Webb Road Congregation

 

Our Mission:

“To help families and individuals develop  a faithful relationship with God, through  the ministry of Jesus Christ!”

 

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3500 South Webb Road, Wichita, Kansas   67210   

    316 685-7391            Call Us 

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

 

"Love Me and Keep My Commandments"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John 14: 15-21

In the Gospel of John the followers struggle with separation from the synagogue for their belief in Jesus as the Messiah. In John 14:15–21 the writer tries to answer the question, “How do we stay in faithful, loving connection with Jesus?” The emphasis is on the community of believers and the community that is the Triune God. Jesus prepares his faithful to continue their communal ministry as he returns to God. The prevailing message is love. Jesus’ love enables ministry as followers understand it being about God’s grace and generosity. God reveals love through the ministry of Jesus and the promise of the Holy Spirit. Believers return Jesus’ love when they live in love. When they keep Jesus’ commandments they love him.

Jesus offers three promises: (1) the presence of the Paraclete (from the Greek noun parakletos). Paraclete means Advocate—Comforter–Helper–Encourager—Holy Spirit. Jesus’ love for his followers is assured through the presence of the Paraclete; (2) to come back after he returns to God. The faithful are not abandoned or orphaned. There will be another Easter when Jesus returns; and (3) to continue in loving relationship with the believing community. Faithful disciples experience mutual love. This mutual love is experienced when they live lovingly and keep Jesus’ commandments by caring for the needy.

The Gospel writer describes connections as communities bound in love. Jesus is in loving companionship with God. Jesus shares lovingly with the Advocate. Jesus remains in loving partnership with believers because the Advocate becomes a spiritual companion for the disciples. God and Jesus are unified in their love for one another, all people, and all creation. The Holy Spirit, Jesus, and the disciples form community as they show love for God and God’s purposes in the world. The Paraclete shares in ministry through mutual love of Jesus and disciples. Believers join in as they live out Jesus’ mission.

When we model Jesus’ loving mission, we become faithful disciples, invited into mutual companionship with the triune community of God-Jesus Christ-Holy Spirit. We do not require Jesus’ physical presence to experience his love. We know Jesus loves us because we are aware of the Holy Spirit’s continuing presence. As we follow Jesus’ commandments, we recognize that our mission is already blessed by God’s gracious and generous presence in our ministries through the Holy Spirit.

 

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      pastor@webbroadcoc.org

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Regular Activities

Sunday

Sunday School,  9:30 AM

 

Worship Service, 10:45 AM

 

Pot Luck Dinner on 2nd  Sundays  (Next:  Sept. 10th)

Monday

Men's Prayer Breakfast,  8:30 AM
 

Tuesday

Study  Group  9:30 AM 1st and 3rd Wks
 

Wednesday

Prayer & Testimony Service, 7:00 PM
 

Thursday

Coffee Talk  3:00 PM @ Wesley Panerra (3rd Week)

May 17th
School's Out Picnic @
Webb Road .

 

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER
2017 SUMMER CAMPING PROGRAM

Sr. High Camp:
June 11 – 16

Middle School Camp:
June 18 - 23

Doniphan Reunion:
June 25 - 30

Youth Quest KC:
July 6 - 8

Chihowa Reunion:
July 9 - 14

SPEC:
July 22 - 29

MITIOG:
July 23 - 28

Junior Camp:
July 30 – Aug 3

 

 

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Next Pot Luck Dinner:

Sunday, September 10th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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