Webb Road Congregation

 

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“To help families and individuals develop  a faithful relationship with God, through  the ministry of Jesus Christ!”

 

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

"Discipleship is Demanding"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luke 9:51-62

Consider the first part of today’s passage (Luke 9:51–55). The disciples are struggling to understand Jesus as Messiah and how he is different from other rulers. Jesus has “set his face to go to Jerusalem” (v. 51). The quickest way there is through a Samaritan village, but the Samaritans refuse Jesus passage. James and John are furious. How dare these heretical Samaritans hinder God’s Messiah on his way to Jerusalem! They ask Jesus, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” (v. 54).

What comes next might have startled James and John—Jesus rebukes them (v. 55). James and John still do not understand that God’s kingdom is about healing and peace. Jesus rebukes us also when we are tempted by violence in the name of Jesus. Jesus does not encourage our anger or acts of violent revenge. Jesus is not a typical king. He is much different. Jesus does not act as ruler, president, or prime minister of a country.

The second part of today’s passage returns to the theme of committed, unhesitating life as a disciple (vv. 56–62). Nothing is more important than proclaiming God’s kingdom, not even burying your father or saying good-bye to your family. You cannot look back says Jesus, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God” (v. 62).

Community of Christ proclaims Jesus Christ and promotes communities of joy, hope, love, and peace. If we believe God’s reign on Earth, the kingdom, is one of joy, hope, love, and peace and that “The mission of Jesus Christ is what matters most for the journey ahead” (Doctrine and Covenants 164:9f), then there is nothing more important than following Christ. We should not hesitate in our commitment to discipleship. Bring forth the kingdom!

 

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Regular Activities

Sunday

Sunday School,  9:30 AM

 

Worship Service, 10:45 AM

 

Pot Luck Dinner on 2nd  Sundays  (Next:  Sept 11th)

Monday

Men's Prayer Breakfast,  8:30 AM
 

Tuesday

Study  Group  9:00 AM 1st and 3rd Wks

11:30 AM Lunch & a 
  Movie

Wednesday

Prayer & Testimony Service, 7:00 PM
 

 

July  5-9, 2016,
 Junior Camp @ Chihowa

 

July  7-9, 2016,
 Youth Quest KC

 

July  10-15, 2016,
 Chihowa Reunion

 

July  24-29, 2016,
 MITIOG

 

July  23-30, 2016,
 SPEC

 

July  31 - August 5, 2016,
 Middle School Camp

 

 

 

Pot-Luck Dinner Season:
 

Next Pot Luck Dinners:

 

Sunday, Sept. 11th

 

 

 

 

 

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