Archive for the 'Community' Category

Which is harder: Choosing the right thing, or choosing the dutiful thing?

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What does it mean to be a serving community? Is it a community that serves, or a community that is served? Or is it both?

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You can get through anything in life when you know God’s unfailing love for you in Jesus – and that your future is life with him forever!

Hope fills us with confidence to take the next step.
Hope gives us courage to persevere through hardship.
Hope is God’s gift to us in Jesus.

A community of hope keeps centred in Jesus, remembering that we are caught up in God’s story that ends in glory.

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What does it mean to be a growing community? What does it mean to be growing young? What does this community need in order to grow?

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Christine Pohl writes: “In hospitality, the stranger is welcomed into a safe, personal, and comfortable place, a place of respect and acceptance and friendship… Such a welcome involves attentive listening and a mutual sharing of lives and life stories. It requires an openness of heart, a willingness to make one’s life visible to others, and a generosity of time and resources.”

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Those who love their dream of a Christian community more than they love the Christian community itself become destroyers of that Christian community even though their personal intentions may be ever so honest, earnest and sacrificial. God hates this wishful dreaming because it makes the dreamer proud and pretentious.”  Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

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