Sunday, October 15, 2006

Sermon Notes--Oct. 15, 2006. Laity Sunday

Today's sermon is not a manuscript because we didn't preach with a manuscript. Dr. Pat Edmonds and the pastor each elaborated on paragraph 220 from the Book of Discipline's section on the meaning of membership.

Sermon Texts
1 Peter 2: 1-10
Matthew 5: 13-16

All members of Christ's universal church hare called to share in the ministry which is committed to the whole church of Jesus Christ. Therefore, each member of the United Methodist Church is to be a servant of Christ on mission in the local and worldwide community. This servanthood is performed in family life, daily work, recreation and social activities, responsible citizenship, the stewardship of property and accumulated resources, the issues of corporate life, and all attitudes toward other persons. Participation in disciplined groups is an expected part of personal mission involvement. Each member is called upon to be a witness for Christ in the world, a light and a leaven in society, and a reconciler in a culture of conflict. Each member is to identify with the agony and suffering of the world and to radiate and exemplify the Christ of hope. The standards of attitude and conduct set forth in the Social Principles shall be considered as an essential resource for guiding each member of the Church in being a servant of Christ on mission.

What does this passage from the book of Discipline say to you? Comment below.

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