New Wine: Discovering the Many Flavors of Christian Faith | 2 of 5

The Social Justice Tradition

Becky Manseau Barnett
Feb 10, 2019
Series Description

In the Bible, wine symbolizes the flourishing and joy that should characterize a Christian’s life.  But not all of us are experiencing that. Have you ever wondered if you’re missing something?  Though most of us have only been introduced to one or two types of Christian spirituality, there are numerous rich traditions that each correspond to different cultures and personality types.  It’s like the way connoisseurs say that different wines bring out the flavors of different foods.  In this series we will explore six of those traditions so that you can appreciate the beauty embedded in each of them, and perhaps discover one that will become your new favorite!  You may just find that there’s more of God to experience and enjoy than you realized!

 
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Corporate Prayers

Call to Worship: In the name of Christ, as his disciples, we come to worship and praise God. In the midst of a world where cruelty and sorrow abound, we proclaim the God of Compassion. In the midst of despair that threatens to swallow up whole lives, whole peoples, we proclaim the God of Hope. In the midst of indifference and apathy, we proclaim the God of Love. Come, let us worship together and share our witness of God's living presence in the world.

Prayer of Illumination: Saving God, as we hear your Word, help us to embrace the abundant life which is revealed to us in Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.