Message by Lisa Goetze – May 5, 2024

Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)  Jesus: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.”

Jesus gives both Worshippers and Doubters the instruction to make disciples.

A disciple is:

  • A learner, follower
  • A believer who puts faith or belief into action
  • An instructor
  • A child, an heir, a friend (early Jesus movement)

Visual art as a way to see what God is saying (Visio Divina).

Romans 12:10-18 (NIV)  Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

Action words in eight verses:

  1. Be devoted to one another
  2. Honour one another
  3. Do not lack zeal
  4. Keep spiritual fervor
  5. Serve the Lord
  6. Be joyful
  7. Be patient
  8. Be faithful
  9. Share with those in need
  10. Be hospitable
  11. Bless
  12. Bless
  13. Rejoice
  14. Mourn
  15. Live in harmony
  16. Do not be proud
  17. Do not be conceited
  18. Do not repay evil
  19. Do what is right
  20. Live at peace with everyone

We cannot “One Another” alone

Together we can:

  • Reignite one another’s faith
  • Be mutually accountable
  • Discern God’s will


About Lisa Goetze: Lisa Goetze is Associate Pastor, Community Engagement at Sauble Christian Fellowship. She’s the fun aunt to three nephews. Lisa enjoys good coffee, hiking trails, reading, and deep conversation with close family and friends. When those things combine with her pastoral role that makes for a great day!

You can listen to the sermon on YouTube here.