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2012: Life From Above

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Apart from Christmas and Easter the other foundational New Testament event for the church is Jesus’ ascension and Pentecost. The liturgical calendar celebrates Ascension, Pentecost and the Trinity on three consecutive Sundays in May/June. Each of these give insight into how the Christian life should be lived—under the Lordship of Jesus who now sits at God’s right hand, through the new life of the Spirit, and as part of God’s triune community. The theme “Life from Above” picks up Jesus’ phrasing in John 3 when he talked to Nicodemus about the new birth; it also reflects Jesus’ position “above” in heaven; and our life which is lived in the Trinity.

Ascension

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Ascension Sermon

Jesus enthroned at the right-hand of God above all rule and authority.

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The Absence of Jesus Video

An exploration of how Christians live in light of the perceived absence of Jesus with Major Brian Pratt.

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Pentecost

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Pentecost Sermon

The fire of the Spirit is for all who God calls. The Spirit brings refreshing and new life.

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Holy Spirit Please Video

This piece takes a humorous look at the rules and biases we sometimes impose on the Holy Spirit, thinking that He only moves in the way we expect.

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Trinity Sunday

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Trinity Sunday Sermon

Our life is in the Trinity—children of the Father, coheirs with Christ, by the Spirit.

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The Braid Video

We sometimes get so obsessed with trying to understand the structure of the Trinity that we miss the impact it has in our lives. This short piece focuses on what we try to understand about the Trinity and what we need to understand. How it impacts our relationship with God.

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