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 the legacy that we have as followers of Jesus Christ.
Why is this sermon important?
It is important because we have received a legacy from Christ and the very first followers, which we have the opportunity and responsibility to pass on to the next generation.
What is the context of this sermon?
This sermon is the first of the Discipleship #1 series which is a collaboration between First United Methodist Church and the Kansas Oil Musuem. It is preached after two weeks of guest preachers at First United Methodist Church. It is “Back to School” Sunday.
What are the next action steps?
So, let’s leave a legacy of making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Let’s leave a legacy of transforming the world so that El Dorado is a little more like God’s kingdom because we are here.
Let’s leave a legacy that you, me, all of us, actually live like disciples.
What is the good news (bottom line)?
The good news is that we are part of the legacy of those whom Christ who sent to go and make disciples. We are filled with the same Spirit.