Aug 18, 2019
Swiss Army Knife – Giving
Matthew 6:1-4
 
From the beginning, Christian give, not just to "keep the band together," but because giving was a part of who they were. Giving re-frames one's entire worldview about life that God hasn't formed a stingy world but one where you can give a significant portion away and never go without. If we give or choose not to...it reveals our God.
 
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  • Aug 18, 2019Swiss Army Knife – Giving
    Aug 18, 2019
    Swiss Army Knife – Giving
    Matthew 6:1-4
     
    From the beginning, Christian give, not just to "keep the band together," but because giving was a part of who they were. Giving re-frames one's entire worldview about life that God hasn't formed a stingy world but one where you can give a significant portion away and never go without. If we give or choose not to...it reveals our God.
     
    View the video shown in this sermon: http://youtu.be/INif7NPg22M
  • Aug 13, 2019Testimony Tuesday | Vicki Hurley
    Aug 13, 2019
    Testimony Tuesday | Vicki Hurley
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community. Once a month, we have a segment called Testimony Tuesday where we get to hear how God has worked and is working in the life of an Advent member. This week we'll hear from Vicki Hurley, a participant on a recent Advent mission trip to Honduras.
  • Aug 11, 2019Swiss Army Knife – Being with Children
    Aug 11, 2019
    Swiss Army Knife – Being with Children
    Matthew 18:1-14
     
    When the disciples needed a lesson, Jesus used kids as an object lesson. Jesus tell us that children are the best image for who we should become. Children help us to unlearn corrosive things and seek out purity, kindness, wonder, and creativity.
     
    "In a day when children were viewed as inferior and patriarchs ruled with an iron fist, Paul, contrary to the prevailing culture, calls parent and child into a space of mutuality in the Lord." - David Fitch
  • Aug 5, 2019More on that Monday | Huddle
    Aug 5, 2019
    More on that Monday | Huddle
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with our community. Once a month, we have a segment called More on that Monday where we talk a little more about an upcoming or regular event. This week we're talking about our large group gathering for AYM called Huddle.
  • Aug 4, 2019Swiss Army Knife – Miyagi, Manning and Mimetics
    Aug 4, 2019
    Swiss Army Knife – Miyagi, Manning and Mimetics
    Ephesians 2:8-10, Matthew 5:1-2, Ephesians 4:22-24, Philippians 4:8-9
     
    Grace is not opposed to effort. We are saved by grace but we are also called to action.
    - Practices highlight an important aspect of faith. That is, we learn in motion not just in learning environments. - Practices address a gap between our "Christian knowledge" and our actual "Christian action." - Practices develop our community. We "mimic" the faith of one another.
     
    Would you follow you if you had a chance?
  • Aug 1, 2019Theology Thursday | Bible Translation
    Aug 1, 2019
    Theology Thursday | Bible Translation
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community. Once a month we have a segment called Theology Thursday where we discuss a Christian truth in a format we call Elevator Theology. This week we're talking with Greg Chewning about Bible translation.
  • Jul 30, 2019Reluctant to Repent
    Jul 30, 2019
    Reluctant to Repent
    Jonah 4
     
    Jonah was angry that God relented, it seemed "very wrong" to him. Jonah the "son of truth" could not fit this response into his ideology. Perhaps this is the reason he ran and was reluctant. He expected God to be tough on the proud, like Obadiah reveals one step back in the biblical narrative. God "relented" and decided to be compassionate.
     
    God interacts with Jonah, seeking to reason with him. The book ends with a question to Jonah and we wonder what Jonah will do. Goldingay says that the writer ends the book without Jonah's answer because we are intended to answer it for ourselves. Jonah is polemical book, seeking to lead us to transformation and change.
  • Jul 24, 2019Who Are You Wednesday | Gary Pennel
    Jul 24, 2019
    Who Are You Wednesday | Gary Pennel
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community. Once a month, we have a segment called Who Are You Wednesday where we get to know an Advent staff member. This week we'll hear from our Facility Director, Gary Pennel.
  • Jul 21, 2019Crossing Over
    Jul 21, 2019
    Crossing Over
    Series: Jonah
    Jonah 3
     
    Through Jonah's modest message, the great city of Ninevah enacts corporate repentance before God. The writer brings a sharp contrast between Jonah's slow response and Ninevah's rapid response. In Jonah 1, the prophet called himself "Hebrew," literally "crossed over one." Jonah uses this term to conceal himself to the sailors. The term in the Hebrew connotes "sin." Without saying specifically what he did, Jonah admits "in disguise" his own guilt.
     
    "This word emerges again in Jonah 3:6 when the king ""took off"" his robe in order to show repentance. Brown says he ""crossed over"" from royalty to penitent.
     
    Transformation in our lives looks similar. Instead of concealing ourselves like Jonah, we cross over like the king and the rest of Ninevah."
  • Jul 16, 2019Testimony Tuesday | Sanford McKinney
    Jul 16, 2019
    Testimony Tuesday | Sanford McKinney
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community. Once a month, we have a segment called Testimony Tuesday where we get to hear how God has worked and is working in the life of an Advent member. This week we'll hear from Sanford McKinney straight from the AYM trip to Eagle Rock!