The Guide Week 6: Story

Read: Romans 10:14 Maybe you’ve heard the quote attributed to St. Francis of Assisi at some point in your life: “Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary, use words.” I don’t think I’d be going out on a limb to say that for most of us, of the five missional...

The Guide Week 6: Serve

Read: Mark 7: 31-37 There is something I want us to learn from the story we read today. In serving, Jesus used and accessed God’s power; and we should too! We can be all fired up and motivated to discover our mission and serve the people around us. And when we think...

The Guide Week 6: Eat

Read: Matthew 9:9-13 As you may already know in Jesus’ day, tax collectors were considered the scum of the earth. They were local lackies for the Roman Empire, so right out of the gate, they are considered traitors. Plus, to get their salary, they had to gouge people...

The Guide Week 6: Listen

Read: Luke 18:41-42 We live in a world where hardly anybody really listens. Most people are more interested in what they have to say than what someone else has to say. Do you ever find yourself in a conversation and you are looking at the person’s lips moving, but you...

The Guide Week 6: Begin With Prayer

Read: Luke 6:12-16 It’s tempting to try to accomplish God’s plan without Him and the power of the Holy Spirit, but that’s not how Jesus rolled. He spends the night in prayer before selecting the twelve. The stakes were high. The twelve he was about...