Last Sunday’s account had Jesus sending out his disciples as an extension of himself and his ministry. They would preach the kingdom, heal the sick, and proclaim judgement on those who refused to believe. What was fascinating to me was that Jesus sent them out after he was rejected. Why? Well, he wasn’t saying to them, “Maybe you’ll have better luck,” He was saying, “Ministry in my name will be responded to with rejection, so get ready.”
I think Mark wants us to think through the realities of this more deeply, which is why this love narrative of the death of John the Baptist is here. How are we to carry the mantle of Christ? What temptations undercut our faithful witness to him? How can we stay committed to Christ amidst the persecution that will surely come? How relevant this is for us! Let’s pray for open hearts and humble spirits this Sunday.
DCF Foster Care and Adoption Information Session Tomorrow Night
We are hosting the Department of Child and Family services tomorrow night for an info session on foster care and adoption from foster care. If you are considering becoming a foster parent, or even if you would simply like to learn more about what DCF does, please consider coming. 7PM tomorrow night. Click here for more info and to sign up.
Financial Peace University…One Week To Go
If you have not signed up for FPU, now is the time! The 9-week class begins a week from tomorrow at 7pm. Sign up here: https://www.financialpeace.com/groups/1087516. If you need help paying for the course, reach out to Ryan. And any other questions direct to Chris and Christine Choate.
Easter Kids Choir
It’s not too late to join our kids Easter choir! Kids ages 4 – 5th Grade should come to church the next few Sunday at 9:25a. Email Mirriah with any questions.
Lots of Links
- Of God And Suicide
- A Book That Will Transform Your Evangelism
- Seven Surprising Ways to Prepare Yourself to Share the Gospel
- Smoke and Onions
- Any pet on a leash?
– Pastor Ryan