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.

LIVING IT OUT

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5. Communities of Justice

This fortnight Scott shares on how social justice moves from pious idealism to earthy reality. In this sermon, Scott examines Philippians 2 and focuses us on how the mind sets and motivations that grow authentic Christian community, also produce authentic expressions of doing justice. And, that Jesus’ life and death are both our ‘why’ and our ‘how’ of Christian social justice.

LIVING IT OUT

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6. Discipleship and Social Justice with Jesus

This fortnight Ben looks at Jesus, the church, and what it means for a disciple to live out social justice today.

LIVING IT OUT

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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.
 
This practice has been used by Christians for hundreds of years. It is a prayer exercise and 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.

TWO: Gratitude

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

THREE: Desire

Ask God for what you deeply desire.

FOUR: Review the Day

Walk through your day in your mind, remembering both the experiences of the day and your responses (thoughts, words and actions).

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

FIVE: Forgiveness

Ask for forgiveness and thank God for His grace as you repent of the faults and sins discerned. Seek healing concerning these things.

SIX: Amending and Anticipating

Prayerfully commit to moving forward, looking ahead to the next day.

  • How will you notice and enjoy God?
  • What will God’s grace have for you in the day to come?

Invite God into more of the day ahead. You might like to pray:

“Jesus, I invite you into my day tomorrow. Help me to be more aware of you. Guide my thoughts and footsteps and help me feel the joy of Your presence.”

SEVEN: Acknowledge

Take a final moment of rest and awareness of how God has been with you in this time of Examen.

Listen:

To help you practice Examen in your daily life, we’ve created an 8-minute audio file for you to listen to and use as your guide.

You can choose from a male voice, or a female voice:

Prayer of Examen - male voice (MP3)
Prayer of Examen - Female voice (MP3)
Prayer of Examen - male voice - no background music (MP3)
Prayer of Examen - Female voice - no background music (MP3)
Download:

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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”, “Father” or “Yaweh”. Or you might like to pray, “The Lord is near”.
 
Repentance:
  • The Biblical word for repentance 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.” Dallas Willard
  • The spiritual practice of Daily Examen helps us to recognise God’s action in our lives, which is grace.


Sin:

  • Any feeling or thought or speech or action that comes from a heart that does not treasure God over all other things.
  • In essence, sin is every time we push God away.
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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.

LIVING IT OUT

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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.

LIVING IT OUT

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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.

LIVING IT OUT

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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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