Sermons & Meditations

Take It Further

Each week, we provide resources for you to take the Sunday teaching further, and pursue a deeper relationship with God through prayer, scripture, and time spent asking questions. Click on one of the links below to listen to the talk, see related resources, and read a reflection piece written by a member of the Warehouse community.

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In the Waiting Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For thousands of years, God’s people waited for the promised Messiah. Now for thousands of years, we  have been waiting for the Messiah’s return  and God’s promised renewal of all things. We are participating in the slow story of a slow God, and following Jesus today means learning how to wait well. Advent in particular is a season of waiting as we celebrate the long-awaited arrival of Jesus’ first coming and anticipate his second coming.

Real life happens in the waiting. Encounter with God happens in the waiting. We are not waiting for God to show up, because God is already here in the midst of our waiting. And yet we struggle with impatience in the waiting. It’s difficult to maintain our hope in the waiting. The story of God is slow, and we want it to go fast. Not only that, but there are plenty of life situations, seasons, and relationships that are an invitation to holy waiting, but in reality we would much rather get it over with and rush on to the next thing.

What does it look like, therefore, to wait well and with the virtues of faith, hope, and love? Is it possible to be a people of waiting and action at the same time? How does the practice of waiting connect to the way of discipleship as contemplative action? How might the waiting be an opportunity to grow in greater intimacy with Christ and others?