Sunday, October 27, 2013

Church Ever New

Scripture:

  • Proverbs 14:31 Equality in our common creator
  • Isaiah 48:3-8a Created now, not long ago
  • Ephesians 4:17-24 The new self

Sermon:

Church Ever New
In the Power of the Creative Spirit, the Church is for ever renewing itself. We are a Reformed church, but also called to be a perpetually reforming church. This is not because we are not perfect and have to keep on correcting ourselves. Rather it is about the Creative process itself, to which our Creator calls us. We, as a church, are being continually recreated.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

One name cannot contain you!

Psalm 104: 1-30 God the Creator and Provider
Romans 8:38-39 Nothing can separate us from God
Deuteronomy 30:11-20 Choose Life

In A Song of Faith we sing that "God creates the universe, God tends the universe, God enlivens the universe." We have been given life, and all that we need to live, now it is time to choose life and all that it has to offer. Who is God for you? What image would you use to describe God to your friends? Has your image of God changed in your life? How do you experience God? Where is God's presence in your life?
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Feast of Creation

Scripture:

  • Exodus 20:8-11 Remember the Sabbath day
  • Matthew 6:25-33 Birds in the sky

Sermon:

Feast of Creation
Many of us gather for a feast on Thanksgiving. The feast is a way to celebrate life: all of our blessings and creation itself. We feast not only on food, but also on affection, on beauty, on sacrament and praise. The feast may feed our bodies for a day, but it feeds our souls for weeks to come: the feast of creation -- for life.
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Sunday, October 6, 2013

It's time to get into the rhythm of Sabbath keeping.

Genesis 1: 3-10 God created in 7 days.
Luke 12:25-27 There is no point in worrying.

The scriptures for this week point out that rhythm and time are important in life. Both God and Jesus invite us to embrace the rhythm of creation which tends to work in cycles. We know that there is a cycle to life, in dying there is rebirth, in emptying there is filling, God created for 6 days and on the 7th day God rested. Exodus provides us with a story of how the Israelites struggled to follow God's instructions, and how they struggled to believe that God would provide them with exactly what they needed. Seeking balance comes from discipline, preparation and intentionality. How will we be more attentive to the rhythm of Sabbath keeping in our lives? listen .view