Sunday, February 25, 2018
Message: "Follow The Leader"
Choose the leader. Get behind the leader. Imitate the Leader. These are the instructions for the classic childhood game Follow the Leader. The game is so simple that young children can grasp its concept and play along. Yet, it is so profound that leaders in business, education, religion, and the like can use its concept to inspire best practices within an organization.
The premise of Follow the Leader is so effective that Jesus himself used it to teach his disciples. Alongside parables, metaphors, and object lessons, Jesus’s most effective teaching technique was by example. Jesus impressed upon his followers that they were to imitate his way of life, character, and commitment to successfully continue his mission in the world. Jesus’s character was to become their character. His mission was to become their mission. His suffering was to become their suffering. Thus, Jesus gave his followers then and now a beautiful blueprint for the life and ministry of a faithful disciple.
As we continue to prepare our hearts for Easter reflecting on the person and work of Jesus Christ, we will look at a turning point in the journey of Jesus and his disciples. On their way to Jerusalem, Jesus explains the commitment required of all those who seek to follow him. Join us this week on the second Sunday of Lent for the message Follow The Leader from Mark 8:31-38.
See you Sunday!