This week’s sermon dealt with the idea that Jesus chose his disciples from among the common, the lowly. The text was Mark 1:14-20:
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.’
As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake—for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fish for people.’ And immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.
The sources of this weekend’s sermon were the following:
John C. Maxwell’s Talent is Never Enough
Robert Johnson’s mysterious cause of death
Pastor Carl Gregg’s reflections on the Kingdom of God are really helpful over here on his blog
The Sermon is The Business of the Church.