JUSTICE RESET series

1. Why Justice? What Justice?

This message and ‘Living It Out’ is about the exploration of what justice is to us as Jesus’ disciple; why it is so central to our discipleship (it’s always been at the centre of God’s character); and how it needs to come from seeing, thinking and feeling like Jesus, not to just ‘do more’.

LIVING IT OUT

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2. A whole-hearted, both/and kind of life

This message and ‘Living It Out’ invites us to dive into Isaiah 58 and explore the relationship between devotion, worship and justice, asking the question: Can we worship God without being people who do justice?

LIVING IT OUT

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3. The Opposite of Love is Indifference

This message and ‘Living It Out’ explores Luke 10 and how this chapter can empower us to start seeing people as Jesus does – so we can come alongside our neighbours and take the next step with them.

LIVING IT OUT

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4. River of Justice

This message and ‘Living It Out’ is led by Marbuen Diaz, who brings his knowledge and experience from his work at Baptist World Aid and how that will encourage us as we continues our Justice Reset series.

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Daily Examen

Daily Examen

The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to see God’s presence and power, and to discern His direction for us. It is adapted from the technique described by St. Ignatius Loyola in his book Spiritual Exercises.
 
It is, above all, a prayer exercise and then it is an awareness exercise. It is both a tool and a practice to connect intimately with the God who loves us and who is with us. So, even as you are doing the work of examination and awareness, you should do it with the sense of prayerfulness.
The Examen has seven steps:

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ONE: Awareness

Spend a couple of minutes in quietness to be present with God. This is really the preparation for Examen.

TWO: Gratitude

Becoming aware of what you have received during the day that was God’s gift to you. And being thankful for those gifts.

THREE: Desire

Asking God for what you deeply desire.

FOUR: Review the Day

This is at the heart of the Examen and can be practiced in different ways. This is when you walk through your day, remembering both the experiences of the day and your responses to the day (your inner responses and your external responses).

Pay attention to where God was at work and speaking but you did not notice “in the moment”…

FIVE: Forgiveness

Asking for grace and forgiveness as you repent of the faults and sins discerned and seek healing concerning those things.

SIX: Amending and Anticipating

This is the action step of prayerful commitment to move forward, and looking ahead to the next day:

  • How will I live differently by God’s grace?
  • What will God’s grace have for me in the day to come?

SEVEN: Rest

A final moment of rest and awareness of how God has been with you in the time of Examen.

Notes:
Awareness / quietness:
  • Position your body so that you can be comfortable and alert for the Examen. To help you be still focusing on your breathing can be helpful. It also may be helpful to repeat a word like Jesus or Father.
 
Repentance:
  • The Biblical word for repentance is “metanoia” (μετάνοια), it literally means “a transformative change of heart”.
  • Repentance in the context of discipleship is to recognise that you have been going in the wrong direction, away from God, and you are now turning back to God.
  • Repentance is a wonderful gift of God’s grace to us. It’s an ongoing invitation to turn our hearts and minds to God.
 
Grace: What is God’s grace?
  • “Grace is God acting in our life to do what we cannot do on our own.” Willard
  • The spiritual practice of Daily Examen helps us to recognize God’s action in our lives, which is grace.
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RESET series

1. RESET

This message and ‘Living It Out’ challenges us to not miss God’s invitation to RESET our lives around the centrality of life with Jesus.

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2. Four ingredients to RESET life

This message and ‘Living It Out’ unpacks some of the ingredients/conditions to invite RESET in your life; bringing Jesus to the centre of your life in community again.

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3. RESET discipleship

This message and ‘Living It Out’ explores how discipleship is the vision of living in the presence of God. We seek to clarify what discipleship looks like and how it’s the ultimate gift.

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4. RESET relationship

This message and ‘Living It Out’ introduces the 4 key relationships of your discipleship that you need to be actively and intentionally engaged in, in order to see change and growth in your relationship with Jesus.

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5. RESET us

This message and ‘Living It Out’ focuses on the church gathered: ‘Me and the Crowd’, and God’s desire for us as the body of Christ.

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Baptisms and Picnic

17 November 2019
Carss Park baths (via Carwar Ave Carss Park)
From 12.30pm

We will be gathering at Carss Park baths for Baptisms and a Church Picnic.

This is a time of great celebration as people make a public declaration of their faith in Jesus.

Don’t forget to bring a picnic lunch.

The actual baptisms will commence at 1.30pm sharp.

For more information or to express interest in being baptised, please click on the button below to complete a few details.  For more information, you could also contact Malcolm Campbell by email.

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