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Grant Myles-Era - August 26, 2018

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For many Americans life consists of the continual search for an experience, possession or achievement that will finally satisfy them. Our economic and social structures have in many ways evolved around this human quest, and there is an almost limitless amount of voices and choices promising us fulfillment. It has been calculated that the average person is subjected to upwards of 5,000 advertisements every single day! The counter-cultural kingdom of God presents an entirely different form of economics. The best things in life may not actually be free, but they may lead us to freedom.

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In the song Eleanor Rigby, the Beatles asked, “...all the lonely people, where do they all belong?” Their lyrics portray the “church” as providing no real solutions to the isolation and loneliness that so many people experience in the modern world. They may have a point. Some of the loneliest people sit in church pews week after week without ever finding the sense of belonging that they long for. How can this be, when the Christian faith calls human beings into the deepest experiences of community living? This summer at NewSong we'll be exploring the rich tradition of community life that is at the very heart of faith in Jesus. We'll also be hearing from some leaders from various types of community in our neighborhoods. Even more importantly we'll be spending time together, and seeking to ensure that there is no one left in isolation within our sphere of influence. From the beginning... Genesis 2:18, "Then the Lord God said, 'It’s not good that the human is alone…’ to the new beginning… ” Rev. 7:9 "After this I looked, and there was a great crowd that no one could number. They were from every nation, tribe, people, and language.” All in!

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Grant Myles-Era - August 26, 2018

Generosity

ALL In

For many Americans life consists of the continual search for an experience, possession or achievement that will finally satisfy them. Our economic and social structures have in many ways evolved around this human quest, and there is an almost limitless amount of voices and choices promising us fulfillment. It has been calculated that the average person is subjected to upwards of 5,000 advertisements every single day! The counter-cultural kingdom of God presents an entirely different form of economics. The best things in life may not actually be free, but they may lead us to freedom.

From Series: "ALL In"

In the song Eleanor Rigby, the Beatles asked, “...all the lonely people, where do they all belong?” Their lyrics portray the “church” as providing no real solutions to the isolation and loneliness that so many people experience in the modern world. They may have a point. Some of the loneliest people sit in church pews week after week without ever finding the sense of belonging that they long for. How can this be, when the Christian faith calls human beings into the deepest experiences of community living? This summer at NewSong we'll be exploring the rich tradition of community life that is at the very heart of faith in Jesus. We'll also be hearing from some leaders from various types of community in our neighborhoods. Even more importantly we'll be spending time together, and seeking to ensure that there is no one left in isolation within our sphere of influence. From the beginning... Genesis 2:18, "Then the Lord God said, 'It’s not good that the human is alone…’ to the new beginning… ” Rev. 7:9 "After this I looked, and there was a great crowd that no one could number. They were from every nation, tribe, people, and language.” All in!

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