Week one day at a time. This Maundy Thursday, we enter the Upper Room & follow Jesus to the garden. We notice the postures of the disciples – around the table, eating, reclining, sleeping, denying, betraying. How might we be invited to prayerfully discern the difference between "my will" and "thy will"?
This year, we're entering into Holy Week one day at a time. This first video covers the events from Palm Sunday through Spy Wednesday and in it we see how Holy Week is a symbol of sorts for the full range of human experience. We'll zoom in on the contrasting postures of Judas the Betrayer and Mary the Anointer - where are we grabbing on, and where are we pouring out?