This is the podcast of Viva Vineyard Church. We're a church plant in Hornsby, a northern suburb of Sydney. We pray it's an encouragement for you. If you're in town, drop in for one of our Sunday gatherings.
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Pt. 11 - What does Jesus say about adultery and divorce
"You could be forgiven for thinking that this talk is for the married, previously married or remarried but if you're not in any of those categories stay with me because there are nuggets in Jesus teaching that actually apply to all of us wherever you are in the relational spectrum."
The question is this, Are your intimate relationships ones of consumption or covenant?
What does Jesus say about anger?
Coldplay asks a good question, How in the world I am going to see you as my brother and not my enemy? This question haunts our world. Violence, hatred, rejection, cold shouldering, trolling and cynicism.
Does Jesus have any hope to bring to a world in this kind of pain?
When God commanded his people to camp and party and remember
Life can be terrifyingly fragile. Especially if you're in a place where all your comfort and security have been removed and you don't know where your next meal is coming from. But when things get better we can forget that fragility and our need for God.
God knows that about us. So he put in the calendar of his people one week a year where he commanded his people to camp and to party and to remember...
40 million people today are trapped in slavery. Does God care? And if he does, is he doing anything about it?
Jo French-Morales shares about her time serving with International Justice Mission in Guatemala and the heart of God for justice for the poor and oppressed. She shared this Franciscan Blessing at the end, which we've included here:
“May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.
May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and turn their pain to joy.
And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.
Pt. 9 Jesus and the law
Did Jesus come to start a new religion? Or what?
Pt 8. Flavouring the world
Followers of Jesus are to the world what salt is to food. As someone who couldn't eat salt for many years, Sarah knows a little about how important this stuff is and why Jesus thought it'd be a really helpful word picture for Jesus' new followers to understand their identity and purpose.