At Ashland Methodist we love to bring stories into the heart of our worship. We break the year into sermon and teaching series, each series lasting a month to 6 weeks. Our new story for May and June is the story of Pentecost--the birth of the church.
The first Church was a movement. A whole new thing rose up based on love of each other, sharing, treating others as equals, regardless of gender or social status. Everyone was equal in the love of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. It was really hard for we humans to hold on to that first bold and beautiful thing that happened at the beginning of the Jesus movement. Humans tend to institute power structures and rules than exclude people rather than reach out with equality.
Still, if we are truly learners and followers of Jesus, we are called to 'love one another.' This is the kind of church formed against all odds in the beginning. And, it is the center of everything good about church today. More about the series and sermon archive below: