What are you using to set your perspective for 2017? Sarah unpacks the 'closed loop' of looking to culture to set our expectations and perspectives. Jesus invites us to instead measure and mark our lives by the Kingdom of God.
Sarah speaks from Isaiah 40, a prophetic passage about 'the disruptive advance of salvation'. As God moves, calling his people to repentance, there is both deep comfort and freeing conviction to be found.
Advent is about waiting and preparation so that we can respond to a God who is moving today. We look at the parallel stories of Zechariah and Mary in Luke 1 to consider how to respond even when burdened by doubt or disbelief.
Mark shares how God is moving among us at Red Church, in unexpected and powerful ways. As the Holy Spirit moves us to repentance, the Lord is preparing us to be filled to overflowing - the people of God fully alive in Him.
Part 4 of the People of God Alive. Paul shares why spiritual gifts are so important for the people of God to be fully alive. Ephesians 4:7-16 exhorts the church to be active in God's gifts to grow up the church in maturity and steadfastness, unswayed by the world.