Last Sunday we recited “A Covenant Prayer in the Wesleyan Tradition.” As a part of that prayer we stated these words, “I am no longer my own, but thine.” Over the next several weeks in worship, we will read through the gospel of John listening and learning how to live out this transformed life.
So, this Sunday we begin with an invitation to the journey of discipleship. As we read the call of Philip and Nathaniel in John 1:43-51, may we be reminded that we serve a God who continually invites us and others into the journey of faith. What we learn from this story is that Jesus’ invitation is for each of us to be his disciples. Yes, God calls each of us to be disciples! Not some of us, but all! Therefore, what does this mean to us individually? What does this mean for us as a church? I believe the way we answer these questions will determine our spiritual vitality individually and as a congregation in 2018.
I look forward to seeing you on Sunday, and I encourage you to invite someone to join you in worship.
Blessings, Pastor Joe