Modern Discipleship, Intro Part 1

We’ve begun a new series at Christ Community Church, focused on the invitation to discipleship offered to all who call Jesus their Lord. Not everyone who knows Jesus as their Saviour takes the next step to build a beautiful life with him. What might that life look like in our modern world? That’s what we’ll be thinking about together on Sundays and throughout the week.

Jennifer uses the picture of tending a garden to describe “Cultivating Faithfulness.”

What are attributes that disciples of Jesus have? Check out these five from Chris Folmsbee.

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Sunday Follow-Up: We Waver

On Sunday, December 15, 2013, Pastor Chelsey shared a message from Luke 18.18-30 entitled “We Waver…” You can listen to it on our current series website (or in the archives). Like the Rich Ruler, we find ourselves wavering in our decision to follow Jesus.

In “We Were Jumpers Then” Kristin talks about the fiery faith of a new believer and our tendency to trade faith for reason as we ‘grow up’. It’s worth the quick read and reflection.

Owen talks about the disruptive nature of following Christ in “You Will Never Be the Same.” Here’s a preview:

Most evangelicals these days just want a gospel Snuggie. Wrap us up. Hold us tight. Numb us until we can feel nothing but hazy contentment. Go to sleep with a big smile on our face. We’re halfway into a dream when…

Come on, Jesus says. Wake up. We’ve got to get going.

Really, Jesus? we whine. I don’t want to get out of bed. It’s so comfy and warm.

What does following Jesus under normal, ordinary, everyday circumstances look like? A book that might help you think it through is This Ordinary Adventure by Christine & Adam Jeske. The Jeskes have gone from an extraordinary life of following Jesus to a more domesticated- but just as important- one.

 

This post provides stories that build upon a sermon preached by Rev. Chelsey L. Harmon at Christ Community Church in Nanaimo, BC.

When it’s hard being single.

Even if you aren’t single, we hope you’ll spend time with all of today’s resources. The first is an honest reflection from Lore Ferguson entitled “Sleeping Alone.” Remember how different other people’s lives are from your own.

When your single status shows no sign of change, it’s easy to give up hope. But in “Is Hoping a Waste of Time?” Ashley Boyer reminds us of where our true hope lies– and to take it one day at at time.

Last for today is spoken word art on waiting. You know what we mean… “I will wait for you” by Jannette:

This post is for adults of all ages reflecting on singleness. It provides reflection questions, empathy, and inspiration to stay faithful to God through all things.