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Surrendering Control of Ourselves

The Practice Church Podcast

Release Date: 03/19/2023

Walking in the Exodus: Tabernacle show art Walking in the Exodus: Tabernacle

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In this recurring series, we are walking in the story of scripture, noticing the intricate way God’s story is woven together and shines a light on our own stories. After spending time earlier this year walking in (Genesis 1-11) and (Genesis 12-50), we turn our attention to Exodus. This week, we reflected on the third movement of Exodus. The tabernacle calls to mind Eden over and over and invites us to feel the weight of Yahweh's promise to be with us. For some additional resources, please visit our . If The Practice Church is your home community, please join the . If The Practice...

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Walking in the Exodus: Torah show art Walking in the Exodus: Torah

The Practice Church Podcast

In this recurring series, we are walking in the story of scripture, noticing the intricate way God’s story is woven together and shines a light on our own stories. After spending time earlier this year walking in (Genesis 1-11) and (Genesis 12-50), we turn our attention to Exodus. This week, we reflected on the second movement of Exodus. Here Israel recieves Torah. Dr. Walton invited us to think differently about Torah. Rather than seeing it as a modern legal code, what if we saw it as an invitation to grow in wisdom? What if Torah offers us wisdom to understand the scope and range of...

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Walking in the Exodus show art Walking in the Exodus

The Practice Church Podcast

In this recurring series, we are walking in the story of scripture, noticing the intricate way God’s story is woven together and shines a light on our own stories. After spending time earlier this year walking in (Genesis 1-11) and (Genesis 12-50), we turn our attention to Exodus. This week, we reflected on the first movement of Exodus and observed how Yahweh answers the central question of this foundational book, "Who is Yahweh?" We considered how Yahweh's deliverance of Israel demonstrates the character and identity of God. For some additional resources, please visit our . If The...

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Ordinary Time: Food show art Ordinary Time: Food

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On the church calendar, we are invited into days and seasons of fasting and feasting, but the majority of the calendar is considered 'Ordinary Time.' While there are times for celebration and times for lament, most of life is simply… ordinary. Yet, ordinary does not mean this time is empty of God’s presence and the chance to live with God. This summer, we are examining just a handful of the many opportunities we have to live with God in the ordinary spaces of our lives. This week, Nicole invited us to see the table sacramentally. Feasting is a way we encounter the joy and love of God. "The...

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Ordinary Time: Story show art Ordinary Time: Story

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On the church calendar, we are invited into days and seasons of fasting and feasting, but the majority of the calendar is considered 'Ordinary Time.' While there are times for celebration and times for lament, most of life is simply… ordinary. Yet, ordinary does not mean this time is empty of God’s presence and the chance to live with God. This summer, we are examining just a handful of the many opportunities we have to live with God in the ordinary spaces of our lives. This week, Nick Benoit invited us to consider how we encounter God in story. Story invites us to lean in and search for...

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Ordinary Time: Music show art Ordinary Time: Music

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On the church calendar, we are invited into days and seasons of fasting and feasting, but the majority of the calendar is considered 'Ordinary Time.' While there are times for celebration and times for lament, most of life is simply… ordinary. Yet, ordinary does not mean this time is empty of God’s presence and the chance to live with God. This summer, we are examining just a handful of the many opportunities we have to live with God in the ordinary spaces of our lives. In the fourth week of our series, Julian Davis Reid guided our time as we considered how we might see music as an...

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Ordinary Time: Those on the Margins show art Ordinary Time: Those on the Margins

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On the church calendar, we are invited into days and seasons of fasting and feasting, but the majority of the calendar is considered 'Ordinary Time.' While there are times for celebration and times for lament, most of life is simply… ordinary. Yet, ordinary does not mean this time is empty of God’s presence and the chance to live with God. This summer, we are examining just a handful of the many opportunities we have to live with God in the ordinary spaces of our lives. In the third week of our series, we considered how we might encounter God in those who typically find themselves on the...

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Ordinary Time: Our Neighbors show art Ordinary Time: Our Neighbors

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On the church calendar, we are invited into days and seasons of fasting and feasting, but the majority of the calendar is considered 'Ordinary Time.' While there are times for celebration and times for lament, most of life is simply… ordinary. Yet, ordinary does not mean this time is empty of God’s presence and the chance to live with God. This summer, we are examining just a handful of the many opportunities we have to live with God in the ordinary spaces of our lives. In the second week of our series, we considered how we might encounter God in our neighbors, but we don't just mean our...

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Ordinary Time: The Present Moment show art Ordinary Time: The Present Moment

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On the church calendar, we are invited into days and seasons of fasting and feasting, but the majority of the calendar is considered 'Ordinary Time.' While there are times for celebration and times for lament, most of life is simply… ordinary. Yet, ordinary does not mean this time is empty of God’s presence and the chance to live with God. This summer, we are examining just a handful of the many opportunities we have to live with God in the ordinary spaces of our lives. This week we are joined by Father Albert Haase to consider how we might encounter God in the present moment. For some...

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Walking in the Blessing: Joseph show art Walking in the Blessing: Joseph

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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, Jason led us through the final movement of Genesis, the story of Jacob's children. Joseph's story both sums up the entire book of Genesis and points us forward in hopeful expectation for the coming restoration of all creation. You can download the handout of themes from Genesis . For some...

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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 teaching of Mandy Smith and craft an experiment.

This week, we looked at our tendency to grasp for control with ourselves. We asked what it might look like for us to surrender ourselves as living sacrifices, to lay down our lives for our friends, to love God and neighbor. How might we, as Jesus promised, lose our lives in order to find them?

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