This week we're starting a new sermon series, looking at Paul's constant refrain of being a servant to everyone. Instead of describing himself as a leader or as a visionary or as someone elevated, Paul constantly goes back to the idea of servanthood and slavery to describe his work. We'll start looking at ways we can really understand servanthood, and how who we serve is an important part of the kind of people we are becoming!
After 10 years as a community, Legend has worked out both a mission statement and a strategic plan! We think it's God's purpose for this community to tear down ANY and ALL barriers that come between God and his people - and we need your help to see that mission through.
The second courtyard that people experienced in Herod’s temple was the court of the women - a point past where women couldn’t go in their worship of God. We find in Jesus a breaking down of these kinds of barriers, as he brings women into his full community and full worship - and so the call goes out to us to build our church in the same way. How can we ensure that our community reflects the community of God in a fuller way?
It's easy to get to a point where we lack faith - in both the big things and the mundane things, the world is beating us down as we go along. Jesus' answer for us where we can't believe is to come to him, and to have our faith increased, and to see how much he can do with just a little bit.