No Audio - Whatever is noble (Dawn)

April 25, 2012

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I guess there are a lot of ideas about what it means to be 'noble' floating around out there, most of them originating from one certain floating land mass separated from the mainland by the English Channel and inseparably associated with the Knights of the Round Table, Monty Python, the royal weddings, and apparently now a show called Downton Abbey.  So tally ho!  But I can't help but think that our idea of the noble or honorable life has become as inane as...well...all that royal hoopla.  And I'm hoping the Apostle Paul can help bring us down from our perch on top of the castle and into the living and breathing muck of reality.

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Whatever is true (Greg)

April 15, 2012

The Urban Dictionary defines 'whatever' this way, "A phrase used by slackers to indicate complete apathy. A dire warning concerning the future of America."  Whatever...I don't think it's that bad.  But is life a 'whatever'?  Or are there some things worth being and doing no matter what?  Twenty centuries ago someone wrote a list of words to live by, and said "Whatever is like these... that's what you want to spend your life on." They are some pretty vintage words, but maybe it's time for their kind of 'whatever.' Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is beautiful, if there is excellence, or anything worthy of praise, focus on these things! Philippians 4.8.

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Easter - God’s Life (Greg)

April 9, 2012

Over the past weeks we've looked at The Good Life and we've seen how God envisions our life's decisions, relationships and finances in dimensions that we could never imagine. God is basically a surprise. A big surprise. On Easter Sunday we are moving from our Good Life, to God's Life. Again, not what we'd expect. To see it is not just to glimpse something grander and more wonderful, but it is asks of us something that is so big, so deep, so real that it is more than a little frightening. That's how good it is. Would you want it any other way?

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The GOoD Life - Giving Gratefully (Peter)

April 3, 2012

What does it feel like when you're paying the bills: frustrating, maddening, or deflating?  How is it supposed to feel when there's not enough coming in to match up to all the places it could be going out.  For most of us, most of our money needs to go to places over which we have seemingly little control and it's hard not to feel manipulated in the process.  God knows how hard this is for us and wants us to see things more than a little differently.  Maybe it's not about "having" the good life but more about "giving" the good life away.  Let's explore how we might have some very different emotional responses when it comes time to pay the bills.

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