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The nature of resilient disciples: Vocational discipleship - Sarah Deutscher

The nature of resilient disciples: Vocational discipleship - Sarah Deutscher

December 8, 2019
God deeply cares about your vocation. Did you know that over 90% of Jesus public appearances were in the market place? And that 87% of his parables had a work based framework? God loves work! This week we unpack this concept detailing what it means to live out your discipleship in the context of work. With live examples, we are reminded of the variety of ways He brings His Kingdom to the world and the privilege we have to participate with Him as He does this.
The nature of resilient disciples: Building meaningful relationships - Mark Sayers

The nature of resilient disciples: Building meaningful relationships - Mark Sayers

December 1, 2019

Resilient disciples prioritise relationships, community and belonging rather than submitting to culture’s tenet of idolising personal autonomy. Mark, through Ephesians 4, highlights that when we draw close to Christ, we learn to operate out of the new self – this posture demands we look beyond ourselves. It cultivates meaningful relationships and community; illuminating Christ's presence in and through us.

The nature of resilient disciples: Cultural discernment - Mark Sayers

The nature of resilient disciples: Cultural discernment - Mark Sayers

November 24, 2019

Resilient disciples are able to observe culture and orient themselves through abiding in the word and spirit. Mark continues in the book of Daniel, illuminating the ways in which Daniel was able to bless those that marginalised him by operating in wisdom and discernment that came from abiding in God alone.

The nature of resilient disciples: Intimacy with Jesus - Mark Sayers

The nature of resilient disciples: Intimacy with Jesus - Mark Sayers

November 17, 2019

Resilient disciples are marked by a posture of resolve; a resolve that sees us seek, reside and flourish in intimacy with Jesus. Mark explores this alongside Daniel 1 which details an individual who, in the face of cultural coercion, resolves to follow God’s way.

Faith for Exiles: The line in the sand – Mark Sayers

Faith for Exiles: The line in the sand – Mark Sayers

November 10, 2019

Opening our series, Faith for Exiles, Mark posits that we are at a threshold moment where the church, both locally and globally, must step into living as resilient disciples. In light of both the Barna group’s research into faith and culture and the story of David and Goliath, Mark reminds us of the hope we have in a God who bigger than the giants of our time.

Jesus and the Five Thousand – Bethany Allen

Jesus and the Five Thousand – Bethany Allen

November 3, 2019

Facing rejection and grief Jesus retreats from the busyness of his work to find a quiet place to be alone. When he gets there he's faced, not by silence, but by need. 

What can we as modern disciples of Jesus learn from one strange story of how Jesus turns a little bit of food into a lot more?

Fractures to Wholeness - Brittany White

Fractures to Wholeness - Brittany White

October 27, 2019

Brittany explores James 1 & the idea that our circumstances are the meeting place of Jesus, where are lives are transformed from brokenness to beauty. 

The Energy Crisis - Mark Sayers

The Energy Crisis - Mark Sayers

October 20, 2019

As the world’s energy resources are an increasing cause of riots and chaos across nations, so too are our hearts when our energy and security is found in anything other than the ultimate power source – God’s presence.

The pivotal moment that preceeds renewal - Mark Sayers

The pivotal moment that preceeds renewal - Mark Sayers

October 13, 2019

Psalm 77 opens with the Psalmist in lament and chaos but a turning point sees the psalmist turn to praise. Mark invites us to see that renewal of our often chaotic inner worlds requires us to stop, turn and allow God to fight our battles as we praise and remember Him for who He is and what he does.

Thirsty nation, thirsty people - Sarah Deutscher

Thirsty nation, thirsty people - Sarah Deutscher

October 6, 2019

This week we dwell in Isaiah 55 looking at it from both the context of exile and also today’s physical and spiritual drought that has hit Australia.

We are reminded of God’s heart and God’s sovereignty, his beckoning for people to return to Him and how He works wonders turning a super drought into a super bloom.