I remember my first winter ascent in the Olympic Mountains. Our journey was to climb the mountain in four stages, each hike with its own skills to master. We began our journey at low elevation in the rain and mud where waterproof boots are crucial. As we gained elevation, the temperatures fell below freezing and we transitioned to snowshoeing. Crossing the timberline, the snow became harder, compacted by the wind, and we needed traction chains for our boots. When it came to the final ascent, we used crampons and axes to climb the ice at the top. It was one journey with four stages, and we had to be prepared for each stage along the way.
Your journey with Jesus is a bit like my winter mountain climb. Don’t worry, you don’t have to go buy a bunch of mountaineering equipment, it’s not that kind of a journey. But it is one journey made up of four stages, each with its own skills to master. Jesus is inviting you on the journey of a lifetime to Know God, Feed Your Soul, Grow in Love, and Change Your World.
In this new four-week series we launch today, we will explore what it means to follow Jesus in these four areas that together form The Journey of a Lifetime. To fully participate in the series, you’ll want to make it a priority to be with us each week for worship, join one of our Communities for in-depth discussions, and personally follow along with the daily devotional booklet we’re making available after the Sunday service. You don’t want to miss this life-changing series!
As always, remember, you are loved, more than you know!