The world “out there” can be daunting, and it often feels easier to stay within the safety of our own perspectives and safe havens. But unless we open ourselves up, shift our perspectives, and take a good, reflective look, we risk living lives that are unexamined, unchallenged, and closed off to one another and to God. That’s the last thing we want!
This worship series will encourage us to open up and let others in—other people, other perspectives, the Holy Other. Beyond the stifling safety of “our own little worlds,” there is God’s far-flung, abundant, beloved, messy creation! There, we are called to live deeply in relationship with one another, to make a difference in our lives and in the world, and to be transformed into the image of Christ by God’s grace.
The title and theme of this worship series come from a song by Matthew West. You can view the official music video to catch a piece of this vision. But of course, we hope you’ll come join us for worship, as we together break beyond our safe little worlds!
Sermons in this series:
October 9 – I Try to Stay Awake
October 16 – What if There’s a Greater Purpose (Laity Sunday)
October 23 – Give me Open Hands and Open Doors
October 30 – Break My Heart for What Breaks Yours
November 6 – Look Me in the Eye
November 13 – I Wanna Be Reaching Out
November 20 – Start Living Right Now