A big thank you to Jamie Harms for leading our First Thessalonians study on Thursdays this fall as we joined the UFC family in exploring six discipleship practices that characterize our church. On Thursday, we wrapped up our study with a review and a brief look ahead to what's next for UFC Women as we approach Thanksgiving and Christmas. In today's post, you'll find a brief review of our study from Jamie and a glimpse of several things we're looking forward to in the coming weeks.
Today's post includes a link to Sunday's sermon on discipleship making, which concluded UFC's fall series. You'll also find information on a special women's event next Monday, Nov. 22.
Happy Friday, Ladies. This past week we studied the discipleship practice of evangelism — how we share our hope in Jesus Christ with others. If you missed Thursday's teaching, you'll want to click on the link below and take a listen. Jamie Harms shares a story that will remind you just how important hope is in our daily lives. We will meet next Thursday, Nov. 18, to wrap up our study of First Thessalonians. Join us either at 9:30 a.m. at The Barn (child care provided) or 6:30 p.m. at the church offices. And stay tuned! We have something special coming up for the Christmas season.
On Sunday, Pastor Brett Gilchrist spoke on the discipleship practice of evangelism. Drawing from I Corinthians 15:1-8, Acts 1:6-9, and II Corinthians 5:20, he reminded us that God can use fearful people to point others to Jesus. Yes, we might not know how to share the gospel, or we might not want to share it. But the Holy Spirit empowers us for this high calling, often bringing people into our lives to guide us in telling our stories and communicating the gospel message. We look forward to talking more about evangelism and how to tell our stories of faith when we gather for Bible study on Thursday. In addition to our teaching from I Thessalonians 4:13-5:11, we will have a special workshop on creating a life timeline to identify how Jesus has changed and refined us over the years. We hope you'll join us at either the morning or evening study on Thursday.
If you missed Thursday's teaching, join us on the blog today as Jamie Harms shares how sanctification is not just an item on a checklist but about working with Yahweh Mekoddishkem, the Lord who sanctifies.