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Wrestling with God…and Ourselves

By | Jul-29-2020 | Sanctuary, The Gathering, The Gathering, Worship, Worship, Z - Front Page

This Sunday in The Gathering (Lance is on vacation) and Sanctuary worship, we’ll spend some time with the story of Jacob and Esau and we’ll focus on an event in Jacob’s life that was so transforming that he took on a new name: Israel, which means One who strives with God. All night long he wrestled with himself and all night long he wrestled with a mysterious stranger whom he knew to be the very presence of God — tangible and touchable. I look forward to sharing with you on Sunday and I invite you to bring your struggles with you to the time of worship.

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How To Avoid Thinking “God is on the Side of the Poor”

By | Jul-01-2020 | Community Advocate, DiscipleChurch, Pray, Worship, Z - Front Page

The first beatitude, “blessed are the poor” in Luke’s gospel, reads “blessed are the poor in spirit” in Matthew’s gospel. Jesus is not telling people to be poor, or poor in spirit so they can gain the kingdom of heaven. He’s making an announcement — God is for the poor. The question for the church is — who are we for?

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