This past weekend we closed out July by introducing you to our church@home teaching series.
For the next 4 weeks we’ll be diving into Bob Goff’s small group material, based on his book, Everybody Always.
In classic Bob Goff style, he shared stories about how God uses us to love others in the same, big, boundless, and audacious way that God loves us.
We’re invited and challenged to love our neighbour as our self. Even though we can do this in simple ways, many of us find it difficult and even scary. Bob reminded us, in this first video, that God often uses these words when challenging us to love and serve, “Do not be afraid”. We read them in both the Old & New Testament.
We segued from Bob’s talk and turned our attention to the communion table. What a perfect way to end July – around a table with wine and bread – reminding us of how much Jesus loves us.
In all this talk of loving our neighbours, know that Jesus calls us his neighbour, and we are his friends, and he is the best example of what it means to love our neighbour as ourself, because that is the way he loves us.
Read John 15:12-17 this week as you think about this.
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Our 60 day summer challenge is in full swing. You still have time to participate in the remaining 30 days.
– read one gospel book
(i.e. Mark works well by reading 4 chapters each week in August)
– read one short NT book
(i.e. James, Philippians, Jude)
– start each week with a Psalm
(i.e. 1, 4, 8, 13, 15, 23, 46, 51, 139)
– pray before and after each reading
– be open to loving and serving as God leads you
Church@Home is our August rhythm/routine. Make sure to check out the simple gatherings we’re hosting and get to a bunch of them this month. There is a Sunday option (Second Cup, North Whitby, 10-11am) and a mid-week home gathering (Wednesday from 7:30-9pm). More details on our events page and social media links.