"Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." - Psalm 23:6
ABBEY REFLECTION cultivates the art of looking back on our lives so that we may see the goodness and mercy that God has brought to our lives.
In our fast-paced world we so often put our head down and push through, yet in doing so, we miss much of what the Lord has done. In Psalm 23, the goodness and loving kindness of the Lord follows us. Although we so often want the significance of things revealed at the start, it is only when we stop and cease from our efforts that we have the chance to see the work of the Lord.
We long to be known, yet we so often struggle to tell our own story to others. The Reflection section of The Abbey is a resource that is crafted to help you share your story. We hope that in exploring and looking back at our story, we will see the story of God at work in our lives.
In the Reflection Section, you will find our featured monthly reflection resource which includes a series of weekly reflection check in's, as well as the coming together section.
The first two sections are for personal reflection, however, much if not most of our growth happens in the context of community - the coming together portion sets the table for you and a group of friends to come together to talk through the questions provided. We have also included a suggested recipe for you to try with your friends.
What are some of your struggles with the church? What are the things that you don’t like about it
Your answer may depend on your definition of church.
There is the big C Church - the body of Christ, the believers in and lovers of Jesus. And there is the little c church - the local group of people that choose to meet regularly at an address to worship and serve and study and follow Jesus together.
Let’s talk about the local church. These are the people that I know and see regularly. These are the folks that live close to me and I run into at Kroger. This is the group that has tried to organize a weekly gathering to get us all together to sing, eat, talk, learn, pray on Sunday morning.
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