What would your life look like if you dove deeper into discipleship?  This season of Pentecost, we’ll spend time in a five part mini-series that invites us to explore greater depths of faith. Whether you’re soaking in the shallows, or already in deep waters, we’ll push out even further to follow Jesus and discover the abundant life that he has waiting for us!  

May 19th. As we gather this Pentecost Sunday, our Pastors will talk to us about AWAKENING HEARTS. Jesus opens the minds of his disciples to understand the Scriptures and then clothed them with power from on high. He does the same for us today! His Holy Spirit reveals his Word to us, awakening our hearts and then empowers our service in his Kingdom by increasing our faith and equipping us for every good work. This is not just for people of a certain age, but every generation joins together in this mission.

Use the following scriptures to prepare for next weekend’s worship: 

WHAT IS PENTECOST? The word “Pentecost” comes from the Greek word pentekostos which means “fiftieth.” Exactly 50 days after Jesus rose from the dead, the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples in the form of flames of fire.  Read more about it in Acts 2.

WEEKLY AWAKENING QUESTION: How is God awakening your heart to hear his word, repent, and respond in service?

May 26. Deeper Freedom: Freely Called. Paul’s calling looked unique from that of the other Apostles. But it was nonetheless just as authoritative and divinely ordained. His previous life and behavior certainly did not merit his calling, but God selected him purely out of his abundant grace. We, too, are called by God to serve as his voice in this world, not because of any merit on our part, but freely by his grace.

Use the following scriptures to prepare for next weekend’s worship:

WEEKLY AWAKENING QUESTION: What has “true gospel” empowered you to do in your life?

June 2nd. Deeper Freedom: Freely Justified. Our life of freedom comes through the process of justification. We are set free to live abundant lives for Christ not because of how well we live by the letter of the law, but because of faith. Through faith, it is Christ who lives in us and it is his righteousness that shines freely in our lives, and we are to let that light grow brighter day by day. 

Use the following scriptures to prepare for next weekend’s worship: