In 1915, workers struck oil at a well called Stapleton #1. From the 1910’s through the 1950’s oil permeated every aspect of life in Butler County and continues to be an integral part of our life today. Stories from the oil fields can teach us something important about our past, present, future … and our faith.
Join us as First United Methodist Church collaborates with the Kansas Oil Museum to bring you these stories. On August 16, we will begin this new worship series – Discipleship #1: Oil Fields and Faith. Every Sunday we’ll take a look at the history and culture of oil in our county and consider how the search for black gold can help us grow as followers of Jesus Christ.
- August 16 – Legacy of an Oil Boom
- August 23 – Foundations of Oil Hill
- August 30 – Fossils, Fuel and Faith
- September 6 – A Well Oiled Machine
- September 13 – Strike it Rich!
- September 20 – Drilling for Innovation
What is this sermon about?
This sermon is about how we might share our discipleship pathway and the good news of Jesus Christ.
Why is this sermon important?
This sermon is important because sharing our faith and knowing what to share is an essential part of living as a follower of Jesus Christ.
What is the context of this sermon?
This is the final sermon in the series, Discipleship #1: Oil Fields and Faith. It is preached on the Sunday following the Oil Centennial Celebration.
What are the next action steps?
Take the words of Paul to our time and place – become all things to all people, so as to save some by all possible means.
What is the good news (bottom line)?
The good news is that God sent his only son in response to the reality of sin and darkness in our lives. Jesus comes to win us over by love.