Sunday, December 20, 2009

Living in a Larger Story Pt. 5 - Plot

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Living in a Larger Story Part 4 - Conflict

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Living in a Larger Story Part 4 – Conflict
Northshore Vineyard Church
Speaker – Crispin Schroeder
Text – 2Cor:1-6, 1 Peter 1:6-7

2 Cor 3:1-6 (The Message Bible)
1-3Does it sound like we're patting ourselves on the back, insisting on our credentials, asserting our authority? Well, we're not. Neither do we need letters of endorsement, either to you or from you. You yourselves are all the endorsement we need. Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you. Christ himself wrote it—not with ink, but with God's living Spirit; not chiseled into stone, but carved into human lives—and we publish it.
4-6We couldn't be more sure of ourselves in this—that you, written by Christ himself for God, are our letter of recommendation. We wouldn't think of writing this kind of letter about ourselves. Only God can write such a letter. His letter authorizes us to help carry out this new plan of action. The plan wasn't written out with ink on paper, with pages and pages of legal footnotes, killing your spirit. It's written with Spirit on spirit, his life on our lives!

1 Peter 1:6-7
6In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Living in a Larger Story Part 3 - Ensemble

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In Part 2 of this series we learned how the call of Jesus moves us from a small self-centered story into an epic narrative of what God is doing. In this message, part 3 of the series, we will look into how even though the call of Jesus comes to us as individuals that our fulfillment of that calling will come in community, in teamwork in an ensemble.

Speaker – Crispin Schroeder
Text: Matthew 5:13-16, Acts 2:42-47