New Episode and Script: Mark 3:14-18: Jesus calls us to be with him

This sermon was delivered from in English by a German and was translated into Burmese. So try it and excuse our simple English.

To be called by Jesus (Mark 3:14-18)
To be a follower of Jesus means first of all to be with Jesus, and only then to preach and act in his authority. What does it mean and how can it be possible to stay close to Jesus?

A. Me: An impressive biblical passage
B. We: As a church we built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets …
C. God: Jesus …
1. … calls people as followers
2. … shapes followers
3. … sends followers
4. … and what a crazy group of people?
D. You: Jesus calls you, shapes you and send you
E. We: Together as a church of crazy people on a mission
Prayer

New Episode and Script: Jesus makes you valuable!

This sermon was delivered from in English by a German and was translated into Burmese. So try it and excuse our simple English.

You are valuable!

I declare that only God can give us real value. The common thought patterns about value are not sufficient. Only the love of God makes us valuable. Realize that God loves you and sent Jesus for you.

1. Introduction
2. Common opinions about value
3. What makes valuable?
4. Only God can give you real value
5. Realize that God loves you

Summary of My New Book: The Pastoral Leader as a Prophet – The Baptist Pastor Arnold Köster (1896–1960) in Opposition to the Nazis

You can now order my book also in the US (amazon.com) or the UK (amazon.co.uk): https://amzn.to/2LuQGl9
But attention: It is written in German language. Here is a short summary in English:

The Pastoral Leader as a Prophet
The Baptist Pastor Arnold Köster (1896–1960) in Opposition to the Nazis

Summary
This book is about the life and leadership of the Baptist preacher Arnold Köster (1896–1960). He is considered one of the sharpest and steadiest NS critics in the Third Reich. During the Third Reich he prophetically proclaimed the word of God while leading his church in Vienna and, at the same time, questioning the Nazi regime.
The work contains a complete account of Köster’s leadership. It presents, for the first time ever, an overall picture of Köster’s understanding of prophecy and discusses more recent models of prophetic-pastoral leadership. Based on quotations from his sermons, it becomes clear that Köster assigned the prophetic office to the entire congregation, but rejected the term “prophet” for himself (Köster’s paradox).
The emphasis here is on Köster in the context of the German Baptist Union and its conduct during the Nazi era. By way of contrast, it is clear that Köster, along with his local fellowship, put up resistance on the subject of church-prophecy.
Finally, with the matter of what today’s leaders can learn from Köster is addressed.

Keywords
Baptists, Union of Evangelical Free Churches, Third Reich, Leadership, National Socialism, Pastor, Prophet, Preacher, Preaching, Resistance