SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2021
10:30 AM (in-person + livestream, KIDS!)
2021 ADVENT SERIES
Good Gifts, The Gift of Your Body
John 1:14; Gen 1:27; Psalm 139:13(14)-18; 1 Corinthians 6:19
This Sunday, we look at the goodness of your body (Your Blessed Body). So often we miss this important and foundational aspect of our God-blessed humanity—having a body! Stewardship of our body starts with recognizing it as a gift. The Spirit of God often speaks to us through our bodies!
God gives good gifts. The very act of creating the universe is an act of giving. This Advent/Christmas season, join us for an Advent Series on Good Gifts.
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TAKE OFF: Stories to Frame Our Relationship with Our Bodies
We must play.
But our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously—no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption.
And our charity must be real and costly love, with deep feeling for the sins in spite of which we love the sinner—no mere tolerance or indulgence which parodies love as flippancy parodies merriment.
Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.
—C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory (HarperOne, 2001), pp. 45-46.
Embodiment and Scripture
We are not just a mind, or brain, carried around by a meat-puppet of flesh and bones. Embodiment is a kind of re-membering of who we really are, because what we picked up along the way was disembodiment. (McBride, 13-14).
Incarnation: Jesus and Mary
Where To Start? Truths to name and experience about your body (McBride)
Next Sunday - Gift of the Body #2: Naked and Unashamed - Sexual Formation
Start a new ______________________ in this season
Allegiance to Jesus includes recognizing ALL bodies as _______________
SERIES TRAVEL PLAN
Sources: Bible; The Wisdom of Your Body: Finding Healing, Wholeness, and Connection through Embodied Living, Hillary L. McBride; Play, Tongues, and Liberation Power, Shelby T Boese; The Deeply Formed Life: Five Transformative Values To Root Us In The Way Of Jesus, Rich Villodas; Others
For Reflection and Discussion
(HLM, 49; other)