The Disciple's Journey

Disciples Die to Self

The opening section of the book of Acts ends with a disturbing picture of discipleship. Stephen was one of the first leaders in the early church. He had all the characteristics and practiced all the habits of a fully devoted follower of Jesus and yet, he found himself the target of violent opposition from religious people. Join us for the final message in The Disciple’s Journey where we learn that true followers of Jesus must die to self to live…

Disciples Make Disciples

Jesus called the disciples to follow Him and then commissioned them to go and make other disciples. From Jesus’ first invitation to “come, follow me,” throughout the centuries and across the planet, there has been a continual succession of faithful disciples echoing Jesus’ invitation. Disciples make disciples. Join us for part five of The Disciple’s Journey where we discover how the first Church grew as the Disciples proclaimed the good news of Jesus throughout the city of Jerusalem. Quoting Scripture…

Disciples Live Generously

Generosity was a defining characteristic of first-century disciples. In his history of the early church, Luke describes how Christians shared their possessions so that there was no need among them. That kind of generosity attracted the attention and favor of the entire city. What would happen if believers today displayed that kind of generosity? Join us for part four of The Disciple’s Journey where we learn that generosity is an essential habit of discipleship. Quoting Scripture Now the full number…

Disciples Pray with Boldness

The success and growth of the first church was not generated through extravagant programs held in state-of-the-art facilities. Their accomplishments were not the result of powerful, influential leaders. In fact, the early church had almost nothing we consider essential for the church today. All they had is all that Jesus promised them: power from the Holy Spirit. The disciples were dependent on God, and that dependence drove them to their knees in prayer. Join us for part three of The…

Disciples Live in Community

When the church was born, the first disciples didn’t have copies of the Bible (the New Testament didn’t even exist yet!) They didn’t have buildings or programs, in fact, they had almost nothing that we would consider indispensable today. So how did they go from being a handful of ragtag fishermen to leaders of a global movement? The answer is through the Power of the Holy Spirit and a deep commitment to their community of believers. Join us for part…

Disciples Wait on God

As Jesus was preparing to ascend to heaven, He instructed His disciples to wait on the Holy Spirt. At first, they took that direction literally as they passively stood around looking into the sky. But after reaching the upper room, they became impatient and began planning. Many of us vacillate between passivity and impatience when we are called to wait on the Lord. Join us for part one of the series The Disciple’s Journey where we will consider the first habit of…

The Disciples’ Journey: Beginning

Jesus’ invitation to discipleship is a call to follow Him. While believing in Jesus is important, following Him is always the standard for a true disciple. In fact, the Bible does not leave room for believing in Jesus apart from obediently following Him. That sounds simple, but it is not easy. Join us for the first message in our year-long Journey to Discipleship. In this message, Pastor Gary Webber will share four responses to this simple invitation and cast vision for…