Forefront Conversations with Amir Marshi & Marah Sarji
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by Forefront Church
1M ago
For many Americans, the concept of Palestine is nebulous at best and highly misconstrued at worst. Those raised in Evangelical circles were taught that Israel was a long-established nation favored by God and that Zionism was a morally right idea. However, many people are unaware that Israel was not established as a nation until after World War II and that Zionism, which is an anti-Semitic political philosophy more than anything else, has been fueled by colonialism and capitalism for over 100 years leading to suppression, eviction, and genocide of countless Palestinian lives. Sadly, the 32,000 ..read more
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Disruption | When The Unimaginable Has Happened
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by Forefront Church
1M ago
What happens when the unimaginable has happened? Where is God? What happens when our plans, our world falls apart? Join us as we learn from the experience of the Disciples when their lives were disrupted ..read more
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Forefront Conversations with Mari Joerstad
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by Forefront Church
2M ago
These days when people think about their relationships with land, it's often under the context of landownership: buying it, selling it, farming it, exploiting it. According to Dr. Mari Joerstad, the Israelites of the Old Testament would be horrified by our attitudes towards and interactions with the Earth. For Old Testament societies, owning and selling private land was just not a concept or practice like it is today. Dr. Joerstad talks to us about what the language in the Hebrew Bible says to us about the relationship that Israel had to the land and, in turn, to God and how that extended to t ..read more
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Disruption | When Humans Disrupt God’s Plans for Justice
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by Forefront Church
3M ago
What happens when humans disrupt God’s plan for justice? What should be our collective response when we do? Rev. Venida continues our Disruption Sermon Series sharing the good news that God can give us the strength to recreate God’s plans in our own lives with new vision and intention that propel us forward to bring change and liberation to those suffering ..read more
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Disruption | Disruptions in Family Expectations
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by Forefront Church
3M ago
Rev. Josh tries to make sense of our disappointments in how our expectations of our parents or our hopes for our children sometimes get disrupted. He shared vulnerably about the parallels between his own story and that of Moses and his Mother Jochebed. And concludes the message with some practical advice on how to navigate the challenges within family dynamics ..read more
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Disruption | Disruption of the Mind: Anger
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by Forefront Church
3M ago
Please forgive the low quality of our stream. Unfortunately, we had streaming issues and had to stream from a phone instead.   What is your relationship to anger in this season? In what ways are you or aren’t you prone to suppression? Where have you seen rage practiced well? Does Scripture or Jesus provide healthy demonstrations of anger? Rev. Josh explores all of this and more as a disrupts our mind's relationship to anger ..read more
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Forefront Conversations with Makenzie Gomez
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by Forefront Church
4M ago
The COVID lockdown of 2020 changed the paradigm for all of us. The pandemic set many of us on a journey of discovery new routines, anxieties, and fears that we had never experienced before. For Forefront co-pastor, Makenzie Gomez, it was also the start of a journey living with disabilities and chronic illness. Makenzie's journey didn't just see her realizing that there were new physical limitations in her daily routine, but also realizing there was internalized ableism in the world, the Church, and even within herself that had to be interrogated. In this first "Forefront Conversations" of 2024 ..read more
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Disruption | Unexpected Joy and Surprise
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by Forefront Church
4M ago
Pastor Angela kicks off our new series, “Disruption”, where we will be exploring how we can move forward after our world falls apart. How do we go on when our hopes and dreams appear to be unraveling? Who are we when life upends our identity, when our path disappears? Is this the end, or is it a new beginning? Is there anything too hard for God…is it ever too late…can things turn around? And how do we find joy after the things we feared most have occurred ..read more
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Those Who Dream | Perseverance Towards Light
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by Forefront Church
4M ago
Rev. Josh concluded our series “Those Who Dream” with Epiphany Sunday. Epiphany simply means a mystery being revealed. This church holiday marks the day the Maggi in Matthew 2 is led by astrology, finds a 2-year-old Christ-Child, and is forever changed by his light, life, and love. In this message, you are encouraged to ask, where or what has the light of Christ shined on a dark part of your life, theology, or the world and left you changed? And when we arrive on the other side of 2024, how do you want to live and love differently ..read more
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Those Who Dream | Dreaming of a Better World
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by Forefront Church
4M ago
Rev. Josh reminds us that we are all dreamers. Like those gathered around the manger, we come to Christmas each year with awe, wonder, and holy imagination for what is possible. Like Mary, we treasure God’s dream in our hearts and commit to keeping it alive. Like the holy family, we believe and trust in a God who comes to us in the vulnerability of a child. How might we like Mary use our imagination to dream of a world and a church that is more just and peaceful ..read more
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