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Practices for LIFE in the Now and Not Yet

By January 1, 2015Upcoming

Beginning this new year, we are diving into Practices for LIFE in the Now and Not Yet.  We’re asking God to help us explore two foundational questions:  (1) What is the life to the full that Jesus invites us into?  (2) How can we actively align ourselves to it?  Or said simply:  What is Jesus’ invitation and how do we say “yes”?

This question is at the heart of the gospel–not just believing the good news, but letting it soak in and transform every square inch of our lives and world. The apostle Paul calls this becoming a new creation. Dallas Willard’s names it renovation of the heart. And Jesus poetically promises that streams of living water will flow from within us.

No wonder the early followers heard this and said “Wow, that is good news.”

So on January 11th at 6pm, let’s begin with the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples to pray, and spend the first six weeks of 2015 putting The Lord’s Prayer into practice. Each week we’ll immerse ourselves in one line of this beautifully subversive prayer…letting it guide us deeply into LIFE in the now and not yet. By God’s grace, may we become loving, grounded, courageous, and humble students of Jesus Christ–the master teacher of LIFE.

After this deep dive into The Lord’s Prayer, we’ll join up with our wider Christian family to celebrate the season of Lent. I can’t wait to learn about, explore, and walk through those holy 40 days together.

Please join us, friends, and let’s get swept up into the full LIFE of Christ…

January 11th / “Our Father in Heaven”
January 18th / “Your Kingdom Come”
January 25th / “Give us Today our Daily Bread”
February 8th / “Forgive us as We Forgive”
February 15th / “Lead us Not into Temptation”


Join the discussion 3 Comments

  • jan sullivan says:

    Will you be having The Practice on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday’s now?
    I asked my Sun eve. small group a month ago to change to the 2nd and 4th Sundays so I could go to more of the Practice and they changed the schedule and it’s all printed out. Bummer!!!
    What will the future schedules be?
    Also, I can never find The Practice listed on the WCCC website. Nor the Practice Tribe. What comes up is naked tribal people on U tube. How do I find it?

    • Aaron Niequist says:

      Hi Jan! So sorry for the scheduling issues. Because of the way the calendar fell (New years, Superbowl, Easter, etc), it made MUCH more sense to shift to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays. That will loosely be our schedule until the summer.

      Yeah, we haven’t found a great place on the Willow website. Hopefully that can get figured out soon.

      Will you be will us this Sunday, the 11th?

      many blessings!

  • […] For the next few months, we’re exploring two foundational questions: (1) What is the LIFE to the full that Jesus invites us into? (2) How can we actively align ourselves to it?  Or said simply: What is Jesus’ invitation and how do we say “yes”?  Read more here. […]

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