So far in our series on The Living Presence, we've talked a lot about how good it is for us to be in God's presence. This week Bjorn flips things around to ask if it's good for God to be in our presence – we know He loves us, but does He like us?
Britt shares two encounters from the Gospel of John to talk about Jesus as the living presence of God. When we encounter Jesus, he always meets us with grace, mercy and an invitation to new perspective and a greater vision – of both ourselves and him.
Sarah speaks on Psalm 8, encouraging us to notice and receive God's presence in new ways – through children and through work. Even in the midst of a vast and incredibly created universe that declares God's glory, it is humanity that God has chosen to bear His image and thus carry His presence.
In the space of 12 verses in Exodus, Moses goes from a Prince, to avenger, judge, and finally, a fugitive. His story teaches us that what lies beneath the surface matters, and that it's solitude that God converts us.
This week, our Apprentice Minister Ryan Wallis shares from John 12:15-18. He speaks of how God is not a God of coincidences, that when you pray and things start to happen or change. As the above passage declares, God is for us and Ryan encourages us to be awakened to where God is at work in your lives.
We are in the third week of our series "The Living Presence" where there is a beautiful and gentle work that God is wanting to do at Red, learning how to be in His presence. As we celebrate Pentecost, Sarah speaks about the Holy Trinity and how we cannot understand the presence of God, if we do know who He is.
What if we're working really hard to get what we already have? As we start our new sermon series: The Living Presence, Sarah Deutscher shares as Mark commences his sabbatical, God is also inviting our church to enter into a time of Sabbath rest. She speaks of how there's so much that He wants to do for you... for us. Over the next few weeks, we'll be looking at how to encounter the Presence of God; to experience stillness, peace and rest in Him despite the cultural climate we live in.
It's Mark's last Sunday before he starts his sabbatical. In his sermon, he reflects on the journey of Red, moving from fragility to stability. As we enter into a new season of growth, Mark gives us a diagnosis of how cultural Christianity inhibits growth in our walk with Jesus. He encourages us to no longer tolerate mediocre faith, to start contending for more of God and more of His Spirit.