Messages on Call
The theme for this morning’s worship service is found in the parables found in Luke 15:1-10. The parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin. Jesus was dealing with the noise from the naysayers who were critical of the persons with whom Jesus associated. They weren’t the “right folk.” He tended to hang out with “those people,” the undesirables and the sinners. So he tells stories about celebrating when the lost, the disconnected, the disassociated are reunited with group.…
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…” this is one of the most recognizable texts in the Bible. God is telling the boy Jeremiah that God had envisioned a mission for this boy that would transcend his age and his circumstances. God was calling Jeremiah to be God’s “prophet to the nations.” This morning, Pastor Wayne takes a look at the meaning of “calling” and its relationship to prophetic ministry as we close out this series on…
On this second Sunday in Lent, we look at how we are changed by the calling that God has placed upon our lives. We look at the story of Abraham and Sarah and how God called them even in their old age. Our scriptures are Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25 and Mark 8:31-38.
Our Scriptures on this 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany are 1 Samuel 3:1-10; Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; and John 1:43-51. In the sermon, “Anything Good?” Pastor Wayne looks at the calling that we all recveive as followers of Christ. In a time when the Word of the Lord is rare, may we be open to God’s calling in our life.
Living our faith in relationship to Jesus Christ. That is how we demonstrate that Jesus is more than a concept to us. It’s the real thing… no doubt about it. Join us as Pastor Wayne explores 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 and the concept of living out our faith in a way that makes other folks want what we have… a relationship to the living “Christ and him crucified.”
“Consider your own call, brothers and sisters…” This is the advice that Paul gave to the church at Corinth. It is the advice that he gives to us today. The cross of Christ is foolishness to a world that is hung up on status and prestige, but to a follower of Jesus it is the source of strength and power as we are enabled to transform the world in which we live and love.