Welcome to worship! This week we look at one of the more difficult to understand passages in the New Testament, where Jesus told his disciples, "If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off!" What did he mean? We hope that you will join us and see how Jesus uses this metaphor to teach an important lesson about discipleship. Continue reading →
"With the command, Christ supplies the means." Rev. Charles Webb brings these words in his message today in a look at the challenges faced by those who Jesus looks at and asks, "Do you want to be healed?" as he did Bartimaeus in the Gospel of Mark 10:48-52. Our misfortunes and healing takes many different forms we learn in this worship. Continue reading →
The disciple Peter's answer to Jesus was spot on; near perfect. We call it the great confession. Something we'd all hope to copy, and in fact do as we confess Christ as Lord and Savior. But then---well, the world and the tongue are hard to contain. And that same tongue that made the great confession slipped mightily. Just as happens to us, too. We invite you to join us in worship today as we look at the struggles we have, not controlling others, but controlling what comes out of our very own mouth. Continue reading →
This week we have a special worship that we hope you will want to be part of, and share around. Yes, at 42 minutes it is slightly longer than our usual Sunday worship, but we have a special focus and special guests with us. We offer this DisciplesNet worship in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in calling for this Sunday to be End Racism Sunday.
We add our voices and prayers this day as Disciples of Christ and in ecumenical partnership with many other denominations, congregations and individuals around the world.
The call do this worship comes from the historically black AME Church as a way to reframe the horrible June 17, 2015 killings of nine members of the historic Mother Emanuel congregation during a Bible Study, allegedly by young white man claiming racist motives.
We are honored to have as our guest preacher this week the Rev. Dr. Timothy James, who speaks from his heart about "The Miracle of Love." Dr. James is the Associate General Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the US and Canada, and the Administrative Secretary of the National Convocation. Off and on throughout worship you will see a candle burning, which represents hope, that goes along with our prayers of confession, repentance, Continue reading →