Christ Community Brookside
Rediscovering Jesus - February 16 | Brookside
A Jesus Community (Part 1) - 9:00 & 10:45am
Locations & Times
  • Christ Community - Brookside Campus
    400 W 67 St, Kansas City, MO 64113, United States
    Saturday 3:00 AM
Title: A Jesus Community (Part 1)
Scripture: Luke 6:12-26
Speaker: Bill Gorman,
>> 7 Things for which Every Soul Longs:

To be Wanted
- The earnest longing of another who finds joy in your presence
To be Needed
- The understanding of another who sees you as essential to a whole
To be Appreciated
- The recognition of another who affirms your purpose
To be Considered
- The thoughtfulness of another concerned for your well being
To be Included
- The desire of another to have you with them
To be Encouraged
- The inspiration of another that challenges you to more
To be Respected
- The sincere admiration of another who values your contributions
>> Jesus’ community is not what you’d expect and exactly what you long for.
>> Jesus is building a community and it’s not what anyone expected
"God has, in fact, recently blessed my network with dazzling job promotions, coveted speaking gigs, the most wonderful fiancés ever, front row seats at Fashion Week, and nominations for many a “30 under 30” list.
Blessed has reached such heights of overuse that tracking it has become a virtual sport. “It’s almost as if the Internet now exists simply to voyeuristically hate-read all of the ways everyone else in the world has been blessed,” said Danielle Thomson, a writer in New York. “There is literally no other word that can simultaneously inspire such animosity and rapture.” - Jessica Bennett
"The black church was birthed out of rejection. Just about every historic black denomination is the offspring of white folks wanting nothing to do with us. The real tragedy is not what happened back in the 1700s, but that black church continues to endure rejection in the twenty-first century.
Sure I’ve seen our white siblings visit African-American churches I’ve served and genuinely enjoyed all the elements of the experience. But there is a difference between visiting and joining, between being a guest and locking arms in covenant partnership." - Bryan Loritts, Insider Outsider: My Journey as a Stranger in White Evangelicalism and My Hope for Us All
>> How are we including those who are out?
But it’s trouble ahead if you think you have it made.
What you have is all you’ll ever get.

And it’s trouble ahead if you’re satisfied with yourself.
Your self will not satisfy you for long.
And it’s trouble ahead if you think life’s all fun and games.
There’s suffering to be met, and you’re going to meet it.
- Luke 6:24-25, The Message
>> How are you receiving these woes?
>> Jesus went out so that you could come in
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