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Wesley Day - September 11

Series - A Disciple's Path

This fall, our series will emphasize discipleship. The series will seek to deal with two issues. First, many of us in the church have not engaged in the process of discipleship. Most of us haven’t taken the time to taste the word and engage in the process. It is unfortunate because it was at the very heart and center of Jesus’ ministry. Discipleship does not simply happen to us as we wait for this life to come our way. It happens when we take intentional steps toward Jesus and follow him. Discipleship requires that we be deliberate in our walk with Christ.

A Disciple’s Path – Disciples Pray Humbly and Aggressively – October 23, 2022

The words humble and aggressive don’t typically go together, but I find that they do adequately describe a disciple’s prayer. On the one hand, we begin with the conviction that it is not about me, and that when it comes to prayer, I am entirely dependent upon God’s power over mine.

And yet I am also to pray aggressively. I can claim God’s promises and the Scriptures call me to pray boldly and without ceasing. I can be the persistent widow appealing to the judge, and I can pray confidently for healing for someone, even if that healing doesn’t always come as I would like. The disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. A disciple’s prayer, like Jesus’, is an aggressive prayer grounded in humility.

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