As part of Red's vision statement, Discipleship is living with and following Jesus as He shows us how to live the best life. This week at our PM Service, Brittany White invites us to reimagine and step into what God speaks over our generation.
After celebrating Easter and in the lead-up to Pentecost, Mark speaks about how we as Christians can find ourselves in a tension between obedience and worship, as well as confusion, lack of clarity and doubts. He encourages us to no longer tolerate mediocre faith, but to let our dismay, doubts, and dissatisfaction create a Holy discontent - a desire for more of God because He wants to give us more of Him.
Good Friday reminds us of Jesus on the Cross, His vulnerability of rawness begins to expose who we really are and what we did to Him. Despite this, we are not met with judgment and wrath, Jesus takes all of the this on Himself. He died on the cross in The Way Through the Wild which reveals that God loves us. It's an undeserving love but God still embraces us looking the shortfall of humanity square in the eye.
Your words shape your world! This week, Sarah speaks about the power of the tongue. She gives us a number of antidotes using the example of Jesus, who knew when and when not to speak, and when He did speak, His words brought healing.
This week, Mark shares how the practice of simplicity is being emptied in order to be filled again by His will and His Heart and how calling is found being in close proximity to God, which can we can only do when we live simply.
This week, we hear from Ryan Wallis, Red Apprentice Minister who speaks from Luke: 6:45. Ryan shares how we need a healthy hidden space, as God wants to bring us in vertical alignment with Him. Secrecy cannot coexist with pride, it empties us of pride and allows us to flourish.
This week, Mark shared about Jesus' time alone in the wilderness. He quotes Blaise Pascal: "The sole cause of a man's unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room." Pascal shows us that solitude reveals our fallen hearts, torn between madly diverting ourselves from own lostness and our desire for the lost Eden. Thus, we cycle between restless distractions and distracted resting.
This week, Mark kicks-off our new Lentern series: The Way through the Wild. He speaks about how Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, was led into the wilderness and tempted by the devil. Although Jesus was the Son of God, He was an obedient son, and the Father's word was his meat and drink. He resisted temptation without the benefit of His own omnipotence, showing himself to be the perfect obedient man.