Speaking of Grace
Speaking of Grace
Apr 20, 2021
The Follower
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Following Jesus Beyond the Cross – ‘The Follower’

In their hearts, Jesus' disciples struggled to fill something, to prove something, and to make something of themselves (just like us today), but the whole time he was there with them, all he wanted was for them to follow—just follow. How could this change Jesus' followers today? 

This week’s #WholeLifeTakeAways

  • When was the last time you were moving in a particular direction or on your "proverbial way" and your trip was interrupted by someone or something that started to change your mind, or maybe even your direction? How did you respond? What were important things to consider at that moment? 
  • Jesus has a way of helping us see him in the daily routines of life. In what ways could we make that more evident? How might we see it more fully and possibly increase the frequency of those moments?
  • Jesus is the Leader; we are his followers. The one thing that he says about followers is that others will know we are his followers by the love we show to others. What tactics, sentiments, or behaviors might keep other would-be Christians from being followers?
  • The fullness of the Gospel was never meant to be proprietary and only a "Jewish thing.” As "ethnos" (anyone other than Jews), we are part of God's plan and "added in" to receive God’s grace, forgiveness, and acceptance. It would seem strange, then, that we would become the "inviters," yet God does allow us that privilege - not to judge or "gatekeep," but invite. When you think about people in your life, who would be easy to invite, and who would be harder? Why?


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NEXT WEEK: REPEAT of Following Jesus Beyond the Cross – ‘The Follower’, by Jeff Cinquemani and Service (No IN-PERSON services due to Church Retreat at Camp Kulaqua).


The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/.


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