“For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13
At Journey we talk a lot about discipleship. In the ancient world, a disciple was a “learner”—one who apprenticed under a teacher until they had mastered the teacher’s trade or instruction. As disciples of Jesus, we follow a simple model:
Be with Jesus (prayer, solitude, scripture, fellowship)
Become Like Jesus (teaching, listening, receiving the Holy Spirit)
Do What Jesus Did (radical acts of service, evangelism, discipleship)
Engaging our community and culture is part of how we live out our faith and practice the teachings of Jesus. As Paul says in Galatians 6:2, “Bear each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
We strive to live out this calling by serving our brothers and sisters with the very love Christ extends to us.