Jesus made an audacious claim about what His followers could expect taking a step towards a journey with Him: "I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of." John 10:10.
Seems to good to be true. Almost like something you would see on a motivational poster but not real life or those scam ads that pop up on your news feed. But the secret to finding this dream life is that it isn't a passive thing. When you read the stories about Jesus He constantly challenges His listeners to action. This is because living the dream life is about getting aligned with the ultimate plan that God has for you and start walking the journey down the path that is set for you.
Too often we are out of sync with what God intended for us and we need a re-alignment to get ourselves back in sync with our life purpose and when we are living our life purpose that is when we can start to learn to love our lives, live in our passions, and see get in the rhythm of abundance that God wants for us. "For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." Ephesians 2:10
So the million dollar question is this: How do I start to walk this dream life? How do I get in sync with God's rhythm and purpose in my life? There is no one size fits all in walking this life and discovering God's plan for you BUT knowing where to start doesn't need to be complicated and you don't need to walk this journey alone. Here are some super easy and exciting opportunities to take your next step and do it with people who will support you and cheer you on:
NEXT event: Our NEXT event is happening this Sunday right after the service and Childcare and Food is provided. If you are not sure where to start and what next steps are available, we have our NEXT event this coming Sunday. At a NEXT event you will experience what Gateway is all about, our vision & mission, and all the different ways you can CONNECT with us, GROW in meaningful community towards a fulfilled life and faith, and SERVE by discovering your gifts, talents, and purpose to impact others, our city, and the world.
Alpha: Maybe you still have questions about Jesus, Faith, and Life and you would love a place to explore those questions in a safe, inviting, and exciting environment while getting to meet some new people. Alpha starts on Sept 17th at 630pm (supper provided) at Gateway. Sign up today or come to the NEXT event to learn more and meet one of the leaders.
Baptism: Maybe have started your journey, made a decision to follow Jesus and you are looking for a simple and practical way to take it to the next level. Baptism is a great way to take action and go public with your faith. This is an amazing experience and one of the main steps that Jesus commanded us in following Him. Sign up for Baptism and discover what it is all about.
Online Bible Study: We will be doing a weekly Facebook Live bible study on Learning to Love Your Life (A Study through the book of 1 John). The first session will be tomorrow (Thursday) at 8pm at fb.com/gatewayedmonton.