Sermons tagged with ‘discipleship’

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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, August 16, 2020

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For this Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Isaiah we hear that God’s house shall be a house of prayer for all people and that God will gather the outcasts of Israel. […]

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 19, 2020

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For this Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow Jesus’ call to discipleship. We see how people respond to the order to wear face masks during this pandemic. We notice how people treat people who are different than them. Racism raises its […]

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, July 5, 2020

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For this Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, as we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow Jesus’ call to discipleship. The path of discipleship isn’t easy. We question and wrestle with the demands and commandments of being disciples of Jesus. Simultaneously, Jesus offers us mercy and grace as a […]

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – June 28, 2020

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For this Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow the call of discipleship. The path of discipleship isn’t easy. Jesus points out to his disciples that when people welcome them, they welcome Jesus. We’re reminded that the disciple who gives a cup […]

Third Sunday after Pentecost – June 21, 2020

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For this Third Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow the call of discipleship. Jesus speaks to his disciples and points out that the path of discipleship won’t be easy. Jesus declares that his words may bring stark division. Even so, we need […]

The Nature of Discipleship

Time After Epiphany

The study was on the calling of the disciples. It was on how those first disciples dropped everything to follow Christ. Pastor Bill’s purpose was to get people to start thinking about their call to Christ. So, the question he asked was: “If Jesus were to come up to you and say: “Follow me!” what would be your response?”