January 15, 2006

Mark Northey - “The Power of God to Change Lives”

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Mark Northey spoke on "The power of God to change lives". In the day's lectionary readings, we were reminded that God has both created us, knows everything about us, and will never be separated from us (Psalm 139). We were also reminded that God has directly asked certain individuals to be open to having their lives change profoundly (God's call to Samuel and Christ's call to Nathaniel), and that each of us is called to be set aside from the world (1 Cor. 6:12-20). This God who calls us is the same God which breathed a word and created the universe, the same God who breathed "the Word" and it became flesh. Inviting us to meditate briefly on who God truly is, Mark unveiled a number of icons and crosses while having us listen to recorded singing (including the beatitudes). He then continued his meditation by focusing on the cross. "It is only in the cross that our God is revealed." The cross became for us the Tree of Life. Our calling is to partake of the fruit of the tree of life (Christ) and live, but before we truly live, we must first die to ourselves and learn to live for others. "We may only live if we die." [JEK]


Passage: Sam 3:1-10; Psalm 139
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Speaker: Mark Northey
Worship Leader: Karen Giesbrecht
Song Leader: Sue Greenstreet
Pianist: Kathryn Schmidt
Usher: Henry Neufeld
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