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The crucial moments in which we choose directions for our lives aren’t usually marked with caution signs, bright red flags, or even the feeling that we are about to make a big decision.

“Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Immediately they left
their nets and followed him.

Matthew 4:19-20

The crucial moments in which we choose directions for our lives aren’t usually marked with caution signs, bright red flags, or even the feeling that we are about to make a big decision.

Some of the decisions that matter most slip by without our even noticing. Some of the choices that seem small are bigger than the ones that appear big. Because the sacred is present in the ordinary, we can’t be sure that any decision is unimportant.

What we can be sure of is that Jesus is present with us as we navigate through this life as his disciples. He knows the way.

Preaching Question:

Have it your way?

This Sunday the song Will You Come And Follow Me will be featured as the Hymn of the Day in the Traditional services and the Worship Song in the New Day Praise Service.

Subtitled The Summons, today’s hymn extends to us today Jesus’ call to the four. Try focusing on the first four stanzas of the hymn which operate primarily as questions of call posed to use here and now.

Home Devotional Questions

The disciples did not start out as great leaders of the church. They had a lot to learn.

Do you find it easy to follow direction or do you like to go it on your own? What are the benefits/detractions to either decision?

How do you make important decisions? How is God a conversation partner?

 

 

 

Rev. Sarah Teichmann

Rev. Sarah Teichmann

Pastor of Christian Formation

I love working in a staff where we are able to use each other’s strengths for the glory of God. I am energized by the lay leaders of the church and the creative ways they can extend the mission of Jesus to congregational members and our community.

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