This Sunday, we wrap it up with a challenge to grab hold of practices that will take you deeper into the heart and purposes of God. Then, we begin in September with a series called "Longing" that listens in on the heart of God through the OT prophetic books. Can't wait to be with you Sunday ... or whenever your rhythm has you in worship!
Lately, we've been talking about gifts we can give ourselves in a tiring and heavy season. One gift we can give ourselves is the gift of community. Another gift we can give ourselves is the restoration of routine. This Sunday, we're going to talk about the habits we can develop that will create some "overflow" in our live
Last Sunday, we talked about rebuilding trust, the "power leg" that pushes us out of the starting block. This week, we will talk about PPE (personal prayer engagement!), which gives us focus and direction as we prepare to launch out into the race. We'll cover several creative ways of praying, including intercession, centering prayer, and love-exchange prayers.
The series theme can be summed up in 1 Corinthians 9:24-26, with a special emphasis on v. 26: "I run with purpose in every step." We'll borrow from the starting habits of great runners, and Sunday's message theme will introduce us to the first step: Rebuild trust. Trust is that power leg that pushes the runner out of the blocks. If your trust in God, humanity, or both has waned this year, then let's talk about how that trust can be restored and how a commitment to a trust-rich life can make us more graciously available at the heart level to God and each other. .