A Life Well Lived

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We all want to experience the good life, but what does this look like in practice? How do we make decisions about what to do, and not do, in a hyper-consumer culture?

This is a series about life, discipleship, and living joyfully in the way of Jesus. Come and begin this journey, towards life, peace, and abundance!

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The Practice of Hospitality

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Few of us think of hospitality as a skill to master, yet the scriptures suggest that we are to “practice hospitality,” just like we would a musical instrument (Romans 12:13).

In this training, Daniel Sih provides a series of instructional tips and insights to help us practice hospitality. Do we create a warm and generous environment? Do we know how to form predictable patterns? Do we measure the spiritual temperature? Are we able to both give and receive? Do we practice hospitality together?

Transforming Hospitality

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Anyone can throw a dinner party, yet it takes a miracle to desire to have strangers, and indeed the unlovable, in your home.

Jared Khu describes how radical hospitality transformed his life, and the life of others, in China and Tasmania. Such hospitality, in the way of Jesus, has the capacity to transform the host, the stranger, and the unloveable.

Eating As Neighbours

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Eating as neighbours is an expression of the Great Commission. As we share a meal with friends, we connect at a deeper level, and create space for God to move.

In the words of Ryan Cook: “The table is a powerful symbol of a world put right. At the table you look people in the eyes. The surface of the table is level. It creates an environment whereby you reach your hands into the same pot, take from the same food, to sustain your lives in the same way. It’s a levelling act.”

In this talk, Daniel Sih provides reflections on the story of Zacchaeus, and how we can eat with people like Zacchaeus in our own context.

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The Heart Of Hospitality

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What is the heart behind radical hospitality? Why do we open our homes, our tables and our lives to others?

In this talk, Daniel Sih unpacks the story of Jesus turning water into wine. Why did Jesus turn water into wine, providing 100 litres of Pinot Noir to a party that was already pissed? The answer has something to do with the Kingdom of God, where things that are ordinary become extra-ordinary. The practical implications for us are significant.

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The Discipleship Road

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For many of us, apprenticeship to Jesus is a long and windy journey, rather than a sudden, miraculous transformation. To use a biblical analogy, it is more like the Road to Emmaus than it is Damascus!

In this podcast, Andy Goodacre compares our journey with that of the disciples on the Road to Emmaus. He outlines six practical lessons to help us grow as apprentices of Jesus.