West End United Methodist Church

The Shape of Discipleship (Palm Sunday, 2022)

Speakers:Artura Eason-Williams
Topics:Palm sunday, Sunday service

Our guest preacher is Rev. Dr. Autura Eason-Williams, District Superintendent of the Metro District in Memphis.  She explores the question, how do we live into the image and likeness of Christ?  Growing up in the church we learned to act as Jesus acted.  Twenty years ago there was that movement, “What Would Jesus Do?”  The difference between those who do such things to check them off and those who do them out of love is relationship.  Sometimes we like to serve, but it’s hard for us to hear their voices, to be changed by them.  Dr. Eason-Williams uses the example of Saul of Tarsus who was approached by Jesus on the road to Damascus and was changed completely.  Paul was, of course, perhaps the most significant and influential early Christian, and in the letter to the Philippians (2.5-11) described the way Jesus emptied himself as our example. She gives a real-life example of that kind of change.  (NOTE: The video begins with the Children’s Moment, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)



  • Philippians [select]:2:5-11


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The Shape of Discipleship (Children's Moment & Sermon)