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Words with Friends

Words with Friends

the big idea:

Keep the main thing the main thing. That’s easy to say, but not so easy to do. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the things there are to do in life. We often struggle to determine what the most important things are.

Yet before he left this world, Jesus actually shared some pretty clear and concise directives for his disciples. “These are the things you need to do.”

In this series Words With Friends we’re going to explore Jesus’ directives and explore how we can do a better job of keeping the main thing the main thing. We’re going to rejoice that God has graciously brought us into his family through faith in Jesus and be encouraged to remain with him in life and death.

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.” John 8:31

Go and Make Disciples (Trinity)

Discipleship is not a spectator sport. Jesus calls us to take up the tools of Word and sacrament and introduce the whole world to the one true saving God. Sermon Text: Matthew 28:18-20

My Peace I Give You (Pentecost)

In life we are constantly searching for the one thing that will truly satisfy. Jesus is the only one who can give us that one thing. Sermon Text: John 14:25-27

Words to Love By

Through his life and death Jesus taught us that God’s love is a self-sacrificing love that finds fulfillment in serving others. All we do in life is to be marked by this type of love. Sermon Text: John 15:9-17

Remain in Me

In grace, God has brought us into his family through faith in Christ. Nothing is more important than remaining in Christ through life and in death. Sermon Text: John 15:1-8