Often there are a lot of footnotes, quotes, links, and illustrations that go into worship and a message on Sunday mornings. Some of those make it, others don't. The cutting room floor includes a little bit of everything. Here is a sampling of this past week's sermon from Acts 2:42-47 called "The Devoted Themselves". You can download the sermon here: City Church iTunes Podcast.
Here is a link to Baltimore Magazine's article about photographer Ben Marcin's recent work called Last House Standing: Remnants of Things Past.
"The Celtic Way of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach the West... Again" by George Hunter is a great little book about St. Patrick and his establishment of Christian communities. It is a great history lesson with practical implications for how practice community today.
Here a two quotes from Sunday:
"As the New Testament speaks of it, fellowship is deep, virile, and costly; too often today it is cheap and superficial. The higher we value our personal privacy and freedom from commitments, the shallower our grasp of fellowship will be - reduced to moments of idle chitchat over steaming coffee before or after a worship service." - Dennis Johnson
"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery