Sermons on Discipleship
While we might not immediately identify our own discipleship with Zacchaeus, join in as Pastor Chris shares about the simple ways in which Zacchaeus followed Jesus in his own way. Zacchaeus is a disciple just like us.
Matthias, the disciple chosen to replace Judas, is probably one of the least regarded and least talked about disciple. In fact, we could consider his the unknown disciple. And yet, Matthias followed Jesus from the beginning and was considered more than just a replacement. As we consider the “Disciples Like Us” let us look to Matthias to examine why we ourselves are following Jesus.
What do you believe in? What does it mean to be a believer in Jesus? Join in the conversation with Pastor Chris.
Money…such an important thing in our lives. Where we spend our financial resources reveals a lot about where our treasure is located. Money is a powerful tool that can reward or bring about hardship. Tune is as Pastor Chris continues our series, “Songs of Summer,” with “Money Can’t Buy Me Love.”
Love is the primary characteristic of the beloved community whereby we not only know what love is but we show that love at each moment.
While we may have the notion that being an “all star” means that someone is the best or notable at a particular thing, being an “all star” for Jesus is a much different thing altogether.
Through discipleship, we are saying that God is the one that we want. As we live into that relationship with God more, we realize that we are the ones that God wants. Being a part of the beloved community means that we commit to growth in God’s love. This growth happens through humility, grace, and over time.
The third characteristic of the Beloved Community is that those who walk in the light of God’s love cannot hate others who are also walking in the light. John says that someone who does have anger towards a brother or sister is blinded by darkness.
Unity as followers of Jesus is more than just agreeing with others. Unity involves cooperating with the Spirit, being together with others, and being Jesus to the world. What would real unity look like when we are able to all come together?
Commitment happens in cycles. we get closer to Jesus. He gets closer to us. We get content or too satisfied instead of growing, and we tend to drift. The Holy Spirit convicts us of our distance away, and we move closer again. Instead of beating ourselves up because of this cycle, what can we learn from it? Join is as Pastor Chris gives us some insight and challenges us in it all.