Sermons on Discipleship
With frequent rants both publicly and on social media, we are constantly engaged with others who are simultaneously very opinionated and easily offended.
What it means for us to be seen as a Christian is that we live like Jesus has made a difference in our lives.
What would it mean for us to realize that everything we do reflects on the name of Jesus?
As Part 3 of the Litmus Test series, this week’s message “Credibility” offers a good standard for determining what it looks like for us to follow Jesus. What proof or evidence is there that someone is truly a follower of Jesus? The “fruit of the spirit” offers some helpful guidance. Key Scriptures: John 15:5-8 (NLT), Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT)
What does a Christian have to say or believe in order to be considered a Christian? There is one confession that cost even the earliest disciples their lives: “Jesus is Lord.” What does “Jesus is Lord” mean for us today? Key Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 12:3, Romans 10:9-10 (NIV)
Retirement does not exist in the Kingdom of God. While we might be retired now or dream of retirement one day, we do not retire from the work of being a disciple of Jesus. Once we begin our journey with Jesus, what is next? Join us as we look into how God is never done working through us and how God is never done working on us. Key Text: 2 Timothy 1:8-9 (NLT)
What do we do when we are tempted to escape early? How do we stay faithful in the midst of tempting moments even during Lent this year? Rev. Jamie Ellis leads us through an explanation of what it means for us as followers of Jesus to be in wilderness moments. Key Text: Matthew 4:1-11
Life is a journey. Seeking and believing in Jesus are only the first steps. How do you move from just believing, to being a disciple and then a disciple-maker of Jesus? Key text: Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)
Newly appointed Senior Pastor, Chris Bryant, shares his first message at RUMC. Chris shares part of his personal journey and ultimately dives into what it really means to follow Jesus rather than just believe in him. Key text: John 21:15-19