In January of 2018, we started a sermon series titled “The Words of Jesus in Matthew.” I thought it would be a good idea, since we are supposed to be disciples of Jesus, to revisit with intent and intensity the things the Son of God actually spoke. Not what your friends say Jesus would say, not what your grandma said Jesus said, and not what you think Jesus would say - but what he actually said!
To be honest, even as a trained preacher I was surprised with some of the content and directness Jesus included. At times what he said made perfect sense and at other times I struggled. How important it is to struggle with Scripture! Grappling with the difficult passages is what helps our human mind turn slowly and catch glimpses of the perspective from which Jesus speaks!
I didn’t want to try to squeeze it all in a pre-set time frame, but simply take the time needed as a church to reflect on the words of our Lord. Now, over two years later, you’ll never guess how God has lined it up. As we follow the natural progression of words, we will end with Jesus’ resurrection ON Easter (and wrap up the series with the Great Commission the next week).
If you missed out on any of the sermons, they are now available on our website with an upgraded audio capability.
ALSO, on Easter and the few weeks after, we will be taking individual or family photos for the church directory. Our membership policy right now is simply: “If you feel like a member, you are,” and everything else we’ll work out along the way. Now, get back to being a reflection of Jesus in your world!
See you at the watering hole.
Sean King is the Pastor for First Christian Church of Cisco.