Inside Out Faith

A return to the lectionary
Sept. 8, 2019 – Sept. 29, 2019

We are people who are deeply known and loved by a God who saves us. Yet we are also part of a global community, which God also wants to save. How might we think and live in such a way that we participate with God in the redemption of the whole world?

Message line-up:

Known and Made
Pastor Scott Austin

The Bible offers us a vision of God’s intimate knowledge and love for us, as well as our endless potential to fulfill our divine purpose in life. But to understand this, we might need to unravel some tightly-wound misconceptions!

Jeremiah 18:1–11; Psalm 139:1–6,13–18
This Is Not the End
Pastor Scott Austin
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To live faithfully into the story of God’s people, we must be willing to admit the worst things we have ever done, and to repent. This can seem soul-crushing! But take heart, because this is not the end.

Conquest and Deliverance
Pastor Scott Austin

In a country where national identity and religious identity are often hard to separate, it can be difficult to imagine a communal faith that is not poisoned by politics. Yet the biblical story often situates God’s deliverance within cities, tribes, and nations. What are we to make of this?

Contentment and Riches
Pastor Scott Austin

“Alas for those who are at ease”, writes the prophet Amos. And the words don’t get more comforting to the comfortable from there. In the Christian scriptures, we find instructions for those who are rich—instructions that all Americans would do well to heed.

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