15 Titles of Jesus in Scripture

When we meet people for the first time, we often ask common get-to-know-you questions such as…What do you do? Where did you go to school? Where are you from? Are you married? Do you have children? Basically we are asking them to tell us about their titles. Titles don’t just tell us what a person does; they also give us insight into who a person is. In order to get to know Jesus so that we become more like Him,...

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To Be Like Jesus

The words of this old hymn rang loudly in many ways this week as we launched a new sermon and study series on the life of Christ. Children and adults singing Jesus Messiah, pastors and teachers proclaiming the many facets of Jesus, and servants ministering to others in Jesus’ name all demonstrated what it means to be a Christ follower. The Bible reminds us in Galatians 4:19, Romans 8:28-30, and 2 Corinthians 3:18 that we are to be formed, conformed,...

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Imitators of Christ

Walking by a dark restaurant in a nearby town I noticed a sign in the window, “Out of Business because we didn’t know what business we were in.” Pausing for a moment I wondered, how could they not know what business they were in? There was a sign above the door that clearly stated this was a restaurant. There were tables, chairs, menus, and a kitchen just on the other side of the window. Pondering a moment longer, I speculated...

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The Wondrous Cross

When I survey the wondrous cross On which the Prince of glory died, My richest gain I count but loss, And pour contempt on all my pride. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, Save in the death of Christ my God! All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to His blood. See from His head, His hands, His feet, Sorrow and love flow mingled down! Did e’er such love and sorrow meet, Or thorns compose...

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Reaching, Growing, Equipping and Empowering Survey

Buckle Up! This is a first for the Sunday Drive – I am asking those who can to take a few moments to respond to five questions that will help me further shape the JourneyOn Discipleship Strategy. We will collate responses with those of the Discipleship Staff to help us gain insight into our understanding of discipleship and spiritual formation. Even if you don’t have the time to answer every question, please respond to those you can as any and...

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