The Shore Community Church
Family Service: Oceans

Family Service: Oceans

May 18, 2022

This Sunday we gathered together for an all-age service with an environmental theme: Oceans. In Scripture, the seas and oceans are places of chaos and uncertainty. But as the first chapter of Genesis describes, they are also the place from where new life bursts into existence! It is here that God's Spirit hovers and 'broods', calling forth a new creation. We reflected on how Creation reveals the Creator to us, and looked specifically at a local environmental project with global significance.

N.B. video removed at 29:18 due to copyright, see: https://youtu.be/3gmTAG-rosE "David Attenborough: Save magical kelp forests - BBC Inside Out South"

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Treasure

Treasure

May 13, 2022

This week Sylvia shared about 'Treasure': What is our Treasure? What is God's Treasure? What is the Treasure He gives to us and how might we use it? Getting a sense of the wonderful gifts of God and His vision for our lives will equip us to break out of a mindset of fear or lack, and embrace the adventure that He calls us to.

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Missional Disciples

Missional Disciples

May 4, 2022

We were deeply blessed to be joined by Sarah Butler, leader (along with her husband Matt) of Bognor Regis Salvation Army. God is a 'Missionary': Throughout Scripture, and ultimately in Jesus, God goes to His creation to save and restore. Sarah shared about our call to join in with that missionary task - not simply as an 'activity' of the church, but as its whole reason for being and the central focus of what it means to be a disciple. She explored three principle 'directions' in this lifestyle ('Up', 'In' and 'Out') modelled by Jesus.

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Love and Justice (and Grace, and Repentance)

Love and Justice (and Grace, and Repentance)

April 28, 2022

In a partner message to our Easter Sunday talk, Jamie unpacks how the idea of ‘Justice’ fits in with the vision of Grace and Forgiveness revealed by the Cross and Empty Tomb. He suggests that rather than being opposite forces to balance somehow, God’s Love and Justice are intertwined and indivisible; They call us to a creative way of being in order to ‘do justice’ in the world.

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The Story That We Live By (Easter 2022)

The Story That We Live By (Easter 2022)

April 22, 2022

In our Easter service we contemplate the joy and mystery of the Crucifixion and Resurrection, death transformed into Life! This is the Story we Live By: the great narrative that both gives us life and also guides and shapes that living. Jamie reflects on some traditions around Holy Saturday as that 'liminal space' between the Cross and the Empty Tomb, as a means of recalibrating our awareness and wonder of God's unfathomable Love and Grace.

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

April 14, 2022

As Jesus resolutely looks towards Jerusalem, the Twelve and others demonstrate how little they have understood of His purpose. Several make right donkeys of themselves! Palm Sunday shows that even a donkey can serve to carry Jesus... which gives us all hope! Luke 9 v28-62. As Holy Week begins, we will take Jesus with us, wherever we go...

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What Are You Thinking?

What Are You Thinking?

April 5, 2022

The Cross is a powerful symbol, but what is that power and how does it confront our worldly notions of the nature of power? As we begin a short series approaching Good Friday and Easter Sunday, Jamie wonders what might have been in the minds of some of the key actors in the unfolding drama. What were they thinking as they looked towards the Cross? And what are we thinking?

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Full Service 27th March 2022: Listen

Full Service 27th March 2022: Listen

March 29, 2022

Concluding our series looking at prayer and the spiritual life of disciples, Jamie shares some thoughts about 'Listening' for the voice of God. As Christians, our spiritual life is not an isolated 'inwardness' but a conversation with the Being at the centre of all Being... God Himself! God is speaking, and we would do well to listen! But Scripture suggests that God speaks in various ways at different times: We would be wise to avoid assumptions and approach with openness, humility and diligence.

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Listen (Prayer: Songs in the Key of Life)

Listen (Prayer: Songs in the Key of Life)

March 29, 2022

Concluding our series looking at prayer and the spiritual life of disciples, Jamie shares some thoughts about 'Listening' for the voice of God. As Christians, our spiritual life is not an isolated 'inwardness' but a conversation with the Being at the centre of all Being... God Himself! God is speaking, and we would do well to listen! But Scripture suggests that God speaks in various ways at different times: We would be wise to avoid assumptions and approach with openness, humility and diligence.

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Full Service 20th March 2022: Sharing in God’s Joy

Full Service 20th March 2022: Sharing in God’s Joy

March 23, 2022

This Sunday we were joined by Patrick Wicker who, with his wife Jodi, leads Bognor Vineyard church. The Parable of the Talents can sometimes be viewed as a 'stick to beat ourselves with' - the injunction to try harder and produce more for a God who comes across more like a harsh boss! Instead Patrick encourages us to see how the at the heart of this story is an invitation to Joy: The opportunity to partner with God in the healing of the world and find the wholeness that we seek for our lives.

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