Rev. Tom Are, Jr.
About this sermon series:
Someone approached Maya Angelou and, in the course of conversation, told her, “I am a Christian.” Ms. Angelou responded, “A Christian. Already! That’s impressive.” I love that.
He said, “Come and follow me,” and they became disciples. The Greek word for “disciple” is mathetas, and it means “student, learner.” It is a good word for a sermon series called “Back to School.” Jesus would be their rabbi, which means “teacher”; and they would be his mathetas, his students. Therefore, one way to think of Christian faith is it’s a matter of going to school — or back to school. And because he said, “Follow me,” school for them would be on the road.
There are some things you can learn in a classroom and some things you can learn online. There are some lessons you learn only from experience, but faith is learned on the road. It’s a journey.