- The Follow Me discussion groups have started. If you did not sign up – consider following along on your own.
- CLICK HERE for the “FOLLOW ME” DISCUSSION GUIDE that looks at the reality of the lives of the five featured disciples, and what they have to teach us about following Jesus – not just 2000 years ago, but toda
- The “Follow Me” Sermon Series started on Sunday February 21 and continues for five weeks. Each Sunday at 10am we will offer worship online. You can watch each Sunday’s worship at 10am – or later – on our FirstChurchBTV YouTube Channel.
Never before had they known such hope.
They lived in a world ruled by violence and oppression, yet this man spoke of peace and freedom. Into shattered lives he brought compassion and healing and the deepest joy. To people who felt like outcasts and aliens, he showed the way home. And then, in one devastating night, all their hopes collapsed.
The first disciples of Jesus were ordinary men and women struggling to reorient their way in the world after meeting Jesus. They were uncertain, doubting and fearful of this new way to understand God. Jesus changed everything.
Through the eyes of 5 of these first disciples we are on a journey through Lent together examining how we too struggle with the meaning and message of Jesus.
This series, compiled and written by the Rev. Bob Brown, is designed to help us engage one another in conversation about the humanity of the first disciples. Hopefully it will help us discover how, even today, we can identify with the frailty, courage, doubt, faith, and hope of these early followers, remembering that faith and discipleship are born, primarily, from a place of awe, from a place of encounter. It is about listening deeply as much as it is speaking, as much about perceiving as it is accomplishing.
Discipleship is as much about being found as it is about seeking.