Follow Me

What if finding God’s purpose was as simple as taking a step? Most of us complicate our search for God’s purpose by attempting to answer all of life’s most difficult questions before taking that first step. But as the saying goes, “it’s hard to steer a parked car!” Join us for the first part of Walk This Way, where Pastor Gary Webber explores Jesus’ teaching about our ultimate purpose.

Passage (READ THEM)

  1. “Whoever claims to live in him, must walk as Jesus did.” – 1 John 2:6
  2. John 15 (This week’s small group conversation)
  3. Jesus’ favorite invitation was “Follow Me”:
    • Matthew (7 times): 4:19; 8:22; 9:9; 10:38; 16:24; 19:21; 19:28
    • Mark (4 times): 1:17; 2:14; 8:34; Mark 10:21
    • Luke (4 times): 5:27; Luke 9:23; 9:59; 18:22
    • John (7 times): 1:43; 8:12; 10:27; 12:26; 13:36; 21:19; 21:22

Principles (KNOW THEM):

Three ways we can “walk as Jesus did” (Luke 9:23):

  1. Walk humbly (Philippians 2:5-8; Mark 10:45)
  2. Walk in obedience (Luke 22:42; Romans 5:19; Hebrews 5:8)
  3. Walk consistently (Hebrews 13:8; Revelation 1:8; Hebrews 12:2)

Practices (DO THEM):

  1. Take a step: Practice this week at home and work
  2. Engage: Attend a Small Group this week, use this worship guide to have a daily quiet time
  3. Serve: Begin praying about where and how you might serve (see the “In His Steps” card)
  4. Daily Readings: Sunday: 1 John 2 Monday: John 15 Tuesday: John 1 Wednesday: John 10 Thursday: John 21 Friday: Luke 9 Saturday: Matthew 4