Alex Enabnit – Programming Coordinator
This weekend we concluded this short series with part two of a message reminding us what Central is all about. If you’re new here or haven’t heard it in a while, this would be a good message to check out!
Luke 9:23 is a foundational verse for Central. Out of it, we get our three clear directives:
- Deny yourself
- Take up your cross
- Follow Jesus
These directives are why we often use the phrase, “There’s more to life than me.” Jesus makes it clear that if we want to be a disciple of His, we have to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him!
At Central, there are four things that we want for you:
- Gather weekly for worship
- Grow together in community (Life Groups)
- Scatter to serve others
- Learn to live generously
Finally, as the “Thy Kingdom Come” series approaches, we need your help. There are a lot of people who want to be in a life group for this, but not enough leaders! Would you consider hosting a Life Group for this ten week series? If so, click on this link!
Verses and quotes from the message:
2 Peter 1:12-13; Ephesians 3:20-21; John 10:10; 1 Timothy 6:19; Luke 9:22-25; Philippians 2:3-4; 1 John 2:6; Psalms 95:6-7; Psalms 99:5; Psalms 100:2; Hebrews 10:24-25; Proverbs 27:17; Proverbs 27:9-10; 1 Peter 4:10; Ephesians 1:7-8
“We’re attracted to the promise of abundant life because, in the center of our beings, we know there is more to life than what we often experience.” Reggie McNeal
“Those teachings of Jesus…’Love your neighbor as yourself. It’s more blessed to give than to receive. Whatever you have done to the least of these, you have done to Me.’…These were not just slogans. People actually did this stuff.” Rodney Stark
This is Living – Hillsong Music
Marvelous – Casey Darnell
You Made a Way – Central Music