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We immerse ourselves in the life of neighbourhoods facing urban poverty, joining the risen Jesus to seek transformation from the bottom up.
We live and serve as small, responsive neighbourhood-based teams within cities in Thailand, New Zealand and Australia.

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18Jun

Matthew 5:27-37

Readings: Matthew 5:27-30 Matthew 5:31-32 Matthew 5:33-37 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 5:27-30 In this teaching, Jesus addresses adultery. As we read this and the following passage on divorce, the tone might strike us as archaic or even offensive—it is “andocentric language [which] reflects a

11Jun

Matthew 5:13-26

Readings: Matthew 5:13-16 Matthew 5:17-20 Matthew 5:21-26 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the land; but if salt has become foolish, how can its saltiness be restored?” (Mt 5:13) We pick up the reading again this week with Jesus

4Jun

Matthew 5:1-12

Readings: Psalm 37 Matthew 5:1-6 Matthew 5:7-12 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Psalm 37 This psalm serves as a backdrop for reading the Beatitudes. In it, the writer speaks of the threat, or most likely the reality, of losing their land. In agrarian societies such as