Pastor Chris Seay continues our series of conversations on love; exploring love as the antithesis and antidote for fear. When we truly receive God’s love and embrace in faith that the saving work of Christ has liberated us from shame and condemnation, our hearts and lives open up to love vulnerably, boldly, and courageously.
Ericka Graham invites us to consider the active rhythms of God’s love. The God who made us knows us intimately. The God who came down to be with us empathizes with our limps and burdens. The God who loves all is expansive and inclusive in gathering His people together. How will we live out these same rhythms as instruments of this cycle of love in ways that will transform countless lives and relationships?
Pastor Sean Palmer begins a series that will unfold in the coming weeks as we consider our call to greater love, directed by the love we first receive from God. In a world that views many Christians as a core part of the problem, in a culture shaped by “me first”, the only solution is the tireless commitment to love first; even and especially when it’s not easy.
Pastor Mike Yager leads us in the continued celebration of Christmas, inviting us to consider what the Incarnation and Jesus’ encounter with Mary and Martha tell us about our call to presence and participation. As we enter the new year, what rhythms will help us be with the God who has taken on flesh to be with us?
On this final Sunday of Advent, Pastor Chris Seay teaches from the first epistle of John, and our call to live with a pattern of gracious love for all; evidenced by way we care for those in need. Whether in Argentina, Zambia, or here in our own city, and everywhere in between, we are to be the hands and feet of our Savior; the active presence of a love that has no boundaries. If you’re accessing this via our iTunes podcast feed, please view the full video portion at ecclesiahouston.org/liturgy
During this final week of Advent, we invite you to join us in a rhythm of pause and reflection as we continue to consider our call to be radically changed by the arrival of Jesus into the world. Join us as we reflect on what it means to love all; to widen our tables to reflect the expansive love of God and the incarnate example of our Savior. We pray that this collection of music, prayer, and meditation will be a blessing and encouragement to you this week.
Pastor Chris Seay leads us in our continued journey through Advent as we anticipate the coming of Jesus. As we consider what it means to worship fully in this season; we are called to question the empires that we have made in our own image, and to joyfully turn them over to the one and true King, for whom we wait.
In this sacred season, we invite you to pause and join us in rhythms of reflection on the coming of our Savior. As we continue to consider our call to be radically changed by the arrival of Jesus into the world, how will we give more of our intentional time and presence; with loved ones, and all whom we share the gift of God’s Incarnation? We pray that this collection of music, prayer, and meditation will be a blessing and encouragement to you this week.
Our thanks to guest preacher Judy West for leading us this weekend in our continuing journey through the sacred season of Advent. As we consider what it means for us to be a people who give more, we are reminded that the gift of God’s incarnation was, and is, intentional, sacrificial, and personal.
As this sacred season of Advent continues, we invite you to pause and join us in rhythms of reflection on the coming of our Savior. Over the coming weeks, we will consider our renewed call to be radically changed by the arrival of Jesus into the world. As we seek to spend less, may we embrace the identity of a people of abundance, and not scarcity. We pray that this collection of music, prayer, and meditation would be a blessing and encouragement to you this week.