March 10, 2019
Jonah was not the best prophet. When he heard the word of the Lord that challenged him to speak a message to the hated Assyrians, he turned and ran. The rest of his story shows us that although we can run from our mission, we cannot escape it.
Worship, the act of giving God glory, transforms us into the people God intends us to be. But what happens when we do not practice worship well? We investigate practices that help move what we believe from our heads into our bones.
[Judges 11:1-40; Acts 17:22-28; Romans 13:11-14]
Jesus tells us to pray that God would send out more workers into the harvest field. The key to harvesting is prayer. Through prayer we acknowledge the greatness of God, ask according to His will, and partner in action with God to change the world.
As a people on mission, we are reminded that we are to “bear witness” to what we have seen and heard and known of Jesus. The Spirit leads us to share this message in our neighbourhoods and spread it to the ends the the world.
[Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 5:22-23]
The life of Moses demonstrated that the people of God find themselves identifying with two areas: wilderness and the promised land. No matter how difficult the wilderness we find ourselves in, we live in light of God’s promises for our future.
[Numbers 20:2-12; Hebrews 11:24-27]
In this final sermon of our Cultivate series, we recognize that a life of cultivating spiritual habits begins simply by walking. Our job is to balance out God’s calling with our response. It is here where we find strength, grace, and maturity for the journey.
[Ephesians 4:1; 4:17-24; Psalm 15]