Whether Jesus was speaking to large crowds or small groups, He made sure everyone was clear on what it meant to follow Him. Jesus is not looking for fans. He is looking for followers. Followers who understand that...
...There is no forgiveness without repentance.
...There is no salvation without surrender.
...There is no life without death.
...There is no believing without following.
Join us this fall as we spend 7 weeks seeking to understand what it truly means to follow Jesus. Our goal is that by the end of this series you will know: Who God Is, What He Means To You, and What It Looks Like To Be His Follower.
Sunday, September 16th
Sunday, September 23rd
Sunday, September 30th (Communion)
Sunday, October 7th (Connection Lunch Following The Service)
Sunday, October 14th
Sunday, October 21st
Sunday, October 28th (Communion)
Sunday, November 4th (Sermon On The Mount Sunday) (Connection Lunch)
As a congregation, we want to go through the book, Not A Fan together. We encourage EVERY member of your family to get a copy at our Welcome Center (cost is $5 per family whether you need one book or multiple copies!). To help you, here is our suggested reading schedule for this series.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Have stories about what God is doing in your life through this series? Email us your story at: email@example.com or talk to one of the staff!
"23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me." Luke 9:23
Read Matthew 23
Are you more focused on the outside, or the inside? When/why?
Where do you find legalism prevalent in your own relationship with God? In your faith community? How do battle against it?
Read Matthew 11:28-30
Those who follow rules instead of Jesus often will eventually be weighed down by guilt, and fear, or by only using comparison with others to define their relationship with Jesus. Read Jesus invitation to you. What does it look like to accept this invitation?
Think about the radical difference in following rules, versus following Jesus. Compare and contract.
We want to hear from you! Have stories about what God is doing in your life through this series? Email us your story at: firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to one of the staff!