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January 13, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Title: The Rhythm of Worship

Scripture: John 4:7-26 & Psalm 66:1-7

Theme: We kick off our exploration of our Discipleship Pathway by looking at the rhythm of worship in the life of a Christian. We will talk about the biblical invitation to communal worship and examine the benefits, both for us individually and for those around us, of gathering regularly to celebrate God as a community of faith.

Title: The Rhythm of Group Life

Scripture: Mark 2:1-12, Acts 2:43-47

Theme: As we continue our exploration of Topeka First’s Discipleship Pathway, we turn to look at the important rhythm of group life. We’ll talk about the biblical call to community and the benefits that come when we make a commitment to group life. We’ll use the story from Mark’s Gospel of four friends bringing a person before Jesus for healing and the life rhythm of the very earliest Christians as models for how we engage in and live group life today.

Title: The Rhythm of Generous Giving

Scripture: Genesis 14:18-20, Mark 12:41-44, Matthew 19:16-22

Theme: Everything we are and everything we have comes as a gift from God. In light of this reality, followers of Jesus are invited to be generous givers, responding to the generosity of God. In this message we’ll look at the Biblical images of giving and sharing resources as we explore our call to be generous givers.

Title: Rhythm of Serving

Scripture: Matthew 25:35-40, Mark 9:33-37,

Theme: As followers of Jesus we understand that true greatness comes in serving, serving God and serving others. Through this message we’ll explore our call as followers of Jesus to serve, not simply to be served.

Title: Living as Storytellers

Scripture: Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 13:1-3a, 10-13

Theme: Jesus was a masterful storyteller. Through the telling of stories, he helped people understand what God was doing in the world and challenged people to live differently in response to God’s work. As followers of Jesus today we are invited to share our stories as a means of witnessing to our faith and inviting others into a relationship with God in Christ. Through this message we’ll explore our invitation to live as storytellers.