Jesus began one of his most famous parables, “A farmer went out to plant seeds…” He frequently used illustrations from the farm to teach his disciples about growing spiritually, the practices that help us live as disciples of Jesus Christ, and the struggles we face in experiencing the joy of the Christian life.
Join First United Methodist Church this fall for Lessons from a Pumpkin Farm. We will study Jesus’ agricultural lessons and other biblical teachings regarding the spiritual life. Learn about growing in the Christian life each week with biblical principles illustrated by one of America’s best pumpkin farms.
- August 21 – Good Soil: The Importance of Worship
- August 28 – Stay Connected with the Vine: How Faith Grows
- September 4 – Planting for the Harvest: Giving and the Christian Life
- September 11 – Walking and Weeding: The Power of Serving Together
- September 18 – Harvest Time: Sharing a Mission from God
What is this sermon about?
This sermon is about the power of worship to transform our souls.
Why is this sermon important?
This sermon is important because worship brings humility, closeness to God and changes our lives.
What is the context of this sermon?
This is the first week of Lessons from a Pumpkin Farm. We are using stories from Carroll and Becky Walters and their farm to help us learn about following Jesus.
What are the next action steps?
Be in worship every week.
Take a chance on worship being a priority for you.
Invite a friend to join you for worship, as we consider what it means to worship, grow, give, serve and share.
Allow worship to bring humility and closeness to God.
What is the good news? What is the bottom line?
The good news is that worship can change us. We become more like Christ.