This is Emmanuel - Part 4: "Unique Prophetic Calling"

God knows us personally and before the foundation of the world He created us for specific good work. We call this our unique prophetic calling. Worship Evangelism - Using the arts, preaching, and relationships we worship God passionately and thoughtfully in the presence of our seeking and skeptical friends who we always assume are watching and listening.

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This is Emmanuel - Part 2: "Discover, Change, & Flourish"

He came that we would experience life to the fullest. This means that the fullest life is one that we discover. We do not naturally know God, so that the most important things in life we discover. Being a disciple of Jesus means that we can start from anywhere, but we cannot stay there, a vital relationship with Jesus will demand that we change. The signs of a real and vital relationship with Jesus will be seen as we flourish in a way that brings new life through us and to others.

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This is Emmanuel - Part 1: "Jesus Changes Everything"

The good news that in Jesus everyone, including you, can have the life you have been created for. No-one is so good that they don’t need it, and no-one is so bad they can’t have it. The gospel is not just the info you need to get started. It is the key to unlocking every part of life. It is inside out - It changes you from the inside and works its way through the whole person. It is upside down - It will turn almost everything that is common sense on its head. It is Forward Back - The future is already guaranteed. Jesus will win in the end and all his followers will part of His new world, and the surprising news is that it starts now! It is outward facing - It invites everyone to live beyond themselves!

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Finding New Life - Part 2: "Marked"

People are hard to change, aren't they? They can go through their entire lives attempting to learn the same lesson over and over, only to miss it. The good news is that God wants to have the kind of relationship that will transform your entire life. Christianity is a new inner reality, it gives you new resources and competencies, and it gives you a new kind of confidence. Pastor Seth continues in the letter to the Ephesians.

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Discovering God - Part 5: God for Us

The gospel tells the story of adoption. We have the invitation into the family, with all the rights and responsibilities that come with that. It is His sovereign choice, and since He has chosen us he will hold us during trials. In our trials he will fight for us, and we can be assured that if He is fighting on our behalf, and there is no enemy that can defeat Him, then there is no enemy that may defeat us. This should free us to live lives of hope and joyful confidence in God. We should be fearless and standing strong in the face of the storms of life.

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Discovering God - Part 4: Experiencing God's Love Personally

Jesus shows us that God is a personal being. And as a person has will, desire, passion. He gives love and grace, and is also the judge. He is good and gives good gifts in common grace. He is also sever, and has so much passion that he is jealous. He can be offended. He invites us into a relationship of deep passion and commitment. Lack of passion, devotion, exclusivity offends his nature.

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