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The Year of Discipleship

I’m looking at 2021 as the Year of Discipleship.  Every year is an opportunity to go deeper in faith, broader in discipleship, and further into God’s will and ways.  Yet, maybe by calling it the year of discipleship more intentionality of thought and deed may happen.  God is always at work in our lives, may this year 2021 bring his work into focus.  We begin 2020 as a faith community looking back at the themes of 2020 to see where God has led us and how he has shaped us.  This will give us a good perspective as we look forward to the planned themes of 2021.  

One week to look back and look ahead (Jan 3), one week to be reminded of Jesus core message and mission (Jan 10), then a month of looking at ‘The Day of the Lord’ and it’s influence on the here and now, then from Feb to April through Lent to Easter – ‘The Centrality of Christ’ from the Book of Hebrews, and through the summer, the Minor Prophets – 12 prophets in 12 weeks focusing on the central theme from each.  We will leave the fall to the Holy Spirit’s discernment at this point, and all the other plans are under the heading, ‘Lord willing,’ all plans are.    

May God lead you, the Holy Spirit speed you along, and may Jesus feed you everything you need for life and Christlikeness.  On this grand faith journey with you,

Pastor Mark