Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again! What does the "second coming" mean? How will it take place? What if we don't want the earth as we know it to end? Leanne tackles some of the bizarre realities we face in the midst of our hope in the fullness of the Kingdom come...
Leanne reflects on what sets the voice of Christ apart from the others we hear every day. Why is Christ a "Shepherd"? What is the good life? Goodlife fitness? Thrift store Jackson Pollock finds? The way of Jesus is rarely easy, and can even seem illogical, but it is the most beautiful of ways...
Sometimes it is difficult to recognize the power of the resurrection in our lives. From bed bugs and jury duty to long walks and real talks, Leanne gives us some practical tips for learning how to see the work, and BE the work, of the resurrection!
Leanne Friesen shares some excellent faith stories she has encountered over her long and steady faith journey. Why is Thomas titled as the "doubter"? Why aren't our faith experiences as drastic or dramatic as those we see in scriptures, or those we hear from friends or family for that matter? Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet have believed!
1 Corinthians 11:17-34
We revisit the table for a third time and final time, as Leanne reflects on what it means to “join the story”, and how the table tells us about God’s relentless love for us.
Music led by Andrew Huang - starts 36 minutes in.
Special music by Derek Zanetti (Homeless Gospel Choir)
1 Corinthians 5
Our culture is obsessed with being non-judgemental, and so when we read a text like 1 Corinthians 5, we get a little freaked out. But is “minding your own business” really the best way to exist as a community? Maybe we need to mind each others business just a bit more. In love, and for the good of us all; there is a time for judgment.
Music led by Alex Drumm and Justine Kormann - starts 33 minutes in.
Matthew 9, John 3, 2 Corinthians 11, Ephesians 5, Revelation 19 & 21
The twenty-first sermon of our 23 week series “Setting the Table” - exploring the narrative of Scripture.
The first Christians used different metaphors to describe the church; family, body, temple.
But perhaps the most beautiful image of all is the church as the Bride of Christ.