"Individuality and Mutuality"

ROMANS 12

WHY WE GATHER: VALUING GRACE-FILLED ACCOUNTABILITY

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"Today’s paradox of “Individuality and Mutuality” is grounded in the idea that who we are is connected to all that is: one another in community, common life in broader society, with the creation, with the Creator, and being itself. And, on the basis of Jesus’ teachings and ethics, our Christian faith must have outward movement from self-care, to family care, to group care, to universal care. That’s the movement from individuality to mutuality."  - Dan Collison

"Diversity and Unity"

ROMANS 12:9-21

WHY WE GATHER: VALUING GRACE-FILLED ACCOUNTABILITY

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"This pivotally important teaching of Paul on Christian social conduct had special importance to the complex diversity perspectives of the Early Church in Rome, and has special importance for the 21st Century Church today. For Christ followers, amidst our socially fraught context and increasingly connected global reality, we are given explicitly practical teaching about how to navigate some of the most complex ideas that humans can consider to live a more enriched life, and holistic Christian faith."  - Dan Collison

"Honest Love"

PROVERBS 12:17-18

WHY WE GATHER: VALUING GRACE-FILLED ACCOUNTABILITY

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“This sermon is about the way we speak our truth. We live in a time where there seems to be an unprecedented amount relational carnage because of the way everyone is speaking their truth to one another. Even long term relationships amongst families and affinity networks that have withstood decades of strong differing opinions are now crumbling because few know how to navigate the rapid pace of change and the volatile socio-political climate.”  - Dan Collison

"Showing Up to Serve"

LUKE 22:24-27

WHY WE GATHER: VALUING GRACE-FILLED ACCOUNTABILITY

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"Instead of removing greatness, Jesus’ angle on greatness, and on leadership greatness was a simple and profound re-framing of what greatness really is. To Jesus, any race to the top must be simultaneously a race to the bottom. Said another way, any path of ascent to leadership and power is to be grounded in a path of descent to humility and service." - Dan Collison

"Talking Generously About Generosity"

1 KINGS 17:1-24; LUKE 4:24-27
WHY WE GATHER: VALUING GRACE-FILLED ACCOUNTABILITY

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"Christian generosity is a unique way of moving in our world that transcends the limitations of charity (which is traditionally top down, and not alongside) and is not bound by conventional measurements of resources." - Dan Collison