Life in the Vine: Time

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-psnci-d07fae

Psalm 90

Apparently it takes…time…to combine a sermon and a workshop. A longer listen, but the trellis can’t be built without time.

“Who or what would you say your time actually belongs to? And how do you feel about that?”

Pastor Jenn

 

Follower: If It’s You

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ibcrn-cf3ba4

Matthew 14:13-33

Pastor Jennifer A G Layte

We like to make fun of Peter for being maybe a little bit headlong and stupid, but this is about his relationship with his Lord. He loves Jesus. The world will definitely tell us that’s stupid. The Bible calls it the “foolishness of God.” Because it’s really the smartest thing we could ever do with our lives. Maybe, really, Peter was the smartest disciple. Think about it.”

Life in the Vine: The Trellis

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ac472-cf3b28

John 15:1-11

“What if redeeming the time means bringing our time—and every other aspect of our lives, ultimately—back under God’s control, so that it is no longer our jobs or our circumstances or our lack of finances or even our families in charge of us?”

Pastor Jenn

(Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

Praise Festival 2020

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-njuf2-ceef77

It has taken some time to decide whether to post this or not. It’s not a usual podcast of any description. It’s wonky and awkward and there is no real sermon/teaching and none of us are professional singers. 

But this is the church at worship, at the start of the year, simple and awkward and intent on continually dedicating ourselves and our year to the God who loves us, so, whether it’s worth listening to or not, it’s worth posting.

Pastor Jenn

What Are You Waiting For? Joy!

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7mmvx-cc14b4

Isaiah 35:1-10

“On our own, we can’t make a desert into a garden. We can try to put a positive spin on our personal desert. We can try to reframe our desert. We can try to run away from the desert…None of that will bring us joy–maybe some happiness for a few seconds; maybe a few moments of self-satisfaction. But the joy of God can turn the dryness and lack and suffering of our personal Sahara into the Garden of Eden.”

Rev Jennifer A G Layte

What Are You Waiting For? Peace

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-58tdp-cb2462

Isaiah 11:1-10

What if there’s no such thing as world peace?

Rev Jennifer A G Layte

What Are You Waiting For?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-amamv-c9a196

Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 8:18-25

What does it take to wait well? 

 

Rev Jennifer A G Layte

Listen! The Secret to Good Communication

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-sxep6-c8c87b

James 5:12-20

Prayer is the practice of telling—and living—the truth: the truth about our circumstances, the truth about who we are, and the truth about our relationship with God.

Rev Jennifer A G Layte

Listen! What We All Need But Are Afraid to Ask For

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-aknjv-c87869

James 5:7-11

James believed Jesus was coming back. He knew that people waited for centuries for Jesus to show up the first time. Jesus’ return is a certain thing, but what is also certain is that no one knew then, and no one knows now, exactly when it will be. And the other certain thing is that waiting for Jesus to return and finally set everything right and fulfill completely the Kingdom He set in motion through His people, the Church, requires patience. And the patience that’s required as we wait for our King to come and rule in person, is the same patience that we need to have with ourselves and each other as we wait for the King to have more complete rule over our own individual lives.

Rev Jennifer A G Layte

Listen! The 3 Sisters

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-swqrd-c762ee

James 3:13-18

“Basically, when you boil it all down, we have communication problems. Which lead to all the other problems. Forget about first-world problems. These are just plain world-problems. And they happen, James says, when we get our “wisdoms” mixed up—trying to bring kingdom-of-the-world wisdom into the Kingdom of God. You can tell the difference, James says, by humility.”

Rev Jennifer A G Layte