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'Mission begins with a kind of explosion of joy.' So writes Leslie Newbigin.

The words 'witness' and 'mission' often have the capacity to make Christians feel guilty because we 'should' be witnessing, we 'should' be in mission! And yet biblically, witness is who we are. Jesus says to his disciples, 'You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world.'  

And likewise 'mission' is not primarily our own action, but it's participation in God's work - an invitation into an 'explosion of joy' - rather than a burden.

This sermon invites you to shed some of your guilt about mission and witness, and enter into the joy of God that comes from knowing - and sharing - the risen Jesus.

It was preached on Sunday 26th February 2017 at Pakenham Lakeside Church.

It can be enhanced by viewing the Prezi zooming visuals found at this link.

Enjoy!

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Most Christians would like to have a stronger prayer life. When Jesus teaches his disciples to pray, he doesn't give them 'Proven Practical Principles for Powerful Prayer.' He doesn't give them 'Six Super Steps for Speaking to the Supreme Being.' 

Explore prayer and learn from Jesus. He prays in the Lord's prayer as if he were us - and invites us to pray as if we were him. What a great gift!

This sermon was preached at the gathered worship of Pakenham Lakeside Church on Sunday 12th February, 2017.

It can be used together with the Prezi zooming visuals found at this link.

Enjoy!

 

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