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It has been said that it is not that the Church has a mission, but that the God of mission has a Church. In other words, it’s God who has wonderful purposes for the world and He has chosen the Church as the primary vehicle through which He will work to bring those purposes to reality. Today we are looking at a story from the Gospels where we see this principle in action. In the story we’ll see how Jesus shows the way and others join in what He wants to do. The result? An abundance which astonishes everyone. And there’s no reason why we can’t witness just the same, if we faithfully join with Jesus in His work in the world. Today is the last Sunday before Lent begins this coming Wednesday. If you’ve not yet picked up a copy of our Sermon Card for Lent and Easter, you’ll find them on the Welcome Table. The Detox series we’ll be following has a theme that resonates with the traditional lenten practice of self-examination and spiritual disciplines. Please pray that the series will help all of us as we grow in our relationship with Jesus and prepare for Easter.
- Martyn Day
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