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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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19Feb

Matthew 22:34 – 23:39

Gospel Readings: Matthew 22:34-40 Matthew 22:41-46 Matthew  23:1-39 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 22:34-40 Having fielded a number of questions from different parties aligned with the ruling elite, Jesus now is questioned by the Pharisees. Here, one of the their lawyers asks Jesus a question in

11Feb

Matthew 22:1-33

Gospel Readings: Matthew 22:1-14 Matthew 22:15-22 Matthew  22:23-33 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 22:1-14 Today’s reading brings to us another difficult parable which traditionally has been read as an allegory—the king is God who is inviting humanity—some humanity—to share in the banquet of the kingdom of

4Feb

Matthew 21:23-46

Gospel Readings: Matthew 21:23-27 Matthew 21:28-32 Matthew  21:33-46 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 21:23-27 Throughout Matthew’s Gospel, the question of authority has been hanging in the air. The reader has known since chapter 7 that it is Jesus, rather than those aligned with the ruling