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Message Slides – 09.20.2020

CAMPFIRE STORIES | Wk 4: “The Merchant & The Pearl”

Pastor Mike Overstreet | 09.20.2020

Message recordings available at: https://vimeo.com/element3

 

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CampfireStories__MERCHANT PEARL

 

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THE FOUR PARABLE GROUND RULES:

First Rule – The parables create _____ between something that’s relatable to Jesus’ 1st century Jewish audience & Jesus’ identity, mission, & the Kingdom of God.

ANSWER: Parallels

 

Second Rule – The parable’s purpose isn’t to give us clear answers, it’s to make us _____.

ANSWER: Wrestle

 

Third Rule – The parables are universal & timeless in their truths; their content is highly _____

ANSWER: Contextual.

 

Fourth Rule – The parables are always meant to be _____ in a way that demands a response from the audience.

ANSWER: Provocative.

 

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Metamorphosis

 

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Shaun of the Dead

 

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An American Werewolf

 

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Matthew 13:45-46 (NIV)

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

 

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The Merchant & the Pearl

  • The Merchant (emporos) – negative title tied to greed, untrustworthiness, & swindling
  • The Pearls – luxury item tied to the uber wealthy & spiritually unclean

 

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The merchant has found what he wanted, although until the moment of the find, he did not realize his true desire. He has reconceptualized both his past values and his future plans; the ‘magnitude of the life change’ is paramount; he is no longer what he was.” – Amy-Jill Levine

 

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“‘Stinking thinking’ is the universal addiction. Substance addictions like alcohol and drugs are merely the most visible form of addiction, but actually we are all addicted to our own habitual way of doing anything, our own defenses, and most especially, our patterned way of thinking.Richard Rohr

 

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Transformation in the Kingdom of God requires…

  1. A willingness to seek.
  2. That we name our pearls (our cycles of addiction).
  3. That we go all-in on a new source of ultimate concern.
  4. A surrendering of our identity.

Message Slides – 09.13.2020

CAMPFIRE STORIES | Wk 3: “The Great Banquet”

Pastor Lori Green | 09.13.2020

Message recordings available at: https://vimeo.com/element3

 

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CampfireStories_GREAT BANQUET

 

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Reminders:

  1. The parables create parallels between something that’s relatable to us and the Kingdom of God
  2. Jesus’ parables are given to us as something we should work through and wrestle with
  3. The parables are universal & timeless in their truths; their content is highly contextual.  If we read them outside of that context, we risk misunderstanding them. 
  4. The parables are always meant to be provocative.

 

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Luke 14:1 (NLT)

 

1 One Sabbath day Jesus went to eat dinner in the home of a leader of the Pharisees, and the people were watching him closely.

 

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Luke 14:7-24 (NLT)

When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place. 10 But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests. 11 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

12 Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

15 When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.”

16 Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. 17 At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’

18 “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’

19 “Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’

20 “Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’

21 “The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’

22 “‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.’

23 “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full. 24 I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.’”

 

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Status

 

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Guest List

 

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Kapow

 

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  1. Does the picture include people who disagree with you politically?  
  2. Does it include people who are wearing a face mask as well as those who aren’t?
  3. Does it include people who don’t look anything like you?
  4. Does it include those you would consider social outcasts, people who have a different social status than you?

Message Slides – 09.06.2020

CAMPFIRE STORIES | Wk 2: “The Good Samaritan”

Pastor Mike Overstreet | 09.06.2020

Message recordings available at: https://vimeo.com/element3

 

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CampfireStories__GOOD SAMARITAN

 

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Alien Poster

 

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Alien

 

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Ground Rules for the Parables:

  1. The parables are stories that create parallels between something understandable to Jesus’ audience & Jesus’ identity, mission, & the Kingdom of God
  2. The parables’ primary purpose is to make us wrestle & ask questions – not give us clear answers. They never have one single, simple interpretation or lesson. 
  3. The parables are universal & timeless in their truths, but highly contextual in their content
  4. The parables are always meant to be provocative in a way that demands a response from their audience. 

 

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Luke 10:25-32 (NIV)

 

 

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

 

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“Their responsibility was to save a life; they failed. Saving a life is so important that Jewish Law mandates that it override every other concern, including keeping the Sabbath… Their responsibility, should the man have died, was to bury the corpse. They failed here as well.” – Amy-Jill Levine

 

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Luke 10:33-37 (NIV)

33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

 

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The Provocative Questions of the Good Samaritan

  1. What does it mean to be a neighbor in Jesus’ Kingdom?
  2. Who is your Samaritan or Other?
  3. Are you willing to be helped by the person you falsely call enemy?

 

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“The first question that the priest asked — the first question that the Levite asked was, “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Message Slides – 08.30.2020

CAMPFIRE STORIES | Wk 1: “The Workers in the Vineyard”

Pastor Mike Overstreet | 08.30.2020

Message recordings available at: https://vimeo.com/element3

 

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CampfireStories__WORKERS IN VINEYARD

 

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Ground Rules for the Parables:

  1. The parables are stories that create parallels between something understandable to Jesus’ audience & Jesus’ identity, mission, & the Kingdom of God
  2. The parables’ primary purpose is to make us wrestle & ask questions – not give us clear answers. They never have one single, simple interpretation or lesson. 
  3. The parables are universal & timeless in their truths, but highly contextual in their content
  4. The parables are always meant to be provocative in a way that demands a response from their audience. 

 

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Matthew 20:1-12 (NIV)

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.

“About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went.

“He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’

“‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered.

“He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’

“When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’

“The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. 10 So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. 11 When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. 12 ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’

 

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Mr Grumble

 

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Matthew 20:13-16 (NIV)

13 “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’

16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

 

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The first workers hired don’t resent the Landowner because he was being “unfair.” They resent being treated as equals with people they believe are less deserving than themselves & they lament the ability of their fellow workers to live

 

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THE LAYERS OF THE PARABLE

  • THE LANDOWNER – God seeks us out where we are at & His love/care is not divisible because it’s poured out infinitely on everyone. 
  • THE LAST WORKERS HIRED – We do not determine whether someone is worthy of God’s love, care, or invitation. He has declared that His Kingdom is being generously, freely & equally given, which is His right
  • THE FIRST WORKERS HIRED – We often see our world through a lens of merity & scarcity, which produces jealousy, resentment, & greed

 

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THE CHALLENGE OF THE PARABLE

  • It challenges us to realize that God’s Kingdom is concerned with what God declares is right, not what we think is fair. It’s about everyone getting enough, not us getting more
  • It challenges us to develop a mindset of abundance, not scarcity. 
  • It challenges us to adopt the new values of the Kingdom by recognizing & repenting from where our broken attitudes of “fairness” have cost our neighbor. 
  • It challenges us to change how we treat other people in the here & now through our Godlike generosity – especially those we want to see as “less deserving” than ourselves.

 

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CampfireStories__WORKERS IN VINEYARD

Message Slides – 08.23.2020

THEREFORE | Wk 9: “Therefore Be The Church”

Pastor Lori Green | 08.23.2020

Message recordings available at: https://vimeo.com/element3

 

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The Values of Element3 Church

  1. Growth – “When the Holy Spirit is moving in and among us, we embrace a life of perpetual growth.” 
  2. Humility – “When the Holy Spirit is moving in and among us, we embrace & live out a life of design & intention.” 
  3. Intentional Design – “When the Holy Spirit is moving in and among us, we embrace & live out a life of design & intention.” 
  4. Trust – “When the Holy Spirit is moving in & among us, we trust God to lead, provide for, & guide us, & we trust each other to bring their best to the community.”
  5. Make Room – “When the Holy Spirit is moving in & among us, we choose to make room for others.”
  6. Authenticity – “When the Holy Spirit is moving in & among us, we live authentic lives, to ourselves & to others.”
  7. Grace In All Things – “When the Holy Spirit is moving in, among, & through us, we experience & give grace in all things.”

 

 

 

Message Slides – 08.16.2020

THEREFORE | Wk 8: “Therefore Give Grace”

Pastor Mike Overstreet | 08.16.2020

Message recordings available at: https://vimeo.com/element3

 

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Bumble Bee

 

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THEREFORE_Sidewalk-02

 

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Grace in All Things when the Holy Spirit is moving in and among us we experience and display grace in all things.

 

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Romans 12:17-21 (NIV)

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
    if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

 

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Matthew 5:38-42 (NIV)

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

 

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Yes, there is evil ‘out there’ in the world. But God’s people are to meet it in the way that even God met it: with love and generous goodness. The theology of the cross, in fact, can be glimpsed under this apparently detached ethical maxim: when God came to defeat evil, this was achieved not by using greater evil, but by using its opposite – namely, the surprising and initially counterintuitive weapons of goodness. To be consumed with vengeful thoughts, or to be led into putting such thoughts into practice, is to keep evil in circulation, whereas the way to overthrow evil, rather than perpetuating it, is to take its force and give back goodness instead.” -NT Wright

 

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When we display Grace in All Things…

  • We see that every human being, including ourselves, holds the Image of God & is a gift from God to our world.
  • We recognize that all of us are in equal need of grace & we respond to brokenness through unconditional love.
  • We cultivate gratitude & believe all that we are & have is given, not earned, by the grace of God. 
  • We relinquish the sickness of vengeance & retaliation

 

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Mary Johnson & Oshea Israel

Message Slides – 08.09.2020

THEREFORE | Wk 7: “Therefore Be Authentic”

Elizabeth Wilkes & Karen Gibbons | 08.09.2020

Message recordings available at: https://vimeo.com/element3

 

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THEREFORE_Sidewalk-02

 

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Romans 12:15-16 (NIV)

15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

 

 

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  • What is authenticity? 
  • Why is it important? 
  • How can it hurt us and help us?

 

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“How do you feel throughout this process?”

  • Risk
  • Resolve
  • Relief
  • Risk > Resolve > Relief

 

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Psalm 51:6 (NLT)

But you desire honesty from the womb,
    teaching me wisdom even there.

 

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Authenticity without the goal of community leads to alienation.

 

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Practical Steps Towards Authenticity:

  1. Find a trusted community.
  2. Meet together.
  3. Do something.

Message Slides – 08.02.2020

THEREFORE | Wk 6: “Therefore Make Room”

Pastor Mike Overstreet | 08.02.2020

Message recordings available at: https://vimeo.com/element3

 

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THEREFORE_Sidewalk-02

 

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Converse

 

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The Clash

 

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Make Room – when the Holy Spirit is moving in and among us, we choose to make room for others.

 

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Romans 12:13-14 (NRSV)

13 Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

 

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Matthew 10:2-4 (NIV)

These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

 

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Jesus opens the people of God to everyone through his extension of grace. The only boundary he draws is whether or not we choose to move towards him

 

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Dots

 

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Making Room at E3 means…

  1. Celebrating, not erasing, diversity at every level of our church, while maintaining unity through our common center of Jesus. 
  2. Remaining open to the hard, but necessary, work of maintaining diversity & remaining committed to seeking blessing, not retaliation, when our differences cause wounds.
  3. Extending hospitality & invitation to outsiders & strangers
  4. Giving our time, talents, & treasures generously without distinction – both locally & globally. 

Message Slides – 07.26.2020

THEREFORE | Wk 5: “Therefore Trust”

Guest Teacher Sam Nunnally | 07.26.2020

Message recordings available at: https://vimeo.com/element3

 

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THEREFORE_Sidewalk-02

 

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Trust me

 

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Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.”

 

 

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 “…watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get.”

 

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goats

 

 

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“Don’t let this throw you…trust me.”

 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO1WxBWOGGQ

 

Message Slides – 07.19.2020

THEREFORE | Wk 4: “Therefore Be Intentional”

Pastor Lori Green | 07.19.2020

Message recordings available at: https://vimeo.com/element3

 

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THEREFORE_Sidewalk-02

 

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E3’s MISSION is to make fully devoted disciples (or followers) of Christ.

E3’s VISION is to be an irresistible community of radically transformed disciples who dwell at the intersection of deep faith, authentic community and emerging culture.

 

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  • Growth
  • Humility
  • Intentional Design

 

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God is a God of intentional design. Everything He creates Is intentional and for a purpose. 

 

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  • Worship
  • Groups
  • Service

 

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Sometimes, this requires us to say NO to a good thing so that we can say YES to a great thing. 

 

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Romans 12:4-8 (NLT)
Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.  If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well.  If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
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Within the people of God, no one does everything.

The community lives and serves in unity because they share the same purpose and understand their specific role. 

We, together form Christ’s body in the world in a way that no single individual could alone.

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

 

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What have you learned about your own spiritual giftings and how have you used them in your life?

 

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Have you ever experienced what it’s like to work outside of those giftings?

 

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What do think about E3’s posture of sometimes saying NO to good things so that we can say YES to great things?  Have you experienced that in your own life and how did that turn out?

 

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What gives you life?  What makes your heart beat fast? Are you using that gift to further God’s Kingdom?