Living Like Jesus

As we seek to follow Jesus as individuals and as a community, we find clues about what this looks like and means in the life and ministry of Jesus, as well as in the lives of the earliest Christians who sought to live together as followers of Jesus. For these three weeks, we will reflect on our lives of faith and look to 2018 with intentionality. At the close of the series, all who are connected to Topeka First UMC will have opportunities to make formal commitments to Christ through the church for 2018.


November 5th

Being Part of the Body

1 Corinthians 12: 12-27

A key part of how we live and grow as disciples of Jesus is through the connection we share with God and others. Join us to explore what it means to connect to God as a part of the body of Christ, the church. We’ll take a look at Paul’s writing in 1 Corinthians 12, both what it meant in the 1st century and what it means for us today. We will talk about how the church is different from other civic organizations. Being a member of this body is different than any other group to which we might belong

November 12th

Becoming More Like Jesus

Luke 2:41-49, Luke 5:12-16, 1 John 3:16

As we continue this series, we take a step deeper into the conversation by exploring what it means to be intentional about growing to become more like Christ. Look with us to the life of Jesus, the way he lived his faith, and continue exploring what that means for us in living our faith today. We’ll dig in to the practices of prayer, rest/Sabbath, reading/knowing the scriptures, and serving sacrificially.

November 19

Joining Jesus in Ministry

John 15:12-17

As we close this series we’ll explore our call to love others, specifically with the sacrificial love of Christ. When we pray for others, when we are present and connected to the body, when we give our financial resources, when we serve (both within and outside the community), and when we share our stories and invitations to others we are invited to do it all with sacrificial love of Christ.