New Thing - 4.3.16
Part 4 - "A New Family"
One of the greatest gifts we receive as we enter into relationship with Christ is a new family in the form of the Church. Whether or not our individual family history or families of origin have been great, or challenging, there is something remarkably beautiful and life-giving about being brought into the family of God.
New Thing - 3.20.16
Part 3 - "A New Covenant"
“Do this in remembrance of me” with those simple words Jesus did a shocking New Thing in history. He inserted himself into a tradition and story that Jews had been telling a certain way for thousands of years. His words changed the meal Jesus’ was sharing with his disciples from being remembrance of the Exodus, to being an invitation to participate in his life and death and through him, find salvation, making himself the source of salvation and redemption and a catalyst for a new way of faith and commitment to God.
New Thing - 3.13.16
Part 2 - "The New Normal"
To get a grasp of who God is and what God wants to do in our lives it will require a paradigm shift, or a fundamental change in approach to our underlying assumptions about God, our life and the way things work. God is not about simply improving upon an old thing, but God is all about doing a brand new thing. This is what God was doing through Jesus when Jesus arrives on to the pages of history in Marks gospel and proclaims that "no one puts new wine into old wineskins..."
New Thing - 3.6.16
Part 1 - "A New Season"
God loves to do new things and sometimes in the most unconventional ways. God is always at work creating new things out of what may seem like nothing. God doesn’t ask can I do a new thing? or say I might do a new thing, he says I am doing a new thing, it’s happening, the question is are we even aware?