Messages on Discipleship
What does it mean to be “born again?” What does it mean to trust completely in God’s work in our life? How does this concept of being “born again” mean that we give up our control issues, let go and let God be in control? Join us as Pastor Wayne explores Nicodemus and his in the night encounter with Jesus found in John 3:1-17.
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.”
During Advent, we asked “are we there yet?” as we journeyed toward the incarnation. Today we continue to ask the question. Christ has come. Herod was frightened and children died. Our call today is to care for each other. Following Christ is a lifelong journey. We may come close to the end, but do we ever get there?
On this Christ the King/Thanksgiving/Pledge Sunday, Pastor Wayne asks us to consider what it means to put Christ first in our lives. Colossians 1:11-20 is the scripture. This message signals the conclusion of the liturgical church year and this series, “What Disciples Do.”
Isaiah 65:17-25 offers a description of the Kingdom of God. Join Pastor Wayne as he explores how this “Kingdom yet to come” is more than a future reality, it is part of what we should be striving for as the Body of Christ.
Have you ever wrestled with a decision? Have you ever felt the weight of the world upon your shoulders? Pastor Wayne uses the text in Genesis 32:22-31 to compare Jacob wrestling with God to our modern lives.
In this sermon based upon 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Pastor Wayne talks about the importance of sharing and living our faith with our children.
In his letter to Timothy, Paul suggests that disciples of Jesus are generous with what they have. This generosity is in line with the gift that God has given us in Christ Jesus. Pastor Wayne invites you to come and explore 1 Timothy 6:6-19 in today’s message.
Luke 16:1-13. The parable of the shrewd manager. What is Jesus saying to us in this strange passage?
Does Jesus expect anything from me? Is the goal of Christianity to be happy? In today’s Gospel Lesson from Luke 14:25-33, Jesus has some hard words for us to hear about what is expected from those who follow him. In this first sermon of the series “What Disciples Do,” Pastor Wayne helps us to understand the cost of following Jesus.