During our Sunday morning worship services in October, we focused in on discipleship. We learned this term simply means spreading the teachings of Jesus. Then, we focused in on different ways we are marked to be disciples – seemingly simple things that are actually hard to live out. We heard that we have been claimed by Christ, we have fruit to bear to the world, we are always in the presence of God, we belong to one another, everything we have belongs to God, we have power to share our gifts because of the Holy Spirit, we are a re-forming people, and we have been set free to do all of these things through Christ.
There will be many ways to continue in our lives as disciples over the next month – Sunday worship and fellowship, Holly Mart, new Sunday School classes, packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child, choir rehearsals, Christmas program rehearsals, donating food and clothing for the Food Bank, Dream Center, and the Clothing Bank, Circle meetings, Thanksgiving Eve worship, Bible studies, Prayer services, and so on. There are many opportunities for us to live as disciples, but we still have the space to dream and listen to the new things God is calling us to do.
When have you heard God urging you forward to a new thing? Do you have the courage to follow, trusting that you are not alone in the adventure?
Peace & Blessings,