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  • Lectio Divina Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Jan 31, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,519 views

    The Company We Keep, prt. 8. Dave teaches about the ancient practice of Lectio Divina, or "divine reading." This is a way of reading scripture that is more likely to produce transformation than the informational way most of us read it currently.

    Lectio Divina The Company We Keep, prt. 8 Wildwind Community Church David Flowers June 20, 2009 I have to admit a fear to you. I mean, I’m doing great on conquering fear, but I have this fear that my attempts to nudge you toward a life of practicing the means of grace may backfire. ...read more

  • Psalm 40, Responding To The Goodness Of God! Series

    Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Jul 4, 2014
     | 2,673 views

    David responds to the goodness of God, how do we engage with God that we too might sing a new song of praise?

    Psalm 40, responding to the goodness of God! It interests me in life how often we hear of people who through some circumstance or other suddenly develop an interest in God. That kind of “it’s all gone to pack sort of, I’m out in the harbour in a storm and the motors packed ...read more

  • No One Is More Understanding And Willing To Wait Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Aug 16, 2015
     | 1,976 views

    To prepare to witness to others, we should engage in the practice of lectio divina.

    Thursday of 20th week in course 2015 Joy of the Gospel The Book of Judges is not an easy read. The stories of the years between Joshua and the Israelite king Saul are full of blood and gore–mutilations, treachery, and repeated violation of the Law by the people He chose. Here we see ...read more

  • The Contemplative Stream Series

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on May 15, 2007
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     | 1,337 views

    Teaches how to do a "lectio divina", as an applied example of the contemplative stream of Christianity.

    The Contemplative Stream: How Broad Is The Kingdom Of God February 12, 2005 (Lectio Divina on Mark 10:46-52) Children’s Time I want to tell you a little story, to help you understand one of the ways that people talk to God and worship God. Over the past little while we’ve been talking ...read more

  • Child Of God Series

    Contributed by Amanda Wilson on Jan 8, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,061 views

    A lectio divina (meditation on the scriptures) using the song "Heart of God" by Amanda Wilson.

    Note: If you are not familiar with the meditative style of lectio divina please take 20 minutes and listen to the audio rather than just reading the script. Today we are going on a journey, a journey of the heart and soul using your mind, your thinking and imagination, to go on a a journey to meet ...read more

  • Prayer Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 21, 2012
     | 3,195 views

    John Wesley also believed that the Holy Scriptures were a Means of Grace. How? Wesley believed the Scriptures are an indispensable Means of Grace as they bring us into the Presence of Jesus Christ and the will of God for our lives. The Scriptures also hav

    Scripture as a Means of Grace 2 Timothy 3:16-17 When we talk about Communion, Prayer, Worship, small group accountability and fasting as a Means of Grace, it make sense to us because we see how they function in our lives, and in the life of the Church. But John Wesley also believed that the Holy ...read more

  • Avoiding The Distortions

    Contributed by Colin Thornby on Nov 6, 2010
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     | 1,032 views

    Just like the Sadducees, we can selectively read scripture and so make false and disastrous assumptions about Christ and his call (Luke 20:27-40)

    One of the curious things about religious people is that they can develop very fixed ideas about what is right and what is wrong. Sometimes these are bolstered by appeals to their religious texts, sometimes it is based on experience, or a sort of philosophical position. Jesus interaction with ...read more

  • The Time Is Fulfilled

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 11, 2018
     | 2,392 views

    Isn’t it true that when humans fail, sin, even commit the most awful injustices, God’s mercy is ever present, ever able to forgive when we repent?

    First Sunday of Lent 2018 We come to Mass on the First Sunday of Lent, full of energy that has not diminished since we crowded the churches on Ash Wednesday. We know that the Word of God on this special Lord’s Day reminds us of the Lord Jesus’s battle with the Enemy of mankind, the one Scripture ...read more

  • How Not To Read

    Contributed by Troy Richards on Dec 29, 2006
     | 740 views

    For youth, a sermon on unconventional ways to read the Bible, but more importantly, how to apply it to our lives.

    -okay, so you hear me say all the time to read your Bibles. -this is not saying not to read your Bibles, per se. Instead, it’s a different way of looking at it. -the problem is most people read their Bible improperly, not saying that there is one specific right way to do it, but we place the ...read more

  • Plugging Into God Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 17, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,213 views

    God desires a relationship with us, so first we have to make space for God. The second step is to connect to God. But the problem is we aren’t connected to God or even other people. And if we are, it’s infrequent and usually casual or shallow. That leads

    Plugging Into God John 15:5-8 In this sermon series, we’re asking you to look at yourself through a new lens, as that of an apprentice of Jesus. An apprentice is someone who is bound to another for a certain amount of time to learn an art or trade in which the master is an expert. To be a ...read more

  • God Speaks Through Centering Prayer

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Jan 7, 2014
     | 1,918 views

    The wonderful things God reveals to us when we are totally focused on Him in centering prayer.

    READ PASSAGE. When I first read this passage, I saw examples of centered prayer and how God can speak to you and will speak to you if we will only center on Him and listen to what He has to say. The first centered prayer session was Cornelius. Cornelius was a Gentile, but in verse 2 we find ...read more

  • God Encounters: The Thief On The Cross Series

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Aug 30, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 10,652 views

    This is about Jesus’ encounter with the criminal next to him.

    Read Luke 23:39-43 using Lectio Divina method. Can you see it? Can you visualize the scene? Can you see the blood and the agony? Can you hear the mockers? Experience the moment. There are some things we can take away from this.  REVILING the REDEEMER This reflects the words of ...read more

  • The Perils Of Contentment

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Aug 14, 2014
     | 1,011 views

    Contentment is a trap, because it keeps us from growing in ability and interior commitment.

    Recently we were viewing one of the original episodes of the Twilight Zone. A successful but elderly actor was ruminating over his long career, and his multiple marriages, and told his butler a secret. He said that in his whole life, he had only one length of time in which he had felt true ...read more

  • Don't Hold Back

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 14, 2015
     | 2,155 views

    Prayer, fasting and tithing are little gifts we give so that God's power can fill up our weakness.

    First Sunday in Lent 2015 “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel.” These words of Jesus, recorded by St. Mark for the Church at Rome, conclude the shortest of the accounts of Christ’s forty day retreat in the wilderness ...read more

  • Week 1 "From Doing To Being” Series

    Contributed by Rik Wadge on Dec 10, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,742 views

    The small shifts that make a big change in your life! This is a 13 week sermon series.

    Seismic Shifts Session 1 “From Doing to Being” RBW (inspired from “seismic shifts” book) Introduction: + Seismic Promo Video Clip Congregational Reading: (Have them stand and read) + Psalm 139:13-16 (NIV) 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I ...read more