Light wk 2: You Are The Light

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You know that feeling when you walk from darkness into light? When you turn on the bathroom light first thing in the morning, when you step from a dark movie theatre into the sunshine?

It's uncomfortable at first because light totally invades and overwhelms darkness.

In reality there is no such thing as dark, only the absence of light. In the Bible, John describes Jesus as the light that shines in the darkness that cannot be overcome. Jesus described Himself as the light of the world. Could it be that the birth of Jesus was more than just a silent night, but an invasion of light and hope into a world suffering from the absence of light?



Light

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You know that feeling when you walk from darkness into light? When you turn on the bathroom light first thing in the morning, when you step from a dark movie theater into the sunshine?

It's uncomfortable at first because light totally invades and overwhelms darkness.

In reality there is no such thing as dark, only the absence of light. In the Bible, John describes Jesus as the light that shines in the darkness that cannot be overcome. Jesus described Himself as the light of the world. Could it be that the birth of Jesus was more than just a silent night, but an invasion of light and hope into a world suffering from the absence of light?





It's Worth Asking 4

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All of us at some point face decisions that can affect the direction of our life. Decisions like: Should I buy this? Sell that? Should I say yes or no to her to him or to that new opportunity or job?

Or like the lyrics from the band the Clash say, Should I stay or should I go?

Sometimes what we decide can embarrass us, harm, scar us and leave us looking back in regret.

But what if there was something we could do that could help us avoid making regretful decisions?

What if that something was a simple question? A question that would clarify your best option for ninety percent of the decisions you make in life—a question that answers just about everything? That’s what we’ll be exploring in this series.

It's Worth Asking 3

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All of us at some point face decisions that can affect the direction of our life. Decisions like: Should I buy this? Sell that? Should I say yes or no to her to him or to that new opportunity or job?

Or like the lyrics from the band the Clash say, Should I stay or should I go?

Sometimes what we decide can embarrass us, harm, scar us and leave us looking back in regret.

But what if there was something we could do that could help us avoid making regretful decisions?

What if that something was a simple question? A question that would clarify your best option for ninety percent of the decisions you make in life—a question that answers just about everything? That’s what we’ll be exploring in this series.

It's Worth Asking 2

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All of us at some point face decisions that can affect the direction of our life. Decisions like: Should I buy this? Sell that? Should I say yes or no to her to him or to that new opportunity or job?

Or like the lyrics from the band the Clash say, Should I stay or should I go?

Sometimes what we decide can embarrass us, harm, scar us and leave us looking back in regret.

But what if there was something we could do that could help us avoid making regretful decisions?

What if that something was a simple question? A question that would clarify your best option for ninety percent of the decisions you make in life—a question that answers just about everything? That’s what we’ll be exploring in this series.

It’s Worth Asking

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All of us at some point face decisions that can affect the direction of our life. Decisions like: Should I buy this? Sell that? Should I say yes or no to her to him or to that new opportunity or job? Or like the lyrics from the band the Clash say, Should I stay or should I go?

Sometimes what we decide can embarrass us, harm, scar us and leave us looking back in regret.

But what if there was something we could do that could help us avoid making regretful decisions?

What if that something was a simple question? A question that would clarify your best option for ninety percent of the decisions you make in life—a question that answers just about everything? That’s what we’ll be exploring in this series.

Gratitude

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It’s the time of year when we pause to remember all that we have and be thankful and we have lots to be thankful for. But it seems as though being thankful isn’t something that comes naturally to us. If you have children you know this. What’s the one thing you’re always teaching and saying to your kids? “Remember to say…’thank you’.

It seems being thankful is a learned behaviour. And like anything we learn if we don’t continually practice them we begin to forget how to do whatever it is we learned. Being thankful is something we need to intentionally and continually practice.

So here’s the big question: why don’t we? That’s the question we’re going to explore today.


You Are Here pt 3

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All of us have a picture, a plan of how we would like our life to turn out. Much like our drive to work or school we have it all mapped out. We know where we’re headed and how we’re going to get there but then something unexpected happens. The road is blocked. We blow a tire, run a red light, take a corner too fast. Life didn’t go as planned and now you are here.

The question is: Now What? That’s the question we’re going to explore and we’re glad You Are Here!








You Are Here pt 2

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All of us have a picture, a plan of how we would like our life to turn out. Much like our drive to work or school we have it all mapped out. We know where we’re headed and how we’re going to get there but then something unexpected happens. The road is blocked. We blow a tire, run a red light, take a corner too fast. Life didn’t go as planned and now you are here.

The question is: Now What? That’s the question we’re going to explore and we’re glad You Are Here!

Faves: Peter

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As long as it has been around, people have turned to the Bible to address the problems and anxieties of life. We look to it for comfort, encouragement, enlightenment or to simply learn more about God and what He is like.

Even though there are over 31 thousand verses in the Bible people often have that one “favourite” verse that holds a special place in their heart. Words that brought comfort and encouragement and hope during a difficult time. Words that reminded them that no matter what they’ve done or not done, no matter what’s been done to them they are unconditionally loved and accepted by God. Our hope is that over the next few weeks you will be encouraged as people share their Faves.

 

Faves: Garry 2

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As long as it has been around, people have turned to the Bible to address the problems and anxieties of life. We look to it for comfort, encouragement, enlightenment or to simply learn more about God and what He is like.

Even though there are over 31 thousand verses in the Bible people often have that one “favourite” verse that holds a special place in their heart. Words that brought comfort and encouragement and hope during a difficult time. Words that reminded them that no matter what they’ve done or not done, no matter what’s been done to them they are unconditionally loved and accepted by God. Our hope is that over the next few weeks you will be encouraged as people share their Faves.

 

Locked Up: Worry (from July 22 2018)

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Probably the most famous quote on freedom in the English language is the one by Jean Rousseau who famously wrote: ‘man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.’

Yet the Bible says that Jesus came to set us "free" from the things that can lock us up - things like labels, our past, bitterness and fear.

Locked up is a series about freedom.
A series about choices.
A series about transforming your life.

 

Faves: Lauren

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As long as it has been around, people have turned to the Bible to address the problems and anxieties of life. We look to it for comfort, encouragement, enlightenment or to simply learn more about God and what He is like.

Even though there are over 31 thousand verses in the Bible people often have that one “favourite” verse that holds a special place in their heart. Words that brought comfort and encouragement and hope during a difficult time. Words that reminded them that no matter what they’ve done or not done, no matter what’s been done to them they are unconditionally loved and accepted by God. Our hope is that over the next few weeks you will be encouraged as people share their Faves.

 

Faves: Eric

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As long as it has been around, people have turned to the Bible to address the problems and anxieties of life. We look to it for comfort, encouragement, enlightenment or to simply learn more about God and what He is like.

Even though there are over 31 thousand verses in the Bible people often have that one “favourite” verse that holds a special place in their heart. Words that brought comfort and encouragement and hope during a difficult time. Words that reminded them that no matter what they’ve done or not done, no matter what’s been done to them they are unconditionally loved and accepted by God. Our hope is that over the next few weeks you will be encouraged as people share their Faves.

 

Faves: Garry

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As long as it has been around, people have turned to the Bible to address the problems and anxieties of life. We look to it for comfort, encouragement, enlightenment or to simply learn more about God and what He is like.

Even though there are over 31 thousand verses in the Bible people often have that one “favourite” verse that holds a special place in their heart. Words that brought comfort and encouragement and hope during a difficult time. Words that reminded them that no matter what they’ve done or not done, no matter what’s been done to them they are unconditionally loved and accepted by God. Our hope is that over the next few weeks you will be encouraged as people share their Faves.

 

My Story: Graham

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Your life is a story, a series of moments that show where you have been, that highlight who you are and what will define your next chapter.

Graham’s story is a story of peaks and valleys, light and dark, hopelessness and hope because through it all God was there. The one thing Graham hopes is clear, is that no matter where you are in your story, no matter what you’ve done or what’s been done to you, God is there with His arms wide open waiting to embrace you and walk with you.