The word "repent" can be a scary one. Indeed, we must take to heart Jesus' call to his disciples to repent, to turn from whatever keeps us from God. Yet our message today asks us to look more carefully at just what it is that Jesus is calling his disciples to repent and do. We're honored to have Daren Huber bringing our message today, speaking from Luke 13:1-9 Daren is a friend of DisciplesNet and a seminary student at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Continue reading →
Looking under logs and kissing frogs....believe it or not, Pastor Bob Shaw stirs such an image together this week with Jesus looking up and calling out to Zacchaeus-- who happened to be up in a tree at that moment. Following Jesus is many things--but rarely boring!
Our preaching scripture today comes from the Gospel of Luke, 19:1-10, joining some extra special songs (that we hope you sing along with), prayer, our message---and special today, an inspiring devotion by a special long time DisciplesNet worker-encourager. Continue reading →
It is oh, so tempting in our faith to operate with our own views and practices at the center of everything--the world. Yet Jesus calls us far beyond this way of belief. Our worship today looks at how difficult yet necessary it is to take the higher, better plan that Jesus has for being the church that may disagree on most everything else, but can be united in love. Continue reading →
We can’t think of many good reasons to intentionally let down your best friend. Yet Pastor Charles Webb talks about a good reason today in his sermon, “Matthias Got Up!” This week’s sermon and worship focuses upon Mark 2:2-12 and the story of the man with paralysis who finds himself before Jesus. We don’t know the exact name or history of the man in the scripture, but Rev. Webb gives him a name and story in helping us relate to ways that we can be spiritually paralyzed—and what to do about it. Continue reading →