We follow Jesus because we have no greater calling, no greater purpose, and we will have no better life than if we follow Jesus.
Don't Follow the Yellow Brick Road March 4th 2018 - MP3
Series: Follow Me
Sermon: Don't Follow the Yellow Brick Road - Pastor Kevin Shepherd
So many times we are tempted to follow the yellow brick road and believe that the abundance of things is where we find the better life. Ultimately, all the signs that point us towards cultural prosperity are really the grand machinery of North American greed which is the proverbial man behind the curtain manipulating our desires, hopes and dreams into something that is a facade for true worth and value. Watch, as Kevin invites us to consider a better way where instead of following the yellow brick road, we follow Jesus because we have no greater calling, no greater purpose, and we will have no better life than if we follow Jesus.
Series: Follow Me
Sermon: Followers Fish - Pastor Kevin Shepherd
Imagine one day you were walking down the street with your friend, and then all of a sudden they started to break out in a race walk. Have you ever seen these races where the competitors thrust their hips out from side to side and walk in the strangest way possible? Imagine your friend started to do that spontaneously without explanation! I think that we would all have a few questions for said friend. Like, "Do you have somewhere that you need to be, quickly and awkwardly? Why are you walking like that all of a sudden?" What if that friend's response to you was, "No everything is fine, I'm the same, you're the same. Nothing to see here!" Something just wouldn't quite make sense with their response would it?!
Something similar to this happens when as a Christian you begin to walk differently in a spiritual sense. Your friends think it is strange and question what is going on. Watch, as Kevin challenges us not to forget the most important aspect of following Jesus which will help explain to our friends why our walk through life is a little different than others.