2018 Epiphany SERMON SERIES: Becoming
It’s the Season after Epiphany a time for our congregation to “rise up” and get ready for our journey to baptism or restoration in church life. It's time to 'rise up' to prepare for Lent.
This year, First UMC Sealy will focus on the internal work we, as a church, must do to get ready. We will remind ourselves that God is speaking to us and among us. We need to listen to God’s voice. We need to be ready to move when and where the Spirit says move. We need to answer God’s call in the varieties of contexts we and those we’ll prepare during Lent will experience it. We need to stay focused on our work and God’s call — the core work of discipling, not just fellowship or friendship. And we need to hear and help those we’ll accompany during Lent hear God’s call to go deeper, following Jesus where he leads.
Rise up! The light is come. Let the light of God made known through this series prepare you to share that light with those preparing to know it for the first time during Lent, and be fully immersed into it at Easter.
Rise Up Week 1 ... God is speaking!
Rise Up Week 2 ... Listen
Rise Up Week 3 ... Move
Rise Up Week 4 ... Answer
Rise Up Week 5 ... Focus
Rise Up Week 6 ... God is speaking!