Messages on Discipleship
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.
Join us as Pastor Wayne begins a series on Wesleyan theology starting with John Wesley’s General Rules of the United Societies. The rules are: Do no harm. Do good. Stay in love with God. We begin this week with rule #1: Do no harm.
Join us as Pastor Wayne shares about the 2019 Holston Annual Conference held at Lake Junaluska June 9-12. He teaches about the Church being the Church as found in Acts 2:36-47. (Apologies for the audio quality. We are working to fix this soon.)
Paul wasn’t expecting to go to Macedonia. He certainly wasn’t expecting to preach to a group of women gathered on the bank of the river. Yet, his efforts led to the conversion of Lydia’s household and the beginning of a fire for the Holy Spirit.
What does it mean to imitate Christ? Pastor Wayne talks about that in his sermon today.
We examine the Beatitudes as told by the Gospel of Luke.
Jesus calls the first disciples to be fishers of people.
Gracious God, open our ears that we may hear your truth, open our eyes that we may see your kingdom, and open our hearts and minds that we might know the cries of our brothers and sisters who are hungry, and hurting, and sometimes even dying without the knowledge of your love for them. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts together be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our Redeemer. Amen.…