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Sunday Preview: Know Your Season, Know Your Reason

September 16th, 2014 | John Chandler

Here are three reasons you might loose a night’s sleep: A crying newborn won’t let you sleep A major exam is tomorrow and you’re cramming You are miserable and depressed because you don’t know what to do with your life. Many of us wish that we had a grand sense of purpose. We want to know clearly and specifically what … Read More

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This Sunday: Sacred Time

September 9th, 2014 | John Chandler

What does it look like for us to see time as a sacred reality? This is a question that we will begin to ask together on Sunday, and in the next few months. We need a paradigm that will allow us to, as Paul described in Ephesians, “Make the most of a time”. This week, we’ll begin to consider what … Read More

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This Sunday: Farewell Ephesians

August 27th, 2014 | John Chandler

We’ve been at it since April, and this Sunday, we will finish our trek through Paul’s letter to the ancient church at Ephesus. Paul ends his words with a final metaphor meant to encourage and prepare them to live in light of all he’s had to say. We’ll look through these words from Ephesians 6:10-24 in hopes that they will … Read More

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This Sunday: Bringing it Home

August 19th, 2014 | John Chandler

We are talking about Bringing it Home this Sunday — not because we are nearing the end of Ephesians, but because that’s where this ancient letter will direct our attention. As Paul winds down this writing, he outlines how this whole resurrection thing might play out in our everyday relationships. If you have a chance this week, read over Ephesians … Read More

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This Sunday: Jeremy Courtney and Preemptive Love

August 12th, 2014 | John Chandler

This Sunday, August 17, we’ll host Jeremy Courtney from the Preemptive Love Coalition. The Preemptive Love Coalition has spent years working in Iraq to eradicate the backlog of children waiting in line for a lifesaving heart surgery in pursuit of peace between communities at odds. We’re excited to have Jeremy join us this Sunday for Liturgy as we hear his … Read More

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Sunday Preview: Wake up, Sleeper

August 5th, 2014 | John Chandler

This Sunday we’ll learn about the next chunk of Ephesians from our very own Ashley Blackwell. The first half of the book has been dedicated to lofty theological ideas. Ashley will move us deep into the second half of the book, where things get very practical. Here, the text gets intense and personal: For you were once darkness, but now … Read More

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This Sunday: what Life looks like

July 31st, 2014 | John Chandler

On Sunday, Chris Morton worked us through the last half of Ephesians 4, and a week from Sunday, Ashley Blackwell is going to take on the first half of Ephesians 5. Both of these sections are full of Paul’s bullet points for how we should live if the things he says in the beginning of this letter to an ancient … Read More

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This Sunday: APEST

July 15th, 2014 | John Chandler

This Sunday, we’re going to talk about an acronym that nerdy church leaders like me like to toss around: APEST. It comes from our passage in Ephesians for this week: And he gave the Apostles, the Prophets, the Evangelists, the Shepherds and Teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ… Paul … Read More

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This Sunday: Ephesians 4:1-16

July 9th, 2014 | John Chandler

This Sunday, we cross the halfway point in Paul’s letter to Ephesus as we move on to Ephesians 4:1-16. Now, it starts to get real as Paul settles three chapters worth of rich theological concepts into how they should look in every day life. As we’ll see together, practicing resurrection isn’t just a grand idea for Paul, but a way … Read More

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Sunday Preview: Taylor Woodward and Paul's Big Reveal

July 2nd, 2014 | John Chandler

All summer long we’ve been working our way through the book of Ephesians. The first half of the book is full of soaring prose, packed full of dense theology. Now we have reached the midway point, where the author Paul shifts to how these big ideas affect daily life. Our passage begins: For this reason I kneel before the Father, … Read More

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