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Animate

Apr 19 2009 • Greg Boyd

Somewhere along the way western Christians seem to have forgotten how important our imagination is to our walk with God and our mission to the world. In the beginning of all things, God took something lifeless (some dust) and he interacted with it in a way that brought it to life. He animated the dust. During the spring of 2009 we explored ways to animate the way we think about God and consequently how we live for him. What would it be like to approach God with our whole selves: body, soul, and spirit? It’s time to come to our senses. Literally.

Sermons in this series:


Animate: Final Questions

• Greg Boyd

This sermon addresses three specific questions as a follow-up to the Animate series. The first relates to the dangers of opening oneself up to the spirit realm. The second is about how we know what we sense in our imagination is from God. And the third questions whether imaginative prayer that focuses on Jesus alone is actually limiting.

Topics: Imagination, Prayer, Spiritual Warfare


Animate Questions: Getting Life

• Greg Boyd

There were a lot of questions generated by our recent Animate series. This sermon answers questions about why Christians have sometimes been suspicious of the imagination, and about how we can get our “life” (worth, significance and security) from God.

Topics: Identity in Christ, Imagination


Animate Wrap Up: Is it Just Me?

• Greg Boyd

There were a lot of questions generated by our recent Animate series, which explored the role that imagination plays in our spiritual lives. One question that came up frequently was, “Are we just making all this up when we practice imaginative spirituality?”

Topics: Imagination, Prayer, Transformation


Forming Me

• Greg Boyd

This is the fourth message in the Animate series which focuses on making ourselves free and available to commune with God. Transformation comes from spending time in the presence and glory of God.

Topics: Imagination, Prayer, Transformation


Flesh and Blood

• Greg Boyd

This is the second message in the Animate series which focuses on making ourselves free and available to commune with God. Transformation comes from spending time in the presence and glory of God.

Topics: Imagination, Prayer, Transformation


What a Surprise

• Greg Boyd

This is the first message in the Animate series which focuses on making ourselves free and available to commune with God. Transformation comes from spending time in the presence and glory of God.

Topics: Imagination, Prayer, Transformation


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