All Christians are called through their baptism to this ministry of servanthood in the world to the glory of God and for human fulfillment. The forms of this ministry are diverse in locale, in interest, and in denominational accent, yet always catholic in spirit and outreach.
This means, among other things, that all of us Christians possess unique gifts for ministry. God graciously chooses to use us and our gifts to help fulfill God’s mission to save this world. We answer God’s call in a variety of ways throughout our lives. And when we do, we find fulfillment in our own lives.
So… What is God calling you to do—and how do you know? What gets in the way of hearing God’s call? Why are we sometimes afraid or reluctant to answer God’s call?
These are some of the questions we’ll explore with our new six-part Vinebranch sermon series entitled, “Can You Hear Me Now?” It starts on July 11 and runs through August 15. Each week we will discuss people in the Bible who dared to answer God’s call. We will also feature videos in which Alpharetta Methodist people talk about some ways in which they’ve been called to ministry in and through this church. As always, the music will be excellent.
The schedule for this series is as follows:
July 11: Moses. Exodus 3:1-15. Who am I that I should go…?
July 18: Paul. Galatians 1:11-24. Set apart before birth.
July 25: David. 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13. Seeing beyond human appearances.
August 1: Levi (or Matthew). Mark 2:13-17. Calling all sinners.
August 8: Isaiah. Isaiah 6:1-13. Here am I; send me!
August 15: All disciples. Matthew 28:16-20. The Great Commission.