As Christians, we can experience ‘identity’ memory loss. What do we mean by that?
It is when we still stand by the core beliefs held by Christians but, somehow, our hearts can tend to forget who God says we now are. We could call this identity amnesia – or living as disciples with amnesia.
The danger is this – the identity we assign ourselves will impact everything we think, say and do in this life. Perhaps we forget who we are and what we are called too. It is not that we forget what God has done, but we fail to remember how it should shape everything we are as disciples of Jesus and the freedom and power and new identity we have as Christians.
So, to what extent are you – are we – living as disciples with amnesia?
This term we will be looking together at the central convictions of the Vine Project as we consider what it means that disciples bear fruit for Jesus Christ as a community; being church together where everyone is equally growing. We will be considering and applying 5 questions –
• Why make disciples?
• What is a disciple?
• How are disciples made?
• Who makes disciples?
• Where are disciples made?
In addition, we will have a couple of guest speakers in June who will inspire and challenge us all in our call to be disciples making disciples; the first of which featuring in a Sunday morning dedicated to considering local and wider UK mission.
Growth groups will also be considering these issues – with questions designated for each week as is the usual pattern.
For details of individual sermon topics, see our Sunday morning sermons page.