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Life of the Church

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My heart, His design

Scripture: Proverbs 23:26, Proverbs 3:5-6, Ephesians 2:10, John 17:8
Gods heart for His church is family, a people on a mission, who are His disciples growing, influencing and reproducing themselves. Seems so simple! We discuss what are the obstacles to this picture of simplicity. Maybe the one major problem, is TRUST. Do we actually trust God, truth people. Trust involves our heart. But we are so risk adverse as a generation, that we protect or control. What would it look like to RISK It is God? To know that our capacity is only as much as our deepest wound. Will Jesus really meet me in that space, so that I can begin to Trust again and live in the simplicity of the Gospel.
Beauty of the desert: II

Part 10: Beauty of the desert: II

Scripture: Matthew 24:35, Hebrews 4:12, John 10:27, Romans 10:17, Psalm 63, Jeremiah 2:13, Isaiah 32:1-3
We learn to trust Gods voice in the place of restricted site ‘wadi’. When the sense of being overwhelmed is present, it is ok to just know the next step. Sometimes we don’t see the whole journey. Trusting the Story and who God is, knowing that He will bring us to oasis of life ‘En Gendi’s'. As we come to these places, we not only receive but realise we are called as His people to be those rivers and oasis of life for others. We can only distribute what we contain.
Beauty of the desert: I

Part 9: Beauty of the desert: I

Scripture: Psalms 23, 1 Kings 19:1-8, Isaiah 32:1-3, Psalm 1:1-3, Jeremiah 17:8, Jeremiah 17:5-6
The dessert places and seasons are times when God is asking us to learn to listen. Through 4 trees in the dessert we see that …God is reminding us He is the God of ‘just enough’. He is the God who gift is already been placed in each of us. He is God who desires for you to trust His story. He is the God of the big picture, the generations, the eternal impact.