This morning in our series on the Marks of Discipleship, we take a second look at the beginning of the Shepherd/Sheep parable as Jesus told it in John 10.
Why is it that we can be so hesitant to follow after the GOOD SHEPHERD? Is it a trust issue? Don’t we know Him well enough? Are we convinced He has the best in mind for us always?
This morning as we continue our series on the marks of discipleship, we look at the all encompassing word: Follow. What is the Good Shepherd calling you out of in order to follow Him to spacious places of pastureland?
… This morning we consider together a third mark of discipleship given by our Savior with the words “take up your cross.”
Why would anyone do THAT?
See how the “yoke” might affect you. Praises to God with music.
Listen and sing along with our fabulous Praise Team.
Our technicians are hard at work for us.
We want to count you among those gathering with us to praise God.
Japan’s Greatest Need: Normally we view Japan as a country that is very much in control of its own destiny, as much as any country can be. They have a well deserved reputation for solving problems and applying technology. The astonishing pictures of the tsunami and disturbing reports of radiation have pointed to the limits of such ca-pabilities for them or us.
Year in and year out, the Christian Reformed Church is represented there by CRWM missionaries and BTGMI staff who seek to communicate the Gospel among people who are less than 1% Christian. Remember the mission-aries, staff and people of Japan in your prayers, that they may find the unshakeable truth of the Gospel of Jesus.
With this ministry over until Fall, thank you Marshann Ludema, Karilynn Ridder, and Terri Cappon for your faithfulness throughout the year.
All women are welcome and we pray you will join us in the Fall!
= This morning we take a look at a second mark of discipleship/followship: LOSE. Do you hate to lose as much as I do? Tough call to follow.