How many of Jesus' disciples can you name? There was Peter, James, John, the infamous Judas, and "Doubting" Thomas, and Matthew was one, right? But what about Mark and Luke?If we struggle to even name the disciples, how much do we really know about them, and their journey of faith?Join us on Wednesday nights in April as we learn more about these twelve ordinary men, who became part of Jesus' extraordinary ministry, and the fathers of the church. And along the way, we'll discover what it means for us to be one of Jesus' disciples today.
Everything changed on Easter. When the tomb was found empty, and the angels declared that Christ, "is risen from the dead!" sin was defeated, death was destroyed, and our salvation became possible.But that's not all that changed when Christ arose.
Christ's closet followers were completely transformed. Prior to the resurrection, they were Jesus' disciples - students, learning at the feet of their teacher. But after the resurrection, they became apostles - they were commissioned by Christ to share the good news throughout the world.
But, just like it takes a caterpillar time to transform into a butterfly, it took time for the disciples to become apostles. Throughout the season of Easter, we will explore the journey from disciple to apostle - remembering their call to follow Jesus, addressing the doubts they faced and the realizations that took place, and hearing their commission.Along the way, we'll be challenged to become more than just students learning about Jesus. We'll be challenged to put our faith into action, and become "More Than Disciples."