This weekend is our 2011 Disciple Now Weekend. Last night was our kickoff where we had a great time of food and fellowship, worship, and time to get to know our group leaders. This year's theme is Sequence and focuses on Matthew 16:24- Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me." When we think of what it means to be a follower of Jesus, we can sometimes get that out of order. We just want to follow Him and then maybe later if we feel like it then we will deny ourselves. This is out of sequence if we think this way. The point that Jesus is making here is that it is costly to follow Him. However when we consider the love that He has for us, the cost is nothing in comparison to what He has done for us. This weekend the students will be taking a look at the true cost of discipleship. Sometimes it is costly, and sometimes we may look radical. Either way we are obedient when we follow Jesus the way that we should.
I am excited about this weekend and am praying that it will be a weekend that changes the lives of the students involved. Please join me in praying that this will have a huge impact on the lives of these students. We will also have the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus and serve some people in the community by doing some clean up work that was suffered from the terrible storms we encountered the other day.
As is my custom for Disciple Now, I had to make a silly video. This video has ties in with all the silly videos we make. We of course had to play on a popular song right now that sticks in your head. Disclaimer #1- Ariel who is in the video is not the one singing. She actually has an incredible voice. Disclaimer #2- there is no way else to describe this than just a stupid video so if you are looking for a video to enrich you, then this certainly is not it :)
Disciple Now Friday from Opposite Way Ministries on Vimeo.