Join us on Sunday in-person or on our livestream as we begin our new series “Servant in motion”
Sunday at 11am we’re back to our new winter series: “Servant in Motion”: the book of Mark. We’ll be looking at the shortest of the four gospels leading up to Easter.
A key theme is Jesus as servant so that will direct our study. This week I’ll be looking at five specific incidents where the religious leaders were criticizing Jesus for being a servant. What was going on? How did Jesus respond? You’ll have to find out on Sunday as we look at what it means to be a ‘servant in motion’.
Remember, you can join us as we gather in-person or you can connect through our website www.guelphbiblechapel.ca our YouTube channel as well as Facebook LIVE.
Thought for the Day: Jesus disciples learned from Him by listening carefully to His teaching.
The teaching ministry of Jesus was one of the most important aspects of His earthly ministry. It’s interesting to note that immediately after calling His first disciples, they followed Him throughout Galilee listening to Him “teaching” and “preaching” as we read in Matthew 4. In fact, Jesus most familiar sermon, the Sermon on the Mount, was presented soon after He instructed Peter, Andrew, James, and John to follow Him. Obviously, the Lord’s teaching ministry was one of the most important aspects of how He discipled His followers.
And what was part of his final mandate to His disciples? There was an emphasis on teaching. In Matthew 28, Jesus says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.”
We see from these examples that receiving solid teaching is a priority for disciples. These followers of Jesus were students. Followers of Jesus today must be students as well. Learning from Jesus means hearing, listening to, studying, and applying the written Word of God. It’s not just listening to my messages on Sunday (though I appreciate it!) but perhaps joining a Bible study or reading a book from our library. Regardless of what it is, find ways to continually be learning and growing in God through the Bible. Be sure you’re a student of God’s word your whole life and you will grow as a disciple.
In His grip,