If you were out of town last week or your were sick and didn’t want to inflict your ailment on others, if you can’t remember that thing that someone said a couple of weeks ago that made you think, if you want to check out the nature of our messages before you come to a worship service, below are links to sermons from the past several weeks.
It requires radical safety & compassion for people to be their most authentic selves. People will not reveal their most candid selves if belonging & relationship are threatened to be removed. CANVAS is committed to being a place of prodigal compassion:
There is nothing anyone can say, or do, or be that would rend you unworthy of love, connection & belonging.
One of our most sacred tasks and callings as a spiritual community is to be a space of radical belonging: that every person can be Seen, Heard, Valued. That we would be a SAFE place for all humans: a place of friendship.
Today we explore how The [global] Church participates in God’s Ministry of Reconciliation: seeking shalom and expanding God’s blessing, favor, and goodness to others.
Genesis 12: 1-3
Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the results of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and practice these principles in all our affairs.
Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Step 9: Made direct amends to such persons wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Step 7: Humbly asked God to remove all our shortcomings.
Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
This week we look at the 4th Step: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Step 3: Made a decision to turn our will and lives over to the care of God as we understood God.