Reservoir Church

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Discovering the love of God, the joy of living and the gift of community.

Episodes

  • Provision in the Midst of Suffering

    Provision in the Midst of Suffering

    09/03/2020

    Jesus’ Third Last Word: “Here is your mother. Here is your son.”   The post Provision in the Midst of Suffering appeared first on Reservoir Church.

  • God Became Like Us So We Could Be Like God

    God Became Like Us So We Could Be Like God

    02/03/2020

    Last week we began our seven weeks of Lent with me critiquing a popular view of why Jesus died on the cross. I said that if we think what the cross shows us about God and people and justice is that God hates us, or that God needs to punish before God can love, or … Continue reading God Became Like Us So We Could Be Like God The post God Became Like Us So We Could Be Like God appeared first on Reservoir Church.

  • Putting Cruelty Aside

    Putting Cruelty Aside

    24/02/2020

    These past few months, I’ve thought a lot about a conversation I had with a parent a while back. The parent was asking me: How do I explain to my daughter why Jesus died? Because my kid asked me that question, and I started to answer, but realized I didn’t like what I was about … Continue reading Putting Cruelty Aside The post Putting Cruelty Aside appeared first on Reservoir Church.

  • The Brittle Story of Victimization

    The Brittle Story of Victimization

    19/02/2020

    Last in the Series, Seven Stories: Jesus’ Big Story, and the Other Stories by Which We Live Welcome everyone!  I’m Ivy, Cate mentioned. It’s so great to be with you this morning – so lovely to have a room full with the texture of many of you who regard yourselves as young at heart – … Continue reading The Brittle Story of Victimization The post The Brittle Story of Victimization appeared first on Reservoir Church.

  • Greater, Not More

    Greater, Not More

    10/02/2020

    Fifth in the Series, Seven Stories: Jesus’ Big Story, and the Other Stories by Which We Live [The audio for this sermon had some bugs, sorry! We’ll try to get it back up and running soon. Meanwhile, full text of the sermon below.] In two weeks, we’ll begin our practice of Lent. Lent is an … Continue reading Greater, Not More The post Greater, Not More appeared first on Reservoir Church.

  • Purification: Us Marginalizing or Excluding Them

    Purification: Us Marginalizing or Excluding Them

    03/02/2020

    Fourth in the Series, Seven Stories: Jesus’ Big Story, and the Other Stories by Which We Live Loving and beautiful God, would you bring to light your word? Would you come near to us now, enlighten us with your truth? Would you touch us with your beauty, your delight, your love right now. As we … Continue reading Purification: Us Marginalizing or Excluding Them The post Purification: Us Marginalizing or Excluding Them appeared first on Reservoir Church.

  • Isolation: Our Modern Day Weapon

    Isolation: Our Modern Day Weapon

    27/01/2020

    Third in the Series, Seven Stories: Jesus’ Big Story, and the Other Stories by Which We Live Could we start this morning with a prayer?  A moment to pause and orient your heart to God.  A moment to check-in and ask yourself, “how is my heart this morning?”  Let’s take a few minutes to check … Continue reading Isolation: Our Modern Day Weapon The post Isolation: Our Modern Day Weapon appeared first on Reservoir Church.

  • The Myth of Redemptive Violence

    The Myth of Redemptive Violence

    22/01/2020

    Second in the Series, Seven Stories: Jesus’ Big Story, and the Other Stories by Which We Live Hey, Friends, spoiler alerts for today’s talk. I’ll be giving away bits from the latest Star Wars film, from a cool bit of storytelling on a New York Times podcast, and the fate of our nation and pretty … Continue reading The Myth of Redemptive Violence The post The Myth of Redemptive Violence appeared first on Reservoir Church.

  • Winning is Overrated

    Winning is Overrated

    13/01/2020

    For this sermon, Steve began by reading Corey and the Seventh Story, by Brian McLaren and Gareth Higgins in its entirety. This children’s book can be found here if you wish to purchase it. Steve’s additional comments follow: Domination. Revolution. Isolation. Purification. Victimization. Accumulation. Being the boss of others. Getting revenge on those who bossed … Continue reading Winning is Overrated The post Winning is Overrated appeared first on Reservoir Church.