New Year's Day marks the beginning of a fresh, clean slate. It's signals a new day, in a new month, in a new year. And with a new year comes the desire to make new resolutions that address the problems areas of our lives. Every year, we know that something is lacking, and instinctively, we feel the need for something brand, spanking new. But is that really what we need? Something new?
As we embark on a new year, we are going to talk about the spiritual journey of discipleship- about being followers of Jesus that help form other followers of Jesus. Unfortunately, following our "New Year's" trends, people tend to try and address their spiritual needs through the gimmicky, trendy, and innovative shortcuts for their spiritual journey. We want a new book, a new program, or a new podcast. But what if Jesus isn't as interested in giving us something new as He is in renewing what's already there. This week we are going to look at an entire chapter from discipleship plan of Jesus in Luke 9 to see how Jesus forms the human soul. It may include a surprising list of tools and building blocks that He invites us all to explore and offer back to Him.