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Sunday Recap for August 20, 2017:
True King

Intentional Parents Conference: The next generation of children can change the world. They matter—to God, to you, and to the church. That’s why we’re hosting the Intentional Parents Conference with Phil and Diane Comer! This is a two-day conference created to give parents an in-depth Biblical understanding of what it looks like to raise passionate Jesus followers. The Comers will come alongside parents to offer encouragement, hope, and practical tools for parenting. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, hear stories of others who have gone before you, and formulate your own plan for a successful road ahead in parenting.

Details:
– Friday, September 15th, from 6:30PM – 9:30PM
– Saturday, September 16th, from 8:30AM – 1:30PM
– Dolores Park Church
– Cost: $25 for individuals and $45 for a couple
– Register here
Mission Highlight: Thank you, Jared and Sarah for sharing our Mission Highlight this week! Jared, who used to attend Christ Church, came back to visit with his wife Sarah, and they let us know what God has been doing in their lives, the vision he has for them, and the steps they are taking now, as well as ways we can love and support them in these next steps. (The following text is mostly from their handout, which was also what they shared!)

Sarah had been in Boston serving to interrupt systems of human trafficking through collaborative relational networks, and Jared joined her from InnerChange, San Francisco Outer Circle San Francisco, and eventually asked Sarah to marry him while working at a youth shelter and composting company. They have been married for 17 months now (yay!) and have a vision to be a part of a Christian community living on the land creatively sustainably, growing food in food forests/permaculture gardens, and a space of healing for folks on their journey of recovery from all kinds of brokenness--addictions, abuse, exploitation, burnout... They dream of a space where everyone has a valuable role to play, and through all of the daily life rhythms Jesus is known and glorified, and God's love brings healing and restoration.

They left Boston in early July on a road trip of exploring, living in their van, building networks, and learning more about permaculture and food forests through various work-trade opportunities at various farms. After about a year on the road, they will discern with God where He is calling them to put down roots in community and ministry, and to continue to learn and live in the vision God has put on their hearts. Let's continue to pray with Jared and Sarah for wisdom and discernment and for provision and safety as they travel. 

If you are interested in emailing them, here is Sarah's and Jared's email addresses. Here is also a link to their blog, and the button below is the link on our website to support them financially! 
 
Support Jared and Sarah!
Question #32: What do justification and sanctification mean?
 
Answer: Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection for us. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness, made possible by the Spirit’s work in us.
Link to this Week's Sermon: “True King" (Mark 11:1-11)
 

“In Jesus we find infinite majesty yet complete humility, perfect justice yet boundless grace, absolute sovereignty yet utter submission, all-sufficiency in himself yet entire trust and dependence on God. But in Jesus the result of these extremes of character is not mental and emotional breakdown. Jesus’s personality is a complete and beautiful whole. Watch this mighty King ride a little donkey into Jerusalem and deal with what he finds there.” (Tim Keller)
 
“Merely existing without yielding fruit is not the purpose for which human beings are given the gift of life.” (Augustine)
 
Main Idea: Have faith in God.

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

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