Last week we saw that the church is an international movement started 2000 years ago. This week Pastor Glen reminded us the church is people. The KJV of 1 Peter 2:9 calls us peculiar people. And really we should be kinda weird, kinda different, kinda... Peculiar. How does it change our view of the church if we actually see it as a gathering of peculiar people?
This week we begin a new year's focus and a new series called "We the Church" . We are looking at the way we see and participate in the church. Our local church is just an incarnation of a global movement that started 2000 years ago. How do we fit into that movement? How do we draw our Identity from that movement? How do we participate in the mission of that movement? We will find out together this year.
This weekend Pastor Glen is talking about the 20/20 vision of the church. But what is your vision for your 2020? This is the time of year people make resolutions and goals and want to make the little changes in their life that will help them get where they want to go. What does Gods word have to say about that? We will look at Proverbs chapter 3 and see Gods wisdom for Longevity, Prosperity, and peace. Enjoy the discussion with your groups.
Christmas is over, but the Joy is just beginning. Christ is here, present with us he will walk amongst up, teach us, heal us and inspire us. Many of our groups are on break as we celebrate the holidays. But if your group is still meeting finish up the Advent series and study up on JOY. follow the link here: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/101?episode=4
This week Pastor Glen is talking about humility. There was no one more humble than the lowly shepherds. That night there were Shepherds tending their flocks. When you think of Shepherds what do you think of? Jesus himself is called the good shepherd. We will see this week that Shepherds were unexpected recipients of the Good news of Christmas. Jesus is an unexpected Shepherd who cares for and protects and desperately loves each of us sheep. Enjoy this weeks content on Right now media here:
This weekend Pastor Glen will be teaching on Jesus earthly father, Joseph. A regular guy who was given an enormous task under difficult circumstance. The Holiday season is filled with scheduling conflicts and other distractions. (I know because Im at Upward basketball, while the whole city is at the parade of lights, while my community groups is supposed to be meeting right now). Enjoy the holiday season with your family and enjoy it with your community group people too. We will continue our Right now media series content on Advent, this week is Peace. I'm guessing Joseph wasn't feeling all that peaceful when the angel visited him. You can find the content here:
This weekend we kick off a new series for Christmas called unexpected. Pastor Jake will share this unexpected event where God moved into the neighborhood. This week for your community Group check out this right Now Media group study from Pete Briscoe. Discussion guide is below. If you like the study feel free to run with it during the Holiday season. Don't miss out on the season of Christmas to serve together in our neighborhoods, and even Party together (its a great opportunity to reach out to new people) You can find the Video content here: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/101?episode=1.
his week we continue our Sermon series "From Here to There" The challenge is to make first things first, to prioritize the most important things and learn how to refocus on those things when we get distracted.
Steve Steele, Pastor of Community Life