DISCIPLES OF THE CROSS
(Part 2):
What We Do


FEBRUARY 17 - March 24
6 weeks
 
What does it mean to be a person of faith?  How does what we believe connect to what we do and how we live?  How does our relationship with Jesus as our Savior, Lord and Master shape the way we live out our mission and calling as his followers, sent into the world?  These questions are the basis for this, the second of two series on discipleship, based on the writings of the Rev. Steve King.  Our identity as a congregation is completely defined by our collective identity as disciples.  As we grow in discipleship, we come closer to living our created purpose.
 

February 17, 2019
DISCIPLINE AND DISPOSITION
Psalm 23:1-6;   Titus 3:14;   Matthew 6:7-15

SUMMARY
As followers of Jesus, we know that God is at work on us to discipline our lives by means of Law.  At the same time, God is at work in us to transform our disposition toward others, so that, by the power of the Holy Spirit we can serve as instruments of the Gospel in the lives of others.

February 24, 2019
RELATIONSHIPS IN PRAYER
2 Chronicles 6:18-31;   Philippians 4:5-6     Matthew 7:7-10

SUMMARY
We, as Christians, know God to be a living being (rather than an idea or concept), with His own will, motives, emotions and intentions.  When we say that we are children of God, we recognize that we are in relationship with God as person.  Just as communication is the basis of any relationship, Prayer is at the heart of our relationship with, and faith in, God.

March 3, 2019
DWELLING IN THE WORD
Romans 10:11-17;   2 Timothy 3:12-17
Deuteronomy 30:9-15

SUMMARY
As we hear, listen to, and dwell in God’s word, God sustains our faith and trust in Him, and leads us in the way He would have us live our lives.  Just as Jesus is the Living Word dwelling among us, we experience the promise of Christ in the written Word, the spoken Word, and in the experienced Word of the sacraments.

March 10, 2019
SHARING EACH DAY OUR DAILY BREAD
Acts 2:42-47;   2 Corinthians 8:1-24
Luke 12:22-34

SUMMARY
There are many things to which people look for their health, wellbeing, security and salvation.  Ultimately, the one in whom we trust the most is the one to whom we go to provide for us and care for us above any and all other things.  This kind of trust is what it means to have faith in God.

March 17, 2019
OUR COME TO JESUS MOMENTS
2 Chronicles 7:12-14;   Psalm 3:1-5
John 20:19-23

SUMMARY
Being disciples of Jesus does not mean that we are perfect, or that we are morally or spiritually superior to others.  Being a disciple means that we know the one to whom we can go for healing.  We come to Jesus, who forgives and lifts us up when we have fallen.

March 24, 2019
THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN DEATH AND LIFE
Galatians 6:1-10;   John 16:32 - 17:26

SUMMARY
Based on the examples of the saints, as well as his own life, Luther believed that faith in Christ, in this life, is always accompanied by suffering.  We who are his disciples should not expect to be immune from suffering in this world.  If we serve Christ faithfully, we will share in His cross.



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