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.
Brittany wraps-up our sub-series: An Ancient Vision for the Church in the 21st Century. Just like the church in Antioch, God wants to do a new thing and His vision is bigger than ours. What would it look like for us to be open to what He wants for us, our church, our city and beyond?
This is a bonus episode, launching a collaboration between Red and Bridgetown Church where Mark Sayers and John Mark Comer discuss what it looks like to be faithful followers of Jesus in secular progressive environments. If you'd like to hear more, head to "This Cultural Moment" in iTunes and subscribe.
Mark continues with our new sermon series: Becoming Red Hot, An Ancient Vision for the Church in the 21st Century. He speaks about how like the church in Antioch, we need to respond to grace by living in a sacrificial way. To be a church that does not conform to patterns of the world.
This week we launched a new sermon series: Becoming Red Hot, An Ancient Vision for the Church in the 21st Century. Sarah speaks about how we need to change our hearts and our expectations of how we do church, teaching from Acts and the work of The Spirit through the First Gentile Church.