Bob Rugg brought our message today. Last week, Jami Smith emphasized the word “call”. Bob focused on “follow”. Did you know there are more than 33 definitions for follow? Bob shared nine of them with the congregation that were most pertinent to following Christ. He encouraged us to choose one or two that were most meaningful to us to reflect on.

Follow is a verb and, therefore, involves action. One of the ways that we follow Jesus is by bearing our testimony to others about what Christ has done for us. By doing so, we are living out the mission initiative “Invite others to Christ.” Who needs to hear your story? Make the mission prayer (shared below) a part of your daily routine and see where God is leading you!

God, where will your Spirit lead today? Help me be fully awake and ready to respond. Grant me the courage to risk something new and become a blessing of your love and peace. Amen.