This summer God has very clearly spoken that He wants us as His people here in Birchwood, Warrington to get back to what really matters. Almost the last words of Jesus when He was on earth were that we should “Go and make disciples”, which is followed by the promise that “surely I am with you always.” So we are going to focus on what this means for us today under the title “The Demands of Discipleship”.
The Bible pictures the church as Jesus' bride. Just imagine Jesus waiting at the front, turning around to catch His first glimpse of the one He loves most of all...What does Jesus look for in His church? He tells us in Revelation chapters 2 and 3, and we will study His messages to the 7 churches in Asia Minor to learn what matters to Jesus in His church here in Birchwood.
As followers of Jesus, we are not just "done up a bit"; no, the Bible says we are completely new creations, with a whole new different outlook on life, the universe and everything.
How does this work out in practice or us? What does being completely new mean for us in our homes, at our work, with our friends? Our new series will provide the answers.
"Put first things first". "The main thing in life is to keep the main thing the main thing". We have all heard this advice, but it is easier said than done. What are the priorities that we need to keep in mind as we walk with Jesus as His disciples? Our new teaching series is called "One thing" and we pray that it will help us get to the heart of what really matters in life and not get distracted by lesser issues.