Greeting and Family Matters for Sunday, September 23, 2018     

Today begins the first week of our three-week stewardship emphasis. The focus this first week is “Embracing your Calling as a Disciple.” A disciple is someone who follows Jesus and learns from Him. Additionally, a disciple is someone who strives, by the Holy Spirit, to become more like Jesus. After our Savior suffered and died on the cross of Calvary, after He arose again from the dead to conquer death, and just before He ascended to Heaven, He gave the command to His disciples and therefore to us, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). Jesus commissions us to join Him in reaching out to people who do not know Him. Jesus desires us to be His hands, feet, and mouth. As His stewards, we are called to commit all that we are and have for His work. As God’s children, our mission and work begins as we leave the parking lot of the church.