We see a mountain top experience on Transfiguration Sunday: Christ clothed in glory among Moses and Elijah and the disciples in awe of it all. Peter suggests they stay up there for a while longer, but Jesus must descend back down the mountain. This Sunday we explore what Henri Nouwen calls "downward mobility," and we share a breath prayer saying "for the love of Jesus, I will let go."
This prayer guide walks you through the process of charting your losses in this season then looking with fresh imagination for how God might raise you up to fresh purpose on the other side of pain. We encourage you to take 30 minutes this week and use this worksheet to guide a time of journaling and prayer.
Jordan shares this morning the story of Peter's mother-in-law. She was sick and alone when Jesus raised her up and restored her health, and in this new place of life, she discovers a resurrected purpose and a Christ-like service.
This week Jordan leads us through 1 Corinthians 8 and its implications in a pandemic world. Listen along as we discuss Paul's words, "Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up," and hear his response to cultural affairs of that time.
This week Jordan dives deeper into the stories of Samuel and Eli and into the story of Jesus' baptism. Just as Samuel hears the voice of the Lord in the evening and Christ hears the voice of the Father in the water, we too can hear His voice speak love over us, His children and His servants. Listen along as Jordan unpacks the hope in being spoken over.
As a child, Samuel famously says "Speak Lord, Your servant is listening." Andy shares in this homily breath prayers to be more like Samuel and perspectives to be more like Samuel's teacher, Eli. Listen along as we learn to be more present to God and to others.
We continue exploring our identity as the people of God, collectively blessed, broken, and given for the sake of the world. It is only in the light of being a people given for the sake of the world that we can fully understand our belovedness and brokenness. Just as the Father has sent Jesus, so Jesus now sends us in the same manner. As we cultivate a living, conversational relationship with the Spirit of Jesus, we are sent into our everyday, ordinary lives, given to image God for the sake of others.
We continue exploring our identity as the people of God, collectively blessed, broken, and given for the sake of the world. All of us are both blessed and broken, and we carry both those realities in with us when we come to church. Building community as broken people is both one of the great challenges and gifts of becoming a people of God, so in this podcast we explore what to do with our brokenness and how to live alongside others who are broken as well. As we hear deeply the Voice that calls us Beloved, we are set free to exist in community without placing unrealistic demands on one another. As we support each other in our pain, we become a community of Wounded Healers given for the sake of others.