Faith is first trusting in the person of Jesus from whom we will then receive power.
Challenges are opportunities to grow in our trust and understanding of Jesus, who can give us his peace so we can be overcomers.
Baptism is a significant means of God’s grace that affirms and empowers a follower of Jesus.
Disciples who heed the word of Jesus will experience fruit in their lives.
We are called to be apprentices of Jesus, spending time with him and learning from him so that we might do the will of the Father as he does.
Jesus modeled the importance of compassion in the proclamation of the Gospel.
Jesus claims divine authority over the Sabbath and demonstrates that Sabbath keeping is about seeking restorative good for yourself and others.
Jesus initiates new beginnings. He has divine authority to forgive, to heal and to reconcile people with God.
Jesus’ call to follow him is challenging: he is asking for allegiance, apprenticeship, and participation in his community.
Success is not measured by outcomes but by faithfully serving the other.