Sugar River is organized around its purpose (and process) to make new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Specifically, Sugar River exists for families, friends, and neighbors to Connect, Grow, and Serve in our relationship with God and others.
Holy and generous God, guide us to connect our soul purpose with You and Your will, that our relationships may flourish, leading us into a breakthrough year of growth and service, exceeding our dreams and expectations. In Jesus name, Amen.
The Call: The Life and Message of The Apostle Paul
“What would lead a first-century rabbi to travel for thousands of miles by sea and by land, to be beaten, imprisoned, and ultimately beheaded for his faith? It was a call—a call to turn the world upside down. This is the story of the Apostle Paul, whose writings have shaped the lives of one-third of the world’s population, a man second only to Jesus in his influence on Christian faith, and whose witness defines what it means to follow Jesus Christ.” Adam Hamilton.
This series will lead us on the Journeys of Paul, and inspire us to understand how God’s call can transform our lives and the world we live in. What is your call from God, and how do we live into the full potential of that call? Let’s start the journey together.
Called to the Gentiles
Scripture Lesson: Galatians 1:13 – 2:1
It seems that God’s call comes with no clear direction except to “Go!” We want to enter the address into our GPS, but know our destination is not always accompanying our call. We must learn to be faithful with putting one foot in front of the other on this journey. It means paying close attention to the signs that are around us. This is the story of Paul’s calling, being faithful as God was revealed in each episode of his journey. Is it possible for you and me to be faithful to our calling, even if we don’t have all the details?