This past weekend, Pastor Paul Bland, launched us into “Dwell:MissionsFest 2016” with an amazing message on what it means to be an embodied presence as a reflection of Jesus’ incarnation. Here are a few statements that I wrote down while Paul was preaching:
God came as an embodied presence: fully God and fully man.
What did Jesus have to adjust in His life in order to reach me?
Our God is no mere abstraction and neither should we be in our approach to His mission!
Go as sent people with an embodied presence.
Be what you should be right where you are.
Please watch his entire message below. You can also follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast.
Join in with the entire MissionsFest experience by visiting with us throughout the week. The entire schedule can be found at the Eastbrook web-site here.
This weekend was the beginning of Dwell: MissionsFest 2016 at Eastbrook Church. When the Apostle John described the Messiah coming into the world he used richly descriptive words:
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
Behind these evocative words exists the Old Testament concept of the tabernacle, the visible gathering place for worship that is also the visible reminder that God is in our midst. This tangible presence is at the heart of God’s character and mission. If God dwells in our midst, what does it mean for us to dwell in the midst of the world incarnationally with and for God? This is a nine-day celebration emphasizes both local and international mission with guest speakers.
Join in with us on our weekend services and mid-week gatherings. There is a lot going on but here are the highlights:
October 1/2 – Pastor Paul Bland
October 4, 7 PM – Tuesday night prayer and worship
October 5, 6 PM – Meal
October 5, 7 PM – Large group gathering with special guests, Dr. Evelyne Reisacher and Farida Saidi
October 8/9 – Ken Katayama
Access the full schedule via our web-site here.