Teaching Discipleship: Matthew – Upper Room

The next installment of our ‘Teaching Discipleship’ series focuses on the apostle Matthew.  Matthew was a despicable, vile, undisciplined scoundrel with a deep, deep hunger and desire to know God.  He was the worst sort of person – a tax collector with the ability and authority to create taxes wherever and whenever he wanted to. […]

Teaching Discipleship: Matthew – Sanctuary

The next installment of our ‘Teaching Discipleship’ series focuses on the apostle Matthew.  Matthew was a despicable, vile, undisciplined scoundrel with a deep, deep hunger and desire to know God.  He was the worst sort of person – a tax collector with the ability and authority to create taxes wherever and whenever he wanted to. […]

Teaching Discipleship: James & John — Upper Room

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This week as we look at ‘Teaching Discipleship’ through the lives of the disciples, we focused on James and John, known as the Sons of Thunder.  For the audio of the sermon, listen to the audio link (above).  These were two brothers, both fishermen, who were called to follow Jesus based on pure, authentic, perfect […]

Teaching Discipleship: James & John — Sanctuary

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This week as we look at ‘Teaching Discipleship’ through the lives of the disciples, we focused on James and John, known as the Sons of Thunder.  These were two brothers, both fishermen, who were called to follow Jesus based on pure, authentic, perfect faith.  They were called from their father’s boat as they fished in […]

Teaching Discipleship: Peter — Upper Room

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The second installment of our summer sermon series, Teaching Discipleship, focused on the impetuous disciple, Simon/Peter. Peter, named the Rock by Jesus for his foundational role in the spreading of the Word after Pentecost.  Pastor Linda explained how Peter, above all of the other disciples, could be a great inspiration for those of us who see ourselves as perhaps disciples […]

Teaching Discipleship: Peter — Sanctuary

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The second installment of our summer sermon series, Teaching Discipleship, focused on the impetuous disciple, Simon/Peter. Peter, named the Rock by Jesus for his foundational role in the spreading of the Word after Pentecost.  Rev. Cochran explained how Peter, above all of the other disciples, could be a great inspiration for those of us who see ourselves as perhaps disciples […]

Teaching Discipleship: Andrew — Upper Room

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We’re starting a new summer sermon series entitled ‘Teaching Discipleship,’ that will focus on the disciples who followed Jesus.  We begin with the first disciple who responded to Jesus – Andrew.  Andrew was the type of person who consistently brought others to Jesus, beginning with his brother, Peter.  He was the one who always seemed […]

Teaching Discipleship: Andrew — Sanctuary

We’re starting a new summer sermon series entitled ‘Teaching Discipleship,’ that will focus on the disciples who followed Jesus.  We begin with the first disciple who responded to Jesus – Andrew.  Andrew was the type of person who consistently brought others to Jesus, beginning with his brother, Peter.  He was the one who always seemed […]

Upper Room: The Day the Church Was Born

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Pentecost and Communion Have you ever felt like a fish out of water?  That’s pretty much what the disciples felt like after the Ascension.  They were approaching Pentecost, was originally one of the major Jewish holidays, and were working on replacing Judas so they had their full group of 12 in place.  Now they were […]