Beyond the Sermon

2020 Theme - Transformed by Following

What does it mean to be an all-in follower of Jesus? What does it mean to, in the words of Jesus, take up your cross and follow? (Luke 9:23)

As we commit to move from Glimpses and Whispers of Jesus to actually Following Jesus, the Bible will be The Word which is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.

But what does it mean to Follow Jesus as Seventh-day Adventist Christians? This year we’ll answer that question by looking at each of our Fundamental Beliefs, starting with #1, the Bible. We’ll see how Jesus is at the center of every fundamental belief. And to keep us focused on Jesus, we’ll start a simple Bible reading plan. Beginning with the Gospel of Mark, we’ll read short sections every day to keep our eyes on Jesus.

Here in 2020 we’re beginning a new chapter in our life together as a church, as a community of faith, as a family of believers. We’ve been catching glimpses and whispers of Jesus all during 2019 –glimpses and whispers that are trans-forming (Romans 12:2). If we follow the example of Andrew and John and all the disciples, this transformation is taking us beyond fan-dom –all the way to followers. Join me this year as we learn and commit to what it means to be an all-in follower of Jesus.

Pastor Mark