We had a great start to our sermon series yesterdays, This or That: Choosing to Follow Jesus. In the bible study we studied Matthew 1-4 in overview and examined the ways Matthew shows us we can learn about Jesus, discussed what Jesus actually calls us to, and asked whether we're ready to choose him. You can download the teaching slides from that lesson here (Open Office format). You can also view these slides as a slideshow here.
In the sermon, we looked at how we like routines and what's already comfortable and known to us. But when we looked at the Gospel of Matthew--specifically, Jesus' teaching about repentance and call of disciples in Mt. 4:12-25--we learned that Jesus calls us to choose him, to follow him into a new truth that can't be fully known until you join the adventure.
You can download the sermon MP3 file here and the sermon slides here. Or, you can view the sermon slides as a slideshow here.
Don't forget to read your book! If you didn't get a copy, we're handing out one copy to each family, so let Joey Whelan or myself know, and we'll get you a copy.
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