Together we look at the Exodus story – a story of how God takes us from the narrow places of enslavement to places of spacious freedom.
From Adam and Eve to Babel we see the way that humanity is prone to choose its own way. Yet, God remains merciful, which we see ultimately in the sending and dying of Jesus.
To begin Our Story, Chris talks about how the book of Genesis teaches us about who God is and who we are as a result.
Re-read, Re-write & Respond: Chris walks us through a method of reading the bible to better apply it to our lives.
Chris discusses the role of the Holy Spirit in gathering, uniting and sending us.
Chris discusses how to follow Jesus by keeping close to Him and keeping moving.
Drew leads us through Matthew 14 (Peter walking on water) and invites us to renew our belief that because of who God is, we do not need to live paralyzed by the fear of scarcity.
Chris discusses how our drive to become the greatest keeps us from love but if we seek to become the least we find fulfillment.
Christi Kapenga discusses the calling of Peter to “feed my sheep” and the gift of God’s grace when we find ourselves to be failing in our own calling.
Chris references Exodus 3 & 4 and Matthew 28:18-20 to illustrate that, even in our protests, God equips us and stands by us in what we are called to do.
Week 1 handout
Chris speaks of repentance and that it is needed by all, urgent and met by grace.
Chris Shearer talks about being trustworthy and investing in people as a way to serve God well.
Chris leads us through a familiar parable with an unexpected turn. Through it, we’re challenged to rethink what it means to love our neighbor as ourself. Luke 10:25-37