Sunday Morning Teaching
In 1936 the Olympic Gold Medal at the Berlin Olympics was won by an unlikely 8 man rowing team from the University of Washington. They achieved Gold by beating more established rowing programs and better outfitted crews. Author Daniel Brown in his book, The Boys in the Boat identifies their preparation and the importance of Bob Moch the 5’4” Coxswain of their crew. Historically rowing crews that win have learned to pull their oars thru the water at the same time, same speed, same rhythm even though they can’t see the destination they are aiming for. The Coxswain is the key person to help the team focus on his cues and not be distracted by the competing boats alongside them and operate with such co-ordination and unity that they are really not separate individuals but one team. It’s a beautiful thing to see in action!
That's a great picture of the church - led by Jesus! It's also the kind of unity that the New Testament writer Paul was getting at in his writing to the Philippian church when he wrote - “…conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ … stand firm in one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel … being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.”
Sunday November 18>
We’ll worship together as a family of missionary servants and continue looking at some Missional practices that are part of the everyday stuff of life that can help us live out our identity on mission. Last week we talked about knowing the Big Story of God and Listening to Him speak thru His word and Spirit and practicing listening to the stories of others. This week we’ll look at 2 more rhythms - blessing and celebrating. Looking forward to being ONE in spirit and purpose!
When we gather as church there's always a warm welcome, good coffee and plenty of time to hang around connecting with each other. We share in each other's joys, pray with each other in times of hurt and pain, and encourage each other as a people who are living out the love of God!
Hope to meet you!
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