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Vital sign 6: Sunday gatherings

In a nutshell

A church service should be the opposite of escapism (the tendency to
seek distraction and relief from reality). A church service is neither
fantasy nor distraction. Our Sunday gatherings offer a chance for
recalibration: a reminder of our place in God’s purposes for his
world, so that when each service ends, we return to our frontlines
re-energised, re-equipped, and resolved.


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