South Abbotsford Church
Following hard after Jesus, becoming like Him, turning people to God,
and engaging in the extraordinary life He gives
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The life of following Jesus is a journey; He never intends to simply leave us where we are. And while God’s power is actively at work in us to bring transformation, He also asks us to partner with Him in listening to His voice in our lives and actively following in obedience. It is in this kind of surrender and response that we discover God moving us towards becoming fully actualized people living the extraordinary life Jesus created us for.
"Jesus replied, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40
Jesus declared that love, defined fully by His own demonstration of love through His life, death and resurrection, is a central marker of those who believe in God. Paul, one of the writers of the Bible, agreed that love was central to the life of faith (1 Corinthians 13). As people who desire to pattern our lives after Jesus, it is our desire to grow in our own love of God and love of other people. And while living and embodying that in complete fullness can seem a daunting task, we are committed to the journey!
The practical question that we ask ourselves in order to better understand how to partner with the work of God in our lives is:
What is your next step?
What is your next step in loving God? What is your next step in loving people--both those who follow Jesus and those who have yet to? We are convinced that as people are able to answer this question clearly, there exists a tangible path forward in regards to spiritual growth and transformation. Putting this next step into action keeps us engaged in the journey Jesus calls us on!
We invite you to come along for the journey; join with us in discovering your next step!