The Call

A series to re-discover the joy of being called and to know not only Who has called us but what God has called us to.

 

We all look for meaning and purpose.  The reality that Christians are called by God to live for God gives us that purpose and meaning.  In this series we want to rediscover what it means to be called and how we are to respond.  We hope it will make sense of our daily life seeing our work as vocation, perhaps even hearing God's call to serve Him in new ways.  

The Call - Christiaan Hofstra
Evening Service, Sunday, May 3, 2020
"Why am I here?” and “what should I do with my life?” are questions that most people have asked - and it is even more common to ask these questions during trying times, like Covid-19, social isolation, or any other type of extended suffering. Even during these times, God sees us as unique, precious and exceptional - but also broken. However, from our brokenness, God invites us to a relationship that can heal us. This invitation is as unique as each person to whom it is extended. God wants to use our skills and desires to bring purpose to our lives by partaking in his infinite, holy work. During school exams, sickness, redundancy, mid-life crises, old age and in every other situation, God offers to help us become who we are called to be.
The Call to Trust - Tim Haddow
Evening Service, Sunday, May 10, 2020
By its nature, trust asks for certainty in something that feels uncertain, usually with painful consequences if that trust is mis-placed. So, it’s fair to ask questions like “who can I trust?” or, “why should I trust God?” However, through history, Christians have endured suffering of many kinds as a result of their trust in God. Interestingly, the same Christians who have experienced this are often the most outspoken in their assured trust in God. Why? These people know that when we are asked to trust God, it is not so God can test us. Trials don’t teach God more about us; they teach us more about him. This means that what some see as trials are actually leading to a deeper trust and a stronger relationship with the God who always provides.
The Call in the face of opposition - Ken Douglas
Morning Service, Sunday, May 24, 2020