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We Are a Beautiful Messy Church (recapping 1st Corinthians together)

4/17/16. Week 28 of Beautiful Messy Church. How has the Father guided and spoken to us along this six month journey through 1st Corinthians? How has God’s beauty overwhelmed our collective messes? A special Sunday gathering sharing and encouraging one another with stories and Scripture.

// 1st Corinthians 1-16 #BeautifulMessyChurch #weareRenew

The Shepherding Weight of Leading People (1st Corinthians 16 & Jeremiah 23)

4/10/16. Week 27 of Beautiful Messy Church. How is shepherding both beautiful and messy? And how does the Chief Shepherd lead us well — beautifully — while leading us out of our messes? What is our role as we seek to shepherd one another well as we all follow Him together.

Our own Trevor Hanna contemplates the shepherding weight of leading people. This is beautiful messy shepherding.

// 1st Corinthians 16; Jeremiah 23; John 10 #BeautifulMessyChurch

Beautiful Messy Transformation: Living the Death Life (1st Corinthians 15 & Romans 6)

4/3/16. Week 26 of Beautiful Messy Church. We’re all looking for the “secret” finding the good life. The Apostle Paul tells us the secret to the best life is to die; to die to self, and bury our lives with Christ. Since He died for us, and as we die with Him, we find newness of life, and the transformation our hearts have been desperately longing for all along. Since Christ has risen, all things can become new.

// 1st Corinthians 15 & Romans 6 #BeautifulMessyChurch

The Resurrection of Jesus: Futility, Truth & Living Hope (1st Corinthians 15 & John 20)

3/27/16. Week 25 of Beautiful Messy Church. We gathered on Resurrection Sunday to consider the weight and worth of King Jesus, who rose again from the dead! Unless He has risen, we are mired in futility, and through the truth born in history, we have a living hope in Him. We finished our time together with Elisha Catts sharing a story or renewal and words about the joy of surrendering to God.

// 1st Corinthians 15; John 20:1-10 #BeautifulMessyChurch #HeisRisen

Here Comes the Generous King (Gifted to See & Hear the Giver – part 3)

3/20/16. Week 24 of Beautiful Messy Church. On Palm Sunday we celebrate King Jesus as He set His face to Jerusalem, the Generous King who has come to save the world.

In relation to His gift-giving and overall generosity, we wrap up this study on spiritual gifts in 1st Corinthians at the same time.

In order to serve one another well, God’s Spirit empowers His people with spiritual gifts — abilities energized by the Holy Spirit, to be used for the good of the church, and Jesus’ fame in the world.

We finish this study of the “sign” gifts, those that are seen as more spectacular and supernatural. While it is our conviction that all spiritual gifts are significant workings of God’s Spirit in and through His people, we recognize there is a unique way that these manifestations of the Spirit work in the church.

Do we believe they are for today? Why are they often misused and abused? How shall we use them? (Continued from parts one and two.) How does the Generous King intend that we use His gifts to represent Him well?

// 1st Corinthians 14; Luke 19:35-44 #BeautifulMessyChurch

Gifted to See & Hear the Giver – part 2 (1st Corinthians 12)

3/13/16. Week 23 of Beautiful Messy Church. In order to serve one another well, God’s Spirit empowers His people with spiritual gifts — abilities energized by the Holy Spirit, to be used for the good of the church, and Jesus’ fame in the world.

We continue with the “sign” gifts, those that are seen as more spectacular and supernatural. While it is our conviction that all spiritual gifts are significant workings of God’s Spirit in and through His people, we recognize there is a unique way that these manifestations of the Spirit work in the church.

Do we believe they are for today? Why are they often misused and abused? How shall we use them? (We continued with part two.)

// 1st Corinthians 12:1-11 #BeautifulMessyChurch

Gifted to See & Hear the Giver – part 1 (1st Corinthians 12 & 14)

3/6/16. Week 22 of Beautiful Messy Church. In order to serve one another well, God’s Spirit empowers His people with spiritual gifts — abilities energized by the Holy Spirit, to be used for the good of the church, and Jesus’ fame in the world.

We continue with the “sign” gifts, those that are seen as more spectacular and supernatural. While it is our conviction that all spiritual gifts are significant workings of God’s Spirit in and through His people, we recognize there is a unique way that these manifestations of the Spirit work in the church.

Do we believe they are for today? Why are they often misused and abused? How shall we use them? (And, as you’ll learn as you listen, we only scratched the surface in our learnings. Consider this part one.)

// 1st Corinthians 12:12-26; 1st Thessalonians 5:15-25; John 16 #BeautifulMessyChurch

Gifted to Demonstrate God’s Love (1st Corinthians 12:12-26)

2/28/16. Week 21 of Beautiful Messy Church. In order to serve one another well, God’s Spirit empowers His people with spiritual gifts — abilities energized by the Holy Spirit, to be used for the good of the church, and Jesus’ fame in the world.

We continue with the vital gifts that often go unseen and un-celebrated: serving, encouraging, giving, leading, administration, mercy,
and hospitality

// 1st Corinthians 12:12-26; Romans 12:3-8 #BeautifulMessyChurch

First Love (1st Corinthians 13)

2/21/16. Week 20 of Beautiful Messy Church. In order to serve one another well, God’s Spirit empowers His people with spiritual gifts — abilities energized by the Holy Spirit, to be used for the good of the church, and to display Jesus’ fame in all the world.

Yet there is one necessary ingredient as the foundation for all of our giftedness: LOVE. God’s love is first, and first in all our lives must be His love.

// 1st Corinthians 13 #BeautifulMessyChurch

Gifted to Speak Grace & Truth (1st Corinthians 12:1-11)

2/14/16. Week 19 of Beautiful Messy Church. In order to serve one another well, God’s Spirit empowers His people with spiritual gifts — abilities energized by the Holy Spirit, to be used for the good of the church, and in the world.

We start with four speaking gifts: word of wisdom, word of knowledge, teaching (and preaching), and evangelism.

// 1st Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:7-16 #BeautifulMessyChurch