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Into God’s Family through Jesus alone.
Have you invited Jesus into your heart for the forgiveness of sins and make you right with God for eternity?
Tell your story of how you came to put your faith and trust in Christ.
To Jesus way of life.
Jesus didn’t die for cheap grace!
Cheap grace is preaching forgiveness without repentance; it is baptism without the discipline of community; it is the Lord’s Supper without confession of sin; it is absolution without personal confession.
Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without the living, incarnate Jesus Christ.
Demonstrates the Kingdom of God
Relinquishes control of my way of life and doing things
Experiences the promises of the Father
What scares you the most about following Jesus?
What do you stand to lose by following Christ?
What do you stand to gain?
How has your relationship with Christ affected your lifestyle?
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Your commitment is necessary
It demonstrates your faith and trust.
Illustration: Difference of living together for the benefits without making any commitments… because something better might come along.
What areas of your life do you not trust God?
It rearranges your priorities and develops new habits.
What kind of things in your life to you think God wants to rearrange?
What’s one habit or skill you want God to teach you?
Taking The Journey
We can’t make you come
What obstacles do you think you will have to overcome to make this commitment?
The route we are taking
Anchor Lake (identity)
Treasure Grove (intimacy)
Bedrock Quarry (theology)
Walkabout Ridge (worldview)
Proving Grounds (witness)
Discovery Pass (purpose)
Elders Coulee (blessing)
What we will strive for
Salvation and sanctification are the work of God’s sovereign grace; our work as His disciples is to disciple lives until they are wholly yielded to God.
One life wholly devoted to God is of more value to God than one hundred lives simply awakened by His Spirit.
To follow Jesus in the 21st century
Grasp who you are in Christ with confidence
Develop skills to hear God's voice without any doubts
Prayer that gets results
Apply God's Word correctly
Discover your design and purpose
Learn simple ways to keep stay in tune with God without becoming a monk
Walk The Journey together
Where are you at I right now (spiritually) and where do you want to be at the end of this journey?
What are you excited the most about for this journey?
Who would you want to be able to take with you on The Journey in the future?
What’s Your Next Step?
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Memorize Mark 8:34-35 or 1 Timothy 4:8
Rearrange my priorities to follow Jesus through The Journey
Write down and detail how I am committed to Christ in my life and list the spiritual goals I have.
Keep living a mediocre spiritual life because I don't think I can do what God wants me to
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