Faithful Presence

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God's purpose for the church is to become His righteousness, justice.  His peace.  We become by participating with Christ Jesus, in the practices of Christ Jesus.  Participation is formative and also, at the same time it bears witness to, and extends, the faithful presence of Christ Jesus.

During this sermon series, greatly influenced by Dr. David E. Fitch, we will explore the practices which shape and form us as a church, becoming the righteousness of God.  This exploration will include discussion, but also, and necessarily, participation in these practices as we Gather, Grow and Go.

 

I am thankful to:
Dr. David E. Fitch, for his mentorship, and his book, Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church For Mission (Available in SEMC's library).
Dr. Michael J. Gorman for his class instruction, and his book, Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation and Mission.
Dr. Patrick S. Franklin, friend, mentor, and his book, Being Human, Being Church: The Soignficance of Theological Anthropology for Ecclesiology.
Dr. Gregory Boyd, Crucifixion of the Warrior God.
Dr. Willard M. Swartley, Explorations of Systematic Theology: From Mennonite Perspectives.
Dr. Jacques Ellul's book, The Presence of the Kingdom.
Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics.

Date Sermon Speaker Scripture Supplement Study guide Audio
Oct 20, 2019 Now, It's Time Garth Koop Haggai 2:10-19

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Oct 13, 2019 Discerning the body. Garry Koop 1 Corinthians 11:20-34

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Oct 6, 2019 It Depends. Garry Koop Mark 9:14-29 View

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Sep 22, 2019 High Yield. Garry Koop Matthew 6:5-13 View

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Sep 15, 2019 Taking Shape Garry Koop Ephesians 1:22-23 View

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