The question of what kind of church are we is one that every congregation must continually ask. Buzzy Elder, our Minister of Visitation, helps us think through that question by phrasing it, “Are We a 5-Star Church?” The 5 stars are: devotion to the apostles teaching, fellowship, breaking of the bread, prayers, and generously meeting one another’s needs.
A disciple of Christ is one actively involved in reproducing himself or herself asa disciple of the Lord Jesus. Jon us as we talk about practical steps we can take to join Christ in his mission to make disciples.
A disciple of Christ is one who is led by the Holy Spirit — the Spirit who led Jesus himself. Join us as we think through three questions:
1. Who is the Holy Spirit?
2. What was His role with Jesus?
3. What does He do for/with us?
A disciple is one who has an genuine trust in the Lord Jesus Christ that is actively lived out in a dynamic relationship with him and a life lived in obedience to his commands. Jesus commands his disciples to love like he loves. Therefore, a disciple must be someone who imitates the love of Christ in one’s life and among other believers.
As disciples of Christ, we are:
1. Motivated by our Love for Him.
2. Responsible for Living in Obedience to Him.
3. Characterized by these traits: Compassion, Honesty, Graciousness, Service, Generosity, Faithfulness, and Self-Controlled.
In his gospel, John defines a true disciples of Jesus as one who has a genuine and enduring trust in Christ that is expressed in a dynamic, faith-filled relationship with Jesus and lived in a life of obedience to him for his glory. In short, a disciple is one who follows Christ. Join us as we unpack this definition from John 1:35-51.
Abraham found peace in his pursuit of God. How journey parallels ours. Listen to find out how.
How can we live lives of peace? Paul has some thoughts and instructions for us. Check them out!
We regularly celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, but why? We answer that question in this sermon. Tune it in.
“We call it the Lord’s Supper or Eucharist, because in it we are spiritually fed and nourished by the goodness of our Lord, and we in turn give him thanks for his kindness… It is meant to assume us that the body of our Lord Jesus Christ was once and for all delivered up for us, so it is now and forever will be ours; and also that his blood was once and for all shed for us, so that it is and always be ours.” — John Calvin
Baptism is a sacrament, wherein the washing with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, doth signify and seal our ingrafting into Christ, and partaking of the benefits of the covenant of grace, and our engagement to be the Lord’s.