Your Faith Journey 17

Your Faith Journey Worship God – A Samaritan woman asked Jesus, “Why is it that you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place to worship, while we Samaritans claim it is here at Mount Gerizim?” (John 4:20 NLT) Have you ever assumed that weekend worship services at a church are the only place to worship God? Read John 4:21-24 to see Jesus’ reply to the Samaritan woman. 

Invest in the DisconnectedThere is a person in your circle of influence, a family member, friend, co-worker, or neighbor, who is disconnected from Christ. They need you to invest in them. They need you to be the flesh and blood presence of Jesus in their life. Will you spend the time, use the energy, and make an ongoing effort to be a bridge between the person in need within your circle of influence and their Savior?    

Develop as a Disciple – During the 40 days of Lent you’re encouraged to point your life towards Jesus and grow closer to Him. Lent is a season – 40 days, not including Sundays–of acknowledging our sins, seeking forgiveness, denying ourselves, renewing our commitment to Christ through spiritual disciplines (holy habits), and striving to become more like Jesus daily. You’re encouraged to choose a book, a devotional, or a gospel account from the Bible to read daily during Lent which begins on March 6th (Ash Wednesday). You can find a list of recommended resources in the March edition of the AUMC Flame newsletter or at the Welcome Desk.