We embark on a 3 week exploration of the identity of Christ’s Church. As the people of God, we are blessed, broken, and given for the sake of the world. Overflowing from our identity as God’s Beloved children, we practice communion and community, then together receive a commission to join our Father in the renewal of all things.
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.
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.
Immediately following the affirmation his identity as the Beloved of God, Jesus was driven into the wilderness to endure a season of dryness, testing, and trial. As we embrace our identity as the Blessed, Broken, and Given children of God, what can we learn from Jesus' temptations in the desert? Here we come to a crossroads: will we choose the way of Blessing, or the way of Scarcity?