Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
Our journey this year will be through the Gospels. This journey will take us throughout the land of Israel. We will read of Jesus’ birth, see the start of His public ministry at the Jordan River, go with Jesus into the desert during His temptations and head north to His hometown of Nazareth. We will follow Jesus as He moves back and forth from country towns to busy cities, from the backwoods province of Galilee to the religious and political hub of Jerusalem.
We will listen to Jesus teach. There was never a teacher like Jesus! We will watch Him perform miracles. There was never a healer like Jesus! We will follow Him as He inspires, motivates and challenges the hearts of His disciples. There was never a leader like Jesus!
On this journey we will be reminded that Jesus was much more than a teacher, leader and miracle worker. He is the Holy One of God. The Life Giver. The Heart Changer. His words hold eternal life. His works provide eternal life. The purpose of our journey is more than knowledge acquisition. Let’s strive to:
Know Jesus more intimately
Love Jesus more passionately
Follow Jesus wholeheartedly
Father, I want to know Jesus more intimately. Help me move my emotions to a richer understanding. I want to love Jesus more passionately. Help me this year to grow my love to a deeper level. I want to follow Jesus wholeheartedly. Help me understand obedience as my true act of worship. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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