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Advent: Hesed with Us

The Practice Church Podcast

Release Date: 12/06/2021

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This guided practice was a part of our  on 5.15.2022 in which we are seeking to encounter God as we contemplate the character of God in Exodus 34:6-7.  In this practice of gratitude, we look back on the pervious day or week to identify and name that for which we are grateful, we examine how these are gifts from God given with delight, then we choose one to experience in which to rest. A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church at  

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In this series, our desire is to soak ourselves in the character of God as it is described in Exodus 34:6-7. It’s our hope that we can have a real encounter with the compassion, grace, patience, loyal-love, and faithfulness of God in this season. This week, we will contemplated God's graciousness. How can we recognize and rest in the God's gifts of grace in our everyday life?

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This guided practice was a part of our  on 5.8.2022 in which we are seeking to encounter God as we contemplate the character of God in Exodus 34:6-7.  In this practice, we imagine ourselves in Matthew 20:29-33 as a way of soaking ourselves in the compassion of God.  A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church at   

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In this series, we are opening ourselves to encounter the Lord as we explore the character of God in Exodus 34:6-7. We are seeking to steep ourselves in God's presence as we contemplate this important passage and see how we might encounter God with a sense of wonder and awe in the process.  This week we contemplate the compassion of God. We see God's willingness to enter into our suffering, and we consider the implications of the Hebrew word rakhum as we rest in the presence of a God who is deeply moved and carries us with the tender care of a mother holding her vulnerable child. A...

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This guided practice was a part of our  on 5.1.2022 in which we are seeking to encounter God as we contemplate the character of God in Exodus 34:6-7. In this practice of Lectio Divina, we allow ourselve to steep in the presence of God found in this important text. Find more info on our website.  A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church at   

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Encountering God show art Encountering God

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What if we could move beyond a faith based solely on beliefs or right behaviors? Good theology and kingdom living are absolutely important, but what if this life could be grounded in a real encounter with God? In this series, we are going to steep ourselves in the presence of God. We will contemplate God's character as it is outlined in Exodus 34:6-7, and see how we might encounter God with a sense of wonder and awe in the process. A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church .  If you are committed to being a part of the local community that is The Practice Church,...

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After spending this last season in the practice of lament and recognizing lament is a form of dying, we celebrate the resurrection of Christ by affirming that death is not the end. In fact, the pain and honesty of lament is a doorway into into a whole new encounter with Jesus. A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church .  If you are committed to being a part of the local community that is The Practice Church, would you take a moment to join the

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Sacred Sorrow: Palm Sunday show art Sacred Sorrow: Palm Sunday

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After spending the last four weeks in the practice of lament, we consider the invitation of Palm Sunday. As we have been crying out to God in our sorrow and pain, are we willing to trust however God will respond, even if it is not in the way we hope for God to respond?  The practice in our service is an imaginative prayer from Jared Patrick Boyd's wonderful book . A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church .  If you are committed to being a part of the local community that is The Practice Church, would you take a moment to join the

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Sacred Sorrow: Lament for Loss show art Sacred Sorrow: Lament for Loss

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This year during Lent, we are diving into a very intentional journey with the spiritual practice of lament. Lament is a good and proper response when we come face to face with the brokenness in ourselves and in the world. During this holy season, we will enter into an experiment which helps us make space in our lives for lament. This week, Joan Kelley helped us understand the need to lament the losses we experience in life. She invited us to see lament as a way of asking God to hold our hearts in the midst of our pain. You can find the handout . And if you are joining us in the experiment and...

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Sacred Sorrow: Lament for Injustice show art Sacred Sorrow: Lament for Injustice

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This year during Lent, we are diving into a very intentional journey with the spiritual practice of lament. Lament is a good and proper response when we come face to face with the brokenness in ourselves and in the world. During this holy season, we will enter into an experiment which helps us make space in our lives for lament. This week, David Bailey guided the next movement of our experiments, Lament for Injustice. David said, "God is a liberating God for an oppressed people, a party throwing God for a partying people, and a reconciling God for a reconciled people. You can find the handout...

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This week, we begin our Advent series, Hesed with Us. Hesed is the Hebrew word which can be translated as the tangible intersection of love, commitment, and generosity. In this season of Advent, we explore God's hesed as it is expressed in the coming of Christ.

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