We have been created to know freedom in life, and to live in pure relationship with God, one another, and creation. But we don’t always live in that way. We choose to fracture these relationships, and Scripture uses language of bondage when describing it. As God’s people, repentance is part of our story. We repent when we choose against God’s ways, and in this repentance we are restored to new life. Once again, we know our created freedom.
Stream the videos on our YouTube channel, or download from Dropbox (no account needed). You can also watch them on this page below. This year, our sermons follow the Lectionary Gospel readings for each Sunday of Lent.
Week 6: Bishop Justin Duckworth – coming soon
You’ll find the templates needed for weeks 3, 4 and 6 of the studies here:
Small group studies
Our study guide books are now sold out. To purchase a digital PDF copy for $10 incl. GST, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 04 472 1057.
Study guides in Mandarin
Thanks to the hard work of our Chinese Mission whānau, this year’s Stories of Freedom study guide will be released in Mandarin. Click the links for each week’s study:
Practices of Repentance
To accompany our Stories of Freedom study materials, Bishop Eleanor has shared with us five practical ways we can engage in repentance during this season of Lent. You can watch her on the videos, or download the PDFs and read about the practices either alone or in your small group settings.
Our Chrism services have been postponed until further notice, due to the ongoing tightening of restrictions on mass gatherings during this COVID-19 outbreak. We are exploring proactive and creative ways of being able to participate in our Chrism service together, and will publish those here as soon as we can.
Full updates on our response to the Coronavirus pandemic can be found here.