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Walking in the Beginning (Genesis 2-3)

The Practice Church Podcast

Release Date: 02/12/2023

Walking in the Blessing: Abraham and Sarah show art Walking in the Blessing: Abraham and Sarah

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Earlier this year, we began a recurring series in which we will walk in the story of scripture. We began in Genesis 1-11, learning God's intention for creation and what went wrong. In Genesis 12-50 we experience the beginning of God's restorative plan, a plan to redeem and bless creation. This week, Amber Riggs led us through the story of Abraham and Sarah. Using the geography of their journey, she invited us to consider how their story intersects ours. For some additional resources, please visit our . If The Practice Church is your home community, please join the . If The Practice Church...

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Holy Delight: Unseen Celebration show art Holy Delight: Unseen Celebration

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Have you ever considered that celebration is actually a spiritual practice? In a culture overflowing with reasons for despair, what if the practice of celebration is essential to being formed by Jesus to be like Jesus for the sake of the world? This week, Andy invited us to follow the lead of Mary in the ways of 'unseen celebration.' How can we recognize, treasure, and ponder the extravagant gifts of God's presence and love in our lives? For some additional resources, please visit our . If The Practice Church is your home community, please join the . If The Practice Church has been meaningful...

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Have you ever considered that celebration is actually a spiritual practice? In a culture overflowing with reasons for despair, what if the practice of celebration is essential to being formed by Jesus to be like Jesus for the sake of the world? This week, Erin invited us to consider that holy delight is possible even in moments of despair. For some additional resources, please visit our . If The Practice Church is your home community, please join the . If The Practice Church has been meaningful to your journey, would you consider a tax-deductible gift? You can give at  

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Holy Delight: The Practice of Celebration show art Holy Delight: The Practice of Celebration

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Have you ever considered that celebration is actually a spiritual practice? In a culture overflowing with reasons for despair, what if the practice of celebration is essential to being formed by Jesus to be like Jesus for the sake of the world? This week, Jason offered three invitations with the practice of celebration. First, how can we more intentionally turn our attention to the presence of our Creator in our delight and celebration. Second, how can we be open to celebration in whatever form it takes in our lives, and finally, how can we be on the lookout for opportunities to celebrate in...

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Embodied Faith show art Embodied Faith

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We don't often think about the role our bodies play in our faith and formation, but scripture teaches that to be formed by Jesus to be like Jesus for the sake of the world must include our bodies. But what does this mean. How can our faith and formation include our bodies? This week, Chrissie Steyn helps us consider how the enemy inhibits our worship by tempting us to ignore our bodies. Full worship and formation is embodied and connected. For some additional resources, please visit our . If The Practice Church is your home community, please join the . If The Practice Church has been...

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Practice: An Embodied Imaginative Prayer show art Practice: An Embodied Imaginative Prayer

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This guided practice was a part of a gathering all the way back in October of 2015 when Eric Conner led an imaginative prayer designed to  invite Jesus into our minds. It might be a helpful practice for you as we the role the body plays in our faith and formation. A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church at   

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Practice: An Embodied Examen show art Practice: An Embodied Examen

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This guided practice was a part of a gathering all the way back in November of 2015 when Father Michael led an embodied examen. It might be a helpful practice for you as we the role the body plays in our faith and formation. A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church at   

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Embodied Faith show art Embodied Faith

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We don't often think about the role our bodies play in our faith and formation, but scripture teaches that to be formed by Jesus to be like Jesus for the sake of the world must include our bodies. But what does this mean. How can our faith and formation include our bodies? This week, Jason asks us to consider how we can listen to our bodies and include them in our practices.  For some additional resources, please visit our . If The Practice Church is your home community, please join the . If The Practice Church has been meaningful to your journey, would you consider a tax-deductible...

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Easter Sunday: On Earth as it is in Heaven show art Easter Sunday: On Earth as it is in Heaven

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On Easter Sunday, we gathered to celebrate the risen Christ. Nicole Howe guided our time as we considered how Jesus stands as the connection point between heaven and earth. In Jesus, a new reality is introduced. Just as it did in the garden of Eden, heaven overlaps with earth, and in Christ, we are invited to participate in this new reality. If The Practice Church is your home community, please join the . If The Practice Church has been meaningful to your journey, would you consider a tax-deductible gift? You can give at  

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We have a tricky relationship with control. It is true God gives us agency, and we are responsible to steward that well. However, our agency is limited. We cannot control nearly as much as we would like. So we strive and cling to control, and when the illusion of our control is broken we either cling grasp all the more for power or we resort to deflated inactivity. This year in the season of Lent, we will experiment with surrendering control. If you were not with us last week, we invite you to make some time this week to listen to the and . This week, we looked at our tendency to grasp for...

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This is the start of a recurring series, in which we will be walking in the story of Scripture. As we slowly and reflectively walk through the story, we hope to experience scripture in a fresh way. We want to develop eyes to see the intricate work of God in creation and encounter our wonderful God as we walk with the story.

This week, we continued the thread Dr. Walton began as we explored Genesis 2 and 3. We considered the choice before each of us to receive the gift of life and wisdom on God's terms or to take it on our own terms. Are we willing to trust God or will we depend control for ourselves? The story of Adam and Eve is one in which we see ourselves, but the incredible gift is even as we rebel by taking and grasping control, God continues to care and provide for us. 

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