This week we turn to Luke’s gospel, and Jesus words: “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
These words jar us into asking, “How are our lives different as followers of Jesus than what they might have been otherwise?” I remember a bumper sticker asking, “If you were on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” Discipleship means living in ways we might not otherwise live.
Worship this week; Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel
Sunday – Traditional worship at 8:30 a.m.
Contemporary Worship at 10:00 a.m.
Some questions to consider:
1. How have you experienced God’s call in your life? (To think about: The root of “vocation” means “to call”)
2. In what way is “journey” a good metaphor for our faith life? How would you describe your spiritual journey? Journeys have destinations or goals. What is your spiritual goal?
3. We talk a lot today about “family values.” What do you think these lessons say about family? In what ways can family distract us from discipleship? In what ways can its support discipleship?
4. We tend to stress the blessings of the Christian faith, how it empowers us and opens us to possibilities. To what degree do you think we should put more stress on the costs of serious discipleship?