After reading from Luke 2, Mark explores why the birth of Jesus isn't the end of the story. The Christmas story, he suggests, reveals to us that God is a God of process and each of us, as followers of Christ, are participants in His work of construction.
Reflecting on a St Iraneus quote ‘The Glory of God is man fully alive,’ Sarah takes us through the biblical concept of worship, idols and the glory of God.
Narrowing in on today’s biggest idol, she gives us Christ’s keys to freedom and releases us to be his true image bearers.
This week Mark unpacks how our world is built on a myth of scarcity. Steven Covey says, "Most people are deeply scripted in what I call the Scarcity Mentality. They see life as having only so much, as though they were only one pie out there".
The Bible, however, says in 2 Corinthians 9 that God is able to bless us abundantly. Mark invites us to take a posture of generosity in all areas of our lives, as a response to the abundant riches we are gifted. These Kingdom riches are to be shared so that others can experience God's inexhaustible abundance.
This week Mark highlights that the contemporary culture directs us to avoid trails and tests in our lives. However as James 1: 2-4 teaches us we are to find joy through the perseverance of these trials as it builds and shapes our character to be more like Jesus.