Jesus said, “I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you” (John 17:20-21). Recently, we began a new series at Eastbrook entitled “One Church.” This series is an invitation to celebrate unity in Jesus Christ as pastors from around the area share God’s word of God with us centered on themes of unity.
July 4/5 – “Maintaining the Unity of the Church” by Pastor Elie Hasbani of Ethnos Church
July 11/12 – “Jumping the Broom” by Bishop Walter Harvey of Parklawn Assembly of God
July 18/19 – “Conflict: The Cause. The Cure” by Pastor Jason Webb of Elmbrook Church
July 25/26 – “Prayer as the Pathway to Unity” by Pastor Erickson of Eastbrook Church
August 1/2 – “Unity Worth Fighting For” by Pastor Jim Caler of Eastbrook Church
With all the talk in social media about how many followers you have, it is easy to lose sight of what it really means to follow someone. This season of Lent, which we are marking with our ||40days|| journey, is really all about following Jesus.
So this fifth week we take the next step after acknowledging, turning, and listening, to following Jesus. One of the hallmarks of Jesus’ ministry was his very simple call to people that we encounter very early in Mark’s gospel:
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said. (Mark 1:17, NIV)
These days it might be easy for us to wonder what it really means to follow Jesus. After all, we cannot Read More »