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Sunday Recap for June 18, 2017:
Heavenly Intrusion

(Left to right, top to bottom: Cristian, Alicia, Paul, Janice, Aidan, Toby, Kellan, Rebekah, Ronan, Leon, Matt, and Ryan)

Mission Highlight: This Sunday, we sent off the Spain team as they are leaving this week. We briefly went over why we are going (if you missed it please look at the Mission Highlight from this archived newsletter), and then Seng led us in prayer. Let's continue to pray for the Spain team!

We pray for:
- their safety, security and a smooth journey,
- their personal and relational growth that will help them bear witness to the reality of Jesus Christ’s redeeming work in and through them,
- them to remember that you are salt and light,
- and that they are his ambassadors, bearing his message of reconciliation -- not only to others, but to one another ...
… especially during difficult moments in the trip.

Mighty God, Loving Father in Heaven,
Thank you for the opportunity you have given Christ Church to serve Església Evangèlica de Vilassar de Mar and the people of that town. Help the team that is going there to build relationships with and within that church and the community it serves, and help them all to reach even others beyond it. Remove and bring to nothing any opposition or obstacles that come in the way. Help them bring a time of refreshing to Steve and Naimé and their children. Watch over these, your servants:
Toby, Rebekah, Aidan, Ronan, and Kellan; Alicia and Christian, Janice and Paul, Ryan and Matt, and Leon, as they travel together. Build a new unity among them.

Father, whether the sense of anticipation is high or low for some of them, work through this experience so that they will come back even more in awe of you, and in love with all those you call to yourself. In their travels, may they be careful, but not afraid, and may they safely arrive at their destinations. May they have days full of wonder, but not be over-tired, and may they start afresh each morning, with generous hearts, quick to forgive, ready to overlook faults, and eager to build one another up even as they go about the work you have called them to.

Grant them a smooth journey, with patience and readiness to think of and see the best in each other, so that they may be free to behold the goodness of your mercies, provision and the creation you have placed them in, to know and love you more, and one another as themselves. Remind each one, Father that they never journey beyond your loving care and presence

in Jesus, our Lord,
Amen
Question #22: Why must the Redeemer be truly human?
 
Answer: That in human nature he might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin; and also that he might sympathize with our weaknesses.
This Week's Sermon: “Heavenly Intrusion" (Genesis 1:28)
 

“Because we are so fundamentally creatures, being aimed at the Creator, so to speak, is a necessary condition for being fully or properly human.” (James K.A. Smith)
 
“We all long for Eden, and we are constantly glimpsing it: our whole nature at its best and least corrupted, its gentlest and most human, is still soaked with the sense of exile.” (J.R.R. Tolkien)
 
“That which is not God can never satiate the heart exclusively created for God’s presence.” (A.W. Tozer)
 
Main Idea: Purpose comes from presence.

Sermon Application Questions / Sermon Slides
This sermon series: The Jesus We Know

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